Monday August 31, 2020 - Updated 4:39pm

Governor

4:09am
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of Dane County Sheriff Deputy Treadwell. 

3:47am
WQOW. Gov. Evers orders flags to half-staff in honor of Dane County Sheriff Deputy Treadwell. 

Budget

3:19pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement on fiscal year 2020 collections. 
3:09pm
DOR. Collections, fiscal year 2020. 
3:04pm
LFB. Preliminary 2019-20 general fund tax collections. 

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Subeck. Decries Republican delays to justice reform package. 
3:43pm
Rep. Considine. Listening and learning. 
3:07pm
Sen. Taylor. Frustrated at doing nothing...again. 
3:07pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on policing reform special session. 
3:06pm
Rep. Emerson. Calls out Republican inaction. 
2:59pm
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Announces "Friends of Family Medicine."
2:17pm
Sen. Larson. Launches statewide petition demanding the legislature reconvene to take action on Wisconsin's multiple concurrent crises. 
2:16pm
Rep. Neubauer. Republicans refuse to act in special session on police reform. 
2:09pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on special session. 
2:04pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Statement on special session on police reform.
2:03pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on special session. 
1:24pm
Sen. Miller. Statement on the Special Session on Police Accountability and Transparency. 
1:04pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Another missed opportunity for the Legislature to lead. 
1:02pm
Sen. Wirch; Reps. Ohnstad, McGuire. Republicans turn a blind eye to justice reform. 
12:58pm
Gov. Evers. Statement on special session. 
12:57pm
Rep. Hintz. With the nation watching, Republicans give up on governing, refuse to take action. 
12:56pm
Rep. Vining. Supports meaningful policing reform. 
12:55pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on today's special session. 
12:54pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Republicans give up on governing. 
12:28pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Now is not the time for Senate recess. 
12:17pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Encourages participation in special session. 
11:12am
Speaker Vos. Statement: Assembly Special Session. 

1:08pm
WISN. Wisconsin Republicans take no action on policing bills. 
11:09am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Republicans not expected to pass police reforms. 
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'We just need action, action, action': Milwaukee Bucks players say Wisconsin Republicans must seriously discuss police reform. 
3:48am
WKOW. No votes expected in special session on police reform. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Senate will 'gavel in' but won't vote on Evers' special session Monday. 

State Agencies

4:17pm
AG Kaul. Statement on the special session. 
3:02pm
DNR. Fall hunting and trapping season forecasts highlight hunter opportunities, notable changes to limits and zones. 
2:58pm
DVA. Nominations sought for Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year. 
1:55pm
DMA. Disasters don't wait. Make your plan today. September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin. 
12:22pm
DNR. Enhancing ozone monitoring across Wisconsin. 
12:21pm
DFI Wisconsin's state-chartered banks report strong mid-year financial performance. 
12:18pm
DHS. Knowing the signs can help prevent drug overdose deaths. 
10:15am
DMA. Application period opens for local public safety answering points round two grant. 
4:05am
DNR. Elevated PFAS levels found in ditch downstream of JCI/Tyco. 

12:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Firefighting foam manufacturer reports high PFAS levels in runoff ditch. 
11:14am
WISC. New law implements measures reducing use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam. 
11:10am
DNR. New restrictions on PFAS-containing firefighting foams effective Sept. 1

Economy/Business

3:48pm
U.S. Gain. Fourth dairy RNG development project is operational. 
1:01pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Cherries, cows, and cognitive dissonance - oh, my!

3:24am
CNBC. IRS guidelines put employers on the hook for Trump's payroll tax break. 

Coronavirus

12:20pm
DMA. 31 August Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 
4:08am
Milwaukee Health Department. Collaborates with Common Ground. 

9:16am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin's Supreme Court raised doubts about local health officers' power to enforce orders. Some counties are trying to change that. 
3:51am
WCLO. Cedar Crest announces COVID-19 outbreak among residents and employees. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests up to 10.5 Sunday. 
3:27am
CNBC. Coronavirus cases climb in the Midwest as more states report growing outbreak. 
3:25am
Fox 11. Green Bay Correctional Institution has highest COVID-19 count at a Wisconsin prison. 
3:23am
Politico. States confront new Covid-19 challenge: Getting flu shots to apathetic Americans. 

Statewide

10:54am
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on Trump visit. 
4:10am
Gov. Evers. Letter to President Trump regarding Kenosha visit. 
4:06am
Sen. Nass. Kenosha Professional Police Association releases details on Blake shooting. 

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests. 
9:34am
Politico. Defying Wisconsin governor, Trump says he will still visit Kenosha. 
4:25am
AP. Trump seizes on protests as Dems blame him for tensions. 
4:22am
The Hill. Kenosha mayor prefers Trump not visit 'at this point in time.'
3:50am
WTMJ. Hundreds join Blake family for justice rally in Kenosha. 
3:50am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Kenosha mayor: Deaths, damage 'heartbreaking.'
3:49am
WISN. Kenosha curfew extended through at least Wednesday morning. 
3:48am
WISC. Rally supporting police draws scores to downtown Kenosha. 
3:37am
USA Today. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers asks Donald Trump to 'reconsider' planned visit to Kenosha after Jacob Blake shooting. Wisconsin State Journal
3:31am
Washington Post. In Kenosha, Jacob Blake's shooting deepens longstanding resentments and fears. 
3:29am
USA Today. 'It's surreal in the worst possible way': Kenosha reels after Jacob Blake shooting and a week of violence. 
3:26am
Reuters. Democrats oppose Trump Wisconsin visit, president says 'strength' only answer. 
3:21am
Fox 6. 'Help rebuild what was lost:' Kenosha mayor seeks $30M from state after week of violent protests. 
3:20am
Fox 6. Kenosha police union says Jacob Blake was armed with a knife, DOJ won't say whether he was holding it. 

Courts

3:12pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses - September 2020. 
3:01pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Court interpreter orientation traning offered via Zoom, starting Sept. 13. 
4:05am
AG Kaul. Supports Dane County COVID-19 emergency order with amicus briefs. 

4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul files brief in support of Dane County emergency school closures. 

Education

4:15pm
Marquette University. To virtually host ninth annual Real Estate Strategies Conference. 
1:56pm
UW-Madison. Wisocnsin corn maze features resilient tardigrade. 
12:27pm
UW-River Falls. Equine breeding program mourns loss of Lil Ruf Rider. 
10:14am
School Choice Wisconsin. New study finds more positive effects of Parental Choice Program. 
9:08am
UW-Eau Claire. Tribal officer Wanda McFaggen to open 'Thursdays from the U' online series. 
9:06am
Association for Equity in Funding. Announces John Humphries is new Executive Director.

12:25pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Wisconsin students feeling 'anxiety, stress and uncertainty' about start of school year.
4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Burlington Area School District reports three COVID-19 cases; 85 people in quarantine.
3:46am
WQOW. Eau Claire Schools delay start of virtual learning. 

Local

1:04pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement regarding memorial service for Deputy Rick Treadwell. 
9:07am
Kewaunee County. Seeks public input on housing study. 

Congress

4:11am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill enabling good Samaritans to save lives. 

3:22am
Politico. Ron Johnson: End of election security briefings not a big deal. 

Politics

4:39pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Wisconsin needs poll workers for November!
3:02pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Announces Miller Park and Fiserv Forum as early voting centers for the 2020 General Election.
1:03pm
RPW. ICYMI: Lt. Governor share stage with radicals threatening violence against police. 
10:56am
Vision Forward Association, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Event addreses unique issues faced by voters with disabilities in the 2020 election. 
4:10am
RPW. Statement on efforts to recall Evers. 

1:15pm
NBC 15. Madison to set up over 200 absentee voting drop-off sites at parks. 
1:13pm
CNBC. Milwaukee Bucks' arena granted approval to be voting location, co-owner Marc Lasry says.
9:10am
City of Madison. Democracy in the Park event planned for September 26 & October 3. 
4:25am
U.S. News & World Report. When Trump talks law and order, some Wisconsin voters listen. 
3:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin officials press USPS for assurances on election-related mail. 
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Recall effort launched against Evers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:34am
Fox 11. West files lawsuit in Brown Co. court to get on Wisconsin ballot. 
3:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rural Wisconsin delivered big for Donald Trump in 2016. Will it do so again? 

Friday August 28, 2020

Governor

8:57am
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant. 

9:09am
Fox 11. Wisconsin applies for lost wages assistance grant. 

Legislative

2:37pm
Rep. Considine. Statement on special session and task force. 
1:10pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Special Session call. 
11:17am
Rep. Stubbs. Celebratig the 57th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom. 
10:12am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Session recap: Healthcare. 

2:52pm
WISC. Wisconsin Senate to hold special session on police reform in wake of Jacob Blake shooting. 
2:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin GOP leaders silent after call to convene Legislature for police policy changes. 

State Agencies

2:38pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To hold Zoom meeting. 
2:25pm
Wisconsin Claims Board. Decisions. 
1:12pm
DATCP. AEA spotlight: Eau Claire County Golden Triangle promotes conservation through farm-to-farm network. 
3:12am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds state effort to boost Wisconsin food producers, processors and aid food-insecure families. 

2:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Environmental groups push for rule on firefighting foam, decry industry influence. 

Economy/Business

9:10am
AP. U.S. consumer spending rose a moderate 1.9% in July. 

Coronavirus

11:29am
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. And National Guard ramp up COVID-19 testing with start of school year. 
8:58am
Milwaukee Health Department. Phase 4.1 order update. 
3:11am
Racine Public Health. Issues guidance for employees returning to work following a COVID-19 infection. 

2:49pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Positive COVID-19 test rate jumps to 9.2%.

Statewide

4:12pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Governor and Attorney General should investigate potential crimes, civil rights violations committed by law enforcement during protests. 
2:28pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on Evers in Kenosha. 
2:27pm
National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Public defense community praises athletes' actions following Jacob Blake shooting. 
8:56am
DOJ. UPDATE: Kenosha officer involved shooting. 
3:20am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Reiterates call to address racism & systemic oppression. 
3:19am
Sen. Taylor. Encourages colleagues to take care of business. 
3:10am
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on peaceful events. 
3:09am
DMA. Additional National Guard troops supporting civil authorities in Kenosha. 

11:26am
U.S. News. & World Report. Teen charged in Kenosha killings stalls return to Wisconsin. 
11:24am
USA Today. 'People's worst fears' came alive in Kenosha: Guns, militia inject chilling dimension into protests. 
9:10am
Reuters. Focus of latest U.S. racial flashpoint shifts to accused Kenosha vigilante. 
3:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Teen charged in Kenosha shootings that killed 2, wounded 1. ABC News
2:59am
AP. Police largely silent as outrage builds over Blake shooting. 
2:58am
AP. Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police. 
2:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says Kenosha now among cities like Charlottesville that have seen death in protests. 
2:54am
Politico. Sports stars' intensifying activism is a blow to Trump. 
2:51am
CBS 58. Reaction to Kenosha shooting deaths highlights partisan divide. 
2:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Police, federal agents use unmarked vehicles in arrests of Kenosha protesters. 
2:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin athletes won't be told to stick to sports. 
2:46am
WTMJ. Wisconsin police chiefs to Evers, Barnes: Stop making statements about Jacob Blake until facts are known. 
2:45am
WTMJ. Civil rights activist call arrest of Jacob Blake and Kyle Rittenhouse a "stark double standard."
2:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers defends protest response, tells gunmen to stay away from Kenosha. 
2:40am
WTMJ. Kenosha police arrest 9 people for "criminal activity related to the civil unrest" by bringing helmets, gas masks. 
2:39am
Fox 6. As Kenosha responds to historic protests, the city faces cyberattacks or 'hacktivism.'
2:35am
WBAY. Kenosha officials laud peaceful protests; Gov. Evers tells armed bystanders to stay home. 

Courts

3:54pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts five new cases. 
2:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. St. Ambrose Academy v. Joseph Parisi - Memo in support of petitioners' emergency petition for original action and emergency motion for temporary injunction. 
2:35pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. St. Ambrose Academy v. Joseph Parisi - Emergency motion for temporary injunction. 
2:34pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. St. Ambrose Academy v. Joseph Parisi - Emergency petition for original action. 

Education

2:31pm
UW-Eau Claire. Ranked in Money magazine's 'Best Colleges for your Money.'
2:27pm
Milwaukee Health Department. School plans update. 
11:18am
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Change can happen. 

9:09am
USA Today. Chaos reigns in some schools with in-person learning. Many kids are learning at home. 
4:00am
Cap Times. UW limits size of in-person events for student orgs this fall. 
2:47am
WJFW. Pandemic forces schools to make transportation changes. 
2:38am
WQOW. Eau Claire Area School District facing technology shortage, finding solution. 
2:37am
WQOW. Thorp schools opening 2 weeks later than scheduled due to positive COVID cases. 
2:36am
WEAU. Eau Claire City Attorney: Health Order doesn't prohibit high school football. 

Local

3:06pm
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Proud and determined Milwaukee marchers make it to Washington, D.C. 
8:59am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Healthier city reserves could cushion the blow of COVID-19. 

Congress

3:55pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls out Trump administration's constant, dangerous political interference in COVID-19 response. 

2:45pm
AP. Health agencies' credibility at risk after week of blunders. 
3:08am
The Hill. GAO report says cutting census timeframe is a threat to its accuracy. 

Politics

2:39pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. As the RNC concludes, Wisconsinites tell President Trump to stop putting the interests of the wealthy and well-connected over working Wisconsinites. 
2:30pm
Wisconsin Voices. Empowers Wisconsin residents with two new digital voter registration platforms.  Fact Sheet.
10:13am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin contributors gave most to Democratic electioneering groups in first half of 2020. 

2:50am
Spectrum News. Voters in Wisconsin's purple 'BOW' counties are not swayed by the RNC. 
2:49am
Fox 6. 'We are ground zero:' Focus on battleground Wisconsin apparent for both parties as RNC concludes. 

Thursday August 27, 2020

Legislative

12:54pm
Mliwaukee Ald. Rainey. Troubling proposal seeks to harm cities that reduce funding for police. 
12:48pm
Sen. Ringhand, Rep. Vruwink, DOT releases U.S. 12 Whitewater bypass road safty audit 
10:53am
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. The world is watching, and the Legislature's silence and inaction is deafening. 
9:48am
Sens. Fitzgerald, Roth. Statement on the retirement of Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Renk. 
9:18am
NextGen Wisconsin. Digital spend uplifts Milwauke Bucks' demand for legislative response to Jacob Blake. 

9:46am
Racine Journal Times. Republicans craft their own police reform bills after ignoring governor's call for special session. 
4:14am
The Hill. Milwaukee Bucks demand Wisconsin legislature reconvene after boycott. WTMJ. 

State Agencies

4:19pm
PSC. Releases draft order requiring utilities to submit electric vehicle and charger plans. 
1:27pm
DOT. Wisconsin bicycle route recognized by national organization. 
11:37am
DATCP. Announces recipients of Food Security Initiative Grants. 
10:56am
Various Environmental Groups. Letter to Natural Resources Board on PFAS emergency rule. 
10:52am
DOT. Seeks public comment on 2020 ADA Transition Plan. 
10:15am
DHS. Horses test positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus in Wisconsin. 
9:25am
WEDC. Branches LLC receives $25,000 state grant to assist with international market customization. 

Economy/Business

4:10pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association . Wisconsin Community Health Centers receive $1.24 million in Quality Improvement Awards. 

9:45am
AP. More than 1 million Americans file for unemployment, again. 
3:57am
USA Today. More temporary layoffs could become permanent, prolonging recovery from COVID-19 slump. 
3:54am
Beloit Daily News. Jobless rates dropped dramatically from high in April. 

Coronavirus

3:25pm
Fox 11. 7-day average of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin rises for 3rd straight day. 
4:41am
Portage Daily Register. Virus activity remains high according to Columbia County report. 
3:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison releases COVID-19 test results in new data dashboard. 
3:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin universities begin reporting cases of COVID-19. 
3:52am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin ads 768 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, six more deaths. 
3:46am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. COVID-19 activity levels remain high in Door, Kewaunee counties. 
3:45am
WKBT. Health officials in Wisconsin, seven other states trace dozens of COVID cases to Sturgis rally. 
3:43am
NBC 15. New COVID-19 cases creep up as percent-positive pushes recent highs. 
3:42am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Almost half in EC county who have had virus are in their 20s. 

Statewide

3:39pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls for immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief and Kenosha County Sheriff for failed response to attempted murder of Jacob Blake. 
2:51pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Everyone with love in their hearts must do more to interrupt systemic racism. 
2:07pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Kenosha destruction. 
1:37pm
Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus. Responds to the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
1:28pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. Wisconsin retirees horrified by senseless shootings. 
12:53pm
Badger State Sheriffs Association, WI Chiefs of Police Association, WI Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's Association, WI Police Executive Group. Letter to Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes regarding press releases and statements in reference to the Kenosha police involved shooting. 
12:50pm
Gov. Evers. States providing additional support to Wisconsin for Kenosha protests. 
9:21am
No Better Friend Corp. Kevin Nicholson condemns Wisconsin Governor's lack of leadership in a new podcast with former Madison Police Chief Koval. 
9:19am
Racine Police Department. Infomation sharing. 
4:40am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement on the violence in Kenosha. 
4:39am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake, the damage to Kenosha, and the special session. 
4:38am
DOJ. UPDATE: Kenosha officer involved shooting. 
4:35am
Speaker Vos; Sen Wanggaard; Reps. August, Kerkman, Wittke. (Updated) Increased law enforcement, National Guard in Kenosha. 

