Stories tagged: "coronavirus response"


(Photo by Julian Emerson)
These Wisconsin Communities Still Require Face Masks, Even After a Court Tosses Statewide Rules

State Supreme Court’s conservatives couldn’t touch these communities where that are keeping safeguards in place. Others may join the list.

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.

In this file photo from August 2020, recipients line up in their vehicles in a church parking lot in Cameron, WI, for surplus food from grocery stores.
Opinion: Want to Truly Recover From COVID? We Need an Economic Justice Bill of Rights

Freshmen state Reps. Hong and Shelton say the coronavirus recession shows the need to establish basic safeguards for all.

Ashley Deetz cleans the bar area at Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub in downtown Eau Claire Thursday afternoon before the restaurant opened. People working at restaurants, taverns and other service sector jobs have been among the hardest hit financially by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin to Congress: Approve Next Round of COVID-19 Relief ASAP

“Listen to us. Hear our stories.” People struggling with pandemic recession want Biden’s plan taken up quickly.

FILE- University of Wisconsin System President and former Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a crowd at a March 28, 2016, campaign event for then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was running in the Republican presidential primary, at the River Steel plant in West Salem. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
75% of Fall Classes Will Be Taught in Person, Says Head of UW System

But a day after Tommy Thompson’s pronouncement, UW Madison warns of a spike in COVID-19 cases as a variant virus shows up in the area.

Andrea Palm, the former secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the coronavirus shortly after Gov. Tony Evers declares a public emergency on March 12, 2020. 
Palm has been picked by President Joe Biden to be the deputy secretary of his Health and Human Services administration. (Photo © Andy Manis)
OP-ED: We Need Andrea Palm and Xavier Becerra in Biden’s Health and Human Services

Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa urges Congress to approve Becerra to be Health and Human Services secretary.

This 7-year-old's Virtual Lemonade Stand Raised Enough Money to Feed 600 Families for a Week
WI Girl’s Virtual Lemonade Stand Will Be Highlighted in Inauguration Special About Giving

Her goal was $90, but donors and a non-profit restaurant have helped her raise $53,000.