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October 9, 2020

More Than 14K UW System Students Sought Mental Health Counseling Last School Year

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More than 14,000 University of Wisconsin System students sought mental health counseling at the system's 13 universities and their branch campuses during the last school year. Of those, 41 percent reported seriously considering suicide.  Read more »

Mother, Sisters Of Slain Black Teen Alvin Cole Arrested At Protest

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Alvin Cole’s mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and Tristiana Cole, were arrested about 8:30 p.m. Thursday along with several others in a church parking lot in Wauwatosa. Read more »

Pence To Visit Waukesha As Wisconsin Coronavirus Cases Soar

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Vice President Mike Pence plans to make a campaign stop Tuesday at a manufacturing company in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Read more »

/www.wisconsinlife.org/?post_type=story&p=13027" class="origin-url">Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’" target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #56b3e5;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;">Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’

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Sparked by the fatal police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a riot broke out in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August 2016. /www.wisconsinlife.org/?post_type=story&p=13027" class="origin-url">Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’" target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #56b3e5;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;">Read more »

For The First Time Ever, New Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 3,000 In Wisconsin

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There were 3,132 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were nine new deaths. Read more »

Madison, Milwaukee Choose Local Pandemic Health Restrictions Over State's


Wisconsin’s two largest cities will continue to enforce existing local health orders designed to curb what Gov. Evers described as an "uncontrolled" rise in COVID-19 cases. Read more »

Wisconsin Officials Confirm First Coronavirus Deaths In State's Mink Industry

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The virus has killed thousands of mink in Utah and in European countries since April. Read more »
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