Friday October 30, 2020 - Updated 4:41pm

Governor

3:35am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit, Rockford still waiting on final rulings for casino plans

Budget

1:38pm
Sen. Darling. Middle-Class Tax Cut Delivers Savings
9:55am
LFB. Tax year 2020 individual income tax reductions under Wisconsin Acts 9 and 10. 

12:33pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov Tony Evers says Wisconsin will need to tap into state dollars if federal COVID-19 funds aren't approved soon

Legislative

4:41pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on continued Republican inaction on cirminal justice reform. 
10:01am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Record attendance at state parks amid pandemic. 
9:30am
Sen. Kapenga. Weekly Republican Radio Address: Exercising your right to vote. 
9:28am
LAB. Report 20-20: Estimate of additional sales and use tax revenue and determination of certain individual income tax rates. Briefing Sheet. 
3:56am
Rep. Stafsholt. Gray wolf de-listed in Wisconsin; Calls for a 2020 harvest season. 

State Agencies

2:57pm
DMA. Wisconsin Army National Guard graduates latest class of officers and warrant officers. 
2:51pm
DATCP. Special pesticide registration proposed for VAPAM HL soil fumigant for us on ginseng. 
1:40pm
Serve Wisconsin. Announces $7.3 million in AmeriCorps funding for Wisconsin as program year kicks off at opening ceremony. 
12:20pm
DWD. Employee Linda Preysz Receives Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
11:39am
DNR. Environmental review for City of St. Criox Falls project. 
9:26am
DNR. 2020 Wisconsin bear season shows increased hunter success. 

11:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Foxconn challenges state's refusal to grant state tax credits
3:44am
WJFW. Wolf decision triggers automatic hunt re-start in Wisconsin

Economy/Business

3:36am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin urges Verso to operate or sell mill in letter sent to board
3:31am
The Center Squre. Wisconsin’s new unemployment claims dip slightly from previous week
3:29am
WTMJ. Milwaukee-area food pantry calls for donations amid 'dramatic' increase in demand
3:17am
Politico. Jobless Americans face debt crunch without more federal aid as bills come due

Coronavirus

11:41am
Brown County Health and Human Services, De Pere Health Department, Oneida Nation Health Department. COVID-19 alert: Community action vital to ending the massive spread. 

3:46pm
Miliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Five days in Wisconsin: More than 20,000 positive coronavirus tests, nearly 200 deaths
12:36pm
Fox 11. Brown County officials issue second Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert
12:35pm
Madison.com. Racine says it will 'begin proactive enforcement' of mask ordinance, Safer Racine rules
11:53am
NBC 15. New COVID-19 cases surpass 5,000 in a day for the second time
11:52am
Appleton Post Crescent. October was Wisconsin's worst month for COVID-19 yet — and its surge is one of the biggest ever in the U.S.
11:47am
U.S. News & World Report. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Continue to Mount in Wisconsin
11:47am
WSAW. City of Wausau mulls mask mandate
9:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We're In The Surge': Wisconsin Hospitals Face Record Numbers Of COVID-19 Patients
9:40am
Reuters. U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases as election looms
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One boy with COVID-19 likely led to 116 positive cases at a Wisconsin summer camp, CDC report shows
4:29am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Five deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Manitowoc County, highest single-day increase yet
3:43am
WKOW. Rock County COVID-19 test site again runs out of test kits early
3:34am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. 4 more EC County residents die of COVID-19, 25 hospitalized in a week
3:34am
Fox 6. City of Milwaukee to enter Phase 4.2 of its public health order
3:30am
WDIO. Wisconsin officials open 71 more community testing sites
3:28am
WTMJ. 2nd highest daily COVID-19 death toll recorded in Wisconsin on Thursday
3:27am
WQOW. 6 more Chippewa Co. residents die from COVID-19 in one day, 4 more in EC Co.
3:26am
WQOW. Eau Claire County has fastest-growing rate of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin
3:25am
USA Today. A Wisconsin doctor lists the patients he's lost to COVID-19. He wonders when people will take it seriously.
3:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Wisconsin prison system; nearly 1,200 active cases
3:22am
Racine Journal Times. 'THIS IS REAL' physicians say in plea to southeast Wisconsin: 'We can't stop fighting COVID-19'
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee contact tracers face backlog of nearly 1,600 cases as state reports 4,870 new cases and 51 deaths
3:20am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County sees three more deaths involving COVID-19, the most ever reported in a single day
3:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County coronavirus: Record 7 deaths pushes county over the 100 mark for the pandemic
3:18am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Three Fond du Lac County residents died Wednesday of COVID-19, death toll reaches 22

Statewide

3:59am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Badger Steam & Gas Grounds to Host 2023 Farm Tech Days

Courts

11:37am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Tavern League of Wisconsin v. Palm - Order. 
9:14am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Michael W Starkweather. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Tavern Leage of Wisconsin v. Andrea Palm - Petition and appeandix to bypass Court of Appeals. 

