Over 500 combined Madison Metropolitan School District staff and Madison community members signed an open letter urging the district School Board and superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins to reconsider their plan for returning to in-person classes starting next week. The letter, sent this past Monday, cites staff and community members’ worries that “the lack of inoculations […]
The coronavirus continues to rage across Wisconsin because of community spread. Sometimes people don’t know they have the virus and spread it to others accidentally. Here’s “COVID Diary Part Two” from WORT reporter Helena White and her husband Eugene, regarding the other scenario of community spread.
The Ohio-based science and tech company, Battelle has set up a system in Madison to decontaminate N95 respirator masks worn by all of Wisconsin’s medical professionals. The facility will be able to clean 80 thousand masks a day. Once it’s up and running, hospitals and doctor’s offices across Wisconsin can send their used N95 masks […]
Last night, the personnel and finance committee of the Dane County Board approved a motion to give over ten million dollars of the county’s federal COVID-19 relief money to help small businesses. The motion will now go to the Dane County Board of Supervisors for approval this Thursday The program will be rolled out by […]
“They don’t really care that much about their workers. They don’t care if they die, or if they infect their families. They’re basically saying that workers are something they can just throw to the side, and the most important thing is production.” Many cases of COVID-19 in Brown County, and across the country, have […]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday for two cases that could significantly restrict Governor Evers’ veto powers. According to the Wisconsin constitution, the governor can issue a complete veto. But the governor can also partially veto specific parts of a bill. That comes with the authority to delete words and numbers, which can […]