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March 31, 2021

Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Homebound People In Madison, Milwaukee

As Wisconsin continues to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, vaccinators are looking for ways to reach some of the state's most vulnerable residents, including those who have trouble leaving their homes. Read more »

Alliant Energy Poised To Become Largest Owner-Operator Of Solar Power In Wisconsin

Solar panels.
Madison-based Alliant Energy is set to become the largest owner and operator of solar power in Wisconsin under plans unveiled Wednesday. Read more »

Wisconsin Dairy Marketing Group Nationally Recognized For 'Cheeselandia' Social Media Campaign

swiss cheese
Marketing experts say social media ambassadors can help the agriculture industry tap into more experiential and authentic marketing of their products. Read more »

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows '100% Efficacy' In Adolescents

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is shown to be extremely effective in young teenagers.
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Evers Announces People 16 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Next Week

A yellow curtain hangs behind a woman about to receive a vaccine as she speaks to a student nurse about side effects
Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday that people ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. Read more »

Wisconsin Congressman Tiffany Says He Advised His Adult Daughters Against Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Tom Tiffany speaks at a campaign event
GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany made false statements about COVID-19 during a public event this week and said he had discouraged his daughters from getting vaccinated against the coronavirus.  Read more »

For Blind Wisconsinites, The State's Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration, Proves Clunky, Inaccessible

Peter Berg, who lost his vision to diabetes in his 20s, uses software that reads content to him
Nearly 100,000 people in Wisconsin live with some kind of vision difficulty, according to census data. With the push for individuals to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine online, advocates for the blind are raising questions about the accessibility of state websites. Read more »

DWD: Federal PUA Benefits Approved In December, March Set To Launch Tuesday

The sun shines on the Department of Workforce Development building
Two sets of unemployment benefits for self-employed and contract workers are set to launch in Wisconsin Tuesday. The state Department of Workforce Development also announced new benefits under an unemployment insurance extension will launch Wednesday, a week ahead of schedule. Read more »
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