The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily developments in the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, with data from the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Republican superspreaders

President Donald Trump made a showy entrance in his motorcade on the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway race track in West Salem on Tuesday night, every inch the demagogue as he waved to the cheering...
Gov. Tony Evers

‘No way to sugarcoat it’: Records shattered for COVID-19 cases, deaths

Stay home. Stick to your immediate family or household. Keep your circles to five or fewer people — total. Restrict your shopping to once a week or less. Focus on the essentials. In short: Do what you did...
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh attends his ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was confirmed in the Senate 50-48 after a contentious process that included several women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In ‘ominous’ decision for democracy, Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin’s absentee ballot appeal 

On Monday evening, just minutes before President Donald Trump held a Rose Garden ceremony to swear in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Court rejected an appeal to extend the deadline for counting...
Speaker Robin Vos at a virtual press conference on March 25, 2020

Could Robin Vos be vulnerable in the upcoming election?

Independent spending in the Racine-area race against Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) skyrocketed over the past week  A week ago on Monday about  $19,300 had been reported in express spending by outside advocacy groups in...
The state Assembly’s ceiling restoration project will finish this week. From left to right, Bridget Kiefer, Jeff LaMay, Robin Zentner and Mike Bath. The temporary “dance floor” is 30 feet above the room’s actual floor, creating a fairytale ballroom. (Photo by Jay Rath)

Assembly restoration preserves chamber’s beauty

Though the Wisconsin Assembly hasn’t met since April 14, a lot of hard, detailed work has been taking place in its State Capitol chamber. After years of planning and months of work, restoration of...
School lunchroom middle school

School districts are running out of teachers in the pandemic

Whiplash from continual opening and closing of schools is what the Oak Creek Franklin school district wanted to avoid. But whiplash is what it got. The Oak Creek Franklin schools were all set to open...
Wisconsin Capitol building in fall with autumn leaves in bright orange all around it

What government could do still to combat COVID-19’s effects

It’s been more than six months since the Legislature last met, and the total number of Wisconsin residents infected with the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 is now 51 times what it was then. As of...
Wauwatosa Police Department squad cars responding during a standoff with protesters on July 7, 2020. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

The 1960s Supreme Court case connecting the Joseph Mensah investigation to the Rodney King trial

Five Wauwatosa Police officers with important information about the scene of the 2016 police shooting of Jay Anderson were not interviewed as part of the independent investigation into the shooter, Officer Joseph Mensah.  Those five...
A poll worker sits outside of Washington High School wearing a protective mask. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Mixed emotions as Milwaukee voters head to the polls

With Nov. 3 fast approaching, Milwaukee residents have expressed a mixture of suspicion of the systems that have worked against minority and low-income voters and excitement about the sense of empowerment coming out of...
Protesters confront riot police blocking the Miller Parkway freeway entrance in Milwaukee, on the first day of protests. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Cell data recovery by police is new privacy frontier for courts

The District III Court of Appeals has certified a case to the  Wisconsin Supreme Court which explores the limits of law enforcement’s ability to download and access cell phone data. The case involves data...
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