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4 Winners And 2 Losers From The Ohio And Indiana Primaries
Tuesday’s Indiana and Ohio primaries included a revealing test of former President Donald Trump’s influence, several competitive primaries in redistricted House seats, and an intraparty Democratic rematch.
These primaries, ultimately, set up candidates for what’s poised to be a contentious general election this fall, when Republicans could well retake the House majority.
Here are the winners and losers from Tuesday’s Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.Read More
Five Consequences If The Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe V. Wade
The Supreme Court stands on the brink of striking down Roe v. Wade, and the news has hit the political world like an earthquake.
A Tuesday statement from the Court confirmed that the draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, published by Politico the previous evening, was authentic. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation to find the source of the leak.Read More
Just 18% Of Parents Willing To Vaccinate Their Kids Under 5 Right Away: Poll
With young children under 5 now the only group not yet eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, many parents have been vocal about their frustration pertaining to the delayed authorization process and rollout.
However, a new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey has found that less than a fifth of parents with children under the age 5 — 18% — reported that they are eager to get their child vaccinated right away.Read More
Facebook's Endless Pivot
Facebook's plan to wind down its podcast platform is the latest in a long line of projects the social network has launched with fanfare and then unceremoniously scuttled.
"Launch, test, shut down" is a common pattern in tech's "fail fast" culture, but Facebook has a striking record of big product reversals — and now founder Mark Zuckerberg is betting the whole company on a vast metaverse project that it can't afford to see fail.Read More
Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage At L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl
Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage Tuesday night as he performed at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl arena, with videos from audience members' cellphones quickly flooding social media and showing a man appear to run onto the stage and tackle the comic.Read More
Thousands Of Protestors Take To The Wisconsin Capitol In Massive Abortion Rights Rally
Thousands of protestors took to the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday to show their support for abortion rights, after a leaked Supreme Court opinion showed the court was likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Organizers say the protest, which was organized by Madison Socialist Alternative, was meant to show group support and call on lawmakers to codify the Roe v. Wade decision.Read More
Attorney General Josh Kaul Questions Enforceability Of 173-Year-Old Abortion Ban
A 173-year-old abortion ban in Wisconsin could go back into effect as early as this summer if a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes effect — but questions over the ban’s enforceability are already looming.
The ban, approved by the state Legislature in 1849, makes providing an abortion a felony, with penalties of up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The statute has been unenforceable since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. However, Politico reported Monday evening that the nation’s highest court may be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade within the next few months.Read More
Report: Wisconsin Refinery Knew About Issues Before Blast
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that officials at the Superior oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before a 2018 explosion, citing hundreds of pages of documents from the Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationRead More
General Fishing Season Opens May 7
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is excited to announce the 2022-2023 fishing season will open on Saturday, May 7. All regulations and license requirements apply.
No matter where anglers decide to fish, all Wisconsin residents and non-residents over the age of 16 are required to purchase a fishing license.Read More
WisDot, Donald Driver Urge Seat Belt Use To Prevent Tragedies
Buckling up is one of the most important things every driver and passenger can do to stay safe in a crash. Former Packers star Donald Driver is once again teaming up with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to raise awareness of this simple safety step, kicking off the annual Click It or Ticket campaign at a news conference in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin’s seat belt use is dropping. Last year, about 88% of drivers and passengers buckled up, according to a 2021 seat belt survey. That number was down two percentage points from 2019 and lags behind the national rate of about 90%.Read More