Fort McCoy nearing capacity, some leaving soon, most refugees vaccinated

Fort McCoy is nearing capacity of 13,000, while some Afghan refugees could leave soon, and mostly all are choosing to get vaccinated. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin along with other Wisconsin Democrats visited Fort McCoy to tour facilities and be briefed on Afghan evacuee operations. She said there's no child brides at the fort, despite earlier reports.

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue bill in history.

DWD: 29,300 unemployment applications submitted in Wisconsin in 4 days

MADISON -- Unemployment claims by workers displaced due to the coronavirus pandemic skyrocketed since Sunday, March 15.Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman said Thursday, March 19 preliminary numbers showed there were 1,500 claims on Sunday, 4,300 on Monday, 8,500 on Tuesday, and 15,000 on Wednesday.Gov.