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Afternoon News 

March 26, 2021

Even For Those Teaching In Person, This School Year Is A Long Way From 'Normal'

A woman in a face mask holds the arm of a sweater out to students who reach out and touch it.
Some Wisconsin school districts have taught kids in-person since September, while others are just starting to bring students back into classrooms — but teachers say it's been an adjustment, and is a long way from a "normal" school year.  Read more »

Brewers Officials Say Season Start Brings Optimism To 2021

An aerial view of American Family Field
The Milwaukee Brewers will bring back close to 1,000 employees when the regular season starts next week.  Read more »

La Crosse Schools Suspend Partnership With Police After Officer Union Targets Citizen On Social Media

Hogan Administrative Center
La Crosse School District leadership say they are "deeply concerned" over the online harassment of a citizen for their work on a county committee exploring police oversight. Read more »

Jacob Blake Suing Kenosha Officer Who Shot Him

Jacob Blake
Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot seven times in the back last summer by a Kenosha police officer, has filed a federal civil lawsuit against the officer. Read more »

Reports: Wisconsin Native Shaka Smart Will Become Marquette's Next Men's Basketball Coach


Multiple reports indicate Marquette has reached an agreement with Shaka Smart, currently head coach of the Texas Longhorns, to replace Wojciechowski, who was fired last week. Read more »

DHS Reports 14 New Coronavirus Variant Cases, More Than 2.5M Vaccine Doses Administered

A woman in a face mask looks down at her arm as she receives a shot.
There were 537 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were two new deaths. Read more »
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