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

Wisconsin Badgers playing football in the snow

Badger football game canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

The University of Wisconsin football team was forced to cancel its game scheduled for Saturday against Nebraska after a number of players and staff...
DUBUQUE, IOWA - APRIL 30: Guests wait for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden for a campaign event at the Grand River Center on April 30, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa. Biden is on his first visit to the state since announcing that he was officially seeking the Democratic nomination for president. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll putting Biden 17 points ahead in Wisconsin met with incredulity

A poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News raised eyebrows in Wisconsin as it showed Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 17%,...
Vote sign in Madison on Majestic

Wisconsin nears absentee request deadline, ballots shouldn’t be mailed

The deadline for registered voters in Wisconsin to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Oct. 29. Elections officials say that from now until Election...
Wisconsin State Capitol Police car in front of Wisconsin Capitol. (Photo: WI Department of Administration)

Wisconsin’s total law enforcement spending 15th in nation as communities enter budget season

Wisconsin’s local governments have entered budget season amid an economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and an upwelling in calls for the defunding...

Report details how racism divided Burlington in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement

In August, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake started a protest movement in Kenosha, a fourth grade teacher in Burlington, Melissa Statz, heard...

County Clerks turn to Supreme Court to get thousands of misprinted ballots counted

The clerks of Outagamie and Calumet counties filed an original action with the Wisconsin Supreme Court Monday for direction on how to make sure...
National Guard block North Avenue into Wauwatosa. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

National Guard deploying cyber unit on federal mission

The Wisconsin National Guard is sending more than 20 soldiers to Fort Meade in Maryland, in a deployment that will likely last a year....
Candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump at the final presidential debate.

An expert in nonverbal communication watched the Trump-Biden debate with the sound turned down...

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on Oct. 22 for the final debate in the 2020 election and, like the...
Great lakes rising House falling into the lake

A warmer, wetter Wisconsin caused by climate change will have severe health impacts, report...

The health effects of climate change on Wisconsinites are starting to emerge and will only get worse as the global situation worsens — especially...
Kenosha Protests

Vos’ move on racial justice – task force appointed

Seeking action on racial justice, disparities and policing in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police, the Legislative Black Caucus members worked...
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