Elizabeth Dohms-Harter

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COVID-19 Pandemic Hitting Low-Wage Workers Hardest

COVID-19 Pandemic Hitting Low-Wage Workers Hardest

Low-wage workers are more likely to lose their job and get the virus.

Wisconsin 1st In Youth Vote Clout

Wisconsin 1st In Youth Vote Clout

Voters 18 to 29 will have more influence on presidential race here than any other state, study finds.

2020 Tax Deadline Approaching

2020 Tax Deadline Approaching

If you haven't filed your taxes yet you have until July 15.

State Used Bulk of COVID-19 Relief for Businesses, Farms

State Used Bulk of COVID-19 Relief for Businesses, Farms

New report from WEDC shows how the state spent $13.7 billion in federal and state aid.

Demand Up But Home Sales Down

Demand Up But Home Sales Down

Home owners reluctant to sell now, but low interest rates have buyers hot to buy, pushing up prices.

Police Chiefs Decry Killing of George Floyd

Police Chiefs Decry Killing of George Floyd

Chiefs from Kenosha, Green Bay, Wausau weigh in. “Against everything I stand for.”

Study Finds No Link Between Allergies and COVID-19 Risk

Study Finds No Link Between Allergies and COVID-19 Risk

More research needed, but early evidence may be reassuring to those with allergic Asthma.

Business Lobby Wants State to Re-Open Monday

Business Lobby Wants State to Re-Open Monday

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is pushing its plan to reopen Wisconsin businesses next week.

Historical Society Would Like Your Pandemic Journals

Historical Society Would Like Your Pandemic Journals

Entries will become part of historical record documenting life during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Victimizes the Uninsured

COVID-19 Victimizes the Uninsured

And under-insured. Those lacking coverage struggle to get specialty care, hospital services.

Education: The Return of Phonics
Education

The Return of Phonics

New state DPI leader pushing schools for greater use of phonics.

Questions, Answers About 2020 Census

Questions, Answers About 2020 Census

How do I know if it's a real census worker at the door?

City Youths Learning Taekwondo

City Youths Learning Taekwondo

500 youth at 11 Milwaukee schools getting Korean martial arts instruction.

Milwaukeean Breaks Pinball World Record

Milwaukeean Breaks Pinball World Record

Wins Guinness world record and gets donations for Children’s Wisconsin.

Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford Housing

Even “affordable” apartments unaffordable for low-wage workers in Milwaukee, experts say.

Human Trafficking Still a Hidden Problem

Human Trafficking Still a Hidden Problem

State had more than 60 cases in 2018, but much of it undetected, experts say.

Republican, Democrat Offer Different Takes On Budget

Republican, Democrat Offer Different Takes On Budget

Sen. Jon Erpenbach blasts failure to expand Medicaid, tax breaks for manufacturers

Democrats Push Voucher Transparency

Democrats Push Voucher Transparency

Bill would disclose how much taxpayer dollars go to voucher schools.

City Had 8,000 Pothole Repair Requests

City Had 8,000 Pothole Repair Requests

Compares to 3,000 in 2018. Brutal winter added to state-wide roads “crisis”.

Carr Promises Criminal Justice Reform

Carr Promises Criminal Justice Reform

“Just wait and see,” Corrections secretary says. But advocates are impatient for reform.

Would a “Heartland Visa” Solve Labor Shortage?

Would a “Heartland Visa” Solve Labor Shortage?

New report suggests immigrants on visas could provide needed workers in Midwest, Wisconsin.

Art Exhibit Features Easter Candy

Art Exhibit Features Easter Candy

PEEPS candy, bunnies and chicks star at Racine Art Museum.

State Treasurer Wants To Be Watchdog

State Treasurer Wants To Be Watchdog

Godlewski pushes for more accountability, smart long-term investments.

Evers Will Give Pardons

Evers Will Give Pardons

Reversing Walker’s policy, governor to consider pardons, as other predecessors did.

Photographer Documents Vintage Bar Signs

Photographer Documents Vintage Bar Signs

Wisconsin native captures vanishing way of life, vintage beer signs across this state and Midwest

Grant Helps Attract Native American Teachers

Grant Helps Attract Native American Teachers

$1.1 million federal grant to UWM helps First Nation students pursue education degrees.

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

Budget cuts, poor achievement, Walker’s call for state action heat up discussion.

Airport Will Collect Change for Homeless

Airport Will Collect Change for Homeless

Similar program in Denver raises $93,000 annually for homeless programs.