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Afternoon News 

July 29, 2020

Following Denials, Laid-Off Wisconsin Workers With Disabilities Now Eligible For Federal Pandemic Aid

Caleb Frostman, DWD secretary.
Potentially hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities are now eligible for federal aid that other unemployed workers have received during the pandemic. Read more »

DHS Reports 870 New Cases Of COVID-19, 5 Deaths

A woman in a face shield and a blue gown turns away from a car with a sample in her hands
New reports of COVID-19 cases ticked up Wednesday in Wisconsin and five more people died from the disease, according to the latest data published by the state's Department of Health Services. Read more »

Survey: Most Rural Schools Plan In-Person Classes Without Masks Or Temperature Checks

A custodian cleans the cafeteria at a Texas elementary school.
Most of Wisconsin's rural schools are planning to reopen in the fall with in-person classes and no mask requirement, a survey of dozens of districts found. Read more »

Baldwin Is Looking Forward To Biden VP Announcement, Supports Federal Agents In Milwaukee


Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she's honored to be considered a possible vice-presidential pick. It's one of the topics she covered Wednesday when she spoke to members of the Milwaukee Press Club. She also spoke about the next coronavirus relief bill, the DNC and a possible COVID-19 vaccine. Read more »

Warmer Surface Waters On Great Lakes Set Stage For Harmful Algal Blooms

algae bloom on Lake Superior
Surface water temperatures on the Great Lakes have been warmer than average this year, and that's prompting researchers to ask the public to be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms on Lake Superior.  Read more »

Federal Agents Coming To Milwaukee 'Differs Entirely From Operation In Portland,' Says US Attorney Krueger

Milwaukee skyline
More than 25 federal agents, some assigned for three months and some assigned permanently, will come to Milwaukee over the next year to address violent crime.  Read more »
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