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The Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements joined forces on June 12 as people gathered for a celebration in Madison. The Pride for Black Lives rally at the state Capitol was organized to honor and celebrate people in the black and LGBTQ communities.
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The head of the Wisconsin's largest police union says the group supports a nationwide ban on chokeholds, as well as other reform measures aimed at increasing police accountability.
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Many discussions on a true return to "normal" — not just the phased, socially-distanced reopening of bars, restaurants and summer camps that's started in Wisconsin and around the world, but an actual rooting out of the virus — revolve around a vaccine that could be several years away.
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Police department leaders in Milwaukee defended their use of tear gas against protesters at a meeting of the city's Fire and Police Commission.
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Here's a roundup of what Wisconsin's congressional delegation has said on the topics of protest and police reform on the 14th consecutive day of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the state.
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Gov. Tony Evers remained largely silent during a media briefing on issues surrounding the recording members of his staff made of a conversation with Republican leaders without their knowledge.
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There have been 21,926 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 11, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 333 cases from the day before.
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The partisan divide between legislative Republicans and Gov. Tony Evers grew deeper as GOP leadership criticized the governor for recording a meeting without their knowledge.
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A rural school in north-central Wisconsin that had been targeted to close by the Merrill Area Public School district can stay open through at least June 2022, a judge has ruled.
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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.