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April 6, 2021

Some Are Hesitant To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine. Health Officials Hope Education Can Be Persuasive.

A billboard shows the words "Get Vaccinated."
State and federal health officials are hoping most people will want the COVID-19 vaccine, but they know some won’t. That could determine whether Wisconsin and the rest of the world, for that matter, is able to end the pandemic. Read more »

Wisconsin Voters Set To Elect New State Superintendent

A red arrow and a sign that says "VOTING ENTRANCE" guides voters to the polling location
Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the state's next superintendent of public instruction. The election will also decide two state appeals court races that received an unusually high level of campaign spending this year. Read more »

Should 'Micro Schools' Be Allowed Under Wisconsin Law?

a homeschool math textbook rests on the table where Mabry Grant, 8, works on a lesson with her mom, Donya Grant
A bill in the state Legislature would create an education option in the gap between single-family home schooling and traditional schools, allowing up to 20 students who aren't related to learn together under the guidance of one teacher as part of a so-called micro school. Read more »

UW-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Retiring June 30

Barry Alvarez hugs a player after a win at the Outback Bowl
Barry Alvarez has announced his retirement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department. Read more »

FEMA Support Giving Boost To COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At Alliant Energy Center In Madison

A woman in a face mask looks down at her arm as she receives a shot.
There were 886 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were eight new deaths. Read more »

Parents Of Joel Acevedo Call For Release Of Body Camera Footage Surrounding His April 2020 Death

A woman with a microphone speaks to a crowd holding signs outside a home
The parents of Joel Acevedo and the city of Milwaukee have requested 40 hours of police camera footage related to Michael Mattioli, the off-duty officer charged with first-degree reckless homicide in Acevedo's April 2020 death. Read more »
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