1:04pm
AP. Vigilante calls on social media before deadly Kenosha attack. 
12:58pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Packers cancel practice in aftermath of social injustice protests.
11:36am
The Hill. Pelosi questions level of Trump 'responsibility' after 'brazen' shooting of Wisconsin protesters. 
10:54am
The Hill. Top Pence aide calls NBA player strike over Jacob Blake shooting 'absurd' and 'silly.'
10:13am
The Hill. Wisconsin sheriff says he rebuffed requests to deputize armed citizens. 
9:57am
Reuters. Wisconsin city calm but police shooting reverberates across U.S. 
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 17-year-old suspect in Kenosha shooting was too young to open carry in Wisconsin, might still raise self-defense. 
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Kenosha protest homicides, considered himself militia. 
4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul said Jacob Blake had knife in car but would not clarify if responding officers knew about it. NBC News. 
4:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says 2 Kenosha deaths are 'because of Tony Evers' actions.' WKOW
4:13am
AP. Games stop again, this time players decide when they resume. 
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. NBA cancels playoff games after Bucks refuse to leave locker room. Spectrum News. 
4:12am
Yahoo Sports. Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez 'proud' of Bucks, Brewers for racial justice stand  - 'Things have to be corrected.'
4:11am
ESPN. Wisconsin lieutenant governor tells Bucks to call 'for action at every level of government.'
4:10am
Fox 6. 'The world can't go on:' Detroit Lions skip practice after discussing shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:08am
The Hill. Justice Dept. launches civil rights investigation into Jacob Blake shooting. 
4:07am
AP. 3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting. 
4:06am
CNBC. Milwaukee Brewers postpone Wednesday's game following police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:03am
The Hill. Democratic senator: Violence in Wisconsin 'not advancing the cause of racial justice.'
4:02am
New York Times. Biden condemns racism and says that 'burning down communities is not protest.'
4:01am
Fox 6. Demonstrations continue for 4th straight night following Kenosha police shooting. 
3:55am
CBS 58. For some Wisconsin Republicans, Kenosha situation overshadows RNC. 
3:51am
WKOW. Wednesday protest peaceful as community leaders, activists split over protest tactics. 
3:50am
WKOW. 'My heart breaks,' Gov. Evers responds to deadly shooting in Kenosha. 
3:49am
Fox 11. Gallagher address police brutality as Kenosha shooting overshadows RNC. 
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers doubles National Guard presence in Kenosha. 

Courts

2:40pm
AG Kaul. Secures early court victory against Trump administration attack on pandemic relief funds for public schools. 
4:34am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wis. Council of Religious and Indep. Schools v. Heinrich - Memo in support. 
4:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wis. Council of Religious and Indep. Schools v. Heinrich - Emergency petition for an original action.
4:32am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wis. Council of Religious and Indep. Schools v. Heinrich - Petitioners' appendix.
4:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wis. Council of Religious and Indep. Schools v. Heinrich - Emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 
4:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wis. Council of Religious and Indep. Schools v. Heinrich - order. 

1:00pm
Cap Times. Lawsuits challenge Public Health's authority to close private schools. 
3:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Parents, private schools ask state Supreme Court to toss order limiting in-person school. 
3:44am
NBC 15. Dane Co. digging in for a fight over in-person class ban. 

Education

4:08pm
DPI. 5 educators selected as 2021 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year. 
12:49pm
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces COVID-19 protocols. 
12:47pm
UW-Eau Claire. Virtual reading intervention program supports area youth. 
11:25am
Marquette University. Professors receive $3 million grant for research on exercise in older adults. 
9:22am
UW-La Crosse. Big bang for their buck. 

2:17pm
USA Today. 'I hope school isn't canceled': Moving in for college, with the fall semester in doubt. 
12:56pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin college cancels vice president commencement address. 
4:27am
WAOW. Fewer teachers across the country and in Wisconsin. 

Local

9:49am
American Lung Association. Four Wisconsin fire stations featured in first Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar. 

3:43am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County monthly furloughs likely to continue this year. 

Congress

3:29pm
CNBC. Democrats and White House are at a 'tragic impasse' on coronavirus stimulus after Pelosi-Meadows call. 

Politics

3:41pm
Winker for 38th Assembly. It's way past time for the Assembly to get back to work. 
2:07pm
Ballweg for 14th Senate. Endorsed by Rebecca Kleefisch. 
12:55pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. President Trump's economic agenda has spoiled Wisconsin's dairyland. 
9:42am
Kern for 73rd Assembly. Lack of leadership leads to UI failure. 

4:03am
New York Times. How chaos in Kenosha is already swaying some voters in Wisconsin. 
4:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Pence defends police at convention amid rising race tension. 
3:58am
Politico. 'It's playing into Trump's hands': Dems fear swing-state damage from Kenosha unrest. 
3:53am
NBC News. RNC focus on trade, regulations comes up short for factories, farmers and fishermen. 

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Governor

4:29am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Nia Trammell and David Conway to the Dane County Circuit Court. 

Legislative

4:08pm
Sen. Larson. The human cost of obstruction. 
3:44pm
Rep. Tusler. Letter to DNR regarding Brillion Nature Center. 
12:38pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Call on legislative leaders to hold session on police violence and systemic racism. 
12:03pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Unveils Public Safety "PACT."  Leg. Council Memo.
10:50am
Sen. Smith. Column: It's time to act on student debt. 
10:16am
Sen. Kapenga. Introduces parental choice bill for 2020-21 school year. 
9:25am
Wisconsin Towns Association. Senator Marklein receives Friend of Towns Award. 

3:53am
Spectrum News. Why Wisconsin police accountability bills may sit untouched. 

State Agencies

10:33am
DNR. Lower Wisconsin Riverway receives international designation. 

Economy/Business

11:58am
DWD. July local employment and unemployment data released. 
4:38am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Brian Doudna resigns.

1:14pm
NBC 26. Survey: Wisconsin businesses say school district plans impact workforce. 
3:54am
Brownfield Ag News. Wisconsin bankers see fewer farm loans & lots of PPP in 2nd quarter. 

Coronavirus

3:46pm
Fox Cities Chamber, Fox Cities CVB. Fox Cities organizations launch video campaign encouraging healthy habits amid COVID-19. 

10:35am
The Hill. CDC says asymptomatic people don't need testing, draws criticism from experts. 
10:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than a quarter of inmates at Green Bay prison test positive for COVID-19. 
10:07am
Marshfield News Herald. Wisconsin officials won't be naming schools that have COVID-19 outbreaks, or say how big they are. 
4:00am
NBC 26. Businesses asked to rollback capacity in Fond du Lac Co. 

Statewide

4:43pm
Speaker Vos; Sen. Wanggaard; Reps. August, Kerkman, Wittke. Increased law enforcement, National Guard in Kenosha. 
4:16pm
Rep Bowen. Statement on vigilante murders in Kenosha. 
4:15pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement on recent events in Kenosha. 
3:49pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on violence in Kenosha. 
3:48pm
Wisconsin Public Education Network. The children are watching. Let them see us do the right thing. 
3:44pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Issues statement after fatalities in Kenosha. 
2:36pm
Sen. Stroebel. Governor Evers' failure worsens the situation in Kenosha. 
2:24pm
AG Kaul. Statement on Kenosha shooting. 
2:01pm
U.S. Rep. Steil, U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comment on Evers accepting assistance for Kenosha from President Trump. 
1:36pm
Gov. Evers. Releases statement regarding shooting in Kenosha. 
1:19pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Kenosha violence. 
1:07pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on overnight gun violence. 
1:07pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on police-abetted terrorism in Kenosha. 
12:45pm
Gov. Evers. Authorizes additional Wisconsin National Guard support for Kenosha County. 
12:00pm
Rep. Dittrich. Expresses outrage at Kenosha response. 
11:09am
Sen. Wanggaard. Letter to Gov. Evers. 
10:52am
Sen. Johnson. Republicans fail to protect our communities, ignore calls for racial justice. 
9:24am
Sen. Wirch. Statement. 
4:44am
Rep. Skowronski. Statement on Kenosha officer-involved shooting and civil unrest. 
4:31am
Sen. Wanggaard, Rep. Kerkman. Follow-up letter to Gov. Evers requesting additional help.  

4:00pm
AP. Bucks players don't take the court for NBA playoff game. 
2:44pm
AP. 17-year-old arrested after 2 killed during unrest in Kenosha. 
1:39pm
Reuters. Teen arrested in shooting deaths at Wisconsin protest against police brutality. 
1:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Illinois teen charged with homicide in killings of two people during Kenosha protests. 
12:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kenosha updates: Suspect in Tuesday shooting in Kenosha identified as 17-year-old from Illinois. 
12:36pm
WTMJ. President Trump says Governor Tony Evers has accepted federal assistance over Kenosha unrest. 
12:34pm
The Hill. GOP senator: Wisconsin governor should accept help from Trump to quell violence. 
10:41am
Reuters. Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests over shooting of Black man. 
10:10am
WTMJ. Kenosha Co. Board of Supervisors sends letter to Gov. Evers requesting more National Guardsmen amid growing unrest. 
10:08am
Cap Times Seeking 'lasting justice': As Kenosha navigates police shooting, Madison is poised to act on police accountability measures. 
4:46am
WXOW. Demonstrators gather at Riverside Park over Kenosha officer-involved shooting. 
4:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Small Kenosha businesses, Department of Corrections building burned to the ground, countless others vandalized. 
4:39am
WISC. Gov. Evers urges 'peacefully and safely' protesting, says he'll up National Guard presence. 
4:12am
The Hill. Blake family launching civil suit against Wisconsin police department. 
4:12am
New York Times. Three people shot, one fatally, on third night of unrest in Kenosha, Wis. 
4:06am
USA Today. 1 shot dead and at least 2 injured in Kenosha during protests; police looking for man armed with a long gun. 
4:04am
Reuters. Wisconsin unrest flares for third night over police shooting of Black man. 
4:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reports of shots fired as marches, protests continue against Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha. Fox 6
3:59am
NBC 15. Hundreds turn out for downtown Madison protests. 
3:58am
WISN. Jacob Blake's family, attorney call for healing, accountability. 
3:55am
Politico. Lindsey Graham questions why Jacob Blake 'didn't yield' in Wisconsin police shooting. 
3:52am
WKOW. 'No justification' lawmakers react to capitol vandalism for the second time this year. 
3:51am
CBS 58. Gov. Evers declares state of emergency in Wisconsin following unrest across state. 

Courts

3:47pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement on lawsuit filed against Public Health Madison-Dane County's latest emergency order. 
2:35pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to invalidate Dane County school closure order. 
4:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. James v. Heinrich - petition for an original action. 
4:32am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. James v. Heinrich - Order. 

4:00am
WISC. Lawsuit filed against head of PHMDC over emergency order requiring virtual start to school year. 
3:58am
CBS 58. Mayor Barrett, County Executive Crowley react to lawsuit challenging statewide mask mandate. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative group files lawsuit that would strike down Wisconsin's mask mandate. 

Education

3:50pm
Edgewood College. Executive Speaker Series: Women's leadership during COVID-19. 
3:43pm
UW-Eau Claire. Grant helps assist at-risk preschoolers. 
12:34pm
UW System President Thompson Memo to Public Health Madison & Dane County regarding fall preparations. 
12:04pm
UW-Stout. Dietetics, packaging grads start ready-to-drink mocktail company. 
12:01pm
UW-Madison. Experts design masks for campus from scratch. 
10:12am
UW System President Thompson. Investing in UW System will renew the Wisconsin Idea. 
9:26am
UW-Eau Claire. Recreation, sport operations closed to community during first semester. 
9:23am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces September program offerings. 

4:28am
WSAW. Schools spend milllions on extra staffing, safety technology and more as first day of school approaches. 
4:21am
NBC 15. UW-Madison students gear up for remote courses, question why tuition isn't any cheaper. 
4:20am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit College to offer tuition free classes for ninth and tenth semesters. 
4:01am
WKBT. Petition requests School District of La Crosse bring back fall sports, school officials firm in decision to postpone. 
3:49am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Western Wisconsin high schools giving fall sports a shot. 
3:47am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells School Board approves back to school plan with 'soft start' for first two weeks. 

Local

2:27pm
Choose Life Wisconsin. Issues another round of funding from sale of Choose Life plates. 
4:37am
League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay. Bell ringing centennial celebration for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 

Congress

11:08am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Rep. Gwen Moore joins in roundtable on rising eviction rates in Milwaukee County as President Trump fails Wisconsin with botched COVID response. 

4:53am
Politico. 'The other crisis': Mayors fear undercounts as census deadline looms. 

Politics

1:37pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. President Trump's heroes are billionaires, not essential workers. 
11:59am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin contributors gave $2.7M in first half of 2020 to shadowy electioneering groups. 

3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin manufacturing owner, dairy farmer sing Trump's praises at RNC. 

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Governor

2:47pm
Gov. Evers. Declares State of Emerency in Wisconsin. 

3:55pm
Fox 11. State of emergency issued following statewide protests. 

Legislative

1:43pm
Rep. Ramthun. Statement on public safety incident within 59th District. 
1:09pm
Patched. Vos' inaction facilitates re-victimization of trauma survivors. 
11:59am
Rep. Dittrich. Celebrates 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment with youth in DC. 
9:24am
Rep. Considine. Statement on shooting and special session. 
3:48am
Milwaukee Common Council. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos regarding Special Session. 

4:40am
WTMJ. Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos creates task force on racial disparities. 

State Agencies

3:48pm
PSC. Announces 2020 Energy Statistics Book.
2:14pm
Wisconsin Lottery. All or Nothing midday draw $100,000 top prize win. 
2:13pm
OCI. Task Force wraps up first round of meetings, begins framing policy options for governor. 
1:23pm
DNR. Seeks input on water quality standards. 
10:41am
DNR. Mourning dove, early teal and early grouse seasons open Sept. 1. 

Economy/Business

1:04pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. WI bank customers leverage industry strength during pandemic. 
4:06am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

1:13pm
CNBC. More pain ahead for landlords as restaurant bankruptcies poised to balloon in coming months.
1:12pm
CNBC. More pain ahead for landlords as restaurant bankruptcies poised to ballon in coming months. 
11:03am
USA Today. 'The hardest message': American Airlines to lay off 17,500 frontline workers due to coronavirus travel slump. 
9:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Unemployed workers struggling to cover basic expenses as week 5 without $600 federal supplement begins. 
4:19am
Sheboygan Press. Can crush: Wisconsin craft brewers weather spike in demand, rising costs, dwindling supply of aluminum cans. 
3:32am
Beloit Daily News. Unemployment benefit filings remain high in Wisconsin. 
3:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin music venues won't open soon. There's a push for Gov. Tony Evers to offer financial aid. 
3:22am
USA Today. 'We shouldn't have to beg': Americans struggle without unemployment aid as Congress stalls on extending benefits. 

Coronavirus

1:25pm
DVA. Letter to Union Grove community regarding COVID-19. 

1:15pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sawyer County sees more COVID-19 cases in August than all prior months since the pandemic began. 
9:29am
Wisconsin Public Health. Madison hospitals, public health concerned about possible 'twindemic.'
4:13am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo library closes doors over COVID-19 concerns, health officer says cases headed in 'wrong direction.' 
3:45am
Fox 11. Additional 132 positive COVID-19 tests returned from Green Bay Correctional Institution. 
3:44am
Green Bay Press Gazette. New milestone approaches as county remains COVID-19 hotspot. 

Statewide

3:52pm
City of Kenosha. Transit to end service early August 25-29, City Hall closed to walk-in service. 
3:51pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on Governor Evers' twelfth hour reaction.  Letter.
3:24pm
Sen. Craig. The violence must stop the Evers administration must wake up and act. 
2:15pm
Wisconsin District Attorneys' Association. Staetment on Kenosha officer involved shooting. 
2:12pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on recent events in Kenosha. 
1:42pm
Gov. Evers. Statement on last night's protests. 
1:41pm
Sen. Wanggaard, Rep. Kerkman. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding additional resources. 
1:28pm
Sen. Kapenga. Holy mackerel Governor Evers, can you please get to work and lead!
1:27pm
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
10:50am
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement on Jacob Blake shooting. 
10:34am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on ANOTHER attack on the Capitol and MORE broken office windows. 
10:33am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement rebuking the shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha Police. 
9:50am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on night of unrest. 
9:24am
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Badger State Sheriffs Association, Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association. Statement regarding the officer involved shooting in Kenosha. 
4:23am
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:08am
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Statement following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. 
3:54am
Green Bay Packers. Statement regarding shooting in Kenosha. 

1:21pm
WTMJ. Local business owners find livelihoods smashed following second night of Kenosha unrest. 
1:18pm
Reuters. Wisconsin city braces for third night of protests over police shooting of Black man. 
1:16pm
Sheboygan Press. Bryan Steil, Ron Johnson call on Tony Evers to maintain order in Kenosha. 
9:42am
AP. Jacob Blake's dad says son left paralyzed by police shooting. 
4:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Protesters light dumpster fires, smash windows on Capitol Square; police bring out tear gas. 
4:17am
Yahoo Sports. 'This is why we don't feel safe': NBA, NFL speak out on Jacob Blake shooting. 
3:58am
WCLO. Peaceful protest in Beloit expresses frustration, sadness over Jacob Blake's shooting. 
3:57am
WISC. This is not a riot, this is a revolution': Protests continue in downtown Madison following shooting of Jacob Blake. 
3:56am
NBC 26. Packers issue statement on Kenosha police shooting. 
3:55am
WBAY. Tensions rise at demonstration in Appleton for Jacob Blake. 
3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Blake shooting. 
3:39am
AP. Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
3:38am
Reuters. Wisconsin unrest flares for second night over police shooting of Black man. USA Today. 
3:35am
Fox 6. 'When is it going to stop?' For 2nd night, protesters demand change in the name of Jacob Blake. Spectrum News. 
3:26am
Washington Post. Amid independent inquiry of Jacob Blake's shooting, advocates question Wisconsin's police reviews. 
3:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'I don't think we should be talking about basketball': Bucks respond to police shooting of Jacob Blake. 

Courts

10:20am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Governor Evers over second COVID-19 emergency declaration. 

10:44am
Cap Times. Conserative firm seeks to overturn latest public health declaration, Wisconsin mask mandate. 
10:35am
WTMJ. Lawsuit seeks repeal of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate. 

