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Steven Potter is a reporter for PBS Wisconsin's "Here & Now."

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A door stencil reads Office of the Lieutenant Governor with light shining through patterned glass.

Elections

Meet the candidates running in Wisconsin’s 2022 lieutenant governor primaries

In the Aug. 9 partisan primaries for lieutenant governor of the state, David King, Will Martin, Roger Roth, Patrick Testin, David Varnam, Cindy Werner, Jonathan Wichmann and Kyle Yudes are seeking the Republican nomination while Peng Her and Sara Rodriguez are seeking the Democratic nomination – the winners in each will face off in the Nov. 8 election.

Tuesday August 2, 2022


A three-by-three collage show screenshots from interviews conducted with nine primary candidates for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 election.

Elections

Meet Wisconsin’s 2022 U.S. Senate primary candidates

Eight Democrats and one Republican explain why they're running for the U.S. Senate and taking on two-term incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes

Wisconsin Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski

Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski explains the reasons she wants to be a U.S. senator, what her legislative priorities would be if elected and why she is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. She also describes her stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry

Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Kou Lee

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Kou Lee

Restaurant owner and entrepreneur Kou Lee explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Steven Olikara

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Steven Olikara

Political organizer Steven Olikara explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Peter Peckarsky

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Peter Peckarsky

Intellectual property attorney Peter Peckarsky explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate David Schroeder

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate David Schroeder

Retired educator David Schroeder explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Republican primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Darrell Williams

Elections

Meet Wisconsin 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Darrell Williams

Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management Administrator Darrell Williams explains the reasons he wants to be a U.S. senator, what his legislative priorities would be if elected and why he is running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9, 2022. He also describes his stance on issues like inflation, abortion and gun violence.

Wednesday July 13, 2022


A yard sign in the shape of an arrow and with the words COVID-19 testing stands in a strip of grass between a street and sidewalk, with buildings, trees and business signs in the background.

Coronavirus

When COVID-19 is endemic, what’s the role of testing?

As the pandemic has shifted to a prolonged phase, the role of tests to measure the presence and breadth of infection is changing as well to keep up with a more complex situation.

Tuesday July 12, 2022


Fast Facts: The student debt debate and a looming decision

Education

Fast Facts: The student debt debate and a looming decision

While tuition at UW System campuses has been frozen for years, public and private college tuition elsewhere has risen dramatically over the last two decades — with student loan debt ballooning, President Joe Biden is weighing whether and how much to forgive.

Thursday June 23, 2022


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Statement to the Communities We Serve

There is no place for racism in our society. We must work together as a community to ensure we no longer teach, or tolerate it.  Read full statement here.