The eyes of the nation will be on Washington D.C. next Wednesday when President-elect Joe Biden becomes President Biden. Security will be very tight amid the recent violence in D.C. and the possible protests to come.
The National Rifle Association says the nation’s most powerful gun-rights organization has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York.
With Madison Metropolitan Schools continuing to rely on virtual education leading into the coming semester, the district’s athletics department has opted to maintain the status quo regarding winter and alternate season sports.
UW Madison administrators are considering a pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester, which does not impact a student’s GPA. Some on campus are wondering what this system could mean for students who must maintain a certain GPA in order to keep financial aid or scholarships. Karla Weber, the Communications Manager with UW-Madison’s Office of Student Financial Aid, says this is a question they were faced with in the spring.
So far, during the pandemic, Dane Buy Local has given out $14.8 million to local businesses. However, the financial requests from Dane County businesses alone added up to more than $78 million as of June 2020.
President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and business struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.
Law enforcement for the U.S. Capitol is warning everyone that the entire complex will be closed to the public on Inauguration Day and officers will use “appropriate force” to stop anyone from entering Capitol grounds.