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September 4, 2020

Absentee Ballot Applications From State Cause Confusion Among Voters

mail-in ballots being counted
Election officials say voters can check the My Vote Wisconsin website or call their local clerk's office to verify their request for an absentee ballot this fall. Read more »

Dow Drops Over 800 Points As Hot Tech Stocks Reverse Course

A reversal in high-flying tech stocks sent major indexes sharply lower Thursday.
Updated at 5:12 p.m. ET Read more »

UW System Reports Slight Enrollment Decline

Bascom Hall, UW-Madison
The University of Wisconsin System has announced that fall enrollment appears to be only slightly down from last year, with nearly 126,000 students enrolled at the 10 universities that have begun on-campus classes. Read more »

People With Dyslexia Can Thrive With Proper Tools And Help, Authors Say

Dyslexia Foundation Centre
Micki Boas and Shawn Robinson are two authors who have taken different approaches to acknowledging the challenges that people with dyslexia have with learning and reading. Read more »

Evers Says Public Health Shouldn't Be A Partisan Issue As DHS Reports 727 New COVID-19 Cases

A woman leans back in a car as her nose is swabbed for COVID-19
There were 727 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 4 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Placed On Administrative Leave


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into an unspecified complaint. A UW System statement on the matter did not mention the nature of the complaint and noted no further comment would come from the central office while the investigation proceeds.  Read more »

Wisconsin Prisons Have A Lower Rate Of COVID-19 Cases Than Most Neighboring States

The Green Bay Correctional Institution
The overall rate of confirmed cases in Wisconsin prisons is lower than rates among most neighboring state prison systems, but experts caution testing and policies can make a big difference in known infection rates.  Read more »

Joe Biden Visits Kenosha, Urges Optimism And Unity In Wake Of Unrest

Joe Biden speaks as he meets with members of the community at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis.
Joe Biden urged optimism and unity during a visit to Kenosha on Thursday, which included meeting with several Kenosha residents struggling in the wake of recent unrest.  Read more »
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