Stories tagged: "Wisconsin"


People sought refuge in the ice-cold waters of the Peshtigo River to avoid certain death during the Peshtigo fire in October 1871. (Illustration by GJ Tisdale, via Peshtigo Fire Museum)
7 Things to Know About Wisconsin’s Peshtigo Fire of 1871

Wisconsin inferno 150 years ago remains America’s deadliest.

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter flag Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Some Wisconsin Democrats Unwilling to Settle for Incremental, Bipartisan Police Reform

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, one lawmaker says moderate change is “not appropriate for this moment in history.”

Mandela Barnes and Dave Heide
‘We’re Struggling’: Wisconsin Restaurateur Says BadgerCare Expansion Would Be Good for Business

Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.

Qwashala Harris, left, and Kayleigh Hughes say they take issue with Republicans' assertion that unemployed people are choosing to stay home because of the extra $300 per week provided by federal COVID-19 relief. (Photos submitted)
GOP Lawmakers Didn’t Pass a Bill for 300 Days During COVID. Now They Want to Take $300 per Week From the Unemployed.

Contrary to Republican talking points, the unemployed aren’t sitting back on the couch and rolling in cash.

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.

Wisconsin Supreme Court chambers in the state Capitol. (Shutterstock)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Denies GOP Attempt to Bypass Federal Courts In Gerrymandering Lawsuits

The state’s high court denied a request that would have seen it automatically take up presumed lawsuits in this year’s redistricting process.

Starlink logo on cell phone
SpaceX Launches Satellite Broadband Service In Rural Eau Claire County

If successful in its pilot program, SpaceX’s Starlink internet could play an important role in expanding broadband access in rural Wisconsin, Evers says.