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January 6, 2021

Priority Categories For Coronavirus Vaccine Not Cut And Dried

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
In Wisconsin and other states across the nation, the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine so far has been slower than promised under the federal Operation Warp Speed initiative. Efforts to pick up the pace are complicated by decisions on who should be given vaccine priority along with supply and distribution issues. Read more »

Kenosha County DA Won't Charge Police Officers In Jacob Blake Shooting

a black lives matter flag is held up by a protester in a face mask
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday he will not charge any of the Kenosha police officers involved in the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake. Read more »

Green Bay Coal Piles' Days May Be Numbered As County Announces Plans To Buy Land

Fox river
The coal piles that line the Fox River's western shore in Green Bay could be on their way out. Brown County announced this week it plans to purchase the land where they sit. Read more »

Democrats Move Closer To Senate Control As Counting Continues In Georgia

Democrats could take narrow control of the U.S. Senate if Jon Ossoff defeats Republican David Perdue.
Updated at 8:11 a.m. ET Read more »

Foley & Lardner Lawyer Involved In Trump's Call To Georgia Oficial Resigns

Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell, an attorney with Milwaukee-based law firm Foley & Lardner, has resigned days after participating in a call in which President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s state secretary to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election. Read more »

Business, Health Groups At Odds Over New Republican COVID-19 Bill

A woman in a blue gown, purple gloves, and a large white hood with a clear plastic window pulls up a glove as she walks through a hallway with other healthcare workers
Health and business groups testified Tuesday on opposite sides of a GOP-backed bill responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin. Read more »

Michigan Judge Denies Permit For Back Forty Mine On The Banks Of The Menominee River

Michigan environmental regulators' decision to grant a controversial wetlands permit for an open-pit mine on the banks of the Menominee River was revoked in a final decision Monday by a Michigan judge.  Read more »

After Lower Holiday Numbers, DHS Reports 95 New COVID-19 Deaths

health care workers wait in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
There were 3,403 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 95 new deaths. Read more »

DWD Hopes To Start Paying New $300 Unemployment Supplement In 'Next Few Weeks'

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Officials with the state Department of Workforce Development said Monday they aim to start paying out a new $300 unemployment insurance supplement "within the next few weeks." Seventeen states across the country have either already started paying the supplement or have begun processing payments, according to an online tracker. Read more »
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