3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Supreme Court won't take case on misprinted ballots, causing likely delays for tallying votes

Education

10:39am
UW-Stout. New endowed chair drives program innovation for nutrition and food sciences

3:52am
Chippewa Herald. Hitting the reset button: Chippewa Falls superintendent details rationale behind impending school shutdowns
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More members of the Wisconsin football program have tested positive for coronavirus for a total of 16
3:19am
Appleton Post Crescent. Neenah middle and high-schoolers to shift to hybrid learning schedule for the month of November

Local

2:19pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Supports County Executive Crowley's health screening administrative order. 
1:29pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Finance Committee unanimously approves amendment to enhance investments in equity. 
9:17am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Public Health Madison & Dane County Expands Eligibility Criteria for Drive Through Flu Clinic

Congress

2:20pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Warren, Carper, Warner. Form corporate governance working group to fundamentally reform the 21st century American economy. 
1:30pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Shaheen. Lead Senate call to Trump urging President to make women's inclusion in Afghan peace negotiations a foreign policy priority. 
9:29am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Demands USPS reverse directive banning postal police officers from safeguarding our nation's mail and letter carriers. 
9:16am
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Applauds federal wolf delisting. 
3:58am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Gray Wolf Delisting, Management Returning to States
3:57am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Calls for Enhanced Election Security Following RPW Hack

Politics

4:40pm
Protect Our Care. SABOTAGE WATCH: Trump’s War on Open Enrollment
3:35pm
Protect Our Care. Trump’s Failed Pandemic Response and Continued War on Health Care Hurts Communities of Color
2:39pm
Protect Our Care. Congresswoman Moore, Treasurer Godlewski join Wisconsinites to Make Clear that Health Care is on the ballot
1:32pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Important Things Voters Should Know for Election Day 
12:19pm
Grothman for 6th Congress. Introduces Farmers for Glenn coalition. 
11:38am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP Groups Far Behind Dem Groups in Outside Spending
3:55am
Stuck for 8th Congress. Questions Gallagher campaign motives. 

12:22pm
New York Times. In Critical Wisconsin, the Fox Valley May Decide the State’s Winner
11:46am
WISN. Voter beware: Ballot drop boxes close before polls
11:46am
WTMJ. President Donald Trump to speak at rally in Kenosha night before Election Day
9:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Oh WOW: Suburban Vote Could Prove Key In Wisconsin’s Presidential Race
9:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats have Republicans on the defensive in traditionally safe Milwaukee suburbs
3:43am
NBC 15. Record voter turnout, close election anticipated in Sauk Co.
3:37am
WKBT. Wisconsin election officials confident that voters will be able to safely cast ballots
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Around 250K US Presidential Absentee Ballots Yet To Be Returned In Wisconsin
3:32am
WTMJ. Milwaukee County sheriff warns aggressive behavior at the polls will not be allowed on Election Day
3:31am
Stevens Point Journal. Over $1 million floods into 24th District Senate race as Piotrowski far outpaces Testin in final weeks of fundraising
3:30am
WTMJ. Local election clerks scramble as stamp costs add up
3:25am
WBAY. Green Bay hospital systems warn Trump rally could lead to negative effects in fight against COVID-19
3:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. DOJ, Attorney General Josh Kaul warn against voter intimidation ahead of Election Day
3:16am
AP. Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis.

Thursday October 29, 2020

Governor

3:03pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin National Guard to assist election officials on election day.
2:04pm
Gov. Evers. DHS Secretary-designee Palm announce expansion of Wisconsin's COVID-19 community testing efforts.

Legislative

3:05pm
Rep. Swearingen. Statement on the federal decision to de-list the Gray Wolf.
2:15pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on de-listing of Gray Wolf.
2:01pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Marsy's Law allows victims to protect medical privacy.
1:04pm
Rep. Allen. Unapologetically unifying.

9:49am
USA Today. Marsy's Law was meant to protect crime victims. It now hides the identities of cops who use force. 
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly Speaker 'Open' To Another Wisconsin COVID-19 Relief Bill
3:27am
WISN. COVID spike: 'Do you fee any responsibility for the mess?' WISN 12 asks Speaker Vos. 

State Agencies

4:24pm
DOT. recognized for digital innovations
2:37pm
DATCP. Rackow Family Sausage issues class I recall for summer sausage products.
1:05pm
DNR. Investigating injury to horse on Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest Trail.
12:09pm
DOJ. Takes action to protect consumers in merger of waste collection and disposal corporations.
11:09am
DNR. Environmental review for City of Menasha project.
10:59am
DOJ. How to recognize and report voter intimidation in Wisconsin.
10:01am
WEDC. Bayfield County receives $250,000 state grant to support expansion of a retreat center
9:19am
DHS. Continues Investment in Quality Health Care for Rural Areas
9:19am
DNR. Environmental review for Village of Reesville Project. 

3:24am
WSAW. Lincoln Hills latest monitor report shows both significant improvement and persistent problems

Economy/Business

3:25pm
WHEDA. Altoro elected to executive committee of the National Council of State Housing Agencies.
2:20pm
Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. vFairs to power interactive virtual platform for November Wisconsin Early Stage event.
1:57pm
Wisconsin Builders Association. Statewide new home permits increase twenty two percent.
1:54pm
Northwestern Mutual. Announces record $6.2 billion dividend payout to policyowners.
9:27am
RENEW Wisconsin. 17 more Wisconsin nonprofits to be powered by renewable energy through Solar for Good Program. 

9:36am
AP. U.S. economy grew at 33% rate in Q3 but recovery is incomplete. 

Coronavirus

10:36am
Survival Coalition. Weekly update October 27: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 

