State of Wisconsin

Unclear if Sen. Ron Johnson will run for reelection after opposing American Rescue Plan

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Milwaukee Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry have already announced campaigns to run against Johnson with more candidates likely to join the field

City of Madison

Campus Area Neighborhood Association rejects Hub II proposal for second time

President of CANA lists concerns about safety, pricing and management for new apartments

UW-Madison Campus

UW not affected by international drop in college applications, sees record 17% increase

'Our brand, the history of the university around the globe, the quality of instruction, all matter greatly to the college-going communities around the country and world,' UW faculty member says

State of Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget allows 0.5% increase in sales tax, addresses concerns from municipalities

Counties will be allowed to increase sales tax to diversify local revenue sources, empower local governments

Features

The New Normal: Students and experts share difficulties, lasting effects of restricted social life

As health guidelines continue to persist, students struggle to form strong, lasting relationships

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin hunters exceed quota by double for fourth ever wolf hunting season

Season comes after controversial wolf deslisting from Endangered Species Act

City of Madison

BIPOC community of Madison less likely to get mental health support despite higher COVID-19 rates

'The cultural stigma in discussing and addressing mental health illnesses is also prevalent, particularly among communities of color,' state rep. says

City of Madison

Wisconsinites vote for state superintendent in spring primary election

'State superintendent has the opportunity to advance important values like racial equity and help uplift public schools,' Young Progressive representative says

State of Wisconsin

GOP lawmakers create resolution to terminate statewide mask mandate

'Regardless of whether state or federal laws require it, respect for the health of our families, neighbors and ourselves should compel us to always wear masks in public settings until the pandemic is under control,' dean says

City of Madison

Madison featured as ‘climate-haven’ in CBS segment on climate refugees

'Dane County and the City of Madison have stepped forward and have laid out plans that can serve as models for other local governments,' UW professor says

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