Shorewood Ripples

Focus on down-ballot elections

Ella Kamm

June 15, 2020

In Wisconsin, our Republican-led legislature is putting citizens at risk for political gain. They pushed for an in-person election during the peak of a pandemic, resulting in needless exposure to COVID-19. On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the stay-at-home order thirteen days before it was...

April 7 general election results

April 16, 2020

The ballots have been counted and the results are in for the April 7 general elections.    Mayor of Milwaukee It was between Tom Barrett and Lena Taylor for Milwaukee mayor. Barrett won the race, taking his fifth term with 63% votes and leaving Taylor with 37%.    Wisconsin Sup...

Olivia Johnson chosen as Senate Scholar

Olivia Johnson (fifth from the left), junior, poses with her fellow Senate Scholars to commemorate the week.

Ella Kamm

February 20, 2020

Olivia Johnson, junior, spent the week of February 9 in Madison participating in the Senate Scholar Program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate.  “Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy,” says the program’s website.  Johnson decide...

Village trustee candidates to run unopposed

courtesy Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink

Sophia Wiley

February 7, 2020

This year only two people, Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink, filed for the two open trustee positions on the village board, ruling out the possibility of a competitive campaign season. “Because we only have two positions that are vacant and only two people filed to run, those individuals wi...

Two students in HRC granted voting rights

Mira Lee Prabhu (left) and Julia Appel (right) smile for the camera. The two seniors were recently granted the right to vote on the Human Relations Commission.

Abi Knox

October 16, 2019

The village board recently granted the two high school student members on the Human Relations Commission (HRC), Julia Appel and Mira Lee Prabhu, seniors, voting rights.  The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a volunteer committee that focuses on issues affecting the community.  “The Human Relations Comm...

Shorewood lacks political diversity

Nick Bucciarelli

June 5, 2019

Not long ago I was talking to a friend of mine who is not very politically inclined but generally thinks himself a Democrat. I mentioned the topic of affirmative action, which he had not previously heard of. After giving him a brief explanation of it, he opined that it seemed to be a terrible policy....

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