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UW System President Ray Cross has announced 40 layoffs in the central office's UW-Shared Services division. This accounts for about 19 percent of the total workforce.
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The Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander will not happen in July, despite having received permission from an Oneida County Board committee to move forward.
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A Milwaukee Common Council member is asking Gov. Tony Evers to reinstate a coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions that expired earlier this week, especially since Milwaukee County is forgiving property owners for delinquent property tax payments.
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This Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, citing the risk of having more than a million people in close quarters for 11 days.
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Cell phone mobility data shows Wisconsin residents started traveling more during the first week of May. And that movement continued to increase after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state's "Safer at Home" order on May 13.
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The state would send roughly 2.7 million registered voters absentee ballot applications under a motion approved unanimously by the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission.
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Of the 2.4 million weekly claims submitted to the state between March 15 and May 23, about 728,000 had yet to be paid as of the latter date, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
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A country music festival with expected attendance of more than 16,000 people per day is among the first major gatherings in Wisconsin approved to move forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The state Supreme Court won't take up a second lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order, a step that could preserve the power of local governments to issue their own stay-at-home restrictions.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is allowing circuit courts to resume jury trials and in-person hearings as long as they create plans to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Some courts are beginning to hold proceedings while most will likely take time to get up and running.