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September 7, 2020

Wisconsin Tribes Receive $4M To Support Safe Housing During The Pandemic

a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station
Four tribes in Wisconsin are receiving around $4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help improve public health and safety during the pandemic. The funding is split among the Bad River and Lac du Flambeau Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa along with the St. Croix Chippewa and Ho-Chunk Nation.  Read more »

Researchers At UW Focus On Diversity In COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

a woman gets a shot
UW Health University Hospital in Madison is one of the test sites for a phase 3 trial of an experimental vaccine for COVID-19, and researchers are working to recruit a diverse group of people across race, ethnicity, gender and age to participate. Read more »

As Harvest Begins, Wisconsin Apple Orchards Hope Customers Return With New COVID-19 Practices

Apples, crop, fall, apple picking
With the added costs of new health precautions and managing crowds, orchard owners worry canceled fall events will mean lost revenue this season. Read more »

DNR Wardens Expect Busy Archery, Crossbow Deer Seasons Amid Pandemic

An outdoor retailer in Appleton said it's been difficult to keep hunting and fishing supplies in stock this summer as the coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in demand and supply chain disruptions. But it still has bow hunting accessories available as archery and crossbow deer hunting season begins this week. Read more »

Wisconsin Records Highest Positive Percentage Of COVID-19 Tests Since March As Dane County Warns Against Gatherings

A man wearing a facemask waits inside his car to be tested for COVID-19
There were 893 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday according to the state Department of Health Services. The positive percentage of 16.2 percent was the state's highest since March. There were no new deaths reported.  Read more »

'Change Your Lives': In First Public Statements, Jacob Blake Speaks From Hospital Bed

A person holds up a sign that reads "#Jacob Blake" as the motorcade with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden aboard passes
Jacob Blake says he's experiencing "nothing but pain" as he recovers from being shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer, and he urged supporters to appreciate their lives and stick together in a video statement from his hospital bed. Read more »

Without Antetokounmpo, Bucks Come Up Big In OT To Extend Series Against Heat

MVP finalist Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game with an ankle injury in the first half, but the Milwaukee Bucks managed to close out the Miami Heat in overtime to extend their season. The Heat lead the Bucks 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Read more »

COVID-19 Positives On The Rise At Some Wisconsin Universities

University students pack their rooms to leave due to COVID-19
With just a handful of Wisconsin universities reporting COVID-19 test results, the numbers of new positives at some have grown quickly during campuses' first week of classes. Read more »

Rittenhouse Lawyer Resigns From Defense Fund

A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Read more »
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