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More than 440,000 people in Wisconsin lost their jobs in April. With no money coming in, many found themselves visiting food pantries for the first time.
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A plan to send absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters has yet to clear a final procedural hurdle. The Wisconsin Elections Commission was scheduled to vote on the final wording of the mailing, but it delayed that vote until June 17.
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A top Republican accused Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of "Nixonesque" tactics after it was revealed that the governor's staff secretly recorded a private phone call between Evers and GOP leaders.
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Wisconsin Elections Commission staff proposed a draft of a mailer containing an absentee ballot request form that the group plans to send to 2.7 million registered voters for the fall 2020 election.
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Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Wisconsin is leading a coalition of 22 states in supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary decision to regulate so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS in drinking water.
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The identity of Wisconsin Rapids has always been closely tied to the paper industry. When Verso Corporation announced the it was idling its Wisconsin Rapids mill and laying off 900 employees, it cut to the heart of this community in central Wisconsin.
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Milwaukee County officials are concerned more residents aren't getting tested for COVID-19. For two weeks, the county has seen a downward trend in the number of people tested for the virus. At the same time, the percentage of positive tests has remained consistent.
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Calls for changes to the Madison Police Department have been refueled by comments made by the mayor in which she empathized with officers working to control Black Lives Matter protests in the midst of a pandemic.
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Activists across the country protesting police brutality are calling for police departments to be defunded. While proposals have varied, it generally means shifting funding from police — which typically consume the largest portion of a city's budget — to boost social programs.
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There have been 21,593 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 10, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 285 cases from the day before.