COVID-19 in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 03: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as other House Democrats listen during a news conference on the For the People Act at the east front of the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House is scheduled to vote on the act today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads toward vote on...

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the...
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Biden urges states to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging states to prioritize teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, setting a goal of ensuring that every pre-kindergarten through 12th...
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Racine Correctional Institution quarantines housing unit

Concerns are being raised over COVID-19 infections in the Racine Correctional Institution (RCI) after an entire housing unit of incarcerated people was placed on...
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine gives a boost to educator vaccination plan

The newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus will help Wisconsin boost vaccinations for educators, who became eligible for the shot this...
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Sprawling $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill passed by the U.S. House

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House on a nearly party-line vote passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package early Saturday, in a rush to both...
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Will budget season in the state Capitol be a super spreader event? 

Imagine if this were the Legislature’s policy for its meetings: “The wearing of pants is highly recommended, but it is not required.”  In an attempt...

A revival could be coming for Work-Share plans

When her Milwaukee restaurant was shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, Amanda Dixon was able to regroup and shift to...
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As teachers get ready for their turn for vaccine, DHS hopes to see supply...

As Wisconsin gets ready to give COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers and other educators, state health officials caution that it could take two months to...
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Game-changing one-dose vaccine could be in states’ hands shortly

WASHINGTON —States struggling to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines are likely just a few days away from a pivotal development in the vaccination race: the...
Protesters gather to march on Mayor Tom Barrett's house, to demand a freeze on evictions. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Evers announces $322 million rent assistance program

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin had received $322 million in funding to create an emergency rental assistance program. The program will help Wisconsinites pay...

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).

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