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UW partners with U.S. Cyber Command for cybersecurity education

MADISON, Wis. -- U.S. Cyber Command selected UW to join its new cybersecurity education initiative, officials announced Monday. The Academic Engagement Network, created earlier this month, is designed to prepare students to assist CYBERCOM in advancing information networks and withstanding…

Wisconsin man dies in Upper Peninsula snowmobile crash

Authorities say a 73-year-old Wisconsin man was killed when the snowmobile he was riding with his wife missed a corner on a snowmobile trail and struck a tree in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Michigan conservation officers investigating the crash said Richard Reesman of Burlington, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred about 1:45 p.m. Sunday along Snowmobile Trail No. 160, near Lookout Mountain in Ironwood Township. Reesman’s 71-year-old wife, Kathy reported the crash to Ashland County, Wisconsin, dispatchers via cellphone. She was hospitalized for shoulder pain.  

Wisconsin appeals court stays ballot drop box restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court stayed a judge’s restrictions on the use of absentee ballot drop boxes Monday, finding that curtailing their locations with the spring primary only weeks away could confuse and disenfranchise voters.

VP Harris touts replacing lead lines during Milwaukee stop

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday in Milwaukee that removing and replacing lead pipes is a moral imperative and must be one of the nation's highest priorities, pointing to the environmental and health risks lead exposure presents from children to the elderly.

Vos attorney says he didn't review Gableman records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos testified Monday that he didn't review records turned over by the investigator Vos hired to look into the 2020 election to determine if they complied with an open records request.

Iowa County cancels Tuesday drive-thru testing clinic due to cold

DODGEVILLE, Wis. -- Iowa County canceled Tuesday's drive-thru COVID testing clinic at the Health and Human Services Building amid forecasted extreme cold. Officials announced the cancellation Monday. Those looking for a test Tuesday can visit the following locations: Upland Hills…

Madison announces grants to support access to healthy food

MADISON, Wis. -- The Madison Food Policy Council is funding efforts to solve food access issues in the community. The 2022  SEED Grants will support projects that give people access to healthy food. $50,000 in grants will be distributed, with…