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January 5, 2021

Wisconsin Republican Lawmakers Unveil, Fast-Track New COVID-19 Bill

The statue on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol
Republican state lawmakers have unveiled a new bill responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin, a sweeping proposal they plan to fast-track after months of inaction at the Capitol.  Read more »

How Long Do You Need To Quarantine If Household Members Test Positive At Various Times?

a man in a blue gown and face covering uses a phone as he approaches a vehicle in line for the test
As the COVID-19 pandemic carries into the new year, lingering questions remain about the finer-tuned details and recommendations around quarantining.  Read more »

FDA Warns Health Officials Not To Mess With COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Schedule

The FDA has learned of reports that some health care facilities are trying to stretch the number of limited doses by
The U.S. Read more »

GOP Congressman: Reversing 2020 Election Results Would 'Destroy The Idea Of American Government'

Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher said his party's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Congress represent a "dangerous idea" that would "destroy the idea of American government." Read more »

Pharmacist Arrested For Trying To Destroy COVID-19 Vaccine Released Monday

Steven Brandenburg booking photo
A Wisconsin pharmacist arrested Dec. 31 for intentionally trying to destroy vials of COVID-19 vaccine has been released from jail on a $10,000 signature bond after the district attorney said it's unclear whether the vaccine is still usable.  Read more »

National Guard Activated In Kenosha Ahead Of Decision In Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

police in riot gear stand with batons next to protesters
Gov. Tony Evers has mobilized approximately 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops to active duty in advance of an anticipated charging decision in the case of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Read more »

Cenovus Closes On Nearly $5B Deal To Combine With Husky

Husky Energy sign
Canadian oil and gas company Cenovus Energy has closed on its nearly $5 billion deal to buy Calgary-based Husky Energy, the company that owns and operates Wisconsin's only oil refinery. Read more »

Rodgers Makes His Case For MVP As Packers Head Into Playoffs As Top Seed

Aaron Rodgers throws a pass against the Chicago Bears
The Green Bay Packers are the top seed in the NFC, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to win league MVP. But it'll take discipline on and off the field to achieve postseason success, head coach Matt LaFleur said. Read more »

Pandemic-Era Budget, New Legislative Maps Loom As Wisconsin Lawmakers Begin Session

Wisconsin state Capitol building
State lawmakers began their two-year lawmaking session on Monday, with major tasks like the next state budget, new legislative maps and possible election law changes looming. Read more »
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