A state audit faults the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for how it awarded grants and ventilators to health care providers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Category: Health & Welfare
No emergency needed: Community paramedics in Wisconsin, elsewhere visit patients at home
Community paramedics are providing non-emergency care in at least six cities in Wisconsin with eight others in the planning stages.
Sen. Ron Johnson renews call for Wisconsin abortion vote
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is renewing his call for a statewide vote in Wisconsin on abortion rights, but has declined to say how he would vote on such a measure.
Wisconsin eviction process: What happens to a tenant’s property?
What Milwaukee renters and those statewide should know about their possessions after an eviction.
New data trace COVID-19 cases, deaths at Wisconsin food production facilities
Many Midwest states didn’t track COVID-19 cases by industry and date. But Wisconsin data show how long food production employees dealt with the virus during the pandemic.
‘Hard to get sober young’: Recovery schools, including one in Wisconsin, help students kick addictions
Denver’s 5280 High School and Madison’s Horizon High School are among just 43 such recovery schools in the U.S. One Wisconsin state senator would like to see more.
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers working on medical pot legalization
After years of opposition to any form of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are now working privately to build support for a medical marijuana program that could win bipartisan backing and be enacted into law later this year.
Six-week waits, one counselor for eight rural districts: These are some of the hurdles facing youth mental health
Families and schools alike are scrambling to get the mental health care their children need to thrive. Providers are stretched thin. What’s going on?
State of Wisconsin ends free in-person COVID-19 testing
But free at-home tests remain available through “Say Yes! Covid Test” and the federal government.
Nonprofits in Wisconsin and elsewhere scramble for volunteers
As pandemic-related government aid programs end and inflation rises, nonprofits of all kinds are looking everywhere and trying everything to get volunteers.
Whistleblower claims Milwaukee doctor performed unneeded surgeries
Complaint says Aurora St. Luke’s Dr. Scott Kamelle endangered patients — and drove up costs — with extra surgeries and a product not OK’d for internal use
PFAS are in rain jackets, hiking pants, shirts and other clothing. Here’s what to know.
There could be more than just fashion risks involved when buying a pair of leggings or a raincoat.