Education

3:17pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Back to School Fairs. 
1:26pm
Nurse Disrupted. Partners with Marquette University in fight against COVID-19. 
1:10pm
Viterbo University, UW-La Crosse, Western Technical College, La Crosse County Health Dept. Shared statement: Fall 2020 - return to campus. 
12:34pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor delivers state-of-the-university message. 
12:00pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee City Development Commissioner goes "On the Issues" Aug. 26. 
10:31am
UW-Eau Claire. Faculty, staff receive 2020 excellence awards. 
10:30am
Wisconsin Conference of the American Association of University Professors. Statement on fall 2020 reopenings. 
9:25am
Kewaunee County. Hundreds of kids helped with school supplies. 
3:48am
MPS. Indefinitely suspends district athletics. 

10:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Private schools push back against Dane County schools order; legal challenges expected. 
4:12am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville schools shuffle staff as virtual enrollment soars. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Public Schools suspends the start of fall sports indefinitely due to pandemic. 
3:39am
Chippewa Herald. Madison elected officials ask: Why bring UW-Madison students back when outbreak is inevitable? 
3:33am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin's rural students face a digital divide as some return to screens instead of school. 
3:30am
WISC. UW System president, bar-and-restaurant groups ask Wisconsin businesses to 'encourage responsible behavior' amid fall return of 170,000 students. 
3:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton virtual charter school's enrollment nearly doubles ahead of 2020-21 school year. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kenosha schools will now start the year in person, bucking trend. 

Local

1:24pm
Madison Police and Fire Commission. Statement on Chief of Police search. 
1:05pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Keenan Sexual Health Clinic temporarily closed due to power outage. 

Congress

12:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate Democrats' climate committee releases new report on climate action, plan to build clean economy for American people. 
9:27am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Postmaster General to reverse harmful changes that have caused mail delivery delays in Wisconsin. 
4:20am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Postmaster General: "We have plenty of operating capital right now to get through November." 

Politics

10:32am
Hinkfuss for 4th Assembly. Labor backs. 

3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin is expanding as concerns over mail delivery mount. 
3:36am
WISN. Former Lt. Governor addresses Kenosha police shooting at MAGA event. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Limited role expected for Wisconsin Republicans at national convention this week. 

Monday August 24, 2020

Kenosha Shooting

5:02pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Kenosha shooting and Special Session. 
5:01pm
Rep. Hebl. On the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
5:00pm
Sen. Smith. Reacts to Evers' call for Special Session on police reform. 
4:58pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:57pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement regarding Sunday evening police shooting in Kenosha. 
4:49pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on Kenosha shooting. 
4:48pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Statement on the racist police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:38pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Reiterates support for June 2020 policing reform package, applauds Governor's Special Session call following the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
4:23pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on the deployment of National Guard to Kenosha. 
4:21pm
Rep. Subeck. Cites need for urgent action on police use of force; Supports Governor's call for Special Session. 
3:56pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on shooting of Jacob Blake. 
3:55pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
3:21pm
RPW. Reacts to violence in Kenosha. 
3:20pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on Kenosha Police Department shooting of Jacob Blake. 
3:18pm
Voces de la Frontera Action. Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
3:17pm
Rep. Kerkman. Statement regarding the police officer-involved shooting in Kenosha on August 23. 
3:16pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on Evers' call for Special Session. 
3:14pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. 
3:13pm
City of Madison. Council leadership statement on shooting of Jacob Blake. 
2:59pm
Racine Common Council, Racine County Board. City and county officials release statement on shooting of Jacob Blake. 
2:57pm
Sen. Nass. Kenosha officer-involved shooting and Governor Evers Special Session call. 
2:25pm
Rep. Sinicki. Statement regarding Special Session on law enforcement accountability. 
2:24pm
Sen. Erpenbach. We don't need a taskforce. 
2:22pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Special Session call. 
2:21pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Statement on Jacob Blake. 
2:20pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
2:11pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha. 
1:50pm
Rep. Dittrich. Statement regarding Kenosha unrest. 
1:38pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on Kenosha police shooting. 
1:27pm
AG Kaul. Statement on Kenosha shooting. 
1:17pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order calling Special Session on policing accountabliity and transparency. 
1:02pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on overnight unrest following shooting. 
12:42pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Kenosha officer-involved shooting, announces task force. 
12:12pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
12:10pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
11:20am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Jacob Blake and the George Floyds of Wisconsin. 
11:16am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Kenosha shooting unrest. 
11:11am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on shooting in Kenosha. 
11:11am
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake. 
10:34am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha on Sunday. 
10:05am
Rep. Steineke. Responds to Kenosha shooting. 
10:01am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Kenosha shooting.
9:59am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Issues statement after shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. 
9:50am
Sen. Wirch. Statemetn on police shooting in Kenosha. 
4:10am
DOJ. Update: Kenosha officer involved shooting. 
4:09am
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on officer-involved shooting in Kenosha. 
4:08am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Kenosha officer-involved shooting. 
4:01am
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on Kenosha shooting. 

2:17pm
CNBC. Joe Biden says Kenosha cops 'must be held accountable' for shooting Black man Jacob Blake in the back. 
2:14pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes call for special session on police reform bills following shooting of Black Kenosha man. 
2:09pm
Racine Journal Times. Rep. Neubauer 'joining people in the street;' Wanggaard says 'let law and reason...guide next step.'
2:07pm
Marshfield News Herald. Tony Evers calls special session on reducing police brutality after shooting of Jacob Blake. 
1:08pm
U.S. News & World Report. Police shooting lays bare Wisconsin's deep partisan divide. 
11:55am
WQOW. Senators Johnson and Baldwin call for investigation into Kenosha shooting. 
11:54am
WISC. State Street businesses damaged following Kenosha officer-involved shooting. 
11:34am
Racine Journal Times. Jacob Blake's family has retained prominent Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump. 
11:30am
AP. Protests erupt after Wisconsin police shoot Black man. The Hill.  
4:34am
USA Today. Black man shot multiple times by Wisconsin police; video of incident sparks social media backlash, protests. 
4:08am
Reuters. Black man shot, injured by police in Wisconsin city, curfew imposed. 
4:07am
New York Times. Police shooting of Black man in Wisconsin, captured on video, is investigated.  
4:05am
Racine Journal Times. Gov. Evers compares Kenosha shooting to deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
4:04am
WTMJ. Crowds protest in wake of officer-involved shooting that left one man injured.
4:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kenosha police shoot Black man; video appears to show officer firing several shots into his back at close range. 

Governor

3:19pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen Marine. 
10:36am
Pabst Theater Group. And other WI venues call on Governor Evers to allocate CARES Act money for venue relief. 

Budget

11:10am
Various Groups. Letter of support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. 

Legislative

3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW President Thompson 'done apologizing' to state lawmakers. 
3:37am
WISC. Speaker Vos requests additional earlier presidential debate to be held in Wisconsin. 

State Agencies

1:04pm
DFI. Wisconsin's credit unions post strong mid-year performance. 
10:38am
WEDC. Governor's Bllue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to hold first of three listening sessions beginning Aug. 31. 
10:02am
DMA. Alston tabbed as next Red Arrow commander. 

Economy/Business

3:46am
Yahoo Finance. Wages soar more than 25% in key region of battleground state. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Watch. 'Nowhere to go': Wisconsin renters face evictions as emergency aid falls short. 
3:22am
Politico. 'Not just a low-wage recession': White-collar workers feel coronavirus squeeze. 

Coronavirus

11:15am
DMA. 24 August Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 
4:00am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And County mourn passing of deputy due to COVID-19. 
3:56am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. School required to start grades 3-12 virtually. 
3:50am
AG Kaul. Statement on the COVID-19 death of Dane County Sheriff's Deputy. 

11:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. North Central, Fox Valley regions see most COVID-19 hospitalizations since pandemic began. 
4:16am
WKOW. Dane County sheriff urges mask usage after deputy dies. 
3:52am
WISC. State, community leaders remember Dane County deputy who died of COVID-19 complications. 
3:51am
NBC 15. Private school raises over $70K for lawsuit against public health order. 
3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 50 Wisconsin fairs have been canceled this summer, but the Brown County Fair is underway. 
3:37am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Coronavirus in Manitowoc: County saw 55 new cases in past week. 
3:35am
WBAY. 40% of latest coronavirus tests positive at Green Bay Correctional. 
3:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County deputy who died of COVID-19 tested positive 'several weeks ago,' hospitalized soon after. 
3:25am
U.S. News & World Report. Dane County orders all classes online for grades 3-12. 
3:23am
Racine Journal Times. Walworth County averaging 16 new cases of coronavirus each day. 
3:21am
CNBC. Trump administration grant emergency authorization for coronavirus plasma treatment. 
3:18am
WSAW. 453 new cases confirmed, no new deaths in Sunday's COVID-19 report from DHS. 
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State lacks ideal coronavirus testing capacity for reopening of college campuses, schools, top health official says. 

Statewide

9:52am
SJL Government Affairs. Names new vice president. 

Courts

3:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Technology helps deliver judicial education opportunities during pandemic. 

Education

2:25pm
DPI. We must recommit to putting our children's education first, together. 
12:30pm
UW-System. And Tavern League, Restaurant Assoiation seek help from bars, restaurants as students return. 
11:08am
UW-La Crosse. Professor captures images of despair, hope. 
10:04am
UW-Madison. Visiting students can find a Badger path through college during the pandemic. 
9:58am
DNR. Wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contest winners announced. 
9:57am
UW-Platteville. Drees honored with award for outstanding advising. 
3:57am
MPS. Adds meal sites for student pick-up of breakfast and lunch. 

3:46am
The Hill. As COVID-19 surges on campuses, in-person learning becomes less of a reality. 
3:43am
WSAW. UWSP gets ready for virtual learning. 
3:43am
U.S. News & World Report. As virus rages, working parents face tough choices. 
3:34am
WISN. Marquette students return to campus amid coronavirus. 
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW campuses forge ahead in reopening this fall despite growing COVID-19 concerns. 
3:27am
Fox 6. 'Hearts of our communities:' Gov. Evers urges COVID-19 safety as Wisconsin schools resume classes. 

Local

1:37pm
Hunger Task Force. Support the Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Program for tickets to 2021 Wisconsin State Fair. 
3:58am
Milwaukee Common Council. Lamar refuses billboard ads with Black Lives Matter content. 

4:15am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Health Department approves COVID-19 reopening plans for 10 schools. 

Congress

3:59am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Publishes podcast addressing Post Office conspiracy. 
3:55am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Expanded VA clinic is a critical step to supporting Rock County veterans. 

2:05pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tiffany: Protections for business against COVID-19 lawsuits should be top priority for Congress. 
11:38am
AP. Defiant DeJoy says he won't restore mail-sorting machines. 
3:42am
Fox 11. Concerns surround loss of mail sorting machines for November election. 
3:40am
NBC 15. Wisconsin lawmakers divided over new passed bill to fund USPS.
3:28am
WKBT. Wisconsin Rep. Kind votes for, Minnesota Rep. Hagedorn votes against 'Delivering for America Act.'
3:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson: It's a 'conspiracy theory' that postmaster general is slowing the mail to hinder November's election. 
3:18am
CNBC. U.S. mayors call Postal Service cuts a 'grave concern,' say mail-in voting should be 'national priority.'

Politics

10:39am
Zunker for 7th Congress. Rep. Tom Tiffany fails to deliver for the people of Wisconsin by voting against funding for the U.S. Postal Service. 
9:54am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch endorses.

3:47am
WBAY. Vice President Pence to speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College commencement, students petition for him not to.
3:44am
The Hill. Redistricting control on the line in state elections. 
3:41am
WKOW. Wisconsin GOP leaders expect a "more positive" tone in this week's convention. 
3:36am
WBAY. Former Gov. Scott Walker to give speech nominating Mike Pence at RNC. 
3:29am
U.S. News & World Report. Democratic plan in rural, swing state counties: Lose by less. 

Friday August 21, 2020

Governor

9:57am
Gov. Evers. First Lady Evers announces the Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee's "Women Who Inspire" nominees. 

3:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers seeks federal grant for Capitol statue of Black leader. 

Budget

3:50am
Cap Times. In address to UW regents, Thompson breaks down 3.5% budget increase plan. 
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. UW Regents approve budget with tuition-forgiveness program. 

Legislative

2:13pm
Senate President Roth, Speaker Vos. Letter to Commission on Presidential Debates requesting additional debate. 
11:33am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit Bureau reviews DPI guidance to schools and school districts. 
10:27am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Session recap: Agriculture and rural issues. 
9:12am
LAB. Report 20-8: Best practices for transitioning from virtual instruction to in-person instruction. Briefing Sheet. 

State Agencies

2:08pm
DNR. Seeks input on proposed ATV/UTV route connections in Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. 
12:09pm
DATCP. Issues letter of warning to Elite Hearing Centers of America. 
11:46am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Welcomes new Crawford County representative. 
10:11am
DNR. Find your adventure, go wild in Wisconsin. 
4:03am
DVA. Wisconsin homeless veteran program receives federal support. 

Economy/Business

10:34am
Charter Communications. Invests $1 million in the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp to lend to small businesses in underserved Wisconsin communities. 

2:21pm
Stevens Point Journal. SentryWorld extends 112 employee furloughs through first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:35pm
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. 47,000 Wisconsin electricity customers are behind on their bills. The disconnection deadline was extended to Oct. 1.
4:25am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's job recovery slowed in July as state approaches recovery of half of lost employment. 

Coronavirus

4:13am
Milwaukee Health Department. Phase 4.1 order update. 

2:24pm
WKOW. 1 more dead, 36 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
11:22am
AP. As U.S. deaths mount, virus takes outsize toll on minorities. 
3:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County coronavirus: Death toll hits 57; nearly 8% of new tests come back positive. 
3:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System and federal government competing for COVID-19 test supplies. 
3:45am
WISC. Rise in COVID-19 cases tied to gatherings prompts state DHS to launch risk-assessing tool. 

Courts

4:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Jefferson v. Dane County - order. 

Education

4:20pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Schools plans update.
11:20am
UW-La Crosse. Prof's 3D scans bring ancient Egypt to your living room. 
11:20am
UW-Madison. Understanding how birds respond to extreme weather can inform conservation efforts. 
11:19am
UW-Stout. National Archives exhibit marks 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. 
9:00am
Vote Yes 2 Invest. South Central Federation of Labor endorses school referendum. 

1:58pm
U.S. News & World Report. Thompson won't say when UW would close due to COVID-19. 
4:07am
NBC 26. Schools confident in digital learning preparations. 
3:56am
The Center Square. Wisconsin DHS says no large scale testing as kids head back to school. 
3:55am
WISN. Campus face mask enforcement largely left up to Wisconsin students. 
3:51am
WSAW. Study shows kids are "anxious" ahead of new school year. 

Local

11:35am
Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association. Calls on mayor, council to stop misinforming public. 
11:34am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County lanuches Balancing Act, announces upcoming budget open houses. 
10:10am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Relief: PSC extends moratorium on utility shut-offs until October 1. 

2:18pm
Fox 6. Medical examiner anticipates record-breaking deaths in Milwaukee County.

Congress

12:08pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Blunt Rochester. Host Future of Work Caucus event with Wisconsin panelists. 
9:13am
Growth Energy. Slams fresh round of exemption requests at EPA. 
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Following alarming reports on COVID-19 risks from vaping/smoking, Baldwin and colleagues call for action from Trump administration.

2:03pm
Reuters. U.S. postmaster promises timely election mail, 'dramatic' changes after. 
9:09am
AP. Postmaster says 'no idea' mailboxes, equipment being removed. 
9:09am
The Hill. GOP chairman accuses Dems of 'character assassination' against Postmaster General. 
4:00am
USA Today. Empty mailboxes, missed rent: U.S. Postal Service's struggles have real-world impacts. 
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mark Pocan leads call from House Dems to oust postmaster general Louis DeJoy over mail delays. 
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lost packages and late ballots: Wisconsin's postal woes predate Trump administration shakeup. 
3:37am
The Hill. GOP chairman subpoenas former Obama official linked to Steele dossier. 

Politics

2:19pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. PAC, political committee contributions more than double in four years. 
9:03am
Priorities USA. New TV ads take on Trump's reckless school push and coronavirus failures, highlight Joe Biden's vision for a better future. 
4:11am
RPW. Joe Biden is bad for Wisconsin. 
4:11am
Sierra Club. Announces 2020 endorsements. 
4:10am
RPW. Ballot access denied by liberals. 

2:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin cities look at expanding ways to vote. 
4:23am
ABC News. 23,000 absentee ballots were rejected in Wisconsin's April primary. That's more than Trump won the state by in 2016. 
3:52am
Fox 6. 'Unify the country:' Joe Biden headlines final day of DNC, Wisconsinites speak before national audience. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tammy Baldwin focuses on health care, but not COVID-19, during convention speech. 
3:45am
WTMJ. Senator Baldwin, DNC prime time speaker, says post office actions cause 'real harm.'
3:43am
Politico. 'When you're late, you're late': Kanye falls short in Wisconsin. NBC News. 
3:43am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin election officials: Kanye off presidential ballot. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:40am
Fox 11. Democrats hammer home importance of Wisconsin ahead of convention's conclusion. 

Thursday August 20, 2020

Governor

1:27pm
Gov. Evers. First Lady delivers Democratic Radio Address on centennial celebration of women's suffrage. 
1:24pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Kalpic reappointed to Governor's Council on Domestic Abuse. 
11:00am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Asks Governor Evers for additional information on Wisconsin's CARES Act funding. 

3:38am
WXOW. Taskforce on student debt releases new report with recommendations for governor. 

Budget

3:57pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor's Blog: Regents approve operating, capital budget requests for 2021-23 state budget. 

Legislative

3:33pm
Rep. Neubauer. Receives top spot on Wisconsin Conservation Voters' 2020 Legislative Honor Roll. 
11:01am
Sen. LeMahieu. Weekly Republican Radio Address: Online Voter Registration. 
10:59am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: It's well-past time for Wisconsin to expand Medicaid. 
9:36am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Put power in the hands of the people, not the party. 