3:22pm
WISC. 193 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin as statewide death toll approaches 2K
3:06pm
WBAY. Wisconsin: 51 more COVID-19 deaths as rate rises; almost 15,000 coronavirus cases in 4 days
3:05pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin expanding coronavirus testing. 
1:35pm
AP. ‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in US virus response
1:28pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Coronavirus is spreading on Wisconsin reservations as some surrounding communities ignore health mandates
9:42am
Reuters. White House advisers warn of 'unrelenting' COVID-19 spread in U.S. Midwest, West. 
9:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Small Social Gatherings Drive Increased COVID-19 Cases In La Crosse County
9:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As the crush of COVID cases continues, Wisconsin is on track to run short of ICU beds in two to six weeks
4:10am
Janesville Gazette. Long line of cars waits for COVID-19 testing at BTC
4:10am
La Crosse Tribune. Mayo officials say COVID case rise not due to increased testing, ask residents to "keep their guard up"
4:08am
Juneau County Star-Times. Second large COVID-19 outbreak announced at New Lisbon prison
4:07am
The Hill. Fauci: COVID-19 vaccine likely not available until next year
3:58am
WTMJ. As COVID cases rise, Racine to enforce mask ordinance and capacity limits
3:58am
WQOW. Chippewa County remains at ‘severe’ COVID-19 risk level as cases, deaths rise
3:56am
WKBT. ‘If we don’t change course there will be issues’: La Crosse hospital capacity at risk as COVID-19 affects older people
3:46am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin reports 3,800 new cases, 45 deaths and a record-high seven-day positivity rate of 27.2%
3:44am
USA Today. 'There's no way to sugarcoat it': COVID-19 cases are surging; one American dies every 107 seconds
3:43am
CBS 58. Area health departments falling behind on contact tracing due to COVID-19 surge
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Barrett: More COVID-19 Restrictions On Milwaukee Public Gatherings Are Possible
3:39am
WISC. Coronavirus testing site at Blackhawk Technical College to close early for 2nd straight week
3:35am
WISN. Surgeon General: Virus can be under control by Thanksgiving
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Amid Wisconsin COVID-19 surge, Trump administration touts rapid testing effort. 
3:29am
Fox 6. COVID-19 surge prompts change for businesses, hospitals
3:29am
WISN. Surge in new coronavirus cases could overwhelm Wisconsin hospitals
3:25am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County reports 8 COVID-19 deaths in 2 days as health care experts discuss emotional toll as the holidays near
3:23am
Fox 6. Wisconsin remains COVID-19 hot spot, per White House

Statewide

4:08pm
Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation. To celebrate Research & Educatoin Center groundbreaking. 
3:00pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Holly Jolly raffle returns.

Courts

3:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - order. 
3:17pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Praises Appeals Court decision upholding victims’ rights to be heard.
9:35am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Alan S. Johnson. 
4:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Lindoo v. Evers - order. 
4:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - order. 
4:14am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - order. 

4:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to address ballot issues in northeastern Wisconsin
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court To Hear Lawsuit Challenging Statewide Mask Mandate
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Supreme Court accepts case that could wipe out Evers' emergency COVID-19 orders

Education

3:24pm
Focus on Energy. Mosinee School District Pencils in Energy Efficiency, Receives Honor
3:06pm
UW-Eau Claire. International research shapes Blugold's college experience, future plans.
2:57pm
UW-Green Bay. Weidner Philharmonic Brass Musicians join together for 6:30 Concert Series, Nov. 16.
2:37pm
UW-Stout. Donated face shields help keep labs open, students safe.
1:59pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. "All ways forward" campaign extended.
1:29pm
UW-Madison. New NIH-funded initiative will examine Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome.
1:28pm
UW-River Falls. Magara Maeda recieves national teaching award.
1:26pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Convenes K-12 leaders to focus on emotional wellness of kids.
12:53pm
UW-Madison. Trends in hurricane behavior show stronger, slower and farther-reaching storms.
12:32pm
UW-Madison. Research highlights need for grassland conservation, agriculture support.
12:28pm
UW-Platteville. The department of geography launches new environmental science and conservation program.
12:27pm
UW-Platteville. Alumna to present at the EMS Engineering Seminar Series.
12:26pm
UW-Platteville. Mumma presents research marking 19th amendment anniversary.
12:26pm
UW-Platteville. Update Coronavirus.

3:26pm
WQOW. Lack of rural internet access still a reality; Farmers, teachers say not enough progress has been made
3:23pm
WISC. Milton High School moving to all-virtual learning for at least 2 weeks
4:09am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Chippewa County working with schools on whether to remain open
4:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Onalaska, West Salem and Holmen schools returning to virtual learning, La Crosse extends virtual learning period
3:59am
WCLO. Two Janesville elementary schools return to face-to-face instruction
3:57am
WKBT. La Crosse School District extends virtual learning
3:55am
WEAU. Regis shutting down athletics until Nov. 16 due to COVID-19 quarantines
3:40am
WISC. Argyle schools to close for remainder of week; high school staying virtual through Nov. 9
3:40am
WISC. Waunakee Community School District brings third, fourth-graders back to school
3:39am
NBC 15. Dodgeville Schools switches to virtual learning until Nov. 30

Local

3:38pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Saves taxpayers $1.3 million.
12:11pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Selects Reuben Sanon as Deputy Mayor.
9:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Calls for investing in human needs, shifting resources from wasteful spending. 

3:55am
WBAY. A D.A. goes M.I.A. Where is the Waushara County District Attorney?
3:24am
Green Bay Press Gazette. COVID-19 in Brown County: Health care calls supplant housing as top concern of United Way 2-1-1 calls during pandemic

Congress

4:41pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Applauds Gray Wolf Delisting
4:03pm
Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association, Inc. Call for 2020 wolf harvest season.
3:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Verso Corporation to do right by Wisconsin Rapids workers.
3:07pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Applauds delisting of Gray Wolf.
1:38pm
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Applauds removal of Gray Wolf from federal endangered list.
12:18pm
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Statement on wolf delisting and recovery.
11:23am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins HUD, Kenosha County Officials to announce $4.4 million to provide safe, healthy homes for southeast Wisconsin families.
10:35am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. (Updated) U.S. Navy will name a new submarine the "U.S.S. Wisconsin"
9:17am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. U.S. Navy will name a new submarine the "U.S.S. Wisconsin."
4:18am
U.S. Reps. Gallagher, Souzzi. Lead Call for Human Shield Sanctions on Hizbollah

1:35pm
U.S. News & World Report. Trump Officials End Gray Wolf Protections Across Most of US
3:34am
WSAW. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says 2nd Coronavirus aid program hurts dairy farmers

