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January 6, 2021

U.S. Capitol Locked Down As Far-Right Protesters Enter The Building

Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber inside the Capitol on Wednesday.
Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET U.S. Capitol Police have locked down all buildings within the U.S. Capitol complex as far-right demonstrations enter the Capitol building and continue to clash with police. 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 »

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 »

Foley & Lardner Lawyer Involved In Trump's Call To Georgia Official 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 »

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 »

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regulators' decision to grant a controversial wetlands permit for an open-pit mine on the banks of the Menominee River was revoked in a final decision Monday by a Michigan judge.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