Japanese Internment Memorial

Wisconsin school district rejects book about Japanese internment

BY: - June 22, 2022

A school board in southeastern Wisconsin has rejected a book recommended for use in a 10th-grade accelerated English class due in part to concerns that it lacked “balance” regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Curriculum Planning Committee for the Muskego-Norway district, which serves about 5,000 students in Waukesha and Racine […]

Elections Administrator says ‘information’ can combat conspiracies ahead of midterms

BY: - June 22, 2022

The administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) said on Tuesday that as Wisconsin gears up for the fall 2022 election season, accurate information about how the state’s elections work is her best tool for combatting the conspiracy theories and attacks Republicans have subjected the system to since 2020.  Meagan Wolfe and Rock County Clerk […]

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Wisconsin begins ramping up COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest age group

BY: - June 22, 2022

With children ages 6 months to 5 years old now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, health providers are hopeful that vaccination rates will increase in Wisconsin and expand protection from the worst effects of the illness. Vaccine doses for that youngest age group have begun arriving in the state, and shots should be available within […]

State unveils $19.5M in grants to bolster workforce in manufacturing, forestry

BY: - June 22, 2022

Projects to provide training, bolster job skills and lower barriers to employment in a broad swath of northern Wisconsin will get $19.5 million in support in a series of grants that Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday. The grants are the latest round in a series of programs that the state is funding from federal pandemic […]

Open letter calls for action to protect Asian students after attack near UW-Madison

BY: - June 22, 2022

An open letter signed by hundreds of current and former students, faculty and staff at UW-Madison calls for more action from university leaders after an attack on an international doctoral student last week.  The student was attacked last Tuesday, June 14, while walking near campus. According to an incident report from the Madison Police Department, […]

Sen. Ron Johnson tried to transmit Wisconsin’s fake electoral votes

BY: - June 21, 2022

Text messages between staff members for Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and then-Vice President Mike Pence show that Johnson tried to hand over fake electoral ballots for Donald Trump from Wisconsin and Michigan to Pence ahead of the certification of the 2020 presidential election  on Jan. 6, 2021. Wisconsin was one of seven states won […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss (L), former Georgia election worker, is comforted by her mother Ruby Freeman (R) as Moss testifies during the fourth hearing on the January 6th investigation in the Cannon House Office Building. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Trump led pressure campaign on state election officials, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - June 21, 2022

Former President Donald Trump was directly involved in efforts to pressure state officials in Georgia, Arizona and elsewhere to overturn the 2020 election results in their states, according to evidence the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack presented Tuesday at the panel’s fourth hearing this month. Trump and his attorneys knew that […]

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger answers questions Wednesday at a well attended press conference that some national news outlets carried live. Georgia's pending presidential election is among those too close to be called. Jill Nolin/Georgia Recorder

Georgia, Arizona GOP officials to testify before Jan. 6 panel

BY: - June 21, 2022

The fourth Jan. 6 hearing on Tuesday will focus on pressure put by President Donald Trump and his allies on state officials in Georgia, Arizona and elsewhere to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The U.S. House hearing will include live testimony from Republican officials in those states, committee aides said Monday. It begins at […]

District of Columbia residents Gregory Barnhart (left) and Kortez Trasvant are serving time for felonies in the D.C. jail, but both have become politically active and plan on casting ballots this year. Washington, D.C., Maine, and Vermont all allow people to vote while incarcerated for felonies | Screenshot by Kira Lerner

The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

BY: - June 21, 2022

This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence.  “It was on a […]

Small business group owners will quiz U.S. Senate hopefuls in series of forums

BY: - June 21, 2022

An organization that represents small business owners across the state will sponsor three roundtable sessions with prospective candidates in this fall’s U.S. Senate race, starting with one in Madison on Wednesday.  The events are not debates, says Shawn Phetteplace, midwest regional manager for Main Street Alliance, which is organizing the sessions. They are structured to […]

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Federal dairy innovation program gets a boost from pandemic relief funds

BY: - June 21, 2022

A federal program will give Wisconsin and 10 other states a $20 million boost to help farmers, cheese makers and other dairy processors develop new products and new markets to help stabilize the embattled dairy industry. The funds, announced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) Monday at a Jefferson County cheese producer, will expand the Dairy […]

$800K for violence prevention goes to Racine

BY: - June 21, 2022

Gov. Tony Evers has announced $800,000 in federal funding for the city of Racine, to be allocated towards public safety initiatives focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention. Evers stated that the investments, “in addition to strategic investments we have already made, will help curb the cycle of violence in southeastern Wisconsin while […]