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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

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40 state parks ordered closed by Gov. Tony Evers

With few recreational activities left to help Wisconsinites ride out the state’s stay at home order, many are turning to nature. The state’s network...

Foxconn files report claiming more than 600 employees

Nearly half of the employees Foxconn hired in 2019 came on board during the last month of the year, and about 60% were hired...
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Evers: Drive-in church services OK under ‘Safer at Home’

Wisconsin religious groups who want to gather for drive-in services in which worshipers remain in their own cars may do so and not violate...
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Vice President Tammy Baldwin?

Wisconsin's Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is high on the list of the Washington Post's 11 most logical vice-presidential picks for presumptive-nominee Joe Biden. The Post's...
West Madison polling location at Covenant Presbyterian Church workers are behind plexiglass passing ballots to voters. (Photo: Melanie Conklin)

Lawyer: Court ignored its own rules in hearing on postponing election

A lawyer is questioning the state Supreme Court’s consideration of briefs from three outside parties opposing Gov. Tony Evers’ executive order to postpone Tuesday’s...

Baldwin: Open up the ACA marketplace enrollment now

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has been pushing to make health insurance available to more Americans during the pandemic by reopening the Affordable Care Act...

Bernie Sanders drops out, a ‘gut punch’ for Wisconsin progressives

The news that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race to be the Democratic nominee for president, coming the day after...

‘All things considered’ Wisconsin does its best to vote

Wisconsin’s 2020 spring election will be graded on a curve — well, two actually.  The first curve is how well election officials were able to...
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New guide offers tips to deal with medical debt

Just as the pandemic novel coronavirus is making thousands of Wisconsin residents sick, a new guide on how to deal with medical debt has...
Wisconsin Capitol and the Forward statue wearing a protective face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Nazan Gillie

Gov. Tony Evers suspends the April 7 election

The Wisconsin Legislature refused the call from Gov. Tony Evers to come into session on Saturday or Monday to address the safety issues surrounding...
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