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January 14, 2021

'Our Unemployment System Is Very Broken:' The Changes Wisconsinites Want To See To The Process

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Gov. Tony Evers has called the state Legislature into special session to "modernize" Wisconsin's unemployment system. Those who've been mired in the process have thoughts on how to make it better. Read more »

Board Suspends License Of Pharmacist Who Tried To Destroy COVID-19 Vaccine

A bottle of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is seen on a table
A state board has suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe.  Read more »

Here's How Wisconsin's Delegation Explained Their Trump Impeachment Votes

Nancy Pelosi during impeachment hearing
Wisconsin's Congressional delegation split along party lines Wednesday on the bipartisan vote to impeach President Donald Trump over his role in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Read more »

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Charged In Flint Water Crisis

Now Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, (R-MI), listens to Congressional members remarks during a House Oversight and
Updated at 9:28 p.m. ET Read more »

More Contagious Coronavirus Variant Found In Wisconsin

A tent is set up for vehicles to drive through and receive COVID-19 testing
On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and its laboratory partners identified a variant of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin. Based on scientific studies, researchers believe the variant, identified as B.1.1.7, spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. Read more »

DNR Announces Contactless Fish Registration For Sturgeon Spearing Season

Sturgeon spearing
On Wednesday, officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced changes to the upcoming sturgeon spearing season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

Amid News Of More Contagious COVID-19 Strain Detected In Wisconsin, New Cases Continue Small Decline

There were 2,134 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 37 new deaths. Read more »
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