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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court denies GOP petition to oversee redistricting

On Friday the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition by former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen and the Wisconsin Institute for Law &...

Bipartisan gun bill targets people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence

People convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence would be barred from owning a firearm under a proposed state law introduced by a bipartisan group of...
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Republicans move to stop vaccine requirements on UW campuses

After attempting more than once to prevent employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, a pair of Wisconsin Republicans are beginning an attempt to prohibit vaccine...
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Possible cut in federal funds ‘hurts’, says Evers, while Congress members urge Treasury to...

Three Wisconsin Congress members sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday, urging that the federal government stand by earlier calculations for...
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State health department says COVID-19 shots for ages 12 and up start now

Wisconsin children 12 and older can begin getting vaccinated for COVID-19 starting Thursday, state health officials announced Wednesday evening. The announcement followed the final stage...
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) (Official Portrait)

Liz Cheney ousted from U.S. House GOP leadership for rejecting Trump’s “big lie”

WASHINGTON—House Republicans voted Wednesday to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position after her continued pushback against former President Donald Trump’s baseless...
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Wisconsin police union survey shows most Wisconsinites support body cams, views of cops divided...

Wisconsin residents’ views of the police are split along racial, age and other demographic lines but most people support reforms such as requiring police...
Youth boy getting a vaccine looking at the shot.

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12...
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Wisconsin’s Andrea Palm poised for confirmation for No. 2 federal health post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is poised to confirm Wisconsin’s Andrea Palm, who previously served as the top health official in that state, to...
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Pandemic waiver on work-search requirement for jobless pay faces possible early sunset

Applicants for unemployment insurance (UI) might soon have to resume reporting their weekly work-search efforts. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) normally requires applicants for...
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