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January 8, 2021

How Do You Talk To Kids About The Insurrection In Washington?

adult walking hand in hand with a young child
Teachers and child development experts offer tools for adults trying to talk to the children in their lives about political violence and other difficult topics.  Read more »

Trump Condemns Capitol Hill Violence, Ignores His Role In Inciting The Mob

A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying President Donald Trump is in the
Updated at 12:50 a.m. ET on Friday Read more »

Efforts To Keep Asian Carp Out Of The Great Lakes Move Forward Under New Agreements

Asian Carp Threaten Great Lakes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the State of Illinois to begin early work on an $858 million project to prevent  the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  Read more »

Waukesha Mayor Denounces Republican Party After Chaos Erupts At US Capitol

The Peace Monument is framed by the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Longtime Waukesha Republican says he's leaving the Republican Party following the insurgence at the U.S. Capitol. Read more »

State DOC: 2 More Inmate Deaths From COVID-19

The Green Bay Correctional Institution
Wisconsin corrections officials say two additional inmates have died from coronavirus in the state's prison system, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 25. Read more »

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Another COVID-19 Response Bill, But Its Future Is Dim

Wisconsin state Capitol in winter
The Republican-controlled state Assembly passed a new COVID-19 response bill for Wisconsin Thursday, but it is not expected to go further in the legislative process.  Read more »

Health Officials: Pandemic Progress Depends On More Than The Vaccine

A nurse in a face mask gives a vaccine to a fellow healthcare worker in scrubs
Wisconsin reached another grim milestone this week as COVID-19 claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in the state. Meanwhile, Milwaukee began vaccinating public employees considered to be at highest risk of contracting the disease. Read more »

'I Hold Trump Responsible': Wisconsinites React To Scenes Of Violence, Chaos At US Capitol Wednesday

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
People across Wisconsin expressed disgust and shock Thursday after seeing images and video of a violent pro-Trump mob storming the U.S. Capitol a day earlier. Read more »

Bucks Coach On Team's Demonstration: 'Jacob Blake And His Family Are Important To Us'

Members of the Milwaukee Bucks join arms as they kneel during the national anthem
Bucks center Brook Lopez said it was head coach Mike Budenholzer’s idea to stage a demonstration during the game instead of the national anthem to draw more attention to the message. Bucks players and coaches have been outspoken in support of Jacob Blake and his family for months. Read more »
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