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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.
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As protests over police brutality and systemic racism continue, state and local leaders in Wisconsin are grappling with how to address the needs of their own communities. Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes discusses police budgets and policy, a culture of racism, and his vision for the state.
Wisconsin is not the only place where voter roll purges are sparking disputes.
Multiple court cases filed in Wisconsin and across the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election illustrate the tension between maintaining clean and accurate voter rolls and promoting accessibility for all.
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Youth sports leagues across Wisconsin are figuring out ways to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of offering kids some sense of normalcy.