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11 states, including Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s directive for more inclusive bathrooms for transgender students. In response, Congresswoman Gwen Moore released the following statement:

“I was deeply dismayed to learn that Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel had joined yet another frivolous and politically motivated lawsuit against the Obama administration. Rather than using taxpayer funds to improve the quality of life for all Wisconsinites, our state’s top Republicans have instead decided to use our resources to pick a partisan fight against a sensible federal directive aimed at making meaningful change for countless transgender students nationwide.

“Our nation must protect the dignity and safety of our vulnerable children. Every American student deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their gender identity.

“While I can’t say I’m surprised by this action, particularly from the Walker administration, I have faith that love and inclusion will overcome such bigoted and intolerant efforts. We owe it to our children and the future of our country to speak out against this baseless assault against equality.”   

Wisconsin joins transgender bathroom suit

Wisconsin is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

The lawsuit was announced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and filed in federal court in Texas today.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said he decided to join the lawsuit after discussing it with fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Schimel called the Obama administration directive a “power grab” that won’t be tolerated in Wisconsin.

DNR board OKs reducing buck-only counties

The state Department of Natural Resources board today unanimously approved shrinking the number of counties where hunters can shoot only bucks this fall.

The board signed off on a fall season framework that makes 10 northern Wisconsin counties buck-only. That’s down from 19 counties in 2014 and 12 last year.

Buck-only designations are designed to protect does so they can give birth, leading to a larger herd. DNR Big Game Section Chief Bob Nack told the board that the northern herd appears to be growing again after harsh winters cut their numbers, enabling the agency to reduce the buck-only counties. The framework also includes an antlerless-only, nine-day holiday gun hunt between Christmas and New Year’s in 13 southern and central counties.

DNR board OKs reducing buck-only counties

The state Department of Natural Resources board today unanimously approved shrinking the number of counties where hunters can shoot only bucks this fall.

The board signed off on a fall season framework that makes 10 northern Wisconsin counties buck-only. That’s down from 19 counties in 2014 and 12 last year.

Buck-only designations are designed to protect does so they can give birth, leading to a larger herd. DNR Big Game Section Chief Bob Nack told the board that the northern herd appears to be growing again after harsh winters cut their numbers, enabling the agency to reduce the buck-only counties. The framework also includes an antlerless-only, nine-day holiday gun hunt between Christmas and New Year’s in 13 southern and central counties.

Kenosha police are investigating after a body was discovered at a fire scene on Simmons Island early this morning.

The body was reportedly found as authorities investigated a grass fire. Further information was not immediately available.

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling has dealt Gov. Scott Walker a loss, upholding a ruling that keeps the state education secretary independent.

The 4-3 decision released today preserves the powers of the state superintendent of public instruction.

The court’s conservative majority was split on whether to overturn its unanimous ruling from 20 years ago that had solidified the state superintendent’s independence as head of the Department of Public Instruction. Ultimately, the court rejected arguments made by Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel to overturn the decision.

The “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold today for more than $58.2 million including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.

Capping a lively and even laughter-filled auction at Christie’s, the hammer came down to applause as the 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, went to an unidentified buyer.

By Robert Miranda Editor’s Comment

The owner of Leon’s says he’s a person of tradition. He says that his English Only policy is a matter of tradition. That it is tradition in this country that we speak English.

If Ron Schneider, the owner of Leon’s knew this country’s history, he would know that before the European set foot on this land, the tradition of this country was the language of the First Nations.

English and Spanish changed that tradition. So it’s not a matter of tradition. It’s a matter of foolishness on his part.

Spanish has been and will continue to be part of this nation’s traditions.

Wheatland town attorney Todd Terry filed a motion today in Racine County to stay the placement of registered sex offender Michael McGee. McGee is scheduled to be placed in a home in Wheatland May 19, next door to a couple with a toddler. A hearing is set in a Racine court.

Kenosha County Corporation Counsel is also reportedly filing to intervene. A public information meeting on the issue will be held at the Wheatland Town Hall.

Drug Company Sets up Heroin Overdose Antidote Rebates

A pharmaceutical company has agreed to provide rebates to public entities in Wisconsin that purchase the heroin overdose antidote Narcan.

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the deal today. The agreement calls for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to provide a $6 rebate for every Narcan syringe public entities purchase from the company through Feb. 1, 2017. State, county and local government agencies as well as law enforcement and other government entities that distribute Narcan will be eligible for the rebate.

Schimel said in a news release that Amphastar has reached similar agreements with other states, including Ohio and New York.

Barca Endorses Clinton for President

Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, has formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Barca is the Assembly Democratic leader.

In a press release, he stated “Clinton has a lifelong record of fighting for our families and the American Dream from her early start at the Children’s Defense Fund through her service as Secretary of State. At a time when Wisconsin is losing middle class families at an alarming rate, we need a leader like Hillary Clinton who will tackle the issues keeping Wisconsinites awake at night.”

Wisconsin’s presidential primary is April 5.

Lollapalooza Headliners

Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are among the acts that will play in Chicago for the 25th anniversary of the Lollapalooza music festival. The festival is July 28-31. There will be more than 170 musical performances.

Former Teacher Helps Third-graders Create Memory Books

Dozens of Pleasant Prairie Elementary students and parents joined former teacher Marybeth Zuhlke for dinner and “Book Making Madness!” Tuesday evening. The students made memory books.

Lakewood Students Learn to Stretch a Dollar

Lakewood School students learned how to stay within a budget during a hands-on field trip Tuesday to the Kohl’s Education Center Finance Park in Milwaukee to culminate a six-week Junior Achievement finance unit.

