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The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Republicans Reintroduce and Pass Controversial COVID-19 Provisions

Several provisions that killed the Legislature’s first proposed COVID-19 package this year now passed as individual bills.

This family was among about 200 people who attended a march Thursday evening in Madison to support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the wake of a shooting spree in Georgia that left eight dead, including six Asian women. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Wisconsinites Hold Vigils to Call Out Anti-Asian Violence in Wake of Atlanta Spa Killings

"What happened was racially motivated, and don’t let anyone else tell you that it’s not always about race."

Rush Limbaugh in his studio during his radio show (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
Once Again, Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Black History Month. They Honored Rush Limbaugh Instead.

Democratic legislators spoke in the chamber Tuesday about the role Rush Limbaugh played in spreading disinformation, most recently about the coronavirus and the Nov. 3 election, which prompted the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6.

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A Congressional District Up North Is the Poster Child of How Gerrymandering Has Rigged Elections

People’s Maps Commission examines how communities were broken up to make the 7th Congressional District more Republican.

State Senate chambers at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly Republicans Backtrack on COVID-19 Compromise Relief Bill

Nearly two dozen organizations ask legislators not to rescind face mask requirements. Senate does it anyway, Assembly is next.

The interior of the Wisconsin state Capitol dome in Madison. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Wisconsin Republicans Offer Lots of COVID-19 Bills, but None Provide Actual Relief

Proposals would end face mask safeguards, micromanage vaccine distribution, and leave unchecked the coronavirus spread affecting prison inmates and guards.

Masks on a table
Wisconsin GOP Unleashes Newest Assault on Safeguards as US Sees 4,000 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day

Despite a continued decline in coronavirus infections here, the resolution would kill face mask requirements.