State Agencies

3:13pm
DNR. All-terrain wheelchairs and adaptive equipment open the outdoors for Wisconsinites with disabilities. 
3:12pm
WHEDA. Expands financing options for homebuyers. 
1:54pm
AG Kaul. & 23 AGs defend nondiscrimination laws and the rights of same-sex couples to be foster parents. 
12:18pm
DMA. 115th Fighter Wing first sergeant names Air National Guard's outstanding first sergeant of the year. 
11:41am
DOJ. New data available from the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. 
11:09am
DMA. State Interoperability Council approves policy updates. 
9:59am
DATCP. Wisconsin dairy producer survey provides industry snapshot. 
9:37am
WEDC. La Crosse County receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new gymnasiums. 
9:08am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Farmers thank DATCP - and support hazard pay for workers. 
4:32am
ETF. GIB approves modest premium increase for 2021; below national trend again. 
4:15am
UW-Eau Claire Police Department. To participate in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign Aug. 21-Sept. 7.

3:34am
WSAW. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins Friday. 

Economy/Business

3:32pm
Dairy Business Innovation Alliance. Center for Dairy Research and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Assocaition awarded $6 million in second round of Dairy Business Innovation Grants. 
1:23pm
PSC. Votes to further extend the COVD-19 utility disconnection moratorium. 
12:07pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds 30,500 total non-farm, 25,500 private-sector jobs in July. 

2:04pm
U.S News & World Report. Wisconsin unemployment rate drops, still double last year. 
1:40pm
CNBC. Evictions are expected to skyrocket as pandemic protections come to an end. 
12:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin regulators extend shutoff ban; one third of households behind on utility bills. 
9:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin restaurant owners facing deep uncertainty about winter business. 
9:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin organizations brace for 'tsunami of evictions and homelessness' this fall.
9:12am
AP. U.S. jobless claims jump back above 1 million in face of virus. 
4:00am
WKOW. Record demand for food pantries continues. 

Coronavirus

4:45am
DVA. Letter to King community regarding COVID-19.
4:14am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Introduces new dashboard to facilitate data-driven decisions for school districts. 

1:31pm
WISC. Public health officials say new daily coronavirus cases have dropped by nearly 50%. 
1:30pm
NBC 26. Oconto City Hall to close due to COVID-19. 
4:09am
Reuters. As U.S. school reopen, concerns grow that kids spread coronavirus. 
3:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DOC confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Green Bay prison. 
3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS releases new school guidance, warns of testing shortages. 
3:44am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Health officials: Masks slow spread, but aren't foolproof on their own. 
3:44am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin sees fourth straight day of COVID-19 testing below 10K. 
3:41am
WSAW. DHS: It's too early to determine if mask mandate is effective, discusses school expectations. 

Statewide

3:56pm
Dairy Business Association. Dairy Stream podcast: Task force leaders look ahead on Wisconsin water quality. 
11:04am
AARP. Grants will help 3 Wisconsin communities fund 4 local projects. 

Courts

10:04am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Jordan Alexander Lickes. 

3:37am
WKOW. AG Josh Kaul committed to lawsuit challenging USPS changes. 

Education

2:38pm
UW-Madison. Test-optional admissions policy extended through summer 2023. 
1:54pm
UW-Milwaukee. Regents approve bachelor's program for School of Freshwater Sciences. 
11:42am
UW-Madison. NSF Physics Frontier Center for neutron star modeling to include UW-Madison. 
9:33am
UW-Extenison. Adapting to the on-going pandemic: Extension's response to decision making during COVID-19. 
4:11am
UW-La Crosse. Program earns $2.25 million grant. 

11:05am
WKOW. UW-Madison chancellor not ruling anything out when fall semester begins. 
9:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As neighboring universities go virtual, UW-Madison tries to reassure campus community. 
9:18am
The Hill. School reopenings with COVID-19 offer preview of chaotic fall. 
4:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Numerous local schools declare intention to play sports in fall. 
4:21am
Racine Journal Times. Union Grove High backtracks from 5 days in class to A/B schedule. 
3:43am
WISN. State health department: Coronavirus outbreaks in schools 'inevitable.'
3:42am
Kenosha News. DPI issues guidance on when schools should consider closing due to COVID. 
3:40am
Fox 11. State guidelines on returning to school help with planning, lacks in other areas. 

Local

2:40pm
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Announces $6000 distributed in 2020 Inspiring Voices Grants. 
9:31am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Releases updated 2020 Municipal DataTool. 
4:44am
Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association. Statement regarding recent arrrests from the recent attack on Officer Mensah. 

3:35am
Kenosha News. Council approves placing BadgerCare expansion advisory referendum on ballot. 

Congress

4:25am
Chippewa Herald. Kind: Politicizing USPS is something the country 'can't afford.'
3:39am
WXOW. Rep. Ron Kind calls for increased USPS funding. 
3:37am
ABC News. Trump blasts McConnell over timing of Senate hearing with postmaster general. 

Politics

4:06pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Wisconsin Conservation Voters. 
11:03am
Lyerly for 88th Assembly. Physician-led coalition backs. 
9:58am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Wisconsin voting deadline and facts for November 2020. 
9:40am
Wsconsin Conservation Voters. Endorses its third wave of candidates.  
4:13am
Steil for 1st Congress. Joins Vice President Pence in Walworth County to highlight work supporting Wisconsin families and workers. 
4:10am
RPW. Tony Evers, Joe Biden: Same weak leadership. 

2:05pm
U.S. News & World Report. Pelosi tells Democrats 'It's all riding on Wisconsin.'
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrats pound their message: to oust Trump, you must vote. 
3:51am
Spectrum News. 'We're making a lot of lemonade out of these lemons': State party chair talks impact of virtual DNC. 
3:50am
Racine Journal Times. At halfway point, Milwaukee's online DNC deemed unconventional but successful by state officials. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mike Pence touts economy, COVID-19 response at southeastern Wisconsin rally. 
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Holy mackerel, folks!': Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers kicks off the third night of the 2020 DNC in classic fashion. 
3:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taunting Democrats who are holding a virtual convention, Pence touts jobs in Wisconsin but doesn't mention Foxconn. 

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Governor

10:52am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Community-Wide Action Plan being shared with Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 
9:07am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. 

Budget

3:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Thompson wants $95.7 million boost for UW in state budget. 

Legislative

11:41am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Rep. Bowen's integrity. 
10:52am
Sen. Smith. Column: Big agenda for small farms. 

State Agencies

4:40pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard State Partnership Program with Nicaragua continues to pay dividends. 
4:39pm
DNR. Seeks input on proposed ATV/UTV and snowmobile corridors. 
1:35pm
DNR. Pattison State Park trails reopen. 
1:35pm
DOT. Annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins Friday - runs through Labor Day. 
12:03pm
AG Kaul. And WCASA promote sexual assault service providers in rural Wisconsin. 
11:41am
DMA. Despite pandemic and mission changes, 829th continues solidering on overseas. 
10:48am
Wisconsin BPDD. Living Well grant releases COVID-19 Resource Toolkit. 

3:49am
Brownfield Ag News. More small farms sign up for Wisconsin's direct payment relief. 
3:46am
Cap Times. Wisconsin plan to close youth prisons hits more snags as some counties pull back. 

Economy/Business

12:57pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Homeowners paying the price of new refi fee from Freddie/Fannie. 
9:09am
Fox Cities Chamber. Hosts VIRTUAL regional recruitment events for businesses. 

3:52am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsinites with disabilities see long wait for jobless aid, even after gaining eligibility. 

Coronavirus

3:18pm
Marshflield Clinic Health System. Statement on masking in schools. 
2:56pm
Patched. Vos plays it safe at expense of trauma survivors. 
1:27pm
DHS. Launches COVID-19 individual decision tool to help Wisconsinites keep each other safe. 
1:26pm
DHS. Releases school guidance to assist local and tribal health departments. 

2:52pm
WKOW. 8 more dead, 50 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
2:51pm
Fox 11. Northeast Wisconsin region seeing increased coronavirus activity: State. 
2:48pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Here's now Wisconsin health officials say schools should respond to a COVID-19 outbreak. 
2:31pm
U.S. News & World Report. New COVID-19 guidance issued for Wisconsin schools, people. 
9:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Free clinics across state are 'challenged' by loss of volunteers. 
4:14am
WBAY. 57 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Green Bay Correctional this week, mass testing underway. 
4:05am
Fox 6. Proposed Sheboygan County health ordinance leads to 'angst and stress' for some, administrator says. 
3:45am
WXOW. Chicago removes Wisconsin from their quarantine list. 

Courts

11:40am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin AG Kaul sues Trump over Postal Service. 

2:26pm
The Hill. Civic groups move forward with lawsuit over Postal Service slowdown. 
9:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tom Perez: Democratic National Committee 'all in' on Wisconsin voting lawsuit. 
4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Environmental groups seek to question former regulator over application to lead utility. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin and other states sue over mail slowdown as postmaster general backs off of changes that could affect absentee ballot delivery. 

Education

12:21pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold overcomes challenges to pursue career in nursing. 
12:04pm
UW-Stout. Real estate property management senior builds career across three industries. 
12:03pm
Marquette University. Professor and colleagues receive $2.2 million grant for neuroscience research on substance abuse. 
10:50am
UW-Milwaukee. Architecture faculty member wins Fulbright award to work with students in India. 
9:14am
UW-Platteville. Gnaneswaran to introduce transformative teaching technology to campus. 

12:08pm
CNBC. Students are heading back to campus and so is the coronavirus as colleges scramble to cancel in-person classes. 
10:58am
CBS 58. Racine Unified School District moving fall sports to spring 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. 
4:50am
NBC 15. Wisconsin colleges tackle student complaince, in light of campus outbreaks across nation. 
4:35am
USA Today. COVID-19, visas, Trump: International students turning away from U.S colleges for lots of reasons. 
4:20am
WTMJ. Board votes to allow in-person classes, fall sports for Kenosha Unified School District. 
4:19am
WISN. Mequon-Theinsville School District changes course, surprises parents. 
4:15am
Fox 11. FRCC moving fall sports to spring; Kimberly, Oshkosh also make move. 
4:15am
Fox 11. Bonduel schools to reopen five days a week. 
4:13am
WBAY. Kimberly School Board: High risk fall sports moved to spring. 
3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Free tuition program for lower-income students would expand under UW System proposal. 
3:48am
WKOW. 'It's kind of their moment to shine,' Doctors say students can stop COVID on campus. 
3:47am
WISN. Colleges, universities make coronavirus plans. 

Local

9:06am
Venture Dairy Cooperative. Township discrimination against farmers is wrong: Where does it stop?

Congress

4:23am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Sends concerns to Postmaster General. 

4:17am
WISC. 'We've all felt the impact': Rep. Pocan addresses the mail slowdown as Wisconsin joins multi-state lawsuit. 
3:49am
WQOW. Sen. Baldwin criticizes actions of Postmaster General DeJoy and President Trump. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Postal Service backtracks on changes, Wisconsin politicians disagree on path forward. 
3:43am
Politico. Postmaster general to testify before Senate committee on Friday. 

Politics

1:10pm
RPW. Vice President Pence highlights the Trump administration's record of fighting for American workers. 
12:56pm
Gunderson for State Superintendent. Declares his candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 
9:13am
Winker for 38th Assembly. Applauds Gov. Evers' launch of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity and calls on the Legislature, whose ability to meet is controlled by Republican leadership, to activate the Commission' recommendations, along with those pending from the Climate Change Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. 
9:04am
Hoyer for 94th Assembly. Denounces mob violence. Does Doyle?

11:46am
AP. Sanders, rising democrats call for Midwest to unite to win. 
10:57am
U.S. News & World Report. Third candidate seeking Wisconsin state superintendent job. 
4:18am
WKOW. County Clerk: Staffing, not voter fraud, the real concern with mass mail-in ballots. 
4:16am
NBC 26. Green Bay City leaders say request absentee ballots early. 
4:04am
U.S. News & World Report. Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the post office. 
3:55am
MarketWatch. Could a watered-down Democratic convention in Milwaukee still put Biden over the top in Wisconsin? 
3:50am
WKBT. Purple Wisconsin: Presidential candidates to focus on Wisconsin to win White House. 
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Elections panel staff: Keep Kanye West off Wisconsin ballot. 
3:42am
Janesville Gazette. Local officials expect unprecedented flood of absentee ballots. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin clerks worry about November election as mail-in ballot requests grow. 

Tuesday August 18, 2020

Legislative

3:48pm
Rep. Hebl. On the centennial of women's suffrage. 
2:53pm
LFB. Department of Transportation: Alternate funding plan for north leg of Zoo Interchange project 14-day passive review. 
1:43pm
Rep. Dittrich. Receives Building Wisconsin award. 
1:36pm
Sen. Hansen. Calls on Gallagher and Johnson to support bi-partisan legislation to save Postal Service. 
12:43pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservation Scorecard explores missed opportunities in latest legislative session. 

State Agencies

3:27pm
Sen. Smith. Statement regarding his work on the Student Debt Task Force. 
2:34pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Governor's Task Force on Student Debt submits recommendations. 
2:32pm
DFI. Governor's Task Force on Student Debt release final report. 
12:42pm
DMA. Incoming Challenge Academy director looks forward to helping at-risk teens. 
12:22pm
DNR. Recycling Excellence Award nominations now open. 
9:37am
DNR. Sign up to participate in gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities. 
9:36am
WEDC. Receives federal funds to aid downtown businesses. 
4:07am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard unit endures desert training, pandemic adjustments. 

Economy/Business

4:08am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

2:42pm
Politico. Businesses warn they won't participate in Trump's payroll tax plan.
12:39pm
Yahoo Finance. Wisconsin farmer: Results of trade deals have 'been disappointing.'
12:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. In a challenging tourism season, Wisconsin Dells workers try to stay safe. 
9:36am
CNBC. Kohl's paints grim picture of holiday shopping as pandemic hits sales, shares slide. 
4:39am
WSAW. Wisconsin sees record breaking home sales in July, especially in north and central regions. 
3:56am
WISN. Hotels, restaurants struggle with lost business due to virtual convention. 
3:41am
AP. AP survey: States uncommitted to Trump's unemployment boost. 
3:34am
CNBC. $300 unemployment boost may last for only 3 weeks. 
3:33am
WKBT. Wisconsin unemployment applications jump by nearly 500. 
3:27am
Fox 6. 'Would've been a game-changer:' Milwaukee misses big DNC payday. 

Coronavirus

1:42pm
DVA. Chippewa Falls Veterans Home COVID-19 update. 
4:15am
DVA. Letter to Union Grove community regarding COVID-19.

3:24pm
WBAY. 66 Wisconsin counties have high level of coronavirus activity. 
2:44pm
Fox 11. Coronavirus trends continue: Fewer new cases, higher positive test rate. 
3:43am
AP. Report: Nursing home cases up nearly 80% in COVID-19 rebound. 

Statewide

4:13pm
Women's Initiative on Lottery Leadership. History-making slate of all-women officers of North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. 

Courts

1:39pm
AG Kaul. Files lawsuit over Trump administration's attempts to undermine the U.S. Postal Service. 

2:49pm
The Hill. More than a dozen states sue Postal Service over delays. 
12:34pm
Reuters. U.S. states seek $2.2 trillion from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: filings. 
12:26pm
Reuters. States to take Trump administration to court over postal changes. 
4:12am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay Packers fan who sued Bears is now suing U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over mail delays. 

Education

2:37pm
Marquette University. Klingler College of Arts and Sciences receives $1 million Humanities Without Walls award. 
1:40pm
UW System. Seeks investment to renew the Wisconsin Idea through 10 key initiatives. 
1:38pm
UW-Madison. School of Education unveils new bold program to invest in Wisconsin's future teachers. 
1:38pm
Edgewood College. Announces new partnership with Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. 
11:03am
UW-Stout. Career-focused student work experiences receive more support. 

2:44pm
WKBT. UW System President asking for operating budget increase to renew Wisconsin Idea. 
4:13am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified to push back fall sports to between winter, spring seasons. 
3:56am
Fox 11. Oshkosh Area School District approves update to back-to-school plan. 
3:36am
MarketWatch. Reports of COVID cases are growing on college campuses as schools bring students back for in-person classes. 

Local

4:38pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Our Sheriff's Department is underfunded and understaffed.
4:38pm
Mliwaukee Ald. Murphy. Article offers insight into how Milwaukee suburbs keep out affordable housing. 
4:14pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Our Sheriff's Department is underfunded and understaffed. 

3:58am
WBAY. Local USPS union group reports equipment cutbacks at Green Bay facility. 
3:31am
WJFW. One more well with PFAS could lead to water shortage. 

Congress

4:16am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Officially adopts Pastor A Dao, Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience. 
4:06am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Named 2020 Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt. 

2:40pm
AP. Postal Service halts operational changes after outcry. 

Politics

2:50pm
RPW. Democrats want ot defund police - Republicans will keep WI safe. 
4:38am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Claims momentum going into fall campaign.
4:07am
RPW. Where is Joe Biden?

12:27pm
U.S. News & World Report. Milwaukee adding drop boxes to help protect absentee voting. 
4:36am
Spectrum News. Trump claims "The only way we're going to lose this election is if the election is rigged." 
3:47am
LA Times. Wisconsin lost the Democratic National Convention, but is still at the center of the presidential race. 
3:46am
NBC 15. Mail slowdown raises concerns over absentee ballots in November. 
3:45am
Kenosha News. State officials focus on Wisconsin's importance in 2020 elections as DNC launches online. 
3:44am
Spectrum News. Agriculture becomes key issue to winning rural Wisconsin voters. 
3:40am
AP. Dems put divides aside, rally behind Biden at convention. 
3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gwen Moore uses DNC speech to call for healing divisions. 
3:39am
The Hill. Democrats label Trump Wisconsin visit a health risk as "Where's Joe?" billboards go up. 
3:38am
USA Today. Trump tries to steal political spotlight from Biden as Democrats open convention. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. President Trump touts economic success at Wisconsin visit Monday. 
3:29am
CBS News. Trump visits Minnesota and Wisconsin, envisions a grim future if Biden wins. 

