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Many of Dane County’s private and parochial students will return to school buildings on Monday after the conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked a county emergency order that barred in-person classes for grades 3-12 during the pandemic, the Cap Times reports.
The court issued its 4-3 order along familiar ideological lines.
“While the sides make their arguments on the merits of the order over the next 60 days, the court determined that continuing to bar in-person school would do ‘irreparable harm’ and indicated in the opinion a likelihood that the challengers will win the final decision, as well,” Scott Girard reports.
As far as the economy goes, we might want to start spelling ‘pandemic’ with a ‘K’ — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Catholic dioceses to lift dispensation that allowed people to skip Sunday Mass due to COVID-19 — Green Bay Press Gazette
‘I just want to play’: $19 billion youth sports industry powers ahead through the pandemic largely unregulated — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘I can show you better than I can tell you’: Meet the man behind ‘Milwaukee in Pain’ — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
‘Frustrated and overwhelmed’: Quarantined UW-Madison students weigh being ‘stuck,’ going home — Wisconsin State Journal
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