State

Wed
19
Jan

Brewster’s Lanes bowling results as of Jan. 12

Wednesday Majors-Jan. 12

1st place-Phoenix Pro Shop

2nd place-Military Troop S

3rd place-Norm’s

High men’s scratch series, Steve Berndt, 727

High men’s scratch game, Brady Bill, 267

Viking Village Early Birds-Jan. 12

1st place-Bowling Buddies

2nd place-Westsiders

Wed
19
Jan

Insurance will cover at home COVID-19 tests

As of Jan. 15, at-home COVID-19 tests are required to be covered by health insurance plans.

The requirement applies to both private health insurance companies and group health plans, such as those provided by an employer. Tests may be free to the patient or reimbursed by the health insurance carrier.

Wed
19
Jan

Fiscal Facts: Wisconsin Policy Forum’s top 5 research findings for 2021

As Wisconsin Policy Forum researchers began to contemplate our 2021 research agenda a year ago, it appeared analyzing the harsh impacts of the pandemic would be our focus for the second straight year.

Wed
19
Jan

DMV extends driver’s license renewal period for older adults

People 60 and older can take advantage of a longer renewal period for their driver’s licenses.

This demographic has until March 31 to renew their licenses if theirs expire in January, February or March. There will be no late fee.

Tue
18
Jan

National Guard undergoes training to support hospitals, nursing homes


Gov. Tony Evers. (Photo courtesy of State of Wisconsin)

The Wisconsin National Guard is training members to be certified nursing assistants to help hospitals and nursing homes overwhelmed by COVID-19.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the effort last week. The goal is to open at least 200 beds by the end of February so they can receive post-acute care patients.

Tue
18
Jan

Back Home with Chris Hardie: The day Wisconsin froze to -60

Old memories become blurry with the passage of time, but a particularly cold Sunday 45 years ago that stands out for me was memorable across western and northern Wisconsin.

Thu
13
Jan

Wisconsinites can run for Alice in Dairyland


Julia Nunes is the outgoing Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland. A new Alice will be chosen this year. (DATCP photo)

Applications are being accepted for the 75th Annual Alice in Dairyland Contest. The deadline is Feb. 4.

Thu
13
Jan

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Bountiful squash, a tire blowout and reader response

The garden harvest season is long over, but we’re still enjoying the bounties. Sort of.

Thu
13
Jan

Wisconsin’s special ed system: High stress, sparse state funding


Berenice Lopez Sanchez and her 6-year-old son Armando are relatively new to the special education quagmire parents and their children face as they navigate a complex set of state and federal mandates. Sanchez says she is frustrated that her son cannot receive services primarily in Spanish at his Green Bay school. (Lea Kopke/Press Times)

From the time she wakes up in the morning until the time she goes to bed at night, Green Bay parent Denise Seibert’s life centers around her son, Tyler. At just 2 weeks old, Tyler was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems, including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment.

Thu
06
Jan

Wisconsin’s labor shortage could last years


Denzel Martin, left, of Oshkosh, discusses job opportunities with Jenna Thiel, a talent acquisition business partner lead with Amcor, during the Oshkosh Area Employment Fair on Oct. 12 at the Oshkosh Arena. (Dan Powers / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

To understand how Wisconsin’s labor shortage has transformed the jobs market, look no further than an Oct. 14 job fair to hire workers for expansions of Pierce Manufacturing’s production plants in Neenah and Fox Crossing.

The fire truck manufacturer aimed to hire 200 assemblers, welders, electricians and painters.

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