Unemployment Rises in Wisconsin’s Largest Cities

Unemployment rates rose in all of Wisconsin’s largest cities in January.

Preliminary data the state Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday shows unemployment rates in every one of the state’s 32 largest cities increased from December. Racine had the highest rate at 7.2 percent, up from 6 percent in December.

Another Wisconsin Death Linked to Bloodstream Infection

Another death has been linked to an outbreak of a bloodstream infection in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says 16 people with suspected cases caused by Elizabethkingia bacteria have died since the outbreak began in November. That’s an increase of one since last week. The department said Wednesday the number of reported cases also has increased, from 48 to 54.

Texas Officer Who Killed Teen Arrested on Murder Charge

An off-duty suburban Dallas police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old and wounded another juvenile was arrested today on charges of murder and aggravated assault, authorities said.

Farmers Branch officer Ken Johnson was taken into custody tonight by Addison police officers and was being booked into Dallas County Jail.

Age to buy tobacco products increases to 21 in Chicago

The age to legally purchase cigarettes and tobacco products in Chicago is now 21 instead of 18.

The Chicago City Council approved the age increase Wednesday along with other efforts to combat illegal tobacco sales. The new ordinance enacts higher taxes including 20 cents per cigar, $1.80 per ounce for smokeless and smoking tobacco and 60 cents per ounce for pipe tobacco.

Spy service: North Korea is preparing attacks

South Korea’s spy agency has told ruling party officials that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered preparations for launching attacks on South Korea, in the latest sign of high tensions on the Korean peninsula after the North’s recent nuclear test and missile launch.

One official from the Saenuri Party who attended topday’s closed-door briefing by the National Intelligence Service says Kim’s spy agency has begun work to implement his order to “actively muster capabilities” to launch cyber and other attacks on South Korea.

El Rey Stores Allow Workers to Attend March

El Rey grocery store chain has been in Milwaukee for 38 years. Never before has the entire operation shut down.

“Even if we want to open — our employees would not come,” Ernesto Villarreal, co-owner of El Rey said.

Villarreal closed shop on Thursday so he and his employees can head to Madison to protest Republican legislation attacking immigrants.

City Council Approves Rezoning Property

The Kenosha City Council voted 13-1 to approve the rezoning of a 52-acre parcel at the southeast corner of 120th Avenue and 38th Street Wednesday night for a proposed warehouse.

Somers residents who live north of the property, which is in Kenosha, protested the rezoning due to traffic concerns and wanted developers to negotiate a fair price for their properties. A motion to defer the rezoning decision two weeks so owners could negotiate with developers failed 6-8.

Racine Co. Fatal Crash Victims ID’d

The two men killed in a Tuesday crash in the Racine County town of Dover have been identified.

Jarrett Heck, 20, of Salem, and Zachary Faulhaber, 22, of Kansasville, were the two occupants in the vehicle that went off the road about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Both were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation, but speed appears to have been a factor, a sheriff’s news release said. Their vehicle left the road in the 1900 block of Highway 75, struck a culvert and went airborne before striking a tree and power pole.

Walker Signs Law Loosening Campaign Finance Rules

Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law a sweeping measure loosening Wisconsin’s campaign finance regulations.

The measure was one of two major bills Walker signed. The other eliminated the state’s nonpartisan state elections board.

The campaign finance changes include doubling the limit for individual campaign contributions to statewide candidates to $20,000 and eliminating a requirement that donors giving more than $100 identify their employer. It also allows, for the first time, corporate donations to political parties and legislative campaign committees.

Men Held on $1 Million Bond for Drug Operation

Four local men are being held on $1 million cash bond for allegedly running an elaborate drug trafficking operation out of a Kenosha residence.

On Tuesday, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group raided a house in the 1600 block of 50th street. They reportedly found more than 11,000 grams of THC and 17,000 grams of amphetamine, along with a large amount of highly flammable chemicals and drug paraphernalia.

The drugs and equipment were traced back to Alex Luna-Diaz, Eleazar Diaz-Sanchez, Alexsander Diaz and Ruben Luna, according to prosecutors. They are all related.

The charges carried maximum prison terms totaling 25 years. It was not immediately clear whether Porter would be tried again.

Neighbors Concerned about Doctor’s Rezoning Plans for Home

A meeting will be held Thursday at Somers municipal building to discuss concerns over a proposed zoning change for a home at 4824 Green Bay Road being remodeled by a family doctor.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Leon T. Dreger Hall, at the village municipal building, 7511 12th St. Residents who live near property at 4824 Green Bay Road, which is being remodeled by Dr. Abdul Durrani, are concerned about his request for rezoning.

While the building is expected to eventually house offices, the proposed rezoning would also allow uses such as bars, taverns and adult entertainment.

Lance “40 Challenge”

KENOSHA – Lance Middle School is initiating the “40 Challenge” to help those less fortunate in Kenosha this year. Donations can be dropped off at Lance Middle School’s main office, 4515 80th St., from Dec. 1-17between 8:35 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Each donation will help ensure that winter is a little warmer and the holidays are a bit merrier for families who may be struggling this year. The goal is to collect 40 of each of the items listed below for families in need in the Lance community and beyond. One item can truly make a difference.  Contact Tanya Ruder Executive Director of Community Partnerships & Media Relations 262.359.7612.

Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled today.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel’s 2-1 decision doesn’t put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas’ law in a case that could settle the issue nationally.

Silver Lake to sell building slated for library

The Silver Lake Village Board voted unanimously Wednesday to sell the building on Second Street, purchased for $200,000 in December 2013 for use as a library. The decision comes after failed attempts to split the purchase price with other municipalities in the Community Library System and to lease it to the Community Library.