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October 6, 2020

Evers Administration Issues Emergency Order Limiting Gatherings

Worker in PPE approahces a vehicle with a COVID-19 test
Gov. Tony Evers's administration issued an emergency order Tuesday limiting public gatherings, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases that has strained hospitals across the state. Read more »

Tiffany's Unmasked, Indoor Campaign Event Slammed As 'Completely Reckless'

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Mosinee
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany held a campaign event indoors — without a mask requirement or social distancing — as new COVID-19 infections spiked and hospitals in his district warned they could be overrun. Read more »

In Wisconsin, 2020 May Hinge On The Youth Vote — And Some Are Optimistic That Young Adults Will Turn Out

a man in a mask sits outdoors at a table as a poll worker in a face shield gives instructions
Young voters have historically turned out in much lower numbers than older voting blocs — but some organizations and teachers are betting on their political involvement to help shape the 2020 election.  Read more »

Fiserv Forum, Miller Park No Longer Early Voting Sites

an empty table at a restaurant is located near the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
Milwaukee officials will not use Fiserv Forum and Miller Park as early voting sites, fearing a potential lawsuit. Read more »

Many Electric Co-ops Resumed Disconnections As Utilities Were Prevented From Shutting Off Power

 Watt-hour meters track electricity used by residents of an apartment building.
WHYsconsin was recently asked what protections people have in regards to utility shutoffs or fees associated with late payments if the utility is a co-op, and how a crucial service that is also the only option for customers can be exempt from the moratorium. Read more »

Judge Rules No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Iron County District Attorney

gavel, court, law
A judge has ruled that a district attorney in one northern Wisconsin county will not face criminal charges over allegations that he issued a bogus subpoena in a case he's prosecuting.  Read more »

Judge Questions Need For Court To Rule On Mask Mandate

Judge Michael Waterman
A judge hearing the lawsuit over Wisconsin's statewide mask mandate repeatedly asked a lawyer for conservatives at a Monday hearing why he should block the mandate when the Legislature has decided not to. "They could do it tomorrow if they wanted to," said St. Croix County Judge Michael Waterman. Read more »
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