(Photo: A student walks solo in front of the Hamel Music Center downtown; Photo: Chali Pittman/WORT News) UW-Madison officially reopened last week, bringing thousands of students back to campus. Initially, the university asked students to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, the university is issuing strict guidelines for undergraduate students who do […]
Yesterday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released the names of nursing homes that have had a case of COVID-19. Thirty eight across the state are under active investigation, which means at least one resident or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four weeks. After that four week period, an investigation […]
Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers established a task force on student debt. It will be led by Kathy Blumenfeld, Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions, and will evaluate current debt policies, recommend solutions, improve financial literacy education, and protect consumers. According to Governor Evers, the average debt of Wisconsin students is over $30,000. […]
On Wednesday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that he is allocating $80,000 in his budget for the upcoming year for services that help victims of sex trafficking. Parisi says he decided to set aside this money after speaking with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, who earlier this year announced his intent to increase efforts […]
In this edition, we’ll hear an exclusive conversation with a world-renowned tabla player, consider the U.S. ag secretary’s view on the future of small dairy farms in Wisconsin, look into the history of Black pioneers, and learn about a new law firm aimed at improving the transparency of Wisconsin government.
Dane County officials are putting slow-no-wake restrictions for boats on Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa until further notice. A spokesperson for the office says those restrictions will be in effect for the next several weeks. According to a statement released today by Dane County officials, the county has received 40 inches of rain so […]