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April 2, 2021

'It’s Not Enough To Not Be The Attacker': Asian Americans In Milwaukee Ask For Allyship

Three women sit prominently at the front of a crowd wearing face masks and displaying signs in support of Asian women.
On March 16, a gunman killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in the Atlanta metro region. The killings come as the Asian American community is battling a surge in hate crimes since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. A recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found hate crimes against Asian people increased nearly 150 percent in 2020. Read more »

5 New Heirloom Seeds To Try In Your Garden This Year

Sweetheart cherry tomato
It’s been a busy year for seed providers. Demand has been overwhelming since March 2020, when the pandemic began and gardening saw an explosion in popularity, said Jere Gettle, founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. In December, some days saw five times the typical volume in seed sales, Gettle said. Read more »

State Regulators Overseeing Doctors, Nurses, Chiropractors Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Anyone living in Wisconsin age 16 and older becomes eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Monday. State regulatory boards for doctors and nurses are urging their colleagues and the public to get a shot. Read more »

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Brewers Fans Enjoy Thrilling Opening Day

A fan wears a glasses with the Brewers logo, a hat made of PBR boxes and a Brewers shirt as she holds a beer walking into the stadium.
Milwaukee Brewers fans said Thursday felt like a turning point after the coronavirus pandemic kept them away from American Family Field last season, and they witnessed quite a game in their return. Read more »

'Trans Kids Are Kids': Underly Criticizes Kerr's Support For Keeping Trans Kids Off Single-Sex Sports Teams

Candidates for state superintendent, Deborah Kerr, left, and Jill Underly, right.
The two candidates for state superintendent were asked in a Thursday debate whether they supported trans students playing on teams that aligned with their gender identity.  Read more »

Attorney General Josh Kaul, Democratic Lawmakers Renew Push For Gun Law Changes

Eagles Nest Armory gun shop in Arvada, Colorado
Attorney General Josh Kaul and Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for state gun law changes in the wake of recent mass shootings across the country.   Read more »

60 Percent Of Wisconsinites Age 65 And Up Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A sign with text about drive-thru vaccinations
There were 517 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were three new deaths. Read more »

State's Largest Business Lobby Sues Environmental Regulators Over PFAS Sampling Of Wastewater

treated wastewater
In just over a month, the state’s largest business lobby has filed another lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS — this time for conducting PFAS sampling in wastewater.  Read more »
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