Utilities say Wisconsin coal plants will operate longer due to COVID-19 supply constraints

Several Wisconsin coal plants will remain online years longer than planned as supply constraints caused by COVID-19 delay plans to transition away from fossil fuels, two of the state’s largest utilities announced Thursday. Madison-based Alliant Energy and Milwaukee-based We Energies said those delays and economic challenges will postpone the operation of clean energy projects. That … Read more

Wisconsin guardians frustrated over rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5

Eliza Wills called 10 different pharmacies in the Madison area before finding a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for her 4-year-old son, Deklen, at Fitchburg Family Pharmacy. On Thursday, Deklen will join the nearly 385,000 children in Wisconsin under age 17 that have been vaccinated against the disease so far. Wills said the hoops she had to … Read more

Beloit College provost shares how the US can grieve 1M COVID-19 deaths

Eric Boynton is using his background in philosophy to examine how the “slow burn” of the COVID-19 pandemic, which in a little over two years at least 1 million Americans, affects how the country grieves that scale of loss. Boynton, who is the provost and dean at Beloit College, has studied mass trauma and how … Read more