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Wisconsin Public Radio

Afternoon News 

January 8, 2021

How Do You Talk To Kids About The Insurrection In Washington?

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Teachers and child development experts offer tools for adults trying to talk to the children in their lives about political violence and other difficult topics.  Read more »

Gov. Tony Evers Joins 7 States In Asking Feds To Release More COVID-19 Vaccine

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Eight state governors including Gov. Tony Evers have written to the Trump administration asking the federal government to release more COVID-19 vaccine. Read more »

Efforts To Keep Asian Carp Out Of The Great Lakes Move Forward Under New Agreements

Asian Carp Threaten Great Lakes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the State of Illinois to begin early work on an $858 million project to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  Read more »

Wisconsin Counties To Be Reimbursed For Election Recount

A woman in a US flag face mask and face shield speaks to two other election observers
The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee has approved reimbursing Milwaukee and Dane counties for costs incurred during the recount requested and paid for by President Donald Trump. Read more »

State DOC: 2 More Inmate Deaths From COVID-19

The Green Bay Correctional Institution
Wisconsin corrections officials say two additional inmates have died from coronavirus in the state's prison system, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 25. Read more »

COVID-19 Cases Climb As Post-Holiday Testing Picks Up

A healthcare worker pushes the vaccine into a syringe
There were 3,474 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 40 new deaths. Read more »

Waukesha Mayor Denounces Republican Party After Chaos Erupts At US Capitol

The Peace Monument is framed by the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Longtime Waukesha Republican says he's leaving the Republican Party following the insurgence at the U.S. Capitol. Read more »
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