Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.

Racine was among the first cities in Wisconsin to take action on police reform after George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police. The task force was formed in June in response to former President Barack Obama’s Reimagining Police Pledge. (Photo © Lola Abu-Shawareb)
‘Accountability, Not Justice’: Wisconsin Black Leaders Say Chauvin Verdict Is Far From Enough

Police reform advocates cite ongoing frustrations, vow to “use this as a stepping stone” toward equality.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

Kristi and Jeff Mecikalski (Photo provided by family)
As She Grieves Her Father-in-Law, This Wisconsin Nurse Awaits Her Vaccine Dose

COVID-19 also sickened her husband, so Kristi Mecikalski is well aware of the value of getting immunized.

A healthcare worker holds a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, in Miramar, Florida on December 14, 2020. - The United States kicked off a mass vaccination drive Monday hoping to turn the tide on the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak, as the country's death toll neared a staggering 300,000. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images; Graphic by COURIER)
Wisconsin Officials to Feds: We Need More COVID-19 Vaccines ASAP

Effort to vaccinate more people more quickly hindered by supply, DHS says.

Cindy Tate recently received this German top and as a Christmas present, 67 years after one of her uncles intended to give it to her as a gift on the holiday. The top took a circuitous path to finally get to her. (Julian Emerson photo)
It Was a Gift Meant for a 2-Year-Old. It Arrived 67 Years Later.

Useful? Not as much. Sentimental? Very, very much.

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‘The Risk Is Worth the Reward’: Wisconsin Poll Workers Commit to Working in November

The workers who staff polling places despite COVID-19 concerns.