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Friday, September 17, 2021



Compounding trauma, structural systems may explain prevalence of school shootings

“It’s impossible to ignore the fact that in addition to today’s officer-involved shooting at Oshkosh West, the Sparta School District is closed due to security threats, and that this happened just a day after we had another school shooting at Waukesha South,” Gov. Tony Evers said in a press statement after two days of back-to-back school shootings shook communities across the state. 


Deaf versus deaf: social identity versus hearing deficiency

“People assume that the only way for Deaf people to survive is to use hearing aids,” wrote UW-Madison student Tobin Zolkowski. “Deaf people do not want to cure their Deafness.” Zolkowski is one of 466 million deaf people in the world, according to the World Health Organization. He identifies with the Deaf community, which he believes is often misunderstood.


Dreamers, allies gather in support of DACA at Capitol

“Sí, se puede,” “Immigrants are here to stay” and “This is what democracy looks like” were chanted from the steps of the Capitol Tuesday. Protesters gathered across the country in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as the U.S. Supreme Court begins their hearing of its case.  


Split government quarrel, Senate reject Evers cabinet nominee

The Wisconsin Senate dismissed Brad Pfaff, the agriculture secretary appointed by Gov. Tony Evers in a 19 to 14 vote made in a floor session Tuesday — unanimous along respective party lines. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, who first raised awareness of Pfaff’s potential to not get confirmed during a phone call with Evers Friday, shared his reasoning for voting against Pfaff’s nomination.


Wisconsin Senate expected not to confirm Evers’ Ag. Sec nominee

Senate Republicans expected not to sanction governor-nominated Agricultural Secretary Brad Pfaff during the Nov. 5 floor session after a phone conversation between Gov. Tony Evers and the majority leader.  Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, encouraged Gov. Tony Evers to remove Pfaff before the session, indicating Friday there were not enough votes in the caucus to confirm the Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection nominee. 

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