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July 20, 2020

State Law Allows Suspended Officers To Remain On Payroll, Often For Years

A Milwaukee Police Department squad car.
Across Wisconsin, police and fire fighters are suspended for months, sometimes years, and still collect a salary from taxpayers.  Read more »

Progressive Groups, Madison's Mayor Ask Regulators To Extend Moratorium On Utility Shutoffs

 Watt-hour meters track electricity used by residents of an apartment building.
Progressive groups and Madison's mayor are asking state regulators to extend a moratorium on utility shutoffs through next April. The moratorium is set to end on July 25.  Read more »

Research On Personalized Medicine May Help COVID-19 Treatments

A nationwide research project to advance personalized medicine could end up playing a role in the development of COVID-19 treatments, the project's leaders in Wisconsin say, and even address racial disparities in outcomes among coronavirus patients. Read more »

New Medical School Grant Aims To Recruit Hmong Applicants, Rural Students

A new recruiting program at the Medical College of Wisconsin's Wausau campus will seek to diversify the successful applicants to the school.  Read more »

Red Cliff Tribe Declares State Of Emergency

A sign entering the Red Cliff reservation
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa declared a state of emergency on Sunday following damage from severe storms on Saturday.  Read more »

DHS: 830 New COVID-19 Cases As Seven-Day Average Hits Highest-Ever Mark

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There were 830 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday, according to the state Department of Health Services. The seven-day average was at an all-time high as cases increased in the state. Read more »

In Wisconsin Speech, Pence Calls Biden A 'Trojan Horse' For Socialism

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Vice President Mike Pence attacked Joe Biden and Democrats, while also affirming the Trump administration's commitment to supporting police, in a speech Friday at Ripon College. Read more »

Calls For More Coronavirus Testing As Wisconsin Sees ‘Significant Community Spread’

Experts say too few Wisconsinites are showing up to get tested for COVID-19, potentially thwarting efforts to neutralize a virus that killed at least 831 people in the state as of Thursday. Read more »

Wisconsin Surpasses 40,000 Cases Of COVID-19

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There were 880 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 2 new deaths from the virus. Read more »
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