Thursday August 13, 2020 - Updated 4:36am

Governor

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

State Agencies

3:42am
DNR. Ruffed grouse West Nile Virus test results now available. 

Economy/Business

3:46am
Fox 6. 'The system is not built for problems:' Attorneys point to Gov. Walker amid unemployment delays. 

Coronavirus

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 

Education

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

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

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

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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