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).

A poster depicting Christopher Davis. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Mother of Christopher Davis continues seeking justice for son killed in botched drug bust

“My kids call me every day,” Doretha Lock told Wisconsin Examiner, recalling the day that her son, 21-year-old Christopher Davis, was killed by police in Walworth County. Although he’d called to check in, Lock...
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GOP fights Evers new emergency mask order despite COVID rise in Wisconsin

With one week to go before the state’s current statewide mask order expires, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new order Tuesday, along with a new public health emergency order as COVID-19 outbreaks persist on...
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Shawano County courthouse closed due to COVID-19 outbreak but DA won’t go virtual

After a case of COVID-19 was confirmed among the county employees who work in the Shawano County Courthouse, the building was shut down until Oct. 5. But the Shawano County District Attorney Greg Parker...
Demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration law outside the Arizona Capitol building on April 23, 2010. Protesters said the law will lead to racial profiling and civil rights abuses against the Hispanic community. Photo by John Moore | Getty Images

Congress launches inquiry into claims about gynecological procedures at Georgia immigrant facility

Top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or full understanding of the treatment that was being performed. Dawn Wooten,...
MANITOWOC, WI - SEPTEMBER 21: Jill Brunscheen, a supporter of Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a rally outside the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry on September 21, 2020 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Biden spoke at the foundry during his second campaign stop in Wisconsin this month. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Biden and Trump: Who’s the real populist?

It was a sharp contrast. President Donald Trump’s jammed-together, cheering crowd in Mosinee last week defied a statewide mask order and basked in the president’s taunting and provocative rants. Then, on Monday, former Vice...
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Parisi, Blank go back and forth on UW’s role in spreading COVID-19

Following a continued spike in Dane County COVID-19 cases, County Executive Joe Parisi on Sunday renewed his calls for UW-Madison to close dorms and move to entirely virtual classes for the remainder of the...

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the...

Pandemic historian to leaders: ‘Just tell the truth’ 

John Barry’s advice to officials responding to COVID-19 starts simple. “Just tell the truth,” said Barry, who wrote “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” and has advised two U.S. presidents...
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Who formally declares the winner of the U.S. presidential election?

With the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching at a time of extraordinary political and social disruption, the possibility of an unclear or contested result is coming under scrutiny. Unlike many other countries, where the president...
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RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice, she was committed to ensuring their rightful place in America...
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