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July 31, 2020

Life In The NBA Bubble: Bucks To Resume Title Quest Amid Pandemic

The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks pick up their season Friday after a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. While waiting for play to resume, the team has been adjusting to life in "the bubble" in Orlando. Read more »

More Than 500 Wisconsin Residents Received Unidentified Seed Packages, Other Items

State officials say they're working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the unsolicited seeds and warned residents against planting them. Read more »

Report Shows Inequality Among Jobs Widening During Pandemic

'Sorry We're Closed' sign hangs on business
The Center on Wisconsin Strategy, or COWS, at UW-Madison recently unveiled a website to track COVID-19's impact on the state's economy. In its initial review of the pandemic's influence, released on July 22, the repot shows that inequality in the workplace has been further exacerbated. Read more »

Trump Keeps Criticizing Universal Vote By Mail. But The Nation Isn't Doing That

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on July 30.
President Trump's claims about why November's election could be marred and illegitimate shifted again Thursday, after he walked back his desire to Read more »

DHS Reports 1,059 New COVID-19 Cases As Mask Order Is Announced

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There were 1,059 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were eight new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Pandemic Could Hurt Local Government Budgets Into 2021

coronavirus stimulus relief package
City and town governments in Wisconsin could face sharp cuts to their budgets next year without additional federal aid. Read more »

Barron County Sees 162-Percent Increase In Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In 2 Weeks

two vehicles in the testing drive thru are approached by people in medical gear
The Barron County Department of Health and Human Services has reported more than 150 new cases of COVID-19 within the past two weeks. The increase is due to an outbreak at a food processing center in the city of Cumberland and growing numbers of cases in the city of Rice Lake. Read more »
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