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September 10, 2020

Wisconsin Sets New Single-Day Record For COVID-19 Cases With 1,547 Positive Tests

Worker in PPE approahces a vehicle with a COVID-19 test
There were 1,547 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 10 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Who Is Left Out Of Trump's $300 Unemployment Insurance Boost?

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
A Trump administration supplement to unemployment insurance requires a person to receive at least $100 in weekly unemployment benefits to be eligible for the program. The state Department of Workforce Development said about 15,000 Wisconsinites would have been eligible if not for that requirement.  Read more »

UW-Madison Temporarily Moves Classes Online After Spike In Positive COVID-19 Tests

Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Just one week after the fall term started, UW-Madison has moved all classes online and quarantined two residence halls following a surge of positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. Read more »

Don't Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine By Election Day, Bioethicist Says

A patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19
Complexities related to collecting data, manufacturing a vaccine and then distributing it ensure that the vaccine will not be ready by election time, a professor of bioethics says. Read more »

Evers Leaves Door Open To Extended Mask Mandate

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers kept the door open Wednesday to extending the public health emergency that let him issue a statewide mask mandate in a wide-ranging interview hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club on Wednesday. Read more »

Tens Of Thousands Expected For Tomahawk Fall Ride As Health Officials Warn Of COVID-19 Risks

Two bikers riding a Harley in front of the Harley Soma Avenue Plant in Tomahawk.
Tens of thousands of motorcyclists rumble through northern Wisconsin each year for Tomahawk's Fall Ride. This year, a major sponsor pulled out and some events were canceled due to COVID-19. But big parts of the event are moving forward next week. Read more »

Research Identifies Wetlands Most Important For Marsh Bird Conservation Across The Great Lakes

New Study IDs Most Important Wetlands For Marsh Bird Conservation
A new study has identified the most important coastal wetlands to preserve more than a dozen species of marsh birds on the Great Lakes.  Read more »
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