Teacher wearing a face shield in class in COVID-19

Community groups demand action to prevent virus spread, protect health and education

BY: - September 30, 2020

A group of community organizations in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee and Madison teachers’ unions called for more action from Wisconsin’s leaders to protect health and education in Wisconsin.  The coalition demanded that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) move education online in all of Wisconsin’s public and private schools, colleges and universities as the […]

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Former U.S. AG Holder to testify on Wisconsin maps Thursday evening

BY: - September 30, 2020

There will be a familiar face when it comes to the national topic of gerrymandering at the People’s Maps Commission virtual public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 1. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is now the chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, plans to testify. The news comes from Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green […]

Rural FIre Service firefighters conduct property protection patrols at the Dunn Road fire on January 10, 2020 in Mount Adrah, Australia. NSW is bracing for severe fire conditions, with high temperatures and strong winds forecast across the state. There are about 135 fires burning in NSW, 50 of which are uncontained. 20 people have died in the bushfires across Australia in recent weeks, including three volunteer firefighters. About 1995 homes have been destroyed and another 816 have been damaged across NSW. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

Climate group says Wisconsin’s risk of wildfires may be growing

BY: - September 30, 2020

Scenes of forests charred by unprecedented wildfires, skies filled with red-black and orange hues and widespread displacement are still appearing in headlines even after a month of fires raging along the west coast. They have produced eerie glimpses of the future climate change is driving us towards. In Wisconsin, the wildfire seasons appear to come […]

‘The virus is everywhere’

BY: - September 30, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin continues to get worse, Gov. Tony Evers and state health officials warned Tuesday — and unless more people take it seriously, many more people may die from the virus in the coming weeks and months. “We are in a crisis,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer of the […]

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)

Cleveland debate: Fact checking claims from Trump, Biden

BY: - September 30, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off in their first General Election debate in Cleveland on Tuesday night. There were plenty of fireworks throughout the night, most coming from the debate stage and not from Progressive Field three miles away. (Sorry, Indians fans.) Here is a look at several claims with […]

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Biden says he’ll support election outcome but Trump urges supporters to ‘watch very carefully’

BY: - September 30, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged Tuesday night to accept the outcome of the election, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “watch very carefully” what happens as voters cast their general-election ballots. Those comments were in response to a question at the first presidential debate from debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris […]

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Trump tells far-right group to ‘stand back and stand by’ in presidential debate

BY: - September 30, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism. Trump directly addressed a far-right group, the Proud Boys, telling them to “stand back and stand by,” and failed to answer a question about why Americans should […]

Absentee ballot envelope for vote by mail with denim mask on top of it

Trump, Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in first presidential debate

BY: - September 30, 2020

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state economies should reopen amid the pandemic, just two of many areas where they squabbled during Tuesday’s contentious and often chaotic first debate. The exchange between President Donald Trump and former Vice […]

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WILL tells Supreme Court that 5% error rate in voter purge is okay

BY: - September 29, 2020

No clear indication was given on how the Wisconsin Supreme Court would rule in a case to decide whether nearly 130,000 Wisconsin voter registration records should stay on the voter rolls after oral arguments were held Tuesday.  At issue in the case is the ERIC Movers list, a database maintained by more than 30 states […]

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis alongside Rev. Dr. William Barber at a rally. (Photo by Steve Pavey)

Poor People’s Campaign sermonizes on systemic injustices and the time to fight

BY: - September 29, 2020

“If there ever was a time to fight,” Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis said during a livestreamed address by the Poor People’s Campaign, “it is now.” The Sept. 24 address rang out like a sermon. It was made in response to of the ongoing trials of 2020, and the specter of the November presidential election looming […]

A surgical mask and an N95 mask hang on display for sale at a pharmacy. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Plaintiffs want court to order immediate end to mask requirement

BY: - September 28, 2020

As the number of positive tests for COVID-19 has skyrocketed in Wisconsin, the conservative law firm that wants to stop Gov. Tony Evers from declaring a health emergency or requiring masks to curb the spread of the virus now wants the court to immediately block all of those orders, including new ones the governor issued […]

Chime in Thursday if you have an opinion on how Wisconsin should draw redistricting maps

BY: - September 28, 2020

For the past decade, Wisconsin has been divided into congressional and legislative districts using some of the most gerrymandered maps in the nation. If you want to have a say about how Wisconsin’s new maps should be done for the coming decade, Gov. Tony Evers’ newly appointed People’s Maps Commission — charged with proposing fair, […]