Politics

3:47pm
American Majority Action. Conservative group’s ground-game knocks 60,000 doors to get out the vote.
1:36pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Rules about “spoiling” your ballot.
1:35pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Rules about offering incentives to voters.
12:07pm
Grothman for 6th Congress. Introduces Healthcare Professionals for Glenn coalition.
10:51am
DOJ. How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin
10:50am
RPW. Statement on cyberattack. 
10:38am
Protect Our Care. As the Virus Rages and President Trump Attacks Health Care, Women’s Lives and Livelihoods Are on the Line
9:58am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Announces endorsement from Governor Tony Evers. 
9:57am
Zunker for 7th Congress. Responds to Vice President Pence campaign event in Central Wisconsin. 
9:29am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Critical Wisconsin counties as high risk of ballot interference against voters of color, report finds. 
9:18am
City of Madison. Options for Voters with Absentee Ballots to Return
9:15am
NextGen Wisconsin. Young Activists All-in Five Days from Election
4:19am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Clear Winner of Final Debate

3:31pm
U.S. News & World Report. Governor: 400 Wisconsin National Guard Troops to Work Polls
3:13pm
Reuters. Record-breaking early voting in U.S. election tops 80 million. 
3:11pm
New York Times. How Virus Politics Divided a Conservative Town in Wisconsin’s North
9:52am
LA Times. As COVID-19 ravages Wisconsin’s small towns, hostility toward Trump intensifies
9:31am
AP. Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million. 
4:13am
Racine Journal Times. Vos says he is ‘open to a second relief bill’; challenger says it's too little, too late
3:54am
Fox 11. Trump's Friday rally raises concern as COVID-19 numbers rise in Brown Co.
3:53am
WTMJ. Joe Biden attending campaign event in Milwaukee this Friday, sources say
3:47am
Wausau Daily Herald. Vice President Mike Pence shuns quarantine, rallies Trump crowd at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee
3:45am
Wausau Daily Herald. 'Sometimes I fall short': Wisconsin law allowed Rep. Snyder to conceal second OWI from public
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mike Pence Stumps In Central Wisconsin, Says COVID-19 Vaccine Coming In 2020
3:42am
CBS 58. Wisconsin AG 'preparing for' possibility of militia groups intimidating voters at polls
3:41am
NBC 26. Wisconsin Elections Commission weighs in on what can't be worn to polling sites
3:38am
NBC 15. Counting absentee ballots starts as soon as polls open on Election Day
3:36am
WISC. ‘Very disappointed’ disability rights group urges voters to make plan following Supreme Court ruling
3:26am
Spectrum News. 'We're Demanding Change': Black Wisconsinites Emerge as Key Voting Bloc

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Legislative

3:46pm
Rep. Steineke. Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities holds first meeting.
11:09am
Sen. Smith. Column: search for truth during an election.

3:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. While in court to stop mask rules, Robin Vos calls for new coronavirus action

State Agencies

9:07am
DNR. Public comments sought for proposed Green Tier contract with Madison Gas and Electric Company. 
9:03am
OCI. Be Attentive and Alert when Driving this Fall
4:17am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard cyber protection unit mobilized

2:37pm
WSAW. Mink deaths at Taylor County farm up to 3,000
1:01pm
Wisconsin State Journal. On split vote, natural resources board approves rule on PFAS foam treatment
3:25am
WKOW. Wisconsin Historical Society dedicates library reading room to former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Economy/Business

1:18pm
Alliant Energy. Up to $100,000 available for Lake Wisconsin water habitat improvement grants.
9:04am
Focus on Energy. Advance Die Cast Wins Award for Foiling Energy Waste in Facility 

3:45pm
Reuters. Wall Street sinks 3%, Dow at late July lows as pandemic surges. 
1:28pm
Fox 11. Survey: Uncertainty grows for Wisconsin business owners during pandemic
1:00pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Pandemic only boosted Wisconsin's $7.8 billion outdoor economy
8:59am
Reuters. Trump or Biden's big economic challenge: millions of struggling Americans
8:58am
CNBC. Dow drops more than 400 points on fears rising coronavirus cases could slow down economic recovery

Coronavirus

4:44pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Adapts contact tracing procedures to preserve containment resources. 

2:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: State averaging more than 3,900 COVID-19 cases per day in past week. 
2:36pm
WKOW. 45 deaths, 174 hospitalized since yesterday due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin
1:36pm
Reuters. Hospitals in Wisconsin, Texas under strain as COVID-19 cases surge
9:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Wisconsin, Health Workers Brace For More
8:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin National Guard Coronavirus Testing Sites Close Early As Demand Skyrockets
4:07am
WCLO. Janesville-Beloit COVID-19 positivity test rate spikes
3:58am
WISC. A geographic shift: Majority of Dane County COVID-19 cases now outside Madison
3:56am
WEAU. Contact tracing growing more difficult as COVID-19 pandemic intensifies
3:40am
Reuters. Wisconsin breaks one-day state records in COVID-19 deaths and cases
3:39am
CNBC. Coronavirus cases surge in swing states as early voting kicks into high gear
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. When COVID-19 vaccine comes out, Wisconsin putting health workers, seniors and long-term care residents first
3:35am
Washington Post. Hospitals in nearly every region report a flood of covid-19 patients
3:34am
WSAW. King Veteran Home reports 71 active COVID cases among members and staff
3:30am
Superior Telegram. 58 more people test positive, 4 die from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Oct. 27
3:29am
Spectrum News. 'Doctors Have a Hard Time Differentiating It Without a Test': What to Know About Coronavirus vs. Flu
3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'It's a nightmare scenario:' Wisconsin reports more than 5,200 cases, 64 deaths in worst day of pandemic yet
3:26am
WISN. Counties in coronavirus contact tracing crisis
3:24am
NBC 15. Local testing demand increases as record COVID cases soar in Wisconsin
3:23am
Fox 11. State sends antigen tests to hospitals dealing with staffing shortages. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:58pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. New Report Finds Nitrate Pollution In Drinking Water May Cost Wisconsin Up To $80M In Medical Expenses

Statewide

4:18pm
Wisconsin Action Coalition. Receives funding for innovative work to help nursing build America's health equity. 
3:35pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Dairy Together event shares vision for resilient rural economy.
12:57pm
Alzheimer's Association Celebrates National Family Caregiver Month. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Wisconsin Women in Government Announces 2020 Legacy and Rising Star Awards 

Courts

4:43pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petitioner's reply to respondent's response in opposition to petition for original action. 
4:41pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petitioner's motion for leave to file a reply brief in support of his petition for an original action. 
3:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Scott F. Anderson. 

