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September 14, 2020

Mike Pence Campaigns In Janesville: 'The Choice Is Clear'

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campiagn stop in Janesville
Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Janesville Monday, marking the second time he’s been to Wisconsin so far this month. He said the "choice is clear" between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Read more »

FEMA Says It Will Supplement Unemployment Insurance Benefits For 6 Weeks

President Donald Trump at FEMA headquarters
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will supplement weekly unemployment insurance benefits by $300 for six weeks, according to comments from an agency spokesperson. That's double prior estimates that Wisconsin would only receive three weeks of funding, and it means unemployed workers now stand to receive $1,800 under the program.  Read more »

As COVID-19 Changes Food Sales, Local Food Producers Work To Keep Up With Changing Demand

bright red tomatoes line a table as a customer in a face mask leans across to grab a bag from a woman
Farmers market vendors around the state have seen sales decline by almost a third this summer, while community supported agriculture farmers and those selling online have seen demand skyrocket. Read more »

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Officials Say Too Few People Are Getting Tested

People waiting for coronavirus test in Milwaukee
Demand for COVID-19 testing is down nationally, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm said earlier this month. Anyone with even mild symptoms should get tested, she said. Read more »

Wisconsin Sets New Daily Record For COVID-19 Cases On Sunday

Patrons wearing masks at UW-Madison's Memorial Union Terrace
There were 1,582 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday according to the state Department of Health Services, the highest number of daily cases ever reported in the state. There was one new death from the virus. Read more »

Research Identifies Wetlands Most Important For Marsh Bird Conservation Across The Great Lakes

New Study IDs Most Important Wetlands For Marsh Bird Conservation
A new study has identified the most important coastal wetlands to preserve more than a dozen species of marsh birds on the Great Lakes.  Read more »

UW-La Crosse Suspends In-Person Classes For Next 2 Weeks

People walk by a sign that says "University of Wisconsin La Crosse"
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has suspended in-person undergraduate instruction for two weeks, citing an increase of COVID-19 cases. Read more »

At Milwaukee Protest Saturday, Jacob Blake's Uncle Calls For Arrest Of Kenosha Officer

Duncan Ellington waves an African flag during a protest rally for Jacob Blake
Members of Jacob Blake's family were among about 100 protesters a rally in Milwaukee in the wake of the Black man's shooting by police.   Read more »

Milwaukee Archbishop Urges Catholics To Return To In-Person Mass

Half of the pews were closed to congregants as services resumed at the Cathedral of St. Helena
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki is urging Catholics in strong terms to return to in-person Mass, provided they follow rules about wearing masks and social distancing. Read more »
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