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January 7, 2021

CDC: UW Antigen Tests Missed Nearly 59 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases Among Asymptomatic Individuals

Antigen testing takes place at McPhee Physical Education Center
A new study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found that rapid COVID-19 tests used by the University of Wisconsin System missed 20 percent of positive cases among individuals showing symptoms and nearly 59 percent of cases among asymptomatic individuals.  Read more »

Wisconsin US Reps. Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Electoral College votes being carried into a join session of the House and Senate
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, were among 121 House Republicans who voted to object to counting President-elect Joe Biden's electors from Arizona, a vote made possible by several Republican U.S. senators, including Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. Read more »

Congress Certifies Biden Victory; Trump Pledges 'Orderly Transition' On Jan. 20

Vice President Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., preside over a joint session of Congress to ratify
Updated at 4 a.m. ET Read more »

Peshtigo Residents Reach $17.5M Class Action Settlement With Tyco Over PFAS Contamination

Tyco's Fire Training Center in Marinette
Peshtigo residents have reached a $17.5 million settlement with Tyco Fire products and two other companies over widespread PFAS contamination stemming from the use of firefighting foam in Marinette. Read more »

More Than 5K People Have Died From COVID-19 In Wisconsin

COVID-19 vaccine
More than 5,000 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19, according to new data from the state Department of Health Services. Read more »

Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation Condemns Violent Mob At US Capitol

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington
Violent supporters of President Donald Trump entered the U.S. Capitol, prompting the evacuation of the U.S. House and Senate chambers. Wisconsin politicians are speaking out against the violence Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

Kenosha DA: The Significance Of Not Having Body Cameras Was Immense

Police body camera
Kenosha County's district attorney says the Jacob Blake case would have been easier with police body camera footage.  Read more »
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