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September 4, 2020

Absentee Ballot Applications From State Cause Confusion Among Voters

mail-in ballots being counted
Election officials say voters can check the My Vote Wisconsin website or call their local clerk's office to verify their request for an absentee ballot this fall. Read more »

Missouri Men Arrested, Charged With Illegal Firearm Possession After Traveling To Kenosha

Police in riot gear stand outside the Kenosha County Court House
A federal prosecutor in Wisconsin has announced that two Missouri men have been arrested and charged with illegal possesion of firearms after traveling to protests in Kenosha.  Read more »

UW System Reports Slight Enrollment Decline

Bascom Hall, UW-Madison
The University of Wisconsin System has announced that fall enrollment appears to be only slightly down from last year, with nearly 126,000 students enrolled at the 10 universities that have begun on-campus classes. Read more »

Judge Decides To Keep Kanye West Lawsuit Over November Ballot In State Court

Kanye West speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016.
Rapper Kanye West's lawsuit demanding election officials place him on Wisconsin's presidential ballot in November will remain in state court. Read more »

People With Dyslexia Can Thrive With Proper Tools And Help, Authors Say

Dyslexia Foundation Centre
Micki Boas and Shawn Robinson are two authors who have taken different approaches to acknowledging the challenges that people with dyslexia have with learning and reading. Read more »
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