Monday August 17, 2020

Legislative

10:59am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on national uprising in Belarus. 

State Agencies

2:45pm
DOT. National transportation group honors Winneconne bridge. 
4:27am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard infantry battalion returns from Guardian Angel mission. 

3:37am
Chippewa Herald. Dane County pulls out of agreement with state; plan to close Lincoln Hills in jeopardy. 

Economy/Business

3:56pm
Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Finalists announced. 
9:35am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. July 2020 Home Sales Report. 

3:40am
Fox 11. Brown County unemployment at 8.8% after extra benefits end. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Paul Bunyan's restaurant in Wisconsin Dells not serving lunch and dinner for remainder of season. 
3:33am
WISC. The cancellation of the Wisconsin football season will cost the local economy nearly $100 million. 
3:28am
CNBC 'It's nerve-racking' - Millions of Americans are still furloughed and unsure when they will return to work. 
3:26am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Helgesen Industries to lay off over 100 employees. 

Coronavirus

2:48pm
Small Business Development Center. Releases free COVID response guide for entrepreneurs. 
11:41am
DMA. 17 August Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 

3:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Spike in COVID-19 cases at Wisconsin Veterans Home spurs request for federal aid. 
9:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 80 percent of child care providers are back up and running, but finding care is still a struggle. 
3:55am
WXPR. OC health dept. reports uptick in COVID cases, avoid gatherings. 
3:44am
CBS 58. CBS Investigates: Coronavirus testing result delays. 
3:39am
Fox 11. More than 80% of Packers season ticket holders opt out for upcoming season. 
3:35am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin's COVID testing supplies are dropping; GOP and Dems. can't agree on root of the problem.
3:32am
WISN. 3 residents die of coronavirus at Union Grove veterans nursing home. 
3:27am
CNBC. Forty percent of U.S. COVID-19 tests come back too late to be clinically meaningful, data show. 
3:25am
Spectrum News. 'Parents need to buckle up': Officials talk child care in the pandemic. 
3:21am
WTMJ. Testing for COVID-19 in Wisconsin drops to two month low. 
3:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests jumps to 11.2 on Sunday. 

Statewide

12:52pm
We Are Many - United Against Hate. Homegrown hate and domestic terorism. 

Courts

11:57am
The Hill. States huddle on Postal Service lawsuit. 

Education

3:13pm
UW-Madison. Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin art program celebrate 80 years. 
2:49pm
Marquette University. Receives $1.5 million gift to support first-generation minority students and Neuro Recovery Clinic. 
1:38pm
UW-Stout. Digital learning laptops in hands of new students early because of COVID-19. 
10:14am
Wisconsin Paper Council, UW-Oshkosh. Receive $50,000 WySis grant to study workforce development issues in the papermaking and forestry industries. 
9:38am
UW-Madison. Patients taking opioids produce antibodies that may hinder anti-opioid vaccine. 

10:16am
USA Today. COVID-19 will hit colleges when students arrive for fall semester. So why open at all? Money is a factor. 
3:53am
NBC 26. Green Bay, Appleton move high school fall sports to spring. 
3:45am
CBS 58. Racine school district responds to criticism of busing plan for private school students this fall. 
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. The wildcard in UW-Madison's reopening plan: Student behavior. 
3:34am
Janesville Gazette. New UW regent wants to create 'wide-open highways for nontraditional students'
3:27am
WQOW. Eau Claire School District postpones all fall sports. 
3:24am
The Center Square. Wisconsin ranks lowest for racial equity in education. 

Local

3:16pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to purchase 160 acres near Verona to permanently protect area where Sugar River and Badger Mill Creek meet. 
9:34am
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. Residents urged to 'Recycle Right' in curbside bins to reduce contamination. 

11:54am
WEAU. Chippewa County sees high number of individuals seeking homelessness services. 

Congress

4:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Postmaster General to provide Senate testimony on mail service delays. 
12:02pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues demand Postal Service address delivery delays of veterans' prescription drugs. 

4:18am
New York Times. Postal crisis ripples across nation as election looms. 
3:49am
WAOW. National USPS changes making local impact. 
3:42am
USA Today. Democrats launch probe of Election Day readiness in key states as coronavirus spreads. 
3:30am
Cap Times. Postal Service slowdown hits Wisconsin. 

Politics

3:21pm
Vruwink for 43rd Assembly. Earns endorsements from respected environmental groups. 
3:15pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on Donald Trump's campaign visit to Wisconsin. 
11:28am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Outside electioneering groups dole out $300K in legislative primaries. 
10:12am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Governor Tony Evers endorses. 
9:37am
ACLU of Wisconsin. "Our role in the Democratic National Convention."

11:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Democrats lay blame on Trump at convention's start. 
3:57am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump motivates Democrats to rally behind Biden, Harris. 
3:41am
USA Today. Bernie Sanders: 'I certainly did not sign' petition to get Kanye West on Wisconsin ballot. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Watch. Skepticism urged as disinformation, voter suppression wash over Wisconsin. 
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee delegates kick off the DNC Sunday with hybrid live and virtual event on military spending. 
3:19am
Fox 6. 'COVID is real:' Delegates disappointed, but say a mostly virtual DNC is 'the right decision for the public.'
3:17am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Center prepped for mostly virtual 2020 DNC: 'Backbone for our operation.'
3:16am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Trump, Pence to make play for Wisconsin during DNC. 
3:15am
New York Times. It's convention time: 2-minute speeches, no pomp, a forlorn Milwaukee. 

Friday August 14, 2020

Governor

9:08am
Gov. Evers. First Lady Evers announces the Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committss's next "Women Who Inspire" nominee. 
4:08am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. 

Legislative

4:32pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Releases voting records for 2018 Lame Duck and 2019-2020 State Legislative Sessions. 
2:27pm
Sen. Wirch. Named 2019-2020 "Friend of Public Health."
11:01am
Sen. Jacque. GOP weekly Radio Address: Supporting law enforcement. 
10:19am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Praises President on Israel deal. 
10:18am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Session recap: Roads. 

4:09am
Chippewa Herald. Bernier gets prescription for hydroxy. 

State Agencies

1:20pm
DOT. Seeks feedback on public involvement plan for the Wisconsin Rail Plan 2050. 
1:19pm
DOR. Equalized Values Report shows healthy increase in property values. 
12:09pm
DATCP. One week left to apply for Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council. 
10:20am
DWD. Youth apprenticeship releases first tier of occupational pathway curriculum modernization. 
4:07am
DMA. Newly minted circuit court judge and Citizen Soldier serves his state and nation as both a judge and Guardsman. 
3:50am
DATCP. Alerts consumers to tech support robocalls. 

Economy/Business

9:23am
The Hill. Markets rise as economy struggles; 'It does not make any sense.'
9:06am
Reuters. U.S. retail sales rise less than expected in July. 
4:11am
Washington Post. The recession is over for the rich, but the working class is far from recovered.  
3:08am
WEAU. The pandemic continues to affect employment in the Chippewa Valley. 
3:04am
Reuters. U.S. hits fiscal cliff with jobs, economic recovery in the balance. 

Coronavirus

9:22am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Wisconsinites come together to thank Governor Tony Evers to keeping us safe with a mask mandate. 
3:49am
DMA. County, tribal emergency managers are front line of coordinated response. 
3:48am
DVA. Letter to King community regarding COVID-19.

2:28pm
Fox 11. New coronavirus cases, positive test rate return to high levels. 
9:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS hospital partners say COVID-19 testing material have been diverted from Wisconsin. 
4:05am
Up North News. COVID-19 tracing getting harder in Wisconsin because people lie about their contacts.
3:44am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Three dead, 23 sickened in Pierce County outbreak; mass testing conducted Thursday. 
3:41am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin tribal casinos using UV light to 'kill' coronavirus, tech could work in schools. 
3:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers has about $300 million more federal aid he can spend to fight COVID-19. 
3:18am
Racine Journal Times. After deaths at Racine County nursing home, Federal VA nurses called in to help. 
3:01am
WAOW. State, national leaders speak out against diversion of testing supplies. 
3:00am
Fox 6. 'Promising news:' Milwaukee County sees progress in COVID-19 fight, not enough to advance gating criteria. 
2:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 943 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday. 

Education

1:21pm
UW-Eau Claire. Renovations illuminating for Haas Fine Arts Center venues. 
1:16pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. To Racine Unified: District must meet legal requirement to bus students to private schools. 
11:58am
UW-Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning welcomes Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug as 2020-21 Fitzhugh Scott Fellows. 
10:18am
TransfertoVirtualSchool.com Wisconsin parents still have time to enroll their children in an established online charter school. 

11:09am
NBC 15. WIAA opens door to playing fall sports in the spring. 
11:05am
U.S. News & World Report. Foxconn's $100 million pledge to university largely unmet. 
9:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Rather know that they're safe than have them in the classroom with me': Wisconsin teachers worry about face-to-face fall instruction. 
3:24am
WQOW. Chippewa Falls School District reveals back-to-school plan. 
3:16am
Fox 6. Oak Creek-Franklin schools to begin 2020-21 year virtually; return to in-person learning possible. 
3:14am
WISN. Schools statewide wait for guidance on shutdown threshold. 
3:13am
WISN. Board members, teachers targets of name-calling in back-to-school talks. 
3:09am
WEAU. How a shortage of substitute teachers and bus drivers is affecting Wisconsin. 
3:05am
CBS 58. Milwaukee Health Department says it has received reopening plans from more than two dozen schools .
3:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison still waiting on Foxconn's $100 million pledge two years later. 

Local

4:29pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Supports 25% cut to Sheriff's budget. 
4:23pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Stands in solidarity with Milwaukee Art Museum workers union drive. 
4:22pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Letter in support of Milwaukee Art Museum employees. 
11:01am
MCTS. Announces detours ahead of DNC.
11:00am
ALCU of Wisconsin. Commends Waukesha County Jail for lifting religious text and practice restrictions in local jail. 

3:11am
WTMJ. Wauwatosa Police Union: Members have no confidence in Mayor Dennis McBride. 

Congress

1:22pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Announces innovative challenge for young coders in Wisconsin's First Congressional District. 
11:57am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin; Reps. Moore, Kind, Pocan. Call on President Trump to extend full federal funding for Wisconsin National Guard to fight COVID-19 pandemic. 

11:17am
Reuters. Hopes for a fresh round of U.S. coronavirus relief fade as Congress goes home. 
11:12am
AP. Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets. 
3:17am
CNBC. Coronavirus stimulus stalemate could drag on for weeks as Congress leaves town. 
3:02am
Politico. Besieged on all sides, Ron Johnson says he probe 'would certainly' help Trump win reelection. 

Politics

3:55am
Lowery for 37th Assembly. Only one candidate has pledged to vote against gerrymandering. 

3:42pm
The Hill. Postal service warns states it might miss some mail-in ballot deadlines. 
11:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump's counter to Democratic Convention? Swing state trips.
3:12am
WUWM. 'My expectation is they're masking up,' Evers says about Trump's campaign visit to Wisconsin. 
3:10am
WTMJ. One of the youngest ever state Assembly candidates running against 82-year-old incumbent. 
3:07am
CBS 58. Local postal workers feel cuts and changes to USPS will slow down mail, election ballots. 
3:06am
AP. Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes. 

Thursday August 13, 2020

Governor

3:49am
Gov. Evers. Building Commission approves $65 million for key projects. 

Legislative

4:04pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Selects state Seator Patrick Testin as the trade association's "Legislator of the Year."
3:39pm
Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards. Announce "2019-2020 Friends of Public Health."
2:01pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: Voting in the time of COVID. 

12:13pm
Cap Times. Legislature releases records of Staush Gruszynski sexual harassment probe. 

State Agencies

4:02pm
DATCP. Wisconsin Farm to School Advisory Council nominations accepted through August 30. 
3:43pm
DOT. Drivers over age 60 have until November 23 to renew their license. 
1:59pm
WEDC. Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity to meet Aug. 14. 
11:40am
DOJ. Launches new incident-level criminal justice data dashboards. 
3:42am
DNR. Ruffed grouse West Nile Virus test results now available. 

Economy/Business

12:45pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Quadrennial problems and priorities survey ranks small business problems. 
11:43am
WMC. What is the coolest thing made in Wisconsin? 
11:42am
WRA, AASEW, Wisconsin Apartment Association. ICYMI: Helping Hands for Housing Landlord Coalition works to keep tenants in their homes. 

9:14am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims drop below one million; labor market still weak. 
3:46am
Fox 6. 'The system is not built for problems:' Attorneys point to Gov. Walker amid unemployment delays. 

Coronavirus

2:30pm
Gov. Evers. Announces launch of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard. 

12:39pm
Fox 9. Health official: 44% of Seneca plant's COVID-19 tests in Cumberland, Wis. return positive. 
12:14pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'Pretty ugly.' COVID-19 flares up in Marinette, Oconto counties as residents resist safety measures. 
12:08pm
The Hill. CDC director warns of 'worst fall' in history if people don't follow COVID-19 guidelines. 
4:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Over 700 in EC County currently quarantined; weekly new cases set another record. 
4:14am
Marshfield News Herald. 'Failure of leadership': Sen. Tammy Baldwin questions Mike Pence about diversions of coronavirus testing supplies. 
3:56am
NBC 26. Hospital visitors limited, case hospitalizations up in Fond du Lac Co. 
3:47am
CNBC. Accuracy of U.S. coronavirus data thrown into question as decline in testing skews drop in new cases. 
3:33am
Fox 11. 7-day average of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin falls; overall activity remains high. 
3:30am
Spectrum News. Fond du Lac County seeing increase in coronavirus cases 

Environment/Outdoors

2:15pm
WXPR. Half of Wisconsin's wetlands to lose federal protection, conservation groups estimate. 

Statewide

2:03pm
Security Health. Helping clients with essential supplies during trying times. 
11:38am
Children's Wisconsin. 2020 Briggs & Al's Run & Walk goes virtual. 
11:32am
We Are Many United Against Hate. Homegrown Hate & Domestic Terrorism. 

Courts

12:10pm
AP. Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional. 

Education

4:29pm
Marquette University. Nursing professor named Ascension Wisconsin Sister Rosaline Klein Endowed Professor. 
1:56pm
UW-Stout. University, WITC partner on B.S. in management flexible degree. 
1:54pm
UW-Milwaukee. Pharmeceutical company licenses drug development compounds from UWM Research Foundation. 
11:35am
MacIver Institute. Wisconsin school district employees pay on average $82 a month for health insurance single plan; $200 a month for family plan. 
9:12am
UW-River Falls. Recent grad joins Pierce County Public Health as contact tracer. 

3:58am
WCLO. Survey shows Janesville teachers oppose school district's reopening plan. 
3:46am
CNBC. Coronavirus has upended school plans. It will also worsen racial and economic inequalities, experts warn. 
3:38am
Fox 6. Days after Waukesha County hit record for new COVID-19 cases, district votes on school reopening plan. 
3:34am
WTMJ. Private schools see dramatic spikes in enrollment amid virtual plans for public schools. 
3:31am
U.S. News & World Report. UW-Madison chancellor: 'We're in a real financial crisis.'
3:29am
WBAY. Appleton Area School District to begin school year virtually. 

Local

4:30pm
Adams County, Wisconsin County Forests Association. Establishes Wisconsin's 30th County Forest. 
2:33pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. "Today the City mourns."
12:46pm
Great Water Alliance. Federal financing means big savings for water ratepayers, Mayor says. 
12:00pm
Charter Communications. Outlines additional $100,000 contribution to support the City of Milwaukee and its residents. 
11:43am
Madison Metro Sewerage District. Salt Savers training equips water softner professionals to cut the daily salt load to freshwater streams. 
11:39am
MCTS. To adjust passenger limit starting Friday, August 14. 
3:50am
Racine Mayor Mason. State of the City Address text. 

4:36am
WSAW. City approves Wausau police task force to review policies. 
4:27am
Fox 6. EPA announces $137M loan to Waukesha for Great Lakes Water Supply Project. 
3:58am
WISN. Morgue ads refrigerated trailer as it exceeds capacity. 

Congress

2:32pm
Center for Media and Democracy. Watchdog groups call for ethics investigation of Senator Ron Johnson's misuse of committee to promote political disinformation. 
2:07pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill to help alleviate excessive student loan debt. 
12:16pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Call on Congressional Budget Office to reexamine junk plans offered by private insurers. 
11:33am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senate Democratic Caucus in urging USPS to fix delays and avoid cost increases for election mail. 

12:28pm
WTMJ. Senator Johnson on WTMJ: No new COVID-19 stimulus deal until current package is spent. 
12:10pm
Politico. Trump says he opposes USPS funding in an effort to block mail-in voting. 
4:26am
AP. Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate's Biden probe. 
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's congressional delegation mostly split by party on Trump's COVID executive orders. 
3:44am
Fox 11. Johnson, Gallagher on Trump's unemployment executive order. 
3:39am
Politico. Standoff over Covid relief could drag into September. 
3:29am
WDIO. Congressman Tom Tiffany visits UWS; talks schools opening up. 

Politics

3:41pm
SEIU Wisconsin State Council. Celebrates primary victories of candidates who will put working people first. 
1:58pm
Voces de la Frontera Action. Appluds victories in Wisconsin partisan primaries; Looks to Biden and Harris for engagement in Wisconsin. 
11:58am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Teams up with Milwaukee Bucks to increase voting participation, civic engagement in Wisconsin. 
11:37am
Survival Coalition. Shares essential information on disability issues for candidates for public office.  Background Papers.
11:34am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald endorses. 
9:13am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. 

4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. LaTonya Johnson calls fellow Milwaukee Democrat Lena Taylor 'toxic' after facing primary challenge. 
3:57am
WISC. Absentee ballots account for 79 percent of votes cast in Madison as city sees higher voter turnout. 
3:43am
Fox 11. President Trump expected to visit Oshkosh next week. 
3:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Battle lines set for Wisconsin GOP's super-majority push. CBS 58. 
3:36am
Beloit Daily News. Rock Co. officials forecast record turnout, poll worker shortage for Nov. 3 general election. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. An avalanche of absentee ballots, shorter lines for Tuesday's primary. 

