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July 29, 2020

Following Denials, Laid-Off Wisconsin Workers With Disabilities Now Eligible For Federal Pandemic Aid

Caleb Frostman, DWD secretary.
Potentially hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities are now eligible for federal aid that other unemployed workers have received during the pandemic. Read more »

Survey: Most Rural Schools Plan In-Person Classes Without Masks Or Temperature Checks

A custodian cleans the cafeteria at a Texas elementary school.
Most of Wisconsin's rural schools are planning to reopen in the fall with in-person classes and no mask requirement, a survey of dozens of districts found. Read more »

Warmer Surface Waters On Great Lakes Set Stage For Harmful Algal Blooms

algae bloom on Lake Superior
Surface water temperatures on the Great Lakes have been warmer than average this year, and that's prompting researchers to ask the public to be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms on Lake Superior.  Read more »

Outbreak Wisconsin: 'The People Just Want To Be Heard'

Adija Greer-Smith, right, decorates strawberries as her son Xavier Smith helps.
Adija Greer-Smith is rarely alone these summer mornings when she drives to her Milwaukee bakery, Confectionately Yours. Her oldest son, Xavier Smith, offers conversation while riding shotgun. Read more »

DHS: Wisconsin's COVID-19 Death Toll Climbs Over 900

A man in a blue medical gown approaches a white SUV to administer a test
There were 762 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 13 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Harley-Davidson CEO Says Layoffs Have Hurt Morale

Harley-Davidson motorcycle
Harley-Davidson's CEO said Tuesday that company-wide layoffs have hurt morale at the company. The comments come as the Milwaukee-based motorcycle-maker posted a $92 million loss between April and June.  Read more »
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