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Afternoon News 

July 22, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers Orders $250M In State Budget Cuts Amid Coronavirus Downturn

Wisconsin capitol building
Gov. Tony Evers has ordered state agencies to cut $250 million from their budgets, a step he says was made necessary by declining revenues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

DHS: 58 Counties Have 'High' Levels Of COVID-19 Activity, But Some Report Downward Trajectory

Man in a mask, face shield, and robe approaches a vehicle with a COVID-19 test
There were 712 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were six new deaths from the virus. Read more »

'I Want To Be Back In The Ballpark': Miller Park Workers Share Uncertainty Amid The Pandemic

Miller Park, Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers are set to host their first home game of the season in less than two weeks. Major League Baseball told teams not to welcome fans for at least the first two weeks of the 2020 season. Without fans a team official said the Brewers will need very few game day workers.   Read more »

Three More Wisconsin Cities To Require Masks In Most Public Spaces

A woman in a mask hands a frozen treat to a customer from a food truck
Green Bay is one of three Wisconsin cities that have just voted to require residents to wear masks while in businesses and many other public spaces. The Common Council approved the ordinance 7 to 5 last night, after several hours of debate. Read more »

COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Nursing Homes Increase With Community Spread

Eva Davis peaks with her daughters at a nursing home
Wisconsin is among 23 states considered coronavirus "hot spots" which saw an increase in COVID-19 cases at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as the virus continued to spread throughout communities in late June and early July, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation review of state data. Read more »

Special Prosecutor Declines To Charge Iron County District Attorney After Criminal Investigation

Scales of justice
A special prosecutor has declined to charge Iron County's district attorney with a crime as part of an investigation into his conduct that involves a case he's prosecuting.  Read more »

Focus Shifts To Cleanup After Blaze At Burnett Dairy

fire truck
Authorities said they believe a fire that broke out Monday night at Burnett Dairy Cooperative in Grantsburg was caused by a mechanical malfunction and began in the plant's boiler room. Read more »
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