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October 7, 2020

Wisconsin Technical Colleges Reporting Enrollment Declines Amid Pandemic

Wisconsin technical colleges are projecting enrollment declines of between 3 and 10 percent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While enrollment typically increases during economic recessions, campus officials say virus related uncertainty is causing some prospective students to hold off on retraining and switching careers.  Read more »

Northeastern Wisconsin Hospitals Are Feeling Strain Of 'Remarkable' Surge In COVID-19 Cases

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Hospitals in northeastern Wisconsin are being pushed to the brink as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit that area of the state particularly hard. Read more »

Governor Announces $100M In Aid For Wisconsin's Small Businesses

Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Gov. Tony Evers announced $100 million in aid to small businesses in Wisconsin Tuesday. The economic relief came hours before Evers limited many businesses across the state to 25 percent capacity for about a month as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in Wisconsin. Read more »

Green Bay Has Officially Replaced All City's Lead Pipes

Green Bay has joined Madison in replacing all its lead service lines. On Tuesday, officials said it was a collaborative effort to find the lead pipes, replace them and pay for it. Mayor Eric Genrich called it a victory for science. Read more »

Wisconsin Supreme Court's Conservatives Say Republicans Can Appeal Absentee Ballot Ruling

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Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court have ruled the Legislature has the power to represent the state in election law challenges, potentially opening the door for GOP lawmakers to appeal a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots. But the final say in the case will be up to federal judges. Read more »

Evers Administration Issues Emergency Order Limiting Gatherings

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Gov. Tony Evers's administration issued an emergency order Tuesday limiting public gatherings, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases that has strained hospitals across the state. Read more »

Fiserv Forum, Miller Park No Longer Early Voting Sites

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Milwaukee officials will not use Fiserv Forum and Miller Park as early voting sites, fearing a potential lawsuit. Read more »

Tiffany's Unmasked, Indoor Campaign Event Slammed As 'Completely Reckless'

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Mosinee
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany held a campaign event indoors — without a mask requirement or social distancing — as new COVID-19 infections spiked and hospitals in his district warned they could be overrun. Read more »

Packers Say No Fans At Home Games While Virus Rampant

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The Green Bay Packers say any plans to have fans for home games this season are on indefinite hold due to high COVID-19 rates in the area. Read more »
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