COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Amazon workers protest working conditions in Minnesota with signs asking for "safe jobs"

Trump labor board passes rule to enshrine results of a ‘rigged election’

Amid a wave nationally of impromptu 'wildcat' walkouts by workers calling attention to job hazards as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal...
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Money and political power at stake as COVID-19 threatens census

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day.  Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout...
A sign guides voters on Election Day at 514 Studios on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

‘This election is going to go down as one of the worst elections in...

On March 18, 20 days before election day, the Wisconsin Elections Commission held a meeting in which it discussed a shortage of poll workers,...
A cyclist passes a "Health Advisory" sign on March 18, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Miami Beach city officials closed the area of the beach that is popular with college spring breakers and asked them to refrain from large gatherings where COVID-19 could spread. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

COVID news: IRS check scammers, disaster relief, Evers’ new order

Federal disaster relief request for Wisconsin Via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Evers asked the president to issue a major disaster declaration for...
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A voter reacts to state guidelines for absentee ballots

Last week, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) released guidance for voters concerned about their ability to obtain the required witness signature on their absentee...
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COVID-19 comes to the bargaining table

As the COVID-19 illness changes everything, Wisconsin unions and employers whose workers they represent have been making changes of their own — or trying...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Signage at an early voting center on September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

‘A horse of a different color’: Wisconsin campaigns adjust to coronavirus

In a typical election, the best way to earn votes — in local and statewide races — is going door-to-door, talking to as many...
Police cops sheriff officers in an empty apartment signing eviction order with keys next to them

Rent Zero: Activists push for expanded support during pandemic

With April 1 upon us, renters across the state and country are riding into a period of unease. For many, the sudden spread of...
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Evers urges lawmakers to convene as state readies for surge in patients

As the state braces for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers reiterated his call Monday for the state Legislature to return...
President Trump Signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act President Donald J. Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin as he displays his signature on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump’s failed leadership on coronavirus pushes nation to the brink

As the nation reels from the novel coronavirus and its impacts, each new day brings fresh evidence of President Donald Trump’s failed leadership. Trump...
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