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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 »

200 Million Shots In 100 Days: Biden Issues New Vaccination Goal

President Biden gives his first news conference of his presidency Thursday at the White House.
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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 »

State Will Make Bottled Water Available To Thousands Of French Island Residents Due To PFAS Concerns

Water is stacked at a City of Houston water distribution site.
State health officials have issued a water advisory for thousands of French Island residents due to concerns stemming from PFAS contamination of private drinking water wells. Read more »

In Wausau, Heated School Board Race Centers On Last Fall's Reopening Debate

Students wear masks as they work in a fourth-grade classroom.
A bitter fight in the fall about whether Wausau schools should open for in-person instruction has fueled a school board battle in the April elections.  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 »

Wauwatosa Police Chief Subpoenaed To Testify In Mensah Case

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah
Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber will testify in a hearing against the former officer who killed three people in the line of duty. The officer, Joseph Mensah, was cleared by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, in all three on-the-job shootings. Read more »
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