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October 14, 2020

Judge Blocks Evers Administration's Order Limiting Bar Capacity, Gatherings

Sara Kennely, cleans one of the dining tables at Max's Allegheny Tavern
A Sawyer County judge has blocked the enforcement of the Evers administration's emergency health order limiting public gatherings, and capacity in bars and restaurant. Read more »

Wisconsin Cases Of COVID-19 Continue To Rise, As Availability Of Hospital Beds Shrinks

A man in a blue gown leans down to a car holding a swab
There were 3,107 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 28 new deaths. Read more »

Barron County Cuts $25K From Domestic Violence Shelter Over Support Of Black Lives Matter

Embrace's shelter in the city of Ladysmith
A domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy organization in northwestern Wisconsin has lost $25,000 in funding from Barron County for it's support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Several regional law enforcement agencies have also cut ties with the group as a result.  Read more »

COVID-19 Field Hospital At Wisconsin State Fair Park Opens Wednesday

the front gates of the Wisconsin State Fair
A field hospital for COVID-19 patients opens on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair on Wednesday to help hospitals around the state that are strained by increased hospitalizations from the disease. Read more »

Outbreak Wisconsin: 'This is Slowly Grinding Us Into Dirt'

Mariah Clark, an emergency room nurse who has worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital for 12 years, wears personal protective equipment
As a weeks-long surge of coronavirus infections continue to grip Wisconsin, the state’s hospitals are filling up. As of Oct. 12, 74 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Dane County alone, where Mariah Clark works as an emergency department nurse at UW Health in Madison. Read more »

Pence Touts Military, Police, New SCOTUS Nominee In Waukesha

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledges the crowd at a Waukesha rally on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Vice President Mike Pence made another visit to Wisconsin Tuesday, as the Trump campaign spends the week in Wisconsin.  Read more »
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