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Afternoon News 

April 2, 2021

'It’s Not Enough To Not Be The Attacker': Asian Americans In Milwaukee Ask For Allyship

Three women sit prominently at the front of a crowd wearing face masks and displaying signs in support of Asian women.
On March 16, a gunman killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in the Atlanta metro region. The killings come as the Asian American community is battling a surge in hate crimes since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. A recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found hate crimes against Asian people increased nearly 150 percent in 2020. Read more »

DNR: Wisconsin Is Well Ahead Of Its 5- And 10-Year Wildfire Averages

A fire in Burnett County that burned about four acres on Saturday was caused by someone throwing hot ashes from a wood stove or fireplace into the woods
There were 55 wildfires this week in Wisconsin, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources. The risk is high Friday and through the weekend. Read more »

State Regulators Overseeing Doctors, Nurses, Chiropractors Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Anyone living in Wisconsin age 16 and older becomes eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. State regulatory boards for doctors and nurses are urging their colleagues and the public to get a shot. Read more »

Municipalities Across The State Ease Pandemic Restrictions

A man and a child walk through a bright white hallway past a statue.
Municipalities across the state are hoping for a version of normal this summer as they ease pandemic restrictions and adopt more flexible guidelines that emphasize vaccine distribution and immunity rates. Read more »

Brewers Fans Enjoy Thrilling Opening Day

A fan wears a glasses with the Brewers logo, a hat made of PBR boxes and a Brewers shirt as she holds a beer walking into the stadium.
Milwaukee Brewers fans said Thursday felt like a turning point after the coronavirus pandemic kept them away from American Family Field last season, and they witnessed quite a game in their return. Read more »

With The Wolf Delisted, Farmers And Landowners Are Taking Steps To Remove Problem Wolves

gray wolf
Now that most gray wolves are delisted, some Wisconsin landowners and farmers are seeking to resolve conflicts by killing wolves on their property. Read more »
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