Gov. Tony Evers pledges $500 million for mental health, revenue sharing and PFAS treatment in the state

Gov. Tony Evers pledged to spend more than half a billion dollars in the next state budget on workforce development, mental health care and PFAS treatment in his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday. He also called for a dramatic change in the way the state funds local governments, a change he said … Read more

Women use oil for health, scripture study. local news

Wendy Empremo specializes in skin, solo and song in one way or another, and not necessarily in that order. The nearly 50-year-old Empremo is a brand partner with Young Living, a company that manufactures and sells essential oils. She is also a singles leader at Central Baptist Church, and works at radio station KBJS in … Read more

‘You’re treated like a criminal’: Wisconsin eyes fix for emergency mental health system

When Chrissy Barnard faced a mental health crisis and most needed care, law enforcement handcuffed her, put her in the back of a patrol car and drove five hours to Wisconsin’s only state-run mental health facility open to the general public . Barnard remembers the cool seats in the patrol car. She would eventually seize … Read more

Flu vaccines are especially important for health care workers, experts say, but vaccination rates vary among Wisconsin hospitals

As an aggressive flu season ravages Wisconsin hospitals, public health officials are once again urging people to get their flu shots. But not all hospitals require their staff to receive those vaccines, and hospital vaccination rates vary widely, according to a review of federal data by Wisconsin Public Radio. Statewide and nationwide, the majority of … Read more

Booster rates fall short of health officials’ targets ahead of the holidays

Health officials are pushing for Wisconsinites to get vaccinated as COVID-19 bivalent booster rates have fallen short of their goals ahead of the holiday season. The BQ.1.1 and BQ.1 variants of the Omicron virus emerged recently, but taken together, they now account for about 70 percent of infections nationwide, according to the US Centers for … Read more

Alanis Morissette, Halsey, Garbage and more voice their support for mental health and suicide prevention

(left to right) Alanis Morissette, Halsey and Shirley Manson performing at the Garbage 9th Annual Festival , [+] “We Can Survive” fundraiser at the Hollywood Bowl on October 22. Getty Images for Audacity The power of music couldn’t be more evident this past Saturday, as some of entertainment’s biggest names in three decades appeared in … Read more

Out and About: Area entertainment and cultural events starting Wednesday, July 6. lifestyle

Calendar items may be sent to [email protected], brought to the newsroom at 19 E. Church St., Martinsville, or mailed to PO Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24115. Pictures welcome. The date and time must be included. Chicks with Sticks They are weavers who gather every other Tuesday at Piedmont Arts from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. … Read more

Majestic Theater announces its 2022-2023 Celebrity Season. Arts & Entertainment

Experience the magic of live entertainment with Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the 2022-2023 celebrity season, which begins in August. The season lineup includes the first film festival dedicated to world-renowned musicians, dance shows, a magician, live theater and films by Ken Burns. The centerpiece of the 2022-2023 season is “Who Are We? A Festival … Read more

Make way: It’s Mary Louise Lee’s turn. John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

Longtime Denver artist Mary Louise Lee is one of the first black actors to play Rose in the classic musical “Gypsy.” RDG Photography Vintage Theater artistic director Bernie Cardell didn’t intend to make a statement when he cast Mary Louise Lee as one of the first black actors to play the iconic role of Mother … Read more

Kenosha is set for the Fourth of July weekend with events, entertainment for the whole family. local news

Things were dressed up and ready for the crowds on Friday as the city of Kenosha was filled with events and entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy on the Fourth of July weekend. Throughout the weekend, the Rainbow Valley Carnival will be running, with a variety of rides located west of Sixth Avenue … Read more