Stories tagged: "public health"


Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Sen. Baldwin Takes Action for Rural WI, Responds to Drinking Water Health Concerns

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced The Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, or The Healthy H2O Act, to provide grants for water testing and treatment technology directly to individuals, non-profits and local governments in rural communities.

Democratic state and federal lawmakers speak to reporters Tuesday after visiting Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy.
Vaccinations and Vetting Going Smoothly for Afghan Allies Being Staged at Fort McCoy

Group of Democrats from Congress and the Legislature: “We can pay them back now” for supporting US troops in harm’s way.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Local Officials Can’t Close Schools, Another Blow to Public Health

Conservatives on the state's high court have consistently ruled against public health restrictions implemented to guard against COVID-19.

Dana Hanson, assistant operations manager at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire, holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for giving out shots to fellow healthcare workers in the first group of recipients. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic.)
Supply Still Tight, but Seniors 65+ Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

DHS asks for patience as Wisconsin’s weekly vaccine supply is still one-third of what the state should be getting.

The City of Milwaukee is launching a COVID-19 "vaccination hub" at the Wisconsin Center.
Milwaukee Is Opening a Downtown ‘Vaccine Hub’

Mayor says it will open to the public “as soon as possible.” City workers in priority categories will go first.

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Michael Waterman
Explained: The 5 Wisconsin Supreme Court Lawsuits Against COVID-19 Protections

Coronavirus safeguards issued by local and state governments have been targeted by conservatives since the early weeks of the pandemic.

Unrights Talk COVID-19
COVID Survivors Tell Wisconsin: ‘We Beg You to Take This Seriously’

Highest single-day loss of life, 48 deaths, as pleas are made for basic but compassionate safeguards.