Stories tagged: "Kenosha"


Keeping Wausau Kids Safe & Parents Informed, a local parent group based in Wausau, purchased a billboard to push for a mask requirement in the local school district. The group is one of several across Wisconsin who are forming to fight back against the loud minority of people against COVID-19 safety measures in schools. (Photo courtesy of Jean Radtke)
Wisconsin Parents Are Standing Up for COVID Safety In Schools

As school boards—many times influenced by groups funded by national conservative organizations—decline to enact COVID safety protocols, local parent groups are pushing back. 

(Photo via School District of the Menomonie Area)
Menomonie School Board Ends Mandatory COVID Contact Quarantines, Leaves Decision With Parents

The vote comes after the school board voted twice last month against requiring masks amid a nationwide surge of the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Justin Blake and activists march Monday evening for Jacob Blake
Commentary: Little Has Changed Since the Blake Shooting. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

Despite immense pressure for change, political leaders have done little. Activists have stepped up.

Few things can melt away life's daily challenges and spark gratitude quite like being on Lake Wissota at sunset. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
New York Reporter Visits the Midwest, Is Shocked It’s Not Like New York

Our reporter: “I read the dumb article so you don’t have to.”

A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

Cedarburg is set to receive about $1.2 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Coming to the Rescue: Pandemic Relief Aid Is Starting to Be Put to Work in Wisconsin Communities

Stimulus funds in Biden’s American Rescue Plan credited with restoring a state budget surplus and keeping more than 2 million Wisconsin families afloat.

true vue signs someone in for a covid vaccine
Grassroots Vaccine Efforts Are Growing In Wisconsin

Mass messaging is out and trusted spaces are in to overcome widespread vaccine hesitancy. Here's what different communities are doing to fight it.