Wisconsin Examiner Stories
Mixed feelings on Juneteenth
by Angela Lang on June 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM
This weekend we will celebrate Juneteenth. It’s the day we commemorate the end of slavery. As long as I can remember, my friends and family referred to it as “our 4th of July”. It’s always a day of fun, community, and […]
Relief, applause greets Supreme Court ruling that leaves ACA intact Advocates urge building on health care law to expand coverage, equity
by Erik Gunn on June 18, 2021 at 11:45 AM
Wisconsin officials and health care activists welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keeping in place the 11-year-old law that has expanded access to health insurance. The court ruled 7-2 […]
Legislature finally sends action on police reform to Evers, as some Democrats plead for stronger reforms Activists, Milwaukee lawmakers...
by Henry Redman on June 17, 2021 at 11:04 PM
On Wednesday — 388 days since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd and 298 days since a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back — the Wisconsin Assembly took action on police reform, passing four bills that change […]
Advocates: Health budget helps elderly, nursing homes, but others fall short Analyst sees missed opportunity to address health inequities...
by Erik Gunn on June 17, 2021 at 11:45 AM
The state’s health care budget for the next two years has more money for nursing homes, more pay for some home caregivers and additional help for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But it leaves out improvements in […]
The great mask conundrum
by Dana Wormald on June 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM
Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you wear one, and feel silly engaging in hygiene theater? Or not wear one and […]
Assembly Republicans pass bills excluding trans girls and women from sports Republicans express outrage after being called “cruel” for...
by Henry Redman on June 17, 2021 at 11:15 AM
Multiple times during a debate on Wednesday over two bills that would exclude transgender girls and women from playing sports in leagues that align with their gender identity, the bills’ author, Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) expressed […]
The perverse stinginess of the Wisconsin GOP Turning plenty into scarcity
by Ruth Conniff on June 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education warned Wisconsin that we stand to lose $2.3 billion in federal funds for schools because the Republican-led Legislature’s budget so badly underfunds education that we fail to meet the […]
Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped
by Laura Olson on June 16, 2021 at 10:06 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci, formalizing their intense criticism of his public statements and actions throughout the […]
Suburban Republican calls for National Guard to patrol Milwaukee ‘war zone’
by Henry Redman on June 15, 2021 at 10:20 PM
A Waukesha County Republican said that armed troops patrolling the streets of Milwaukee is necessary for residents to feel like they don’t live in a “war-zone-like setting.” Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R–New Berlin), […]
Environmental groups unite against ‘dire’ WMC push to block chemical cleanup At stake, they say, is whether the DNR can continue to...
by Isiah Holmes on June 15, 2021 at 8:02 PM
A legal battle is brewing in Wisconsin over the issue of industry-caused water and land contamination. Environmental and public health groups are asking the court to allow it to help defend the state in a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin Manufacturers […]
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