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September 9, 2020

UW-Superior Awarded $5M For Ballast Water Research And Testing


The University of Wisconsin-Superior is receiving $5 million in federal funding as part of a five-year plan to speed up ballast water research and testing of new technologies to prevent the spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes. Read more »

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind New Rules On PPE

Boxes of personal protective equipment
Gov. Tony Evers is asking officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider new regulations that would restrict funds for personal protective equipment to healthcare workers and first responders, leaving states to come up with money for disinfecting and providing masks for courthouses, prisons and schools. Read more »

Wisconsin Conservative Voice Charlie Sykes Is Voting For Joe Biden

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Charlie Sykes and a number of other conservatives have backpedaled from Trump's Republican Party and realigned themselves as his fierce opponents: The Republican dissidents. The Never Trumpers. Sykes and Sarah Longwell say Trump has altered the Republican Party that now seems more set on following Trump than creating new policies and ideas.  Read more »

Season Ends For Milwaukee Bucks With Antetokounmpo On The Bench


The Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 Tuesday. With the loss, the Bucks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. It's a disappointing end to a season that was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

Milwaukee Officer Accused Of Reckless Homicide Resigns

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A Milwaukee police officer who pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a man during a fight at the off-duty officer’s home has resigned. Read more »

UW-Madison Reports More Than 1,000 COVID-19 Cases, As Students Told To 'Severely Limit' Interactions

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University of Wisconsin-Madison officials are attempting to get a handle on the spread of the coronavirus amidst a recent spike of cases on campus. On Tuesday, UW-Madison reported a total of 1,004 students and employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more »

Task Force Aims For Bipartisan Proposals On Policing, Racial Inequality Early Next Year

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A group tasked with proposing state law changes related to policing and racial inequality in Wisconsin is aiming to get bills before state lawmakers early next year.  Read more »

DHS Reports 17.6 Percent Positivity Rate In Tuesday's COVID-19 Update

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There were 717 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were no new deaths from the virus. Read more »
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