The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily developments in the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, with data from the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

Andrea Palm | Biden administration

Former Wisconsin health leader pledges ‘common-ground’ agenda if confirmed for HHS post

WASHINGTON — When Andrea Palm worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration, she says there was a theme to the policy issues that ended up on her...
OrgaNick Pastures - Young Farmers

Young, beginning farmers work to bring small farming back to Wisconsin

Nick Westby dropped out of UW-Oshkosh because he knew what he wanted to do and it didn’t require a college degree in athletic training. In 2018, he and his fiance, Holly Hornback, started OrgaNick...
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Supreme Court will determine DNR’s authority to protect drinking water

This week, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a nearly decade-long environmental protection case. The Court’s decision will likely have an impact on the ability of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to...
Close up of nurse hanks giving vaccine to patient in clinic.

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended at least a week as federal panel wrestles with next steps

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare...
Former (and possibly future) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack moderates a panel of former Secretaries of Agriculture at the 2012 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Moving Agriculture Forward” in Arlington, VA on Feb. 23, 2012.

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget request

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget request, as well as the agency’s focus on programs to address longtime racial...
American flag with three rolls of US $100 bills standing in front of it

How many times will Evers tell the Legislature no on stimulus control?

The state Assembly met Tuesday to vote on bills that lay out how Republican members want to spend federal money coming to Wisconsin through the American Rescue Plan Act, a power that falls to...
Sad man looking at his wallet with money flying out.(Photo by Getty Images)

Republicans are throwing away our money and wasting our time 

What is it with Wisconsin Republicans? As our state struggles with the unprecedented crises affecting both our economy and public health, our GOP legislative leaders are busy turning down billions of dollars in aid...
A clinical doctor going over some test results with an elderly patient at the hospital

Bill protects coverage for prior health conditions, but critics say it falls short

In the shadow of a court case that threatens the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are promoting legislation to cover one of the federal health law’s centerpiece protections: that people buying health...
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Evers finds end run to save $70M in monthly federal food support

A battle over federal food aid that Wisconsin appeared to have lost took a new twist Tuesday, as Gov. Tony Evers announced a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep $70 million...
older couple vaccination syringe

Wisconsin joins states pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from U.S. health officials

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson “out of an abundance of caution” following six cases...
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