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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Jurors weighing the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse will return Wednesday for a second day of deliberations in his murder trial. Jurors met for an entire day on Tuesday without a quick verdict after two weeks of testimony in which they received very different representations of his actions on the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha. Prosecutors said Rittenhouse was an “aspiring soldier” who provoked a confrontation, while defense said he feared for his life and acted in self-defense after being ambushed by a “person. crazy”. Rittenhouse, then 17, shot dead two men and injured a third on a tumultuous night of protests against racial injustice in the summer of 2020.

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) – The Green Bay Packers sold $ 10 million in stock in the first three hours of the first sale in 10 years. There are 300,000 stocks available at $ 300 each, which the team promotes not as an investment in everyday usage, but rather as “pride of ownership”. The team has no obligation to repay the amount a buyer pays to buy Packers stock. WLUK-TV reports that the team sold 33,000 shares in the first three hours. The money will be used to fund improvements to Lambeau Field, including new video cards. This is the sixth stock offering in the history of the NFL’s only community franchise.

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A bipartisan bill introduced in the Wisconsin legislature would ease penalties for possession of marijuana in many areas of the state and increase fines in some of the largest communities in the state. State. Under the plan sponsored by Republican Rep. Shae Sortwell and Democratic Senator Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, the state sanction for possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana would be reduced to civil forfeiture of $ 100. Current state law makes possession of marijuana for the first time an offense punishable by a fine of up to $ 1,000 and up to six months in prison. Local governments are currently allowed to set their own penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis. The new proposal would require communities to impose fines between $ 100 and $ 250, as well as up to 40 hours of community service.

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – The latest report from the state’s Department of Education shows that students in about 95% of Wisconsin’s school districts met, exceeded, or far exceeded expectations last year, despite the harsh conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In Wisconsin, 399 of 421 public school districts received a rating of three stars or more on the report card’s five-star scale. The DPI rates districts and schools in four priority areas; including student achievement, academic growth, target group outcomes and students prepared for post-secondary education. The latter is determined by metrics, including graduation and attendance rates.

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