Stories tagged: "Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes"

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Wisconsin Dems Celebrate Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Gov. Tony Evers, and many other Democrats celebrated the historic elevation of the first Black woman to the highest court in the land. 

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks with small business owners and Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg, left, during an event Tuesday in Wausau. Barnes, one of 14 Democrats seeking to replace US Sen. Ron Johnson in the November election, said continued attempts by Johnson and other Republicans to restrict voting rights represent "an attack on democracy." (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Attack on Democracy’: Barnes Warns of Continued Efforts to Limit Voting

Republicans’ ongoing efforts to restrict the number of people allowed to vote poses a “serious danger” to democracy in America, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes told UpNorthNews.

Alyson Leahy, assistant director of the Wausau River District that works with business owners in that city, said some small businesses have altered their business models, such as increasing online sales, to remain financially viable during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Nearly Two Years Into Pandemic, Some Small Businesses Still Struggling

Many entrepreneurs say they continue to face challenges amid continuing COVID-19 infections, a labor shortage, and supply chain disruptions.

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WI GOP Marks Jan. 6 Insurrection Anniversary With Conspiracies and Concerns for Rioters

Johnson releases a timeline listing the ways he has opposed investigations into a siege he continues to downplay.

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Who Can Beat Ron Johnson? Democratic Senate Candidates Work to Separate Themselves From the Pack at First Major Forum

More than 800 people turned out for the virtual event, which organizers said they were using to find a candidate that could run on big issues and turn out voters.

Melissa Gavin of Cross Plains talks about how flood waters reached and damaged her house in 2018. Gavin attributes the flooding to climate change. (Photo © Andy Manis)
New Climate Change Report Suggests State Office for Environmental Injustices and Green Job Training

The 120-page report was released Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

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Evers Launches Two Plans to Tackle Racial Health Disparities in Wisconsin

One will focus on COVID-19’s impact on communities of color, the other will address overall healthcare disparities.