(Melina Mara - Pool/Getty Images) (MADISON, Wis.) The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Gov. Tony Evers does not have the authority to impose capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without approval of the legislature.
(Mario Tama/Getty Images) (PEWAUKEE, Wis.) A new veteran-run facility designed to help other military vets recently opened in Pewaukee, according to Spectrum News 1. The R&R House is available for any veteran in Wisconsin dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues and is run by Mental Health America of Wisconsin with funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, according to a WDHS news release.
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (MILWAUKEE) Peter Woods has been waiting for eight years to take a goofy photo for his driver's license, and he finally got his chance in late February, according to Patch.
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (MADISON, Wis.) Republican state lawmakers put forth a bill Tuesday to ban transgender athletes from playing in women's sports from kindergarten through college, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
(Morry Gash/Getty Images) (MADISON, Wis.) Gov. Tony Evers announced over $322 million in funds for the new Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Thursday. The money is intended for Wisconsinites who've lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the program, administered by the state Department of Administration (DOA), will help pay for rent and utility bills, home energy costs and wraparound services for eligible individuals, according to a news release from the governor's office.
(Ginny Rose Stewart/Unsplash) (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) Lauren Ash, the founder of Black Girl In Om, an online yoga community for Black women, plans to open up a physical location later this year in Minneapolis' Longfellow community for "Black folk to heal and come together in community," according to CBS Minnesota.
(Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Alex Lasry, an executive for the Milwaukee Bucks, announced Wednesday he would run in 2022 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, according to CBS News.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (MILWAUKEE, Wis.) A pickup truck drove off I-94 Saturday morning in the Zoo Interchange, falling 70 feet down onto the westbound I-94 distress lane, according to WISN.
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images) (KENOSHA, Wis.) Prosecutors said Wedneseday that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who shot three Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wis., killing two, violated his bond agreement by changing his home address without informing the courts, reported Intelligencer.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (MADISON, Wis.) The Wisconsin Senate plans to vote Tuesday on repealing Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate, according to The Associated Press. Twenty-nine Republicans sponsored a joint resolution in the Legislature, and the resolution is the only item on the Senate's Tuesday agenda.
(Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (MILWAUKEE) The Wisconsin Center opened Tuesday as a COVID-19 vaccine hub for city workers as part of the Phase 1A distribution. Officials said it expects to receive 800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week and hope to administer 1,000 vaccines a day, according to CBS 58.
(MADISON, Wisc.) Wisconsin health officials said Thursday that the state will need to increase its daily COVID-19 vaccine immunization count in order to meet federal vaccine goals.
(Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images) (MADISON, WIS.) A total of 25 prison inmates have died from COVID-19, following two new additional deaths. The Associated Press reports the additional deaths happened as about half of the roughly 20,000 prisoners have been infected since the pandemic began.
(John Moore/Getty Images) (MILWAUKEE) Both Madison and Milwaukee were included on U-Haul's annual top 25 list for cities with the biggest net migration. Madison was fifth on U-Haul's growth list and Milwaukee was 13th. The two Wisconsin cities were only two of three from the midwest in U-Haul's city growth list, according to BizTimes Milwaukee.
Jacob Blake's family asks for peace, will pursue civil lawsuit after DA decides no charges against officer
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (KENOSHA, Wis.) Jacob Blake's family said they were not surprised, but were disappointed in District Attorney Michael Graveley's decision not to file charges against the officer who shot him.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (GRAFTON, Wis.) Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist who was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with tampering with hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses, told police he is a “conspiracy theorist” who believes the vaccines alter people’s DNA, reported CBS.
Kenosha County Sheriff declares state of emergency ahead of DA's decision on officer in Jacob Blake shooting
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images) (KENOSHA, Wis.) Kenosha County Sheriff David G. Beth declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of District Attorney Michael Graveley's decision whether to charge the police officer accused of shooting Jacob Blake.
Judge rejects lawsuit from Wisconsin Republicans, states that lawyers behind suit should be sanctioned
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A federal judge rejected a lawsuit brought forth by two Wisconsin Republicans, citing numerous errors and claiming that it wasn’t filed in good faith, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Kenosha to implement security measures as decision looms for officer involved in Jacob Blake shooting
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images) (KENOSHA, Wis.) Officials in Kenosha are preparing for unrest and protests amid the City Council's expected vote on an emergency declaration resolution in the event District Attorney Michael Graveley decides whether to charge the officer who shot Jacob Blake in August.
Aurora Medical Center fires employee after they intentionally left out more than 500 Moderna COVID-19 doses overnight
(Paul Sancya - Pool/Getty Images) (GREEN BAY, Wis.) Aurora Medical Center officials said an employee has been let go after an investigation revealed an employee admitted they intentionally left out dozens of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine overnight at a Grafton, Wisconsin location.