Education

2:40pm
UW-Whitewater. Football takes steps to foster inclusive environment.
2:31pm
UW-Stout. Eleven students named ambassadors for 2020-21.
11:23am
UW-River Falls. Ecological Restoration Institute opens at UW-River Falls.
11:00am
UW-Madison. New resources, upcoming discussions to help campus prepare for and reflect on presidential election.
10:55am
UW-Eau Claire. Alumna pays it forward to Latinx students at UW-Eau Claire.
10:23am
UW Badgers. Wisconsin Football pauses team activities. 
9:52am
UW-Stout. Foundation's Pathways Forward campaign raises $48.5 million
9:05am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces November program offerings
9:03am
UW-Madison. UW–Madison recognized nationally for success in increasing graduation rates

2:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With nearly 900 district students in quarantine, three Waukesha schools have gone virtual due to a rise in COVID-19 cases
1:28pm
WISC. 2 Janesville elementary schools returning to in-person instruction next week
10:24am
WISC.  Wisconsin pauses team activities for seven days, cancels game against Nebraska
3:56am
WEAU. Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District shifts to fully-remote learning temporarily
3:27am
WISN. Teachers file grievance against school district as COVID cases rise
3:21am
WTMJ. MPS board votes unanimously, pushes back January hybrid learning start

Local

3:48pm
City of Racine Public Health Department. City to begin proactive enforcement of safer Racine/face coverings ordinance.
3:44pm
City of Madison. What happens when the polls close.
3:42pm
WEDC, Arts Wisconsin. Announce We're All In Creative Workforce Program in Greeny Bay.
3:39pm
Brown County Deputy Exec. Flynt. First unanimous vote approving budget in over 30 years.
1:13pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Names Luis Bixler Director of Dane County 911 Center.
11:44am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Targets fresh food access and neighborhood infrastructure in budget amendments.
9:52am
Dane County now accepting applications for its $1.7 million COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant program. 
9:06am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Announces Launch of Financial Navigator Program to Help Residents Tackling COVID-19 Financial Challenges
4:14am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announces Interim General Manager of Madison Water Utility

Congress

2:57pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. "President Trump's superspreader events a danger to Wisconsin"

3:16am
Racine Journal Times. Ron Johnson says Hunter Biden revelations should've come out months ago; Dem senator says no evidence Joe Biden did wrong

Politics

1:27pm
RPW. VP Pence in Wisconsin, receives endorsements from Ag and water groups.
1:16pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School poll finds Biden lead over Trump stable a five percentage points.
10:02am
Protect Our Care. Top Ways Trump Has Sabotaged Seniors’ Health Care
9:51am
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance, Venture Dairy Cooperative. Are pround to endorse Donald J. Trump for second term as President. 
9:49am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Endorses President Donald J. Trump. 
4:33am
Commmon Cause in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Legislative Candidates and Partisan Gerrymandering: Which Side Are They On?

2:42pm
Cap Times. Final Marquette poll shows advantage for Biden, whose supporters are voting early
1:34pm
The Hill. New voters surge to the polls. 
1:22pm
U.S. News & World Report. Biden opens gaping 17-point lead on Trump in Wisconsin, poll finds. 
1:21pm
U.S. News & World Report. Trump returning to Wisconsin for 3rd time in a week. 
12:58pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Final Marquette Poll: Biden Leads Trump By 5 Points Among Likely Wisconsin Voters
10:04am
Reuters. Six days to U.S. election, Pence campaigns in coronavirus hotspot Wisconsin as cases surge
3:39am
WTMJ. President Trump says he 'saved Kenosha,' calls on Gov. Evers to open up Wisconsin
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trump Draws Thousands To Wisconsin Rally As State Sees Record High COVID-19 Cases, Deaths
3:37am
La Crosse Tribune. On Wisconsin's worst day of the pandemic, thousands pack in at West Salem race track for Trump Rally. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:34am
WXPR. One Week from Election Day, More Than 9,000 Voters Already Cast Their Ballot in Oneida County
3:33am
Politico. Judge orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now
3:32am
CNBC. Early voting hits 50% of total U.S. ballots cast in 2016
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Officials Urge Shift To In-Person Return Of Absentee Ballots
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. State reports few absentee voting mistakes among ballots that have been returned so far
3:25am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin Democrats Say Voters Should ‘Hand-Deliver’ Their Ballots Now
3:20am
WTMJ. Wisconsin identified as a potential hotspot for militia activity on or around Election Day
3:19am
LA Times. Many college students hoped to vote in swing states. Then the COVID-19 pandemic sent them home
3:18am
Wausau Daily Herald. Marathon County Health Department warns of 'super spreader events' ahead of Pence visit to Mosinee
3:17am
Racine Journal Times. Sen. Johnson said Tuesday he isn't sure if he'll seek re-election yet

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Legislative

1:59pm
Rep. Allen. Globalism? Or global faliure?
1:17pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Brandtjen, Rep. Ott, Rep. Knodl. Lawmakers still waiting for answers from Evers.
10:01am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Formation of 'Tech Caucus' will help keep state lawmakers apprised of trends, issues. 

10:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald silent on his office's recent coronavirus quarantine

State Agencies

3:33pm
DWD. Unemployment data information release.
1:19pm
DOJ. AG opinion issued regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21.
1:02pm
DOJ. AG Kaul joins 22-State coalition opposing Trump administration’s drastic limits on international student visas.
9:39am
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan virtual meeting Nov. 10. 
4:24am
Midwest Environmental Advocates, River Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin's Greenfire, Sierra Club. Call for increased scrutiny of metallic mining rules. 

2:17pm
The Hill. 22 state attorneys general oppose proposed Trump immigration rule on foreign students and media
3:39am
Fox 6. Cyber attack on WI's unemployment system exposes banking information

Economy/Business

11:03am
WEC Energy Group. To announce 2020 third-quarter results Nov. 3.

9:36am
Reuters. The Rust Belt boom that wasn't: Heartland job growth lagged under Trump
9:35am
Reuters. Food workers, rural Americans go hungry despite U.S. government farm aid
9:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outbreak Wisconsin: 'Winter Is Coming, And A Lot Of Doors Are Going To Be Shut'
4:37am
CBS 58. Construction to begin on new HARIBO production campus in Pleasant Prairie. 
3:25am
WEAU. Xcel Energy announces plans for largest solar project in western Wisconsin

Coronavirus

4:19am
DVA. King Veterans Home COVID update. 
4:09am
DMA. No rest for medics: Wisconsin National Guard medical company completes more than five months on orders for COVID-19 response, annual training

3:04pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers calls for self-imposed lockdown as cases hit record. 
2:28pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. A 'Nightmare Scenario': New COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Shatter State's Previous Records
2:15pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin breaks cases, deaths records as health secretary warns of worsening pandemic
2:13pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin once again sets records for daily COVID-19 deaths, cases
10:41am
CNBC. States will need billions to distribute the Covid vaccine as federal funding falls short
3:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee issues new order reducing gathering limits to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors
3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. 2 more Wisconsin prisons have simultaneous COVID-19 outbreaks; more than 500 active cases
3:40am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire County sees dramatic COVID-19 surge over weekend
3:40am
WFRV. Surge in cases changes the way contact tracing works in Wisconsin
3:39am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County sets new records for weekly COVID-19 testing percentage and new cases; seven deaths reported
3:33am
WTMJ. Ascension Wisconsin temporarily suspends in-person visitation
3:27am
Fox 6. COVID-19 testing capacity more than triples in Waukesha County
3:21am
WAOW. Trump administration sending over 1.7 million COVID antigen tests to Wisconsin
3:17am
WKOW. Number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized tops 1,300 for the first time
3:16am
WKOW. Packers, Brewers and Bucks join coalition encouraging efforts to stop spread of COVID-19

Statewide

8:57am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Milwaukee radio legend Bob Barry marks year of episodes for “Unearthed Interviews” podcast

Courts

1:29pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - Response by the Town of Cicero. 
1:28pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - response of respondent Wisconsin Elections Commission.
1:26pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - Village of Hortonville, Village of Nichols, Village of Shiocton, Town of Bovina, Town of Ellington, Town of Freedom, Town of Oneida and Town of Seymour response to emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
1:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - Response by the Village of Black Creek. 
1:23pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Town of Center, Town of Cicero, Town of Grand Chute, Town of Maine, Town of Osborn, Village of Harrison, and Village of Kimberly response to emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
1:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Town of Buchanan, Town of Maple Creek, and Village of Combined Locks response to emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
1:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - City of Kaukauna's response to emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
1:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - Appleton's response to emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
9:40am
Kids Forward. Supreme Court ruling against the ACA could have sweeping effects in Wisconsin. 

Education

1:18pm
UW-Madison. Cellular networks vulnerable to wildfires across U.S.
1:11pm
UW-Whitewater. Perkins Stadium at 50 – ESPN College GameDay Story boosts homecoming 2014.
11:09am
Wauwatosa School District. Teacher recieves Herb Kohl 2020 Wisconsin Teacher Fellowship Award.
10:16am
UW-La Crosse. Fraternity holds food collection drive

10:12am
WISC. Pecatonica Area School District officials send middle, high school students home due to positive COVID-19 test
4:28am
WAOW. Stevens Point Area School District moving to e-learning temporarily
3:33am
Cap Times. UW to start second round of furloughs, increase minimum wage in January
3:28am
WEAU. Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District to go virtual starting Nov. 4
3:14am
U.S. News & World Report. UW-Madison to Continue Furloughs, Avoid 'Dramatic Cuts'

Local

2:09pm
Brown County, City of Green Bay. City, County budgets invest in behavioral health initiatives.
11:16am
Milwaukee Ald. Dimitrijevic. SafeHomes initiative expands lead abatement efforts for a lead-free Milwaukee.
10:54am
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. GRB's Levitte appointed to international aviation committee. 
10:20am
Fearlessly Authentique. Kenosha businesswoman Kimberly Warner launches initiative, new podcast. 