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Governor

2:03pm
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding schools reopening. 
10:59am
Gov. Evers. Grants nine more pardons. 

2:56pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin governor pardons 9 people, raising total to 56. 

Legislative

4:17pm
Sen. Hansen. To no one's surprise Republicans and corporate polluters oppose DNR rule to prevent PFAS from polluting our water. 
3:35pm
Rep. Allen. Facts not fear when schools return this fall. 
2:49pm
Rep. Allen. Applauds low-cost WIFA loans for Waukesha Water Supply Project. 
2:08pm
Sen. Cowles. Applauds a milestone for northeast Wisconsin. 
10:55am
Sen. Smith. Column: Pass the Healthcare Heroes Act. 
8:54am
Sen. Larson. For the sake of Wisconsin's schools, state legislators urge U.S. Senate Delegation to pass the HEROES Act.  Letter.
3:40am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on passing of his last living grandparent.

State Agencies

4:30pm
DMA. Virtual Badger Youth Camp - A new but familiar experience. 
10:57am
WEDC. Village of McFarland receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new apartment complex and commercial building. 
10:56am
DOJ. Update: Officer involved shooting in Kenosha, Wis. 

11:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Natural Resources Board delays PFAS rule in response to indstry objections. 

Economy/Business

4:17am
NBC 15. DWD releases Wisconsin unemployment data, over 14K initial applications filed first week of Aug. 
4:16am
Politico. Derailment of small business rescue clouds U.S. recovery. 
2:50am
Politico. 'It means nothing': Trump's pledge to aid tenants won't halt evictions. 

Coronavirus

2:48pm
UMOS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. UMOS receives nearly $100,000 from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to support COVID-19 response. 
5:48am
DVA. Letter to King community regarding COVID-19.
5:47am
DVA. Letter to Union Grove community regarding COVID-19.
3:38am
DVA. Receives nursing assistance from USDVA and WI National Guard. 

2:57pm
WTMJ. Waukesha Public Library closes due to potential case of COVID-19. 
9:40am
Wall Street Journal. Coronavirus grips Midwest rural areas that had been spared.
3:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mask mandates have broad support among Wisconsin voters, new poll shows. 
3:23am
KARE. COVID-19 outbreak hits Wisconsin assisted living facility. 
3:18am
Spectrum News. Deaths from coronavirus top 1,000 in Wisconsin. 
2:54am
NBC 15. 20 nurses assigned to Union Grove Veterans Home in response to COVID-19 outbreak. 

Statewide

2:11pm
AARP. Social Security's 85th anniversary a reminder that this hard-earned benefit must be maintained. 
10:01am
WPHCA. Wisconsin community health centers celebrate National Health Center Week 2020. 
9:42am
Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association. Wisconsin commercial ports to hold statewide meet virtually. 

Education

4:14pm
Marquette University. Mechanical engineering faculty receive grant to improve robotic dexterity. 
2:05pm
UW-Milwaukee. Research Foundation announces new Catalyst Grants. 
12:34pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Questions Vice President Pence on federal diversions of testing supplies from Wisconsn. 
11:58am
UW-Stout. Summer in the Midwest provides cultural experiences. 
3:00am
UW-Badgers. Statement on the Big Ten announcement. 

9:44am
WTMJ. Menomonee Falls School District unveils hybrid model for students this fall. 
3:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System Administration announces layoffs, other cuts as COVID-19 losses grow. 
3:02am
WISN. MKE: Two positive coronavirus cases at school means test everyone. 
3:01am
Superior Telegram. COVID-19 concerns prompt Superior teachers to resign. 
2:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW President Thompson announces layoffs at UW System Administration Office. 
2:53am
WTMJ. 'We didn't really have a choice': Wisconsin Chancellor Blank on halting fall sports including football. 
2:51am
U.S. News & World Report. UW System administration announces layoffs, other cuts. 
2:47am
AP. Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic. 
2:46am
Spectrum News. Marquette University Law School Poll shows parents are more comfortable with school reopenings than public. 

Local

12:34pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee announces $15 million CARES Act funding for rent support and assistance. 
11:29am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls for reduced law enforcement presence due to scaled down Democratic National Convention. 
8:56am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Announcing breastfeeding peer counseling program. 

Congress

4:15pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins EPA Administrator Wheeler in Waukesha for water infrastructure loan annoucement. 

2:55pm
Politico. Ron Johnson says committee Republicans blocking Comey, Brennan subpoenas. 
9:38am
Reuters. Mnuchin declines to say if U.S. COVID-19 aid deal can be reached. 
3:52am
USA Today. U.S. immigration services set to furlough two-thirds of its workers after coronavirus stimulus talks fail. 

Politics

4:32pm
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Calls on legislative leaders to reverse position and expand BadgerCare. 
4:16pm
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Reaction to the August 11th primary. 
3:36pm
Ballweg for 14th Senate. Wins primary.
3:05pm
RPW. Launches ad "asleep at the switch."
2:02pm
Schachtner for 10th Senate. Endorsed by former Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton. 
12:30pm
Pope for 80th Assembly. Wins primary, looks forward to November. 
11:54am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Celebrates endorsed candidates advancing to general election. 
10:54am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Proven progressive leadership.
8:52am
Priorities USA. New ad: A Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration will fight for every American. 
4:15am
Fitzgerald for 5th Congress. Issues primary election night statement. 
4:08am
Polack for 1st Congress. Racine native and national security expert wins Democratic primary. 
4:07am
Cratic Williams for 76th Assembly. Statement on results Democratic primary. 
4:06am
Hansen for 30th Senate. Wins Democratic primary. 
4:05am
Bladeh for 48th Assembly Wins election. 
4:04am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Statement regarding primary victory. 
4:03am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Wins primary. 
4:03am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Congratulates newly minted nominees in their primary victories. 
3:59am
RPW. "Republicans are ready to win in November."
3:58am
Elmikashfi for 26th Senate. Thank you, Madison.
3:56am
Bradley for 28th Senate. Declares victory. 
3:43am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Chosen as Democratic candidate.
3:41am
NextGen Wisconsin. Celebrates hike in absentee ballot returns. 
3:39am
DMA. WI National Guard provides election support across state. 

9:37am
Politico. Kanye flops among Black voters. 
4:14am
Fox 11. More Appleton voters cast absentee ballots, face no long lines at polls. 
4:13am
RiverTowns. Stafsholt declares victory in Wisconsin 10th Senate District GOP primary. 
4:12am
Janesville Gazette. Dems pick Polack to take on Steil in 1st Congressional District. 
3:55am
Racine Journal Times. Former wrestler, secretary of state candidate Julian Bradley is GOP nominee for state Senate District 28. 
3:36am
WXOW. Pfaff to face Kapanke in 32nd Senate race. 
3:36am
WKOW. Roys declared winner of Democratic primary for 26th Senate seat. 
3:34am
WQOW. Clint Moses wins Republican primary for 29th Assembly. 
3:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bonnie Lee easily wins the Assembly District 14 Republican primary and will face Robyn Vining in the general election. 
3:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin August primary election results. 
3:22am
WKOW. Wisconsin Democrats react to Biden-Harris ticket. 
3:21am
WBAY. De Pere Alderman advances in partisan primary for Senate seat. 
3:20am
WBAY. Shelton defeats incumbent Gruszynski, advances to face Kirsteatter for Assembly District 90 seat. 
3:19am
WBAY. Nygren, Cabral-Guevara advance in races for Assembly District seats 89, 55. 
3:09am
Fox 11. Officials report no major problems as Wisconsin polls close. 
3:08am
WTMJ. Low in-person voter turnout in Milwaukee.
3:05am
Spectrum News. Polling sites see low in-person voting across North-eastern Wisconsin. 
3:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Here's who won, lost in Tuesday's state primaries. 
3:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Francesca Hong wins packed race for Assembly District 76 on Madison's liberal Isthmus. 
2:57am
Sheboygan Press. Jessica King wins Democratic primary, will face Glenn Grothman for 6th Congressional seat. 
2:57am
WSAW. Rep. Kind, Van Orden advance to general election for Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District. 
2:56am
NBC 15. Local experts predict Kamala Harris to help to turn out youth, Black voters. 
2:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Latinx voters are on the rise. What does that mean for Wisconsin elections?
2:48am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins U.S House primary. 

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Budget

9:12am
LFB. Coronavirus Relief Fund monies under the federal CARES Act. 

Legislative

12:24pm
Rep. Nygren. Welcomes EPA administrator to Marinette; Calls for federal action to address PFAS.  Letter.
10:49am
Legislative Black Caucus. Letter to Milwaukee Mayor Barrett regarding Fire & Police Commission. 

3:35am
Up North News. Republicans don't have enough votes to overturn mask mandate, GOP lawmaker says. 
3:28am
CBS 58. Rep. Bowen says Officer Mensah provoked protesters outside home, pepper sprayed crowd. 

State Agencies

10:46am
Wisconsin Lottery. Badger 5 $248,000 jackpot split seven ways. 
9:59am
DNR. Help track Wisconsin's deer populations by reporting deer sightings. 
3:57am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Letter to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission requesting an extension of the moratorium on utility disconnections. 

3:52am
NBC 15. Madison mayor requests moratorium on utility disconnections extended to spring 2021. 
3:37am
WSAW. Attorney General Josh Kaul leads bipartisan coalition to help victims of senior fraud be compensated for losses. 

Economy/Business

1:42pm
NPS Corp. Appoints Michael Jansen President of its Towel and Tissue Division. 
12:26pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
12:25pm
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Wisconsin cranberry growers to again lead nation in production as industry sees increase in domestic sales. 
11:47am
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department. The Port of Green Bay sees a dip in cargo shipments in July. 

1:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Enbridge won't condemn private property for pipeline route in northern Wisconsin. 
11:03am
Bloomberg. Small businesses are dying by the thousands - and no one is tracking the carnage. 
9:14am
Reuters. Trump's COVID orders too little, too late to help U.S. economy, experts say. 
4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wacker Neuson making 186 layoffs in Menomonee Falls permanent. 
4:19am
Chippewa Herald. 'People are looking toward home:' COVID-19 placing more importance on shopping and local businesses. 
3:51am
WBAY. The costly silence of tourism in Titletown. 
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Reported Big Ten football cancellation deals economic blow to Badger-reliant businesses. 
3:26am
CBS 58. Thousands still waiting for unemployment benefits. 
3:25am
Spectrum News. Green Bay businesses take different paths to safer at home recovery. 

Coronavirus

3:33pm
Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care. Changes to Medicare due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
2:23pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000. 

10:53am
Milwaukee Patch. Report shows pediatric coronavirus cases soaring; How WI is doing. 
4:20am
La Crosse Tribune. Workplaces make up nearly 40% of COVID-19 facility probes in state. 
3:52am
WISC. More people are being poisoned from drinking hand sanitizer. 

Statewide

3:34pm
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Local leaders in social and environmental justice to be honored. 
10:47am
RENEW Wisconsin. Announces Heather Allen as Executive Director.

Courts

1:32pm
U.S. News & World Report. Madison-area coffee shop sues over local mask order. 

Education

4:24pm
UW System. President Thompson announces UW System priorities. 
4:21pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold plans to use future career and her voice to change lives. 
3:38pm
DPI. Department will hold hearing statement of scope relating to speech and language pathologist licenses. 
2:35pm
UW-Stout. Industrial design graduate stepping into dream career in footwear. 
11:46am
DPI. Department will hold hearing on three statements of scope. 
10:51am
NWTC. Local students looking for college transfer options. 

2:28pm
AP. Big Ten pulls plug on fall football amid COVID-19 concerns. 
3:53am
WXOW. Low international enrollment for universities will hurt bottom line, campus culture. 
3:50am
WQOW. How the Eau Claire School District will handle a positive COVID-19 test. 
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. As school restarts, UW experts say supporting academics, social-emotional health is key. 
3:25am
The Center Square. Canceling UW football could mean $100 million loss. 

Local

4:23pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on the Eastside shooting. 
10:45am
Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. To honor Ms. Milele Chikasa Anana. 
3:56am
Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association. Statement regarding recent violence in Wauwatosa.  

3:36am
Spectrum News. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley outlines vision for racial equity. 

Congress

4:22pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for long-term relief for 43 million student loan borrowers amid pandemic. 
3:46pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Letter to Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride regarding restoring law and order in the city. 
3:54am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Trump's sham unemployment insurance executive order leaves 700,000 unemployed Wisconsinites behind.

4:29am
Reuters. U.S. governors question cost of Trump COVID-19 plans, urge talks to continue. 
4:24am
AP. Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costs. 
4:05am
The Hill. Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson on stimulus negotiations: 'I hope the talks remain broken down.'
3:40am
AP. In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm while Mnuchin wants a deal. 
3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Democrats decry Trump unemployment benefits order. 

Politics

4:47pm
RPW. Statement in response to Joe Biden's vice presidential pick. 
3:35pm
Winker for 38th Assembly. Calls on Speaker Vos & Rep. Dittrich to support school district safety plans.
12:42pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin. 
9:26am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Opposes DNC platform, which leaves out Medicare for all. 
9:06am
Madison City Clerk. Voting in the Partisan Primary. 
4:14am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. What you need to know to vote in today's primary election. 
3:58am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. August 11 election: Resources for voters with disabilities. 

3:37pm
Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Biden taps Senator Kamala Harris as running mate. 
1:38pm
The Hill. Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Wisconsin: poll. 
1:34pm
WBAY. Marquette Poll: Green Bay-Appleton "closely divided" between Biden and Trump. 
1:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Marquette Poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 5 points among likely voters. 
9:18am
Cap Times. Wisconsin poll workers set to process thousands of absentee ballots.
9:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislative, congressional races on ballot in Tuesday's primary. 
9:14am
The Hill. Wisconsin looks to avoid repeat of chaotic April elections. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kanye West presidential campaign: Petitions turned in 14 seconds after 5 p.m. should be counted. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:29am
Fox 6. Wisconsin National Guard ready to pitch in on Election Day: 'Happy to help Wisconsin.'
3:27am
CBS 58. Voters, businesses concerned over delayed United States Postal Service mail times. 

Monday August 10, 2020

Legislative

4:43pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on weekend incident in Wauwatosa. 
3:17pm
Sen. Kooyenga. Mob rule must end. 
3:16pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement on attack on Wauwatosa Police officer. 
2:32pm
Rep. Meyers. Broadband more crucial than ever. 
12:58pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on attack on Wauwatosa Police officer. 
12:48pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Thanks Wisconsin farmworkers and acitivists after Migrant Labor Council hearing. 
12:46pm
DMA. 10 August Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 
10:04am
WMC. Senator Fitzgerald receives WMC's "Working for Wisconsin" Award. 
4:20am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on shooting of Kenosha police officer. 

State Agencies

3:19pm
DNR. Wisconsinites encouraged to apply for DNR Surface Water Grant funds. 
2:33pm
AG Kaul. Joins coalition challenging Trump administration's unlawful effort to bar immigrants and foreign workers. 
12:45pm
DATCP, DOR. ICYMI: Wisconsin Farm Support Program reopens for applications today. 
11:23am
AG Kaul. Leads bipartisan group of 44 AGs in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect senior victims of fraud. 
10:58am
DATCP. Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council applications due Aug. 21. 
4:18am
DMA. Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field August 10-21. 

Economy/Business

8:56am
CNBC. Small business confidence rebounds from all-time low, but Main Street still has a long way to go. 
8:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fewer Wisconsin farms filed for bankruptcy during the height of the pandemic. 
4:36am
WJFW. Minocqua businesses close due to COVID-19. 
4:35am
WKOW. Epic not requiring employees to return in-person as they review plans with public health officials. 
3:43am
NBC 15. State unemployment payments still backlogged, Congress disagrees on relief package. 
3:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports on pace for $2.45 billion drop this year. 
3:34am
U.S. News & World Report. For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty. 
3:27am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse already had a housing crisis, but COVID-19 worsened it. 
3:26am
Racine Journal Times. Evictions loom as rental assistance gets spent and moratoriums uncertain. 
3:23am
The Hill. PPP application window closes after coronavirus talks deadlock. 

Coronavirus

4:06pm
Lincoln County Health Department. First COVID-19 related death in Lincoln County. 

8:54am
The Guardian. 'This is unstoppable': America's midwest braces itself for a Covid-19 surge. 
8:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mask violation reporting form stirs debate on mandate enforcement. 
4:33am
WTMJ. 'The virus is insidious': Medical College of Wisconsin encourages public to wear masks to combat COVID-19. 
3:52am
WISN. Wisconsin's coronavirus death toll reaches 1,000 victims. 
3:52am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin's COVID-19 testing ability dropping because supplies are being redirected to other states. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Children can get severe COVID-19, CDC says - especially Black and Hispanic children. 
3:50am
WISC. Multiple coronavirus cases linked to sporting tournaments in Wisconsin Dells. WISC
3:49am
WISN. Doctors study what could be Wisconsin's 1st case of coronavirus reinfection. 
3:48am
WEAU. Eau Claire County health officials confirm 22 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day total.
3:47am
Oak Creek Patch. Coronavirus cases rise in Oak Creek; 20s age group has most cases. 
3:45am
NBC News. 'We're going to run out': Doctors call for COVID-19 survivors to donate convalescent plasma. 
3:41am
Fox 11. Wisconsin breaks single-day record for positive COVID-19 cases Saturday. 
3:35am
Monroe Times. Green County back to 'high' and growing. 
3:32am
CNBC. U.S. tops 5 million coronavirus cases as outbreak threatens America's Midwest. 
3:21am
Sheboygan Press. Twenty-somethings make up almost a quarter of COVID-19 cases in Sheboygan County; two community testing sites closed. 
3:14am
WKBT. The Children's Museum of La Crosse will be closed until further notice. 

Statewide

9:06am
Community Care. Promotes Dr. Kelly Schroeder. 

