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Milwaukee Will Give Hazard Pay to All Frontline City Employees
Milwaukee Narrows Its Mayoral Field to Cavalier Johnson and Bob Donovan

Voters will elect a new mayor for the first time since 2004 after Tom Barrett was appointed a US ambassador.

Communities across Wisconsin have discovered high levels of PFAS contamination in their water supplies. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wausau Finds Dangerous Chemicals in All City Water Wells

Wausau is just the latest Wisconsin city to detect elevated levels of PFAS in its water source.

Matiullah Matie, a 40-year-old who man who, along with his family, is among the first Afghan refugees to be resettled in Wausau, was arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After Afghan Refugee Arrested in Wausau, Resettlement Leaders Stress It Doesn’t Represent All

“This doesn’t define all Afghan refugees any more than other crimes characterize residents from any other background,” mayor says.

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Superior to Use COVID Relief Money For Broadband, Child Care, Social Services, and More

City’s $17 million in ARPA funds would also be used to purchase electric and hybrid vehicles, and to address the environment.

Hudson City Council members debate on Dec. 6 whether to name former St. Croix County Republican Party chair John Kraft as an election worker. Kraft was subsequently approved to work at polling places despite his having resigned as county party chair last year after making references to war Wisconsin Republican Party leaders deemed inappropriate. (Screenshot via River Channel/YouTube)
Hudson City Council Dismisses Ethics Complaint About Approval of Election Worker Who Said to ‘Prepare for War’

Council member faced punishment for objecting to the approval of a controversial former GOP official as an election worker.

John Kraft, former St. Croix County Republican Party chair, has been approved as a poll worker in Hudson despite his violent rhetoric. A City Council member who objected to his appointment was forced to apologize. (Screenshot via River Channel/YouTube)
Ex-GOP Official Who Told People to ‘Prepare for War’ Will Be a Hudson Election Worker

The pushback against a city council member who objected shows GOP's efforts to exert control over all aspects of elections.

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