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Brittney Ermon


Madison, WI, United States

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Past articles by Brittney:

Critical Race Theory: Expert breaks down widely debated concept

Critical race theory is a widely-debated topic across the country, and there’s a mix of opinions about teaching the concept in the classroom. → Read More

At least one thousand Rockton residents displaced following Chemtool fire

Rockton residents within a 1.5 mile radius of the chemical plant fire remain displaced Monday night as the flames continued to burn. → Read More

“I’m not satisfied.”: Black community leaders reflect on racial justice progress one year later

Black community leaders said progress toward justice and equality is moving along, but work still needs to be done. → Read More

Racial disparities fuel post-pandemic recovery challenges, experts say

Communities of color will have a hard time bouncing back post pandemic because of inequality gaps that got worse over time. → Read More

UW-Health educators work to curb vaccine hesitancy in underserved communities

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact communities of color at a disproportionate rate, and UW-Health vaccine educators are working to curb hesitancy. → Read More

Local architect calls on community to stand for justice using furniture

“It’s a chair to make some take a stand. We don’t want people to be comfortable. We want people to get up and take action." → Read More

Organizations call for facial recognition technology ban for private use

Organizations across the country are calling for a ban to prevent private and corporate companies from using facial recognition technology. A Janesville organization is using the software to find missing pets. → Read More

Truck driving companies search for applicants amid shortage

Typically about 3.5 million truckers are on the road in the U.S., but during the Covid pandemic experts say most trucks don't leave the lot. → Read More

Biden summer food program expansion fights child hunger in Wisconsin

More than 30 million students in the U.S. will have food to eat during the summer, after the Biden administration expanding a program using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers proposes $20 million food aid funding in state budget

Gov. Tony Evers proposed a $20 million investment to connect state food pantries with Wisconsin producers. → Read More

CDC data says millions skipping out on second Covid shot

Nearly 8 percent of Americans are not getting their second Moderna or Pfizer Covid shot, according to new data from the CDC. → Read More

FBI warning: Fraudsters selling fake Covid vaccination cards online

The FBI is sounding the alarm on fake Covid vaccination cards being sold online. → Read More

Busy wedding season ahead following loosened Covid restrictions

After a year of cancellations and last minute changes, a busy wedding season is months away following loosened Covid restrictions. → Read More

Wisconsin restaurants kick off first day of drinks to-go

Sunday kicks off the first day restaurants in Wisconsin can sell cocktails to-go, but there are limits to the new law. → Read More

Assembly passes bill allowing natural hair braiding without license

A bipartisan bill passed in the Wisconsin Assembly would allow hairstylists to braid natural hair without a barbering or cosmetology license. → Read More

“Vaccine Passport”: Will you need a health-related stamp of approval to travel?

Will travelers be required to flash a badge confirming they’re Covid vaccinated to board an international flight? → Read More

Wisconsin Democrats introduce bill to eliminate “tipped” minimum wage

Wisconsin restaurant workers could see an hourly wage increase under a new bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers on Monday. → Read More

New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated grandparents can safely hug grandkids

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to CDC guidelines. → Read More

Maskless mass at Wisconsin State Capitol fires backlash

A photo provided by Sen. Melissa Agard shows dozens of people shoulder to shoulder and maskless, while watching a public hearing at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Wednesday. → Read More

Mixed reaction from local restaurants following Dane County capacity limit increase

The new rules come after Dane County public health officials announced a new emergency health order loosening restrictions. → Read More