Education

3:19pm
DPI. Department will hold hearing on proposed rules related to substitute educational interpreter licenses. 
1:35pm
UW-Stout.  Board of Regents approves promotions, tenure for 28 faculty. 
11:16am
UW-River Falls. 2020 Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo cancelled. 
10:03am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Stresses need for equity, safety amid pandemic during upcoming school year. 
4:18am
UW-Eau Claire. Grad's popular food truck becomes a D.C. favorite. 

11:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Big Ten cancels football season; announcement expected Tuesday. 
11:14am
WEAU. Report: Big Ten to cancel fall football season. 
8:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some Wisconsin universities require students, staff to sign COVID-19 pledges. 
3:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries. 
3:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. ESPN: Big Ten close to postponing or canceling football, fall sports. 

Local

3:18pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Endorses County Exec's vision, pledges to work together. 
11:17am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Local businesses should continue remote work accommodations wherever possible. 
9:04am
Venture Dairy Cooperative. Denounces unlawful Town of Peck ordinance that will charge farmers for hauling manure. 
4:23am
Milwaukee Common Council. Milwaukee has an opportunity to usher in lasting change.

4:22am
WTMJ. Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah physically assaulted, shot at during protest, police say. 

Congress

4:08pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Wisconsinites deserve to know where our elected officials stand on Donald Trump's executive orders. 
3:43pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Graham. Lead bipartisan effort to protect seniors from scams during COVID-19 pandemic. 
2:34pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Trump needs to start working with Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that helps Wisconsin with ongoing and worsening public health and economic crisis. 
9:07am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Congress, please support Wisconsin cities and villages. 

1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Under fire from Democrats, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson pens lengthy defense of his investigations, including one aimed at Joe Biden.
9:13am
Politico. Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director. 
4:29am
USA Today. 'An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive action is a scramble for unemployment aid. 
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ron Johnson's pursuit of Joe Biden, Burisma investigation raises red flags. 
3:37am
AP. States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan. 
3:36am
AP. Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims. 
3:24am
New York Times. Russia continues interfering in election to try to help Trump, U.S. Intelligence says. 
3:22am
Reuters. Pelosi, Mnuchin open door to narrower COVID-19 aid through 2020. 

Politics

4:05pm
Dittrich for 38th Assembly. Setting the record straight. 
4:03pm
Marquette University. Marquette Law Poll announces release of 'Wisconsin: The State of the Race' presentation Aug. 15. 
1:57pm
Murphy-Lopez for 49th Assembly. Let's prepare for a challenging winter. 
12:49pm
Feyen for 18th Senate. Wisconsin Grocers Association endorses. 
12:46pm
Lee for 14th Assembly. Statement on attack of Officer Mensah. 
11:20am
Steil for 1st Congress.  Issues debate challenge ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary. 
11:19am
DNC. Demcrats announces inspiring lineup of Americans who will speak.
10:02am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Urges residents to vote August 11. 
9:05am
Bradley for 28th Senate. 'Radical behavior destroying our communities must end.'
8:58am
UW-Madison. Battleground state poll shows Biden leading Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
8:50am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Governor Tony Evers endorses. 

1:02pm
Racine Journal Times. 'Someone has to step up': Some dedicated poll workers refuse to quit amid COVID-19 fears. 
12:55pm
Fox 11. Neenah consolidates to one polling location for August primary. 
11:13am
CBS 58. Milwaukee to have 168 polling places to avoid crowds for Tuesday's primary. 
11:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin voters request 900K absentee ballots for primary. 
8:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. Biden holds lead in statewide poll, Trump's support dips among white voters. 
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Challenges argue Kanye West filed petitions late, should be barred from Wisconsin presidential ballot. 
3:33am
AP. Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election. 
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Complaints to keep Kanye West off Wisconsin ballot cite phony signatures, including from Mickey Mouse and Bernie Sanders. 
3:15am
WISC. Communities on pace to shatter records for absentee voting ahead of Tuesday midterm election. 

Friday August 7, 2020

Legislative

10:06am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Session recap: The state budget. 

9:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Fitzgerald stays quiet as another top Republican seeks federal help to cover COVID-19 testing costs. 
3:32am
WISC. 'Do your jobs': Group of nurses calls on legislative leaders to keep mask mandate in place, pass Healthcare Heroes bill. 

State Agencies

1:58pm
DMA. New Wisconsin Guard sexual assault response coordinator brings vast experience and passion for victim advocacy to position. 
10:07am
DWD. Adjusts to changing workforce needs amid COVID-19 challenges. 

Economy/Business

1:25pm
CNBC. Canada to impose tariffs on $2.7 billion in U.S. goods after Trump reignites trade feud. 
11:27am
Reuters. U.S .Black-white unemployment rate gap widens again in July. 
11:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As weekly unemployment benefits drop $600, aid agencies brace for spike in demand. 
9:10am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Small businesses say masks, distancing are key to protecting and reviving local economies. 
9:02am
AP. U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened. 
3:41am
Fox 21. Ashland goes "All In" for COVID-19 response. 
3:40am
Fond du Lac Reporter. 'We're all in this together': The WEDC visits Fond du Lac to aid small business recovery. WXPR
3:33am
Fox 11. State rental assistance program offers relief to those facing eviction. 
3:30am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Tourism impact unclear as face masks become mandatory.  
3:28am
WKBT. Ron Kind decries Trump renewal of aluminum tariffs as blow to Wisconsin breweries. 
3:27am
Politico. Trump will slap tariffs on Canada's aluminum again. 
3:21am
AP. July U.S. jobs report is expected to point to hiring slowdown. 
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start. 

Coronavirus

10:07am
DHS. More than 220,000 Wisconsin households to receive additional FoodShare benefits for July and August in response to COVID-19 pandemic. 
8:59am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Arts and culture in a pandemic. 

11:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Policy Forum report: Wisconsin's arts and culture industry threatened by pandemic. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
4:17am
Wausau Daily Herald. Merrill mayor asks police to enforce statewide mask mandate; leaders encourage residents to comply voluntarily. 
3:55am
WISN. Coronavirus surges in southern suburbs, officials say people need to be more careful. 
3:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 3 cases of COVID-19 detected among workers who sought access to Wisconsin Center ahead of 2020 DNC. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Increasing number of school-aged kids test positive for COVID-19. 
3:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Opioid overdose increase in Madison, state linked to COVID-19 stress. 
3:23am
Racine Journal Times. Black Point Estate closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus. 

Statewide

2:44pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. State's Critical Access Hospitals ranked third best nationally for quality efforts. 
10:05am
American Lung Association. To host first-ever virtual LUNG FORCE Walk in Wisconsin. 

Education

3:16pm
UW-Madison. That little voice in your head - if you have it - may be aligning your thoughts. 
12:06pm
UW-Milwaukee. Research Foundation receives WEDC grant for UWM startups. 
12:00pm
UW-Platteville. Update Coronavirus. 
11:59am
UW-Platteville. Partners with College Pads to provide an off-campus housing marketplace. 
8:56am
Vote Yes 2 Invest. ICYMI: Two Madison elected officials endorse school referendum. 
4:02am
UW-Stout. Stout Scholars Scholarship awarded to three new students.

11:22am
WSAW. How the UW System's new COVD-19 testing plan will impact UW-Stevens Point. 
3:38am
CBS 58. Some out-of-state families are enrolling their kids in Wisconsin schools so they can go to in-person classes. 
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System ordering over 350,000 COVID-19 tests for students this fall. 
3:25am
WFRV. Plan for COVID-19 testing for students this fall, "in the works."
3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Badgers' positive COVID-19 test count climbs to 21 athletes. 

Local

10:52am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls for stop and frisk compliance, community input in search for Milwaukee's Police Chief after Morales' demotion. 
4:03am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Council members urge Mayor to move without delay in nominating new FPC head. 

Congress

2:04pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces bill to ensure assistance for businesses in need, transparency in PPP loans. 
1:24pm
Growth Energy. Applauds renewed House push for biofuel relief. 
10:51am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues criticize Trump administration's maneuvers to manipulate census & hamper an accurate count. 
8:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues continue push for expanded work share provisions in next relief package. 

9:00am
AP. Virus aid talks on brink of collapse; sides 'very far apart.'
3:43am
Reuters. Congressional Democrats, White House see little progress in coronavirus relief talks. 
3:42am
Politico. Covid talks going nowhere as deadline nears. 
3:29am
WAOW. Rep. Ron Kind urges Senate to extend federal unemployment assistance following Verso mill closure. 

Politics

3:17pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Top things voters should know for the Partisan Primary August 11 2020 COVID-19. 
1:03pm
RPW. ICYMI: $20,000 reward offered for information on Bernell Trammell's murder. 
8:58am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Lindsey Hagens endorses. 
8:57am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Calls for action on unemployment insurance. 
4:08am
Cratic Williams for 76th Assembly. Endorsed by carpenters' union. 
4:07am
Racine Mayor Mason. How to cast your ballot for the August 11th primary in the City of Racine. 

9:02am
Reuters. As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damaged.
3:46am
The Hill. Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report. 
3:45am
WKOW. Forbes: Kanye West indicates campaign aims to take votes from Joe Biden. 
3:44am
Fox 6. Milwaukee County leaders: Kanye West on the ballot in Wisconsin is GOP's 'latest dirty trick.' Spectrum News
3:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison likely won't see election result delays, long lines for August primary. 
3:33am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo, Portage see uptick in absentee ballots. 

Thursday August 6, 2020

Governor

12:19pm
UW System. Testing program includes more than 350,000 tests. 
11:43am
Gov. Evers. Announces $32 million to support COVID-19 testing at UW campuses. 

1:22pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers announces $32 million to support COVID-19 testing at UW campuses.

Legislative

1:26pm
Rep. Myers. Demands transparency & accountability of the Lutheran High School Association/Milwaukee Lutheran High School. 

4:09am
Kenosha News. 47 GOP members send letter to Wisconsin superintendents, pressing for in-person instruction. 
3:31am
Fox 6. State GOP 'united in ending' Evers' mask mandate as some municipalities look to strengthen it. 

State Agencies

2:24pm
DNR. Water safety always starts with a life jacket. 
12:17pm
DOT. DMV: It's not too late to get an ID to vote in Tuesday's Partisan Primary. 
11:39am
OCI. Administrative Actions July 2020. 
10:29am
DMA. Remaining Red Arrow headquarters Soliders return to U.S. soil after Ukraine deployment. 
9:24am
DNR. Public notices wastewater discharge permit for JCI/Tyco facility in Marinette. 
3:25am
WHEDA. Rep. Kalan Haywood II joins Board. 

Economy/Business

1:43pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Annual Conference to be held virtually Sept. 1 & 2. 
8:58am
DATCP. Wisconsin farm support program reopens for applications Aug. 10-24. 

1:39pm
AP. 'Worst nightmare': Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid. 
11:10am
WSAW. The Grand postpones major fall performances, launches Ghost Light Fund. 
8:59am
Wall Street Journal. More farmers declare bankruptcy despite record levels of federal aid. 
8:55am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims ease, layoffs jump 54% in July. 
8:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'It's a juggling act': Food banks brace for higher need as benefits expire and school goes virtual. 
8:52am
AP. 1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends. 
3:48am
CBS 58. Milwaukee Community Advocates seeing more families applying for rent assistance than ever before. 
3:33am
Madison.com. Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells closed for season after COVID-19 outbreak. 
3:31am
WEAU. Many Wisconsinites still waiting for unemployment benefits. 

Coronavirus

10:30am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democratic Radio Address thanking Wisconsinites for masking up. 

11:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Advocate Aurora, facing shortage of supplies, will close most testing sites, stop testing some patients for COVID-19 before surgery. 
11:07am
WTMJ. Milwaukee's drug epidemic a 'time bomb' during COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. 
10:46am
WKOW. Opioid overdoses and deaths rise in Wisconsin during COVID-19 pandemic. 
4:20am
Racine Journal Times. UPDATE: COVID case count now at 16 in western Racine County nursing home for veterans. Fox 6
4:05am
Beloit Daily News. State officials stop in Beloit to push WEDC initiative aimed at supporting small businesses. 
3:56am
The Hill. CDC warns against ingesting hand sanitizer after reports of poisonings, deaths. 
3:39am
Fox 6. Officials: 'Cluster of new COVID-19 cases tied to graduation parties' in Mequon/Thiensville. 
3:38am
Fox 6. Racine Common Council extends COVID-19 emergency declaration to Dec. 31. 
3:35am
Cap Times. Wisconsin increases testing capacity as COVID-19 cases rise, school year approaches. 
3:34am
WISC. Vast majority of Wisconsin counties have high COVID-19 activity levels as over 800 new cases confirmed. 
3:29am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin officials report 884 more COVID-19 cases as hospitalization data remains murky. 
3:27am
WKBT. Wisconsin first lady Kathy Evers announces mental wellness tool for families amid COVID-19. 
3:27am
WKBT. 'We're All In' initiative gets Wisconsinites actively participating in COVID-19 recovery effort. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 activity high in all but 6 counties. 

Courts

3:32am
ABC News. Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election. 
3:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'This is a sea change': Federal judge hears arguments in pandemic voting case. 

Education

3:03pm
Marquette University. French professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship Award for the humanities. 
2:16pm
UW-Madison. Simpler COVID-19 test could provide results in hours from saliva. 
1:18pm
UW-Stout. Receives study abroad grant from U.S. Department of State. 
11:00am
UW-Madison. Nanoparticle system captures heart-disease biomarker form blood for in-depth analysis. 
10:16am
Code Ninjas. Launches program for virtual learners this fall. 
8:58am
UW-La Crosse. Curbside campus tour. 

8:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Regents approves emergency rules aimed at complying with Title IX changes. 
4:03am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh public school students will return to in-person classes in the fall.
3:47am
WISN. Marquette's reopening plan includes on-campus testing, required daily screening. 
3:47am
WEAU. UWEC unveils "Blugold Flight Plan" for upcoming school year. 
3:37am
WSAW. Marathon Co. Health Department supports in-person learning as long as it is possible. 
3:28am
WISN. Schools wait on guidelines for coronavirus outbreak shutdowns. 

Local

1:23pm
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement in support of Dane County recommendation honoring Juneteenth. 
12:18pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. MPD Chief Morales and FPC Chairman DeVougas deserve removal.  
9:58am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on gun violence. 
4:27am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Letter to Fire and Police Commission. 

Congress

3:05pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Lee. Ask Google for answers about political bias on platform. 
3:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins effort to prevent pharmaceutical companies from price gouging COVID-19 vaccines, treatments.
1:19pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Wants answers from Trump's new Postmaster General about delayed mail delivery in Wisconsin. 
1:17pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Hosts Children's Mental Health Forum, introduces the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support During COVID-19 Act. 
3:37am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Applauds USDA investments in Sister Bay, Gillett. 

4:10am
Reuters. White House, congressional Democrats harden stances on coronavirus relief.

Politics

11:41am
Focus on Rural America. Heartland poll release: Biden leads in Midwest. 
11:29am
Rural America 2020. Announces Wisconsin steering committee. 
10:29am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces extensive list of campaign endorsements. 

1:22pm
CBS 58. Delegates, buisnesses react to Biden's decision to not come to Milwaukee for nomination. 
4:07am
WISN. Wisconsin National Guard troops to serve as poll workers for August election. 
4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee leader express disappointment, but understanding, as DNC slips away. 

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Governor

2:51pm
Gov. Evers. Announces mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard to support August election. 
12:32pm
Gov. Evers. Announces federal disaster aid resources for St. Croix County. 
9:03am
Gov. Evers. First Lady Evers announces the Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee's "Women Who Inspire" nominee. 

3:38am
CBS 58. Evers says there is no 'secret plan' to order schools go online for the fall. 

Legislative

3:40pm
Rep. Magnafici. Supports revoking Governor's emergency powers. 
2:34pm
Rep. Pope. GOP puts pressure on districts to open schools in-person. 
11:13am
Sen. Smith. Column: Legislature must act for unemployed. 
9:05am
LRB. The Public Trust Doctrine. 

3:59am
Up North News. Read the letter GOP legislators sent to superintendents pressuring them to reopen schools. 

State Agencies

4:42pm
WHEDA. Ranell Washington joins Board. 
3:01pm
DCF Sec. Amundson. Wisconsin's looming child care crisis and its broad ranging impact. 
2:33pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. After prison population increase, calls on leadership to reduce incarcerated population during pandemic. 
1:23pm
AG Kaul. Joins letter calling on Facebook to take stronger steps to prevent use of its platforms to spread hate and disinformation. 
12:33pm
AG Kaul. Urges Senate to ensure relief for all federal student loan borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:29pm
DOT. State Patrol August Law of the Month focuses on speeding. 

Economy/Business

4:34pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update. 
1:24pm
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director selected for economic recovery fellowship. 

1:31pm
Marshfield News Herald. 'It's like we failed': Union members, employees react to Verso agreement at Wisconsin Rapids mill. 
11:20am
Cap Times. Epic employees say coronavirus concerns met with retaliation, demotions. 
9:57am
CNBC. Private payroll growth slows sharply in July amid spike in virus. 
3:47am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'It's getting better': Green Bay businesses adapt to face mask mandate as customer compliance grows. 
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'I could easily end up on a ventilator': Epic Systems employees decry company policy amid pandemic. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Coronavirus

10:01am
DHS. Federal grant to address behavioral health during COVID-19 pandemic. 
9:53am
WEDC. Communities, businesses, citizens say 'We're All In' to stop spread of COVID-19. 

2:57pm
Appleton Post Crescent. More COVID-19 tests ordered for busy Menasha site as hundreds show up for testing. 
1:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers administration says statewide mask mandate can be enforced despite sheriff's opposition. 
12:37pm
Racine Journal Times. Five COVID-19 cases confirmed at Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove. 
4:42am
WISN. Evers says mask mandate works to slow coronavirus while Republicans eye challenge. 
3:58am
U.S. News & World Report. 'Too many are selfish': U.S. nears 5 million virus cases. 
3:56am
Politico. Trump spares only Texas and Florida in cutting funds for National Guard. 
3:44am
NBC 15. Two bars in Wisconsin Dells temp. closed after workers test positive. 
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS reports record number of COVID-19 tests, 728 new cases. 
3:39am
Kenosha News. Wisconsin to pick up portion of cost for National Guard mission following federal cut to spending. 
3:37am
Fox 6. Wauwatosa Common Council passes mask ordinance, ban on neck restraints. 

