State

Wed
12
May

State health officials aim for higher vaccination rate

The state is working to provide greater access to COVID-19 vaccinations, including working to form pop-up clinics and worksite clinics around the state. State-run clinics are also offering walk-in service. In addition, Pfizer authorized vaccines for 12- to 15 year-olds this week.

Wed
12
May

Photographers invited to enter calendar contest


Photographer Shelly Huske appears on an episode of Discover Wisconsin. (Submitted photo)

Discover Wisconsin is launching its annual calendar contest, and residents across the state are invited to submit their photos.

Wed
12
May

License extension ends soon for senior drivers

Motorists 60 and older have only a few days left to take advantage of an extension on license renewals.

The Wisconsin DMV’s extension for this demographic ends May 21. Older drivers whose licenses expired after March 12, 2020 can still renew without facing penalties.

Wed
12
May

Individuals have until May 17 to complete taxes

Individual taxpayers were given a reprieve this spring to finish their tax returns.

The deadline for these people was extended from April 15 to May 17 to give them extra time amid the pandemic. There have also been reported delays in getting out tax refund checks.

Wed
12
May

As legalization stalls at state level, local governments tackle marijuana policy

Nearly a decade after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, the debate has spiked in Wisconsin as more states join the pro-marijuana ranks.

Some local units of government have made moves to decriminalize the drug as progress at the state level appears unlikely.

Thu
06
May

State retains congressional seats

Preliminary 2020 U.S. Census data has revealed that Wisconsin saw a slight increase in population over the past decade, allowing the state to retain its eight U.S. congressional seats.

Wed
28
Apr

Watch out for highway cleanup crews

Warmer weather means spring cleanup, and that includes along Wisconsin’s roadways.

As volunteers head outside to beautify our streets, motorists are advised to slow down and keep a watchful eye.

Wed
28
Apr

Be mindful of underage alcohol use

With prom and graduation season in full swing, the Sauk County Partnership for Prevention is encouraging adults to watch out for those who imbibe underage.

Thu
22
Apr

Law of the Month: Avoid distractions while driving

Wisconsin State Patrol reminds drivers to steer clear of texting, adjusting the radio and talking while behind the wheel.

Thu
22
Apr

Undocumented immigrants qualify for rent relief, but Wisconsin sends mixed signals


(Image by Claire DeRosa/Wisconsin Watch)

Some regional nonprofits administering Gov. Tony Evers’ $322 million emergency rental assistance program may be unintentionally discouraging non-U.S.

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