3:27am
Fox 6. Milwaukee Co. homicide numbers exceed all-time record of 174 set in 1993

Congress

8:58am
Opportunity Wisconsin. As COVID Cases Surpass 200,000 in Wisconsin, Sen. Johnson Confirms an Illegitimate Supreme Court Justice Instead of Delivering Relief to Wisconsinites
8:56am
Wisconsin Family Action. Judge Amy Coney Barrett becomes Justice Barrett. 
4:18am
Protect Our Care. Republicans Put Politics Ahead of Health Care, Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
4:17am
RPW. Statement on Senate Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett
4:17am
Nelson for U.S. Senate. Statement on Ron Johnson's vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
4:09am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett 

3:24am
Reuters. Trump celebrates at White House as Supreme Court nominee confirmed

Politics

4:30pm
RPW. President Trump Receives Endorsement of Crucial Wisconsin Business Group
3:32pm
WMC. Announces endorsement of President Donald Trump.
3:28pm
U.S. Sen. Grothman. Law Enforcement leaders endorse Grothman.
12:19pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. U.S. Supreme Court slams door on Wisconsin voters.
11:50am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Urge patience, vigilance as every vote is counted.
9:39am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. US Supreme Court Declines to Restore Fail-Safe for Wisconsin Absentee Ballots
9:00am
Schierl for 55th Assembly. The race between candidates and the fight against funding heats up in the 55th AD. 
8:58am
Gallagher for 8th Congress. Draws Clear Contrast In 8th Congressional District Debate
8:57am
Priorities USA Action. Announces Final TV Ads in Midwestern Battleground States: Donald Trump Isn’t Working For Us
4:25am
Schierl for 55th Assembly. The race between candidates and the fight against funding heats up in the 55th AD. 
4:16am
RPW. Statement on Supreme Court Decision
4:11am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Absentee Voting Deadlines Quickly Approaching for November 2020

10:15am
WISC. USPS: Ballots need to be in the mail by today to ensure they’ll be counted
10:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. '2016 was the wake-up call':' Black voters in Milwaukee turn out for early voting after turnout decline 4 years ago
9:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fight For Wisconsin Senate Focuses On 3 Key Districts
4:22am
Beloit Daily News. Stateline Area clerks tout election security, prepare for record tunrout
4:22am
WTMJ. USPS is 'confident' they can process all Milwaukee ballots by deadline
3:51am
WXOW. Absentee update: turnout already nearly half of 2016 total in La Crosse Co.
3:47am
Politico. In Wisconsin decision, Supreme Court foreshadows election night cliffhanger
3:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Joe Biden to return to Wisconsin Friday, marking his third visit to the Badger State in the fall campaign
3:37am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Doctors Again Ask President Trump Not to Hold Rallies
3:35am
Fox 11. Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin
3:34am
WKOW. ‘They’re not going to stay home’: Counties that flipped in 2016 could determine 2020
3:30am
CBS 58. Biden, Trump to visit Wisconsin as campaigns work to turn out base ahead of election
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mayors Of Wisconsin's 5 Largest Cities Challenge Each Other To Have The Most Early Voters
3:29am
WSAW. Joe Biden to visit Wisconsin on Friday
3:28am
WEAU. Racing to the finish line with drive-thru early voting in Eau Claire
3:23am
AP. High court won’t extend Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline.
3:20am
CBS 58. AG Kaul calls voter fraud 'extraordinarily rare' as early voting continues in Wisconsin
3:18am
Racine Journal Times. Hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent in campaign to unseat Robin Vos
3:16am
U.S. News & World Report. Worst Place, Worst Time: Trump Faces Virus Spike in Midwest

Monday October 26, 2020

Governor

10:15am
Gov. Evers. Announces HARIBO to begin work on Pleasant Prairie factory. 

Legislative

12:57pm
Rep. Steffen. GBCI prison study prompts legal action. Letter.
10:53am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Wisconsin should invest in education, not foreign corporations. 
10:36am
Sen. Carpenter. Republicans refuse to work across the aisle. 

4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans have been facing an outbreak among lawmakers and aides. But they don't want to talk about it. 

State Agencies

4:41pm
OCI. Bulletin: Town mutual insurers revised investment rules. 
3:37pm
DOR. Unclaimed property online auction runs October 26 to November 9.
11:26am
DOT. WisDOT seeks public input on the future of transportation in Wisconsin.
11:04am
DOJ.  AG Kaul & National Association of Attorneys General Issue statement regarding 2020 election.
10:56am
DATCP. The future of connected devices and secure data in Wisconsin.
10:51am
DATCP. The Future of Connected Devices and Secure Data in Wisconsin
10:45am
DOT. DMV explains steps to obtain an ID to vote. 
9:36am
DHS. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts Expand in Wisconsin
9:14am
WEDC. Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants

1:31pm
Racine Journal Times. COVID, jail not sharing information has made attorneys less willing to work as public defenders
9:07am
Wisconsin Watch. Partisan gridlock at Wisconsin Elections Commission frustrates voters, local officials. 

Economy/Business

11:58am
U.S. Gain. Fueling clean future for Rogue Valley Transportation District.
3:51am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. IAMAW Machinist Union Local 1855 workers end strike, win new and improved contract. 

11:41am
AP. Standoff in Washington imperils jobless and small businesses. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn's Next Challenge: Fulfill Promises Made To Racine County Taxpayers
3:29am
CBS 58. Milwaukee cracking down on bars, businesses as city sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus

4:06pm
UW-Madison. COVID-19 model quantifies impact of region-specific social distancing orders
2:37pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard will conduct COVID-19 specimen collection in over 40 Wisconsin counties this week.
3:40am
DVA. King Veterans Home COVID update. 