Statewide

3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Former Wisconsin regulator sought job as utility CEO months after voting to approve its projects. 

Courts

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge won't take Wisconsin's swing-state status into acount as he considers voting rights. 
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Experts: Slimmer conservative majority on Wisconsin Supreme Court could unite justices. 

Education

4:34pm
UW System. Statements on complying with new federal Title IX regulations. 
12:30pm
Marquette University. Chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science. 
11:15am
UW-Eau Claire. Finalizes plans for safe return to classes for fall. 
9:07am
UW-Eau Claire. App allows drivers to pay for timed parking on campus. 
9:06am
UW-Whitewater. Nontraditional student brings wealth of experience to Board of Regents. 

2:35pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. In best case, Badgers say they could lose $60M in revenue this football season. 
2:31pm
WJFW. Wisconsin Valley Conference delays start to low-risk sports. 
11:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After record-setting COVID-19 cases in July, more Wisconsin schools opt for virtual learning. 
10:03am
AP. Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans. 
9:56am
The Hill. Trump advocates for school reopenings: 'This thing is going away.'
4:07am
NBC 15. Child care facilities face uncertainties as fall approaches. 
4:06am
WQOW. Durand moves to have in-person classes 5 days a week despite parents' protest. 
3:38am
Fox 6. 'Anxious and uncertain:' Questions, concerns persist as schools prep for fall returns. 
3:31am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Indigenous leaders call for Wisconsin schools to retire Native American mascots, logos. 
3:30am
Fox 11. Teacher union leaders discuss how to tackle the "different" school year. 

Local

3:11pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County announces grant recipients set to offer behavioral health services at neighborhood and community centers. 

Congress

3:41pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Bi-partisan coalition of County Executive's urge federal aid for local governments. 
2:37pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Grassley call for Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner to stop playing political games with election security intelligence. 
11:26am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins local Wisconsin leaders in calling for more federal emergency funding for state and local governments to provide essential services. 

1:16pm
Politico. Johnson and Grassley push back against accusations they're spreading Russian disinformation. 
3:57am
AP. Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation. 
3:41am
CBS News. Factory worker's death highlights debate over GOP-backed coronavirus liability shield. 
3:34am
CBS 58. Senator Baldwin touts unemployment legislation as lawmakers discuss COVID-19 relief. 

Politics

3:43pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to support August 11 election. 
2:32pm
Kewaunee County. Seeking poll workers for upcoming elections. 
12:40pm
RPW. Statement in response to Joe Biden abandoning Wisconsin. 
12:35pm
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Calls for housing action. 
12:34pm
DNC. Convention speakers, including Vice President Biden, will not travel to Milwaukee to protect public health. 
12:31pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Senator LaTonya Johnson endorses. 
12:30pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Plumbers, Operating Engineers endorse. 
11:14am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Attorney General Josh Kaul endorses. 
9:52am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Endorsed by Outagamie County GOP Campaign Chair. 
9:04am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters endorses. 
4:13am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. What you need to know to vote in August's Partisan Primary election. 
4:12am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Independent candidates for president file paperwork.. 
4:11am
Cratic Williams for 76th Assembly. Drafts Law Enforcement Accountability and Transparency Act (LEAT Act). 
4:10am
Elmikashfi for 26th Senate. EPIC - put the health of your employees over your profits. 

1:20pm
Duluth News Tribune. Minnesota, Wisconsin among 5 states in Biden camp's $280 million ad buy. 
11:22am
USA Today. Joe Biden won't travel to Milwaukee for 2020 DNC because of coronavirus concerns. 
11:18am
WISC. AP source: Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination. 
4:15am
WTMJ. Kanye West files Wisconsin paperwork to run for president. 
3:36am
U.S. News & World Report. More than 900 workers needed for Wisconsin polls. 
3:35am
CBS 58. Area leaders expecting low in-person turnout for August primary with sharp increase in absentee voting. 
3:35am
WKBT. Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District front and center of upcoming partisan primary. 
3:33am
WISN. GOP behind Kanye campaign?
3:28am
RiverTowns. Absentee ballots flooding Wisconsin municipal clerk offices. 

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Governor

11:13am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order honoring the career and legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson. 
11:08am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Acknowledges Evers' statements on schools. 

3:49am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers doesn't plan to mandate virtual instruction, amid lawmaker's concerns. 
3:48am
CBS 58. Teachers' unions continue pressure on Evers to order virtual start to school year. 
3:47am
Kenosha News. Will Gov. Evers order schools to close statewide in fall? At least one Republican fears he will. 

Legislative

1:11pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Letter to WI congressional delegation in support of logger relief package. 
10:05am
Leg. Council. Information Memorandum: No-knock search warrants. 
4:27am
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on PFC. Evan Bath. 

State Agencies

1:12pm
DNR. Botanists identify - and contain - a new invasive grass in Wisconsin. 
11:50am
DHS. State poison center and health agency issue warning about certain hand sanitizers. 
11:04am
DNR. Lake Michigan whitefish virtual meeting August 18. 
10:03am
State Public Defender. Attorney Jennifer Bias recognized with National Award. 

3:58am
WSAW. Staff share details about weekend incident at Wis. youth prison. 
3:40am
WJFW. Graffiti on Wisconsin Veterans Museum to be removed. 

Economy/Business

10:06am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Fourth statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey reveals gains in inventory, income and employment but a significant decline in business and personal travel. 
9:09am
WEC Energy Group. Reports second-quarter results. 
4:28am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

2:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Survey: Wisconsin businesses report first income gains since April. 
2:50pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin businesses say industry-specific funding, extending the PPP loan forgiveness period important if PPP continues. 
2:49pm
The Hill. Survey finds nearly one-third of rehired workers laid off again. 
11:20am
Fox 11. UW-Oshkosh's July survey shows a concern on business travel. 
3:58am
AP. Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states. 
3:57am
Up North News. 200,000 Wisconsin families are at risk of eviction as $600 boost expires. 

Coronavirus

3:14pm
DVA Sec. Kolar. Help protect Wisconsin's veterans from COVID-19. 
3:13pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Solid science, economic reasons behind masks to fight COVID-19, board says.  Resolution.

2:50pm
WTMJ. Village of Shorewood board introduces resolution to expand mask requirement to outdoors. 
9:08am
WBAY. "Doesn't make us feel good": Dr. Rai on coronavirus spread among kids.
9:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State COVID-19 aid likely helped farmers left out of federal programs. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Waukesha County one of the latest Wisconsin suburbs to be hit hard with COVID-19. 
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: COVID-19 positive cases down from last week, still average more than 800 positives a day. 
3:50am
WBAY. Gov. Evers defends mask order, discusses Biden endorsement during Action 2 News one-on-one interview. 
3:45am
NBC 15. Dangerous hand sanitizers list tops 100, says FDA. 
3:42am
Sheboygan Press. COVID-19 cases have been pretty evenly spread through Sheboygan County as public health announces 59 more positives. 
3:37am
WISN. Massive lake party draws criticism for lack of masks, social distancing. 
3:34am
NBC 15. Doctors warn of lasting COVD-19 effects. 

Environment/Outdoors

11:21am
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Great Lakes water levels reaching peaks for the year. 

Statewide

1:09pm
Michael Best Strategies. Adds Donald Conrad to its Business and Community Solutions Team. 
11:49am
Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association. August is Child Support Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
11:12am
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. 2018-2019 Wisconsin Nursing Education and Nurse Faculty Survey. Results.

Courts

11:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. New Wisconsin judges bring varied backgrounds, experience to the bench. 

Education

4:26am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse School District navigates hurdles coming with virtual start. 
4:23am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin Rapids schools on track to open with mix of online, in-person classes this fall. 
4:22am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay School Board approves proposal to start year virtually as COVID-19 threat continues. 
4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison School District aims to provide 1,000 child care spots during online start to year. 
4:16am
Cap Times. Many area private schools offering in-person learning this fall. 
3:46am
WKOW. Waunakee school board reverses decision on all-virtual start to school year. 
3:44am
WAOW. Rhinelander School Board presents plan for 2020-21 school year. 
3:43am
Fox 11. Tommy Thompson to UW students: 'We're very excited to welcome you to our campus.'
3:34am
WKBT. Nearly 20 percent of La Crosse district students enrolled in virtual academy. 
3:33am
WQOW. Eau Claire School Board passes district-wide mask mandate. 

Local

3:44am
WCLO. City of Janesville projecting 2020 budget surplus thanks to hiring freeze, revenue changes. 

Congress

11:52am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Commends senators' efforts against unfair trade tactics. 
11:05am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And colleagues lead effort to create alternatives to PFAS-contaminated firefighting foam. 
10:00am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Wisconsin support grows for legislation to provide federal funding for local jobs programs. 
4:29am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Honors the service and legacy of Col. Hans Christian Heg in the Town of Norway. 

9:17am
The Hill. Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramps up. 
4:00am
AP. Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue. 
3:56am
Politico. Census Bureau will finish count earlier than expected, deliver data to Trump. 
3:39am
Spectrum News. Unemployment relief divides Congress, slows stimulus plans. 

Politics

2:33pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Wisconsin still needs poll workers!
2:30pm
Cratic Williams for 76th Assembly. Endorsed by Madison Democratic Party Activist and former Police Chief in hotly contested primary. 
11:07am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsements from AFT, MTI, and WEAC. 
11:06am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Jacqueline Ross endorses. 
11:03am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP accepts 3x more corporate contributions in first half of 2020. 
10:02am
Voces de la Frontera Action. Third and final round of candidate endorsements for August 11th elections. 
10:01am
Dallman for 41st Assembly. Former Governor Scott Walker endorses. 
9:14am
Priorities USA Action. Releases new TV ad highlighting Joe Biden's plan to get the country back on track and Donald Trump's failure to protect Americans. 
9:13am
Ebben for 3rd Congress. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ray Boland endorses. 
9:11am
City of Madison. Absentee ballots available for hospitalized voters. 
9:11am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Operating Engineers Local 139 endorses. 
9:09am
Winker for 38th Assembly. (Updated) Calls on Speaker Vos and Rep. Dittrich to support Gov. Evers, help prevent virus spread. 
4:33am
Roys for 26th Senate. Tops $100,000 raised over 4 months. 
4:32am
Beardsley for 6th Congress. Receives endorsements. 

3:41am
Spectrum News. Wisconsinites may need to submit absentee ballots sooner than they thought. 
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. November election can be held safely, experts contend. 
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. No COVID-19 surge in Milwaukee from Wisconsin's April 7 election, CDC says. 
3:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County health officials not expecting COVID-19 surge after upcoming primary election. 

Monday August 3, 2020

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Dittrich. Calls for repealing new orders. 
3:19pm
Rep. Kitchens. Pleased with Fincantieri upgrade plans. 
2:52pm
Rep. Edming. Statement on Executiver Order #82 and Emergency Order #1. 
9:22am
Sen. Nass. Growing indications Governor Evers will prohibit in-person classes statewide. 
4:14am
Rep. Felzkowski. Calls for special session to overturn mask mandate. 
4:12am
Rep. Stafsholt. Opposes Evers' statewide mask mandate. 
3:58am
Sen. Smith. Statement regarding overturning Executive Order #82 and Emergency Order #1. 

11:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers says Wisconsin businesses back him on mask order as Republicans weigh whether to undo it. 
3:14am
Racine Journal Times. Wanggaard thinks Legislature could pass resolutions to halt statewide mask mandate. 

State Agencies

4:44pm
ETF. Latest investment performance. 
4:20pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet via conference call. 
1:22pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board virtual meeting August 12. 
12:07pm
AG Kaul. Joins lawsuit against President Trump for illegally seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from congressional apportionment. 
12:06pm
DOT. DMV explains steps to obtain an ID to vote. 
11:04am
GTL. To permanently provide free weekly communication options to all incarcerated individuals at state correctional facilities. 
9:15am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - August 2020. 

Economy/Business

12:32pm
Fox Cities Regional Partnership. Participation open for the Northeast Wisconsin Employer Benefit Survey. 

4:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Region's manufacturing sector is still shrinking but trending in the right direction. 
3:43am
Fox 6. 'A devastating blow:' Business down 70% at Forty Winks Inn in Wauwatosa due to COVID-19. 
3:37am
WAOW. 'You have to adapt,' businesses try to make most out of mask mandate. 
3:19am
Racine Journal Times. Chicago quarantine order cited in closure of Lake Geneva movie theater. 
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'This has been the year of worry': Wisconsin tourism businesses are concerned with Chicago's new travel restrictions. 
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Another body blow' to state's economy as extra $600 in unemployment benefits end. 

Coronavirus

4:16pm
DMA. 27 July Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 
2:37pm
Nurse Disrupted. Wisconsin company launches emergency effort to recruit COVID-19 nurses. 
3:57am
AFL-CIO Wisconsin. Statement on Governor Evers' statewide masking order. 

12:11pm
The Hill. Governors call for Trump to extend funding for National Guard coronavirus response. 
10:44am
Reuters. COVID-19 long-term toll signals billions in healthcare costs ahead. 
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. COVID concerns spread as four more Waukesha food-service businesses close temporarily. 
4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Noah's Ark Waterpark to close until further notice. 
3:49am
WISC. 'You can't play politics': Former Gov. Jim Doyle calls statewide mask mandate critical. 
3:42am
WSAW. Mask mandate receiving support, opposition in Central Wisconsin. 
3:38am
Kenosha News. Mask mandate brings compliance, and plenty of opinions. 
3:36am
WKBT. Multiple area law enforcement agencies will not enforce statewide mask mandate. Fox 11
3:35am
New York Times. After plummeting, the virus soars back in the Midwest. 
3:34am
WAOW. Opponents explore pair of options for challenging statewide mask order. 
3:32am
CNBC. Dr. Brix warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with 'extraordinarily widespread' cases. 
3:24am
Winona Post. More cases at nursing home; Tremplo. needs to keep virus down to open schools. 
3:23am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'It's about time': Many residents complying as state mask mandate goes into effect on Saturday. 
3:22am
Fox 6. Wisconsin's mask mandate takes effect, met with mixed opinions. 
3:20am
Washington Post. Coronavirus threat rises across U.S.: 'We just have to assume the monster is everywhere.'
3:16am
Spectrum News. Public transportation systems all over Wisconsin are requiring masks, but worry about their ability to enforce the rule. 
3:12am
WDIO. 14 tests positive for COVID-19 at Camp Eagle Ridge. 
3:12am
Iron Mountain Daily News. Gogebic, Marinette counties see COVID jump. 
3:11am
WISC. Ho-Chunk gaming employees tests positive for COVID-19. 
3:10am
Spooner Advocate. COVID-19 is spiking among teenagers in Washburn County. 

Statewide

9:20am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Finalizes acquisition of St. Clare's, Flambeau hospitals. 

Courts

4:17am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Karofsky takes non-traditional swearing ceremony in stride.

3:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Liberal Justice Jill Karofsky sworn into Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Education

2:12pm
Marquette University. Dental Faculty Member named American Board of Dental Public Health President. 
2:02pm
UW-Eau Claire. UW System schools collaborate on green-energy study. 
1:11pm
UW System. Introduces online behavioral health tool. 
12:35pm
UW System. Introduces online behavioral health tool. 
12:34pm
Wisconsin SBDC. Merrill promoted to associate state director in Wisconsin SBDC Network. 
9:16am
UW-La Crosse. Program helps inmates harness the power of literature. 
9:14am
UW-Madison. Waisman Biomanufacturing partners with Heat Biologics to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine. 

12:11pm
Reuters. Teachers protest across U.S. over re-opening schools in pandemic. 
11:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. The CARES Act allocated funding for schools. Who's getting it, and how?
4:09am
Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater chancellor details financial losses, costs from COVID-19. 
3:53am
NBC 26. Expect multiple changes for fall high school sports. 
3:28am
AP. As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options. 

Local

11:06am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Calls on transforming criminal justice system through racial equity lens. 

Congress

3:33am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Sen. Ron Johnson: Democrats want too much in second stimulus. 
3:30am
Reuters. White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill. 
3:29am
The Hill. Stimulus impasse threatens both economy and Trump. 

Politics

3:14pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family PAC issues final endorsements for Fall Primary. 
2:38pm
RSLC. Video: Exposes Democrats' campaign for "fair maps" as partisan plot to enable liberal gerrymandering. 
2:05pm
Cabral-Guevara. Wisconsin Family Action endorses. 
2:04pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from AFSCME PEOPLE Wisconsin. 
2:02pm
RPW. ICYMI: CDC study shows no COVID-19 spike from Wisconsin's April elections. 
12:38pm
Pope for 80th Assembly. Governor Tony Evers endorses. 
12:34pm
Stewart for 48th Assembly. David Walsh endorses. 
12:05pm
AARP Wisconsin. To Mobilze older voters ahead of 2020 elections. 
10:27am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. More than 330,000 absentee ballots already returned for August 11 partisan primary. 
9:24am
City of Madison. In-person absentee voting begins on UW Campus. 
9:23am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Receives endorsement from Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association. 
9:17am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Pledges to assist local projects. 

2:21pm
WAOW. Gov. Tony Evers backing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 
2:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers confident in security for 2020 DNC as he endorses Joe Biden. 
11:15am
Cap Times. Wisconsin voters not required to wear masks at the polls, but strongly encouraged to do so. 
11:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin election head: 'Don't wait' on mailing ballots. 
10:42am
Politico. PACs hit Trump for 'police state,' racism and Covid in ads targeting Black voters. 
4:18am
Kenosha News. Challengers take aim at state lawmakers from Lake Geneva region. 
4:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Congressional race will give Dem voters a choice: Moderate or progressive? 
3:48am
CBS 58. Milwaukee coronavirus limits put pinch on DNC facilities. 

 

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