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September 8, 2020

In-Person Campaigning Can Be Dangerous In a Pandemic. Wisconsin Politicians Are Finding Ways To Do it Anyway.

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Political years are usually filled with campaign events and candidate appearances, the more people the better. But in a pandemic, candidates have to find creative ways to get people's attention and make contact with voters in low-risk ways. Read more »

Letter From Trump In USDA Food Boxes Has Nonprofits Concerned About Playing Politics

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program in North Carolina
A letter from President Donald Trump included in a federal food assistance program is causing concern for nonprofits who aren't allowed to participate in partisan politics. Democrats say the letter violates federal law. Read more »

Wisconsin Economy Takes A Hit From Sports Delays, Cancellations

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The Ryder Cup, originally set to take place in Kohler this month, was expected to bring $135 million in economic impact to the state, according to Visit Milwaukee. Not counting the Bucks and the Brewers, Milwaukee stands to miss out on about $92 million this year due to canceled and delayed sporting events. Read more »

State Health Officials Report 567 New COVID-19 Cases To Cap Labor Day Weekend's Rise

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There were 567 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Monday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were zero new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Labor Day Draws Vice Presidential Candidates To Wisconsin

Kamala Harris
Two months out from the U.S. presidential election and Wisconsin has become a more frequent destination for both campaigns.   Read more »
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