Stories tagged: "wausau"


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. 

Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
With Afghan Refugees, Wausau Gets Chance to Show Welcoming Side After ‘Community for All’ Controversy

Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.

Alysse Arce, a member of the Menominee tribe and a Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women advocate, speaks during a press conference Monday in Wausau after a high school teacher there dressed in Native American attire to teach a history class. (Screenshot via Tricia Zunker/Facebook)
Native American Leaders Seeking Improvements to Curriculum After Teacher Wears Racist Outfit

Insensitive depictions of Native Americans are demeaning and further negative views that help lead to violence against indigenous people, advocates said.

Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
After ‘Community for All’ Resolution Fails Again, Progressive Marathon County Officials Worry ‘This Might Set Us Back’

“This sends the message that some people don’t matter as much as others in our community,” one official said.

Downtown Racine (Photo via Facebook/City of Racine)
COVID Relief Funds Were ‘Saving Grace’ for Cash-Strapped Cities

Racine, Wausau, and Madison among Wisconsin cities seeing huge benefit from millions of dollars in COVID relief.

Katie Rosenberg press conference
Wausau’s Mayor Turns a County’s Bitter Racial Debate Into a Positive Local Expression

County board member tells opponents of inclusiveness resolution, “Things are changing, whether we acknowledge it or not.”

Wausau protest march
‘A Community For All’ Doesn’t Extend to Everyone in Some Parts of Wisconsin

Efforts to adopt measures endorsing inclusion spark opposition in Marathon County, other Wisconsin communities.