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March 30, 2021

Evers Announces People 16 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Next Week

A yellow curtain hangs behind a woman about to receive a vaccine as she speaks to a student nurse about side effects
Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday that people ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. Read more »

DWD: Federal PUA Benefits Approved In December, March Set To Launch Tuesday

The sun shines on the Department of Workforce Development building
Two sets of unemployment benefits for self-employed and contract workers are set to launch in Wisconsin Tuesday. The state Department of Workforce Development also announced new benefits under an unemployment insurance extension will launch Wednesday, a week ahead of schedule. Read more »

Northern Wisconsin Appeals Court Candidate Attracts GOP Donors

A gavel in a courtroom.
An appeals court race in northern Wisconsin has attracted partisan spending in a way experts say is a sign of the creeping political polarization of court elections. Read more »

History Shows Anti-Vaccination, Misinformation Campaigns Are Nothing New

Syringes prepared with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
Anti-vaccination sentiment is on repeat in this era of COVID-19, as misinformation about unsafe vaccines and mutated DNA is recycled from vaccination and inoculation campaigns that date back to smallpox. Read more »

UW-Eau Claire Initiative Turning To Open-Source Materials For Classes

A student studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
UW-Eau Claire is expanding a pilot program to encourage professors to design courses around free, open-source, educational materials rather than traditional textbooks sold by publishers.  Read more »

All Wisconsinites 16 And Up Could Be Vaccine Eligible Before May 1

A woman gives a COVID-19 vaccine shot
Wisconsinites 16 years and older will likely be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine before May 1 — the date state health officials originally predicted for a broad rollout. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said she expects an announcement to come "very soon," about moving up the date for eligibility. Read more »
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