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January 11, 2021

DWD Unable To Say When New Unemployment Benefits Will Be Set Up For PUA, PEUC

Unemployment insurance claims office
Unemployment recipients looking to take advantage of new benefits created under the second round of federal coronavirus relief will have to wait an unknown amount of time before the benefits are available. Read more »

Assisted Living Residents Could Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Jan. 25

A nurse administers a coronavirus vaccine
Last week, state health officials announced Wisconsin's assisted living residents and staff members could begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Jan. 25. Read more »

Wisconsin Food Bank Leaders Applaud Continuation Of Federal Pandemic Aid

A USDA poster depicting a "Farmers to Families Food Box" program is displayed
Wisconsin food bank leaders say the USDA's food box program has not always been easy for the organizations involved. But additional food aid is needed to meet increased community need from the pandemic. Read more »

Survey: Most Wisconsin Schools Were Virtual In Spring 2020, Though Many Struggled

 a chain-link fence lock is seen on a gate at a closed elementary school
In a state Department of Public Instruction survey on how Wisconsin school districts managed last spring's pandemic-related shutdown, many reported challenges in delivering material and providing wrap-around services, with strategies varying depending on internet access and typical family resources. Read more »

DHS: 1,832 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 New Deaths

Patients wait inside an urgent care pharmacy
There were 1,832 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were two new deaths. Read more »

'A Wasted Year': Pandemic Forces Reflections Of The Mystique Surrounding Our 20s

In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car
Journalist Rainesford Stauffer talks with Rob Ferrett about expectations of young adults and expands on a piece she wrote for Vox titled, "2020 felt like a 'wasted year' for many young adults." Read more »

Wisconsin Reports 36 New Deaths From COVID-19

A healthcare worker helps a colleague adjust her personal protective equipment
There were 3,046 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Saturday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 36 new deaths. Read more »

Here's Where Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation Stands On Removing President Trump From Office

President Donald Trump speaks at a podium
Two days after a violent mob took over the U.S. Capitol, the nation's top Democrats are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump before his term expires — and every Democratic member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation is at least considering it. Read more »
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