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The George Floyd March in Wausau on June 7 was the city's third protest in a week. Some 1,500 protesters marched on downtown city streets, chanting for an end to police brutality.
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For attorneys around Wisconsin, routine legal matters — from drawing up wills to divo rces — have slowed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wisconsinites — from activists to professional basketball players to politicians to concerned citizens — took to the streets once more on June 7 to take part in ongoing protests that spread nationwide after George Floyd was killed in the custody of Minneapolis police officers.
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There have been 20,835 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 7, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 264 cases from the day before.
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June 6 marks the ninth day in Wisconsin in which demonstrations have filled city streets and public spaces as organizers have sought to raise awareness about a range of social justice issues, including institutional racism, police brutality and the flaws of the criminal justice system.
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There have been 20,571 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 6, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 322 cases from the day before.
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As the ongoing pandemic shutters businesses and puts people out of work, garage sale and flea market organizers are trying to avoid becoming the latest victim of COVID-19 cancellations, delaying open dates and taking precautions to make their events safer.
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For the eighth day in a row, protesters across Wisconsin gathered Friday to remember African Americans killed by law enforcement and fight for the end to racial injustice and police brutality.
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Police reform is an immediate action item for community organizers protesting the killing of George Floyd. Angela Lang, executive director of Black Leaders Organizing Communities, discusses policing, the structure of white supremacy and changes demonstrators in Milwaukee are seeking.
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A bill before the Wisconsin Legislature would define the primary duty of law enforcement as preserving the life of all individuals, and that deadly force is to be used only as a last resort. A former police officer, State Sen. Van Wanggaard discusses this proposal and the training of police.