Wisconsin News Briefs

Milwaukee County Receives 575,000 N-95 Masks

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced Milwaukee County received a shipment of 575,000 N-95 masks. The masks come as part of Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ effort to distribute over 5 million pieces of personal protective equipment since the beginning of the year.  Cudahy, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, North Shore, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis. This week, the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is distributing the remainder of the masks along County service lines and to community agency partners.

The additional masks from the Evers Administration allow the department to make masks available for provider staff, community members, and community organizations.Community providers serving vulnerable County residents, like churches, food pantries, and others meeting community needs are encouraged to reach out to DHHS at (414) 289-6482 to learn how you can order masks.

DMV offers information on a free ID to vote in the Spring Primary

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has information and services to help people obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting. The department urges residents needing an ID to start the process now to have identification in time for the Wisconsin 2022 Spring Primary, February 15.

Valid identification for voting purposes includes a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.” A federally-compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes. Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

To obtain identification to show at the polls for voting, begin online wisconsindmv.gov/idcards. If the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available, DMV has a process, called the Voter ID Petition Process, to obtain the necessary information. This process, available free of charge, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained.

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call DMV’s toll-free Voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069. Questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information can be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission at elections.wi.gov

Start your application now at wisconsindmv.gov at a local DMV Customer Service Center. To find a DMV, check hours, services and wait times, visit wisconsindmv.gov\centers.

Center is welcoming the Ballet Folklórico de México

Performance on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee is made up of diverse neighborhoods with rich culture that deserve to be represented on stage. Creating a line-up with diverse performances like Ballet Folklórico de México is just one of the ways the Marcus Performing Arts Center is continuing to follow through on its commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).