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Wisconsin Public Radio

Afternoon News 

July 21, 2020

For The First Time Ever, Wisconsin Surpasses 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases In 1 Day

A woman leans back in a car as her nose is swabbed for COVID-19
There were 1,117 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's the highest one-day total the state has seen since the pandemic began. There were 13 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Bipartisan Group To Promote In-Person And Mail-In Voting During Pandemic

Voters wearing masks
A bipartisan coalition of high-level Wisconsin politicians have launched an initiative to educate voters about in-person and mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Board OKs Restoring Capitol Statues, Launching Money Drive


The board that approves repairs at the state Capitol has approved restoring two statues that protesters ripped down by spring. Read more »

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Local Stay-At-Home Orders In Wisconsin

scales of justice
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging local governments' restrictions related to COVID-19. But the case could be revived. Read more »

EPA Signs Off On Standards To Reduce Phosphorus Pollution In The Wisconsin River Basin

Petenwell Lake
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved site-specific criteria to reduce phosphorus pollution in several lakes within the Wisconsin River basin, a move that would impact more than 100 municipal and industrial facilities. Read more »
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