Person wearing mask

Politics

Republicans Resolve To Shut Down Mask Order

Republicans in the state Senate have introduced a joint resolution that would overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ latest statewide mask order. Nine Senators, including Senate President Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, have signed on to the resolution, and 18 Republicans in the Assembly are listed as co-sponsors. The joint resolution, which needs to ...

January 22, 2021

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Politics

Wisconsin Officials React to Inauguration as Wisconsin Capitol Remains Quiet

Wisconsin avoided political violence that was feared in the wake of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots.

January 20, 2021

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. (Courtesy: NIAID-RML)
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. (Courtesy: NIAID-RML)

Health

Wisconsinites Over 65 to Receive Vaccinations Starting Monday

Wisconsin will begin vaccinating people 65 and older as soon as next Monday, which will add about 700,000 new Wisconsinites to the list of those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Wisconsin’s deputy health secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said the decision was made to include this group because older ...

January 19, 2021

Volunteers sort food and clothing during a Justice for Jacob Blake, antifascist mutual aid action event at McPike Park in Madison.
Volunteers sort food and clothing during a Justice for Jacob Blake, antifascist mutual aid action event at McPike Park in Madison.

Politics

Another Day of Anticipated Protest Remains Quiet

The event Monday at McPike Park on Madison’s near-east side, dubbed “Justice for Jacob Blake” and “antifascist mutual aid action,” was originally planned for Sunday on the square of the state Capitol but was changed over safety concerns.

January 18, 2021 • South Central Region

Andrea Palm
Andrea Palm

Politics

Palm Leaving as Wisconsin Health Secretary

Wisconsin's health secretary Andrea Palm will leave her post Wednesday to join the Biden administration as a deputy health secretary.

January 18, 2021

Police outside Capitol
Police outside Capitol

Politics

Capitol Remains Quiet Amid Fears of Violence

The Wisconsin Capitol was peaceful Sunday as police braced for possible violent demonstrations that never materialized. The enhanced police presence came in the wake of widespread threats that were reported to target state capitols across the country on Jan. 17. Fewer than 10 protested peacefully and quietly around the Capitol ...

January 17, 2021

Tony Evers
Tony Evers

Health

Evers Announces Mask Mandate Extension, Next Steps for Vaccines

Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday he will extend the state’s mask mandate another 60 days, as the current mandate is set to expire on Tuesday. “While there's light and hope at the end of this tunnel, this virus hasn't gone away,” Evers said during a Friday media briefing. This will ...

January 15, 2021

Workers board up Capitol
Workers board up Capitol

Politics

Madison Police: Unaware of Specific Threats, Will Maintain ‘Enhanced’ Posture Around Capitol

Madison’s acting police chief and mayor say they are unaware of specific threats to Wisconsin’s Capitol as police prepare for the possibility of violence ahead of the presidential inauguration. “There’s no specific direct threats to Madison or anything in Madison at this point,” said Madison Acting Police Chief Vic Wahl. ...

January 14, 2021

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Politics

Wisconsin Reps Vote on Trump Impeachment

The House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in four years. Wisconsin's House delegation split the vote along party lines, with Democrats all voting to impeach and Republicans all voting against impeachment. See some of their speeches from the House floor below:

January 13, 2021

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a VERO E6 cell (blue-green) exhibiting elongated cell projections and signs of apoptosis, after infection with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), which were isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Courtesy: NIAID)
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a VERO E6 cell (blue-green) exhibiting elongated cell projections and signs of apoptosis, after infection with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), which were isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Courtesy: NIAID)

Health

DHS Finds New COVID Strain in Wisconsin

A new strain of the coronavirus, known to be more contagious and which has caused mass shutdowns in the United Kingdom, has been detected in Wisconsin for the first time. The state Department of Health Services said in a news release the new strain was found through routine sequencing of ...

January 13, 2021