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YouTube suspends Sen. Johnson for COVID-19 'misinformation'

Jun. 11, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson was suspended Friday from uploading videos to YouTube for one week, after the company said he violated its COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.” The Wisconsin Republican's removal stems from statements he made during a June 3...

Newspaper sues former Democratic Assembly candidate

Jun. 11, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative newspaper in northern Wisconsin has filed a libel lawsuit against a former Democratic state Assembly candidate. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that the Lakeland Times of Minocqua and its owner,...

Wisconsin Democrats make pitches to defeat Senate's Johnson

Jun. 06, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A crowded field of Democratic candidates that includes political newcomers, current office holders, a doctor and the son of a billionaire made their pitches Sunday for why they're the best pick to take out Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in 2022. Each...

Wisconsin Democrats focus on beating Johnson, helping Evers

Jun. 05, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats focused their virtual state party convention Saturday on the importance of beating Republican U.S. Senate Ron Johnson and reelecting Gov. Tony Evers in 2022, two high-profile races that will once again put the battleground state in the national...

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson says he hasn't decided on 2022 run

Jun. 03, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday said he remains undecided about seeking a third term in 2022, stopped short of recommending people be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus and refused to blame former President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. ...

'Couldn't stay quiet': Capitol cop's mom wants Jan. 6 probe

May. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Sicknick's family wants to uncover every detail about the Jan. 6 insurrection by pro-Trump rioters, when the Capitol Police officer collapsed and later died. They can't understand why lawmakers do not. Sicknick was one of the on-duty officers...

Democratic Wisconsin state Sen. Larson enters US Senate race

May. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Chris Larson, of Milwaukee, joined an already crowded field of Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, launching his candidacy Wednesday with a promise to fight the “bullies in Washington and Wall...

Coming out of pandemic, Wisconsin workforce shortages remain

May. 22, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s return to near pre-pandemic unemployment levels has brought with it the reemergence of one of the biggest challenges facing some of the state’s largest industries — a workforce shortage. The need for workers in multiple sectors of...

Wisconsin Republicans want to end $300 unemployment bonus

May. 18, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want to end the $300-per-week federal unemployment supplement, which they said Tuesday hurts businesses that are struggling to fill vacancies as customers return amid a loosening of coronavirus restrictions. Republican Assembly...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 05, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Officials should show their work Everyone remembers those math worksheets from elementary school. You know, the ones where you had to solve problem after problem, showing you knew how to perform the...