Stories tagged: "coronavirus response"


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Republican Lawmaker Wants to Stop UW System From Enacting COVID Rules

UW System president, former Gov. Thompson, says the proposal is “the biggest threat to in-person classes.”

Alondra Garcia
‘It’s About Time’: Wisconsin Advocates Say Immigration Reform Needs to Happen Now

About 75,000 undocumented immigrants live in Wisconsin, many working “essential” jobs that put them at high risk of COVID-19.

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USDA to Try Again to Get Excess Farm Supply to Families in Need of Food

Wisconsin farmers saw distribution failures in the Trump-era Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

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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.