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

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Kaul, Evers comment on Minneapolis killing of George Floyd

  Friday morning, as protests continued in the streets of Minneapolis and spread out across the country, two top Wisconsin elected officials weighed in with...
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State offers $10M to local health clinics to help cover COVID-19 costs

Health clinics serving underserved parts of the state will get $10 million to help cover their costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state...
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Wisconsin State Fair canceled

The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled, with organizers citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fair’s 12-member board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday...

COVID-19 cases still rising; communities get CARES funds

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases continue to rise, but so does testing, state officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Gov. Tony Evers announced $200 million in grants to local...
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Elections Commission approves more than $6 million in spending, will send ballot applications to...

With only a few short detours into partisan bickering, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) approved spending more than $6 million in grant money provided...

State rolls out directory of local businesses online

Wisconsin launched a new directory Tuesday listing small businesses that offer online service, as part of the state’s response to the business impact of...
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Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change holds third meeting

As Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes points out, “climate change was here before the pandemic, it’ll be here after and there are ways that these...

States urge Trump not to cut National Guard COVID funding

On the cusp of Memorial Day, states are being pushed to confront the Trump Administration over the continued funding of local National Guard COVID-19...
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More state parks re-open, though restrictions remain in effect

Starting on Saturday, Wisconsin’s state parks will begin adjusting their operations, while upholding recommended public health guidelines. All parks will return to regular hours...
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Walker pens New York Times op-ed urging government to support workers

On Wednesday, former Gov. Scott Walker had an opinion piece published  in the New York Times, which largely repeated messages that Wisconsin legislators made...
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