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Wisconsin Public Radio

Afternoon News 

July 27, 2020

As Other States Mandate Masks, Wisconsin's Path Remains Unclear

A woman's sign says "no mask mandates!"
Other state governors in the Midwest have enacted mask mandates. Whether Gov. Tony Evers could do so, however, is a complicated question after the Supreme Court struck down a stay-at-home order his administration had issued. Read more »

Wisconsin Nursing Homes Receive Faulty PPE From FEMA, Face Shortages


As the number of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin continues to grow, nursing homes across the state say they’re struggling to get the personal protective equipment they need. Read more »

Wausau Tourism Head Took Payments From Expedia Meant For City

Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau
The director of Wausau's Convention and Visitors Bureau accepted room tax payments for his organization that were intended for several local municipalities. It's caused one central Wisconsin municipality to withdraw from its contract with the organization, and Wausau leaders say they may be next. Read more »

Milwaukee County DA: Federal Agents Will Be Investigators Not Agitators

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Federal agents have been in Milwaukee since September. More are expected to arrive in coming weeks to help combat the rising crime rate.  Read more »

DHS: Percentage Of Positive COVID-19 Tests Climbs To 9.6

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There were 957 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday , according to the state Department of Health Services. There was 1 new death from the virus. Read more »

DHS: 590 New COVID-19 Cases

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New reports of COVID-19 cases are averaging more than 900 cases per day in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state’s Department of Health Services. DHS reported 590 new cases of the virus on Monday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 914 daily cases. Read more »
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