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October 14, 2020

Judge Blocks Evers Administration's Order Limiting Capacity, Gatherings

Restaurant workers talking inside restaurant
A Sawyer County judge has blocked the enforcement of the Evers administration's emergency health order limiting public gatherings, and capacity limits in bars and restaurant. Read more »

COVID-19 Field Hospital At Wisconsin State Fair Park Opens Wednesday

the front gates of the Wisconsin State Fair
A field hospital for COVID-19 patients opens on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair on Wednesday to help hospitals around the state that are strained by increased hospitalizations from the disease. Read more »

Outbreak Wisconsin: 'This is Slowly Grinding Us Into Dirt'

Mariah Clark, an emergency room nurse who has worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital for 12 years, wears personal protective equipment
As a weeks-long surge of coronavirus infections continue to grip Wisconsin, the state’s hospitals are filling up. As of Oct. 12, 74 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Dane County alone, where Mariah Clark works as an emergency department nurse at UW Health in Madison. Read more »

Barron County Cuts $25K From Domestic Violence Shelter Over Support Of Black Lives Matter

Embrace's shelter in the city of Ladysmith
A domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy organization in northwestern Wisconsin has lost $25,000 in funding from Barron County for it's support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Several regional law enforcement agencies have also cut ties with the group as a result.  Read more »

DHS: More Than 3,200 New Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported In Wisconsin, Breaking Another Record

a man in a blue gown and face covering uses a phone as he approaches a vehicle in line for the test
There were 3,279 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the highest recorded to date during the pandemic, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 34 new deaths, which is also a record-high. Read more »

Online, Mail-In Voter Registration Deadline Nears In Wisconsin

people registering to vote
Wednesday is the final day Wisconsin residents can take advantage of remote options for registering to vote before the Nov. 3 election. Read more »

Pence Touts Military, Police, New SCOTUS Nominee In Waukesha

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledges the crowd at a Waukesha rally on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Vice President Mike Pence made another visit to Wisconsin Tuesday, as the Trump campaign spends the week in Wisconsin.  Read more »

Green Bay Reports 124-Percent Increase In Absentee Ballot Requests Compared To 2016

During the April primary, some Green Bay voters waited late into the night to cast their ballots. The city will have more polling places open Nov. 3, but officials are still asking voters to make a plan. Read more »
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