2:28pm
AP. U.S. health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled. 
2:10pm
WEAU. Marathon County Jail to restrict access following number of positive COVID cases among inmates. 
9:01am
CNBC. Average daily new coronavirus cases in U.S. hit all-time high as health officials warn ‘exponential spread’ is coming
4:03am
Portage Daily Register. Hospitals in Sauk, Columbia approach capacity amid state's coronavirus surge
4:02am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County exceeds 700 new coronavirus cases for second straight week
3:44am
NBC 26. Wisconsin health officials worry about contact tracing plans
3:39am
AP. Trump aide: ‘We’re not going to control the pandemic’
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For The First Time In Wisconsin, 7-Day Average Of New COVID-19 Cases Tops 4,000
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. White House COVID-19 adviser: Surging Wisconsin needs to stop 'silent spread' of virus. CBS 58. 
3:31am
Fox 6. Surgeon general issues guidance amid Wisconsin's COVID-19 surge
3:28am
CBS 58. The New York Times: Nine of nation's top 20 coronavirus metros are in Wisconsin
3:27am
New York Times. Game Day in Green Bay: Empty Sports Bars, Full Hospitals
3:27am
WSAW. DHS: 8 new COVID-19 deaths reported Sunday, 7 in central Wisconsin
3:24am
WEAU. COVID-19 outbreak reported at Thorp nursing home facility 
3:22am
Reuters. U.S. sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days
3:21am
WKOW. Wisconsin sees record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations as outdoor opportunities dwindle
3:19am
WEAU. Eau Claire and La Crosse COVID cases continue to climb by more than 50 as state releases Sunday’s COVID-19 numbers
3:16am
CNBC. U.S. reports more than 83,000 coronavirus cases two days in a row as experts warn of difficult winter
3:15am
WISN. Fond du Lac County prioritizing coronavirus cases to contact
3:14am
Kenosha News. Testing for COVID-19 in and around Kenosha County expands to six days a week
3:14am
Spectrum News. COVID-19 Continues to Devastate Native American Population
3:13am
NBC 15. Verona Public Library to move to curbside pick-up in response to increasing COVID-19 cases
3:12am
Reuters. U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

Statewide

9:12am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Walker-era Foodshare reforms lowered unemployment, boosted labor force participation. 

Courts

2:15pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - order. 
11:57am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - Memo in support of the emergency petition for original jurisdiction and declaratory judgment. 
11:56am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. O'Bright v. Lynch - appendix. 

12:57pm
AP. Wisconsin election clerks seek order on ballot counting. 
3:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawsuit over Democracy in the Park ends with no decision
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Appeals Court Blocks Wisconsin's Restrictions On Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Education

4:36pm
Marquette University. Discussion of the court's role in November elections continues in virtual 'On The Issues,' October 29. 
2:46pm
UW-Madison. Summer road trip finds small streams have big impacts on Great Lakes.
2:39pm
UW-River Falls. Vogel named 2020 Distinguished Teacher.
1:56pm
UW-Eau Claire. New conference brings Blugolds together to focus on equity and diversity.
11:01am
UW-Stout. Painting students continue to create on campus and in remote studio spaces.
10:50am
UW-Stout. Painting students continue to create on campus and in remote studio spaces
10:13am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold alumnus takes the helm at the ECASD: Mike Johnson's first superintendent role
9:05am
UW-Eau Claire. New documentary features international research project in Lithuania that includes Blugolds
9:04am
UW-Eau Claire. Award-winning Minnesota author to speak Oct. 29
9:04am
UW-La Crosse. Students head to rural La Crosse County for COVID safe haven
3:46am
UW-Platteville. New agreement between UW-Platteville and Carroll University to strengthen engineering workforce
3:45am
UW-Platteville. Newly-renovated automation lab features world-class technology

8:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As COVID-19 Shifts Many Schools To Online Learning, Families Flock To Virtual Charter Schools
3:45am
WTMJ. Whitefish Bay High School to go virtual Monday through Nov. 2 due to increase in COVID cases
3:23am
WSAW. Jefferson Elementary School in Merrill temporarily closed due to COVID-19
3:20am
WEAU. UPDATE: Regis Middle and High Schools going virtual for two weeks due to spike in COVID-19 cases
3:20am
WEAU. Neillsville Elementary School moves to remote learning for a week due to COVID-19 cases.

Local

1:22pm
City of Madison. Election security.
9:05am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Appoints Chantell Jewell as House of Corrections Superintendent. 

Congress

10:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate Democratic leadership request VP Pence abandon reckless plan to preside over Senate after multiple COVID-19 exposures. 
3:53am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Johnson Statement on Economic Development Administration Grants for Southwestern Wisconsin

Politics

1:02pm
Protect Our Care. NEW VIDEO: U.S. Senate Democrats discuss what’s at stake for the ACA and health care ahead of final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
11:32am
Common Cause Wisconsin. Consider voting this week: make a plan and get it done!
11:31am
AG Kaul. & National Association of Attorneys General Issue Statement Regarding 2020 Election
11:03am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Outside groups escalate spending against GOP Speaker Vos.
9:13am
Priorities USA. New Spanish-Language Ad Contrasts Trump’s Weakness with Biden’s Strong Leadership
9:11am
UW-Madison. New polls show Biden with growing leads in three battleground states
3:52am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Dan Schierl accepts Democrat big money. 
3:50am
RPW. Statement on President Trump’s Waukesha Rally

1:25pm
La Crosse Tribune. Local doctors again ask Trump to cancel rally amidst area COVID-19 surge
11:29am
WQOW. Organizer: Not enough signatures for Evers recall effort. 
9:37am
AP. Democrat Tom Nelson announces 2022 bid to unseat Johnson. 
9:15am
Politico. Democrats already angling to take out Ron Johnson in 2022. 
9:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Effort to force a recall election of Gov. Tony Evers fails to gather enough signatures. 
9:00am
Fond du Lac Reporter. As he launches his Senate bid, Tom Nelson scolds Ron Johnson for attending GOP event while awaiting COVID test results
9:00am
The Hill. Biden stretches lead over Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania: poll
8:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Biden holds overall lead in Wisconsin, with big edge among early voters, in new UW poll. Wisconsin State Journal. 
8:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 Response Has Reshaped Northwoods Congressional Race
3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Surging Coronavirus Colors White House Race in Closing Days
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Donald Trump continues Wisconsin push, hoping he can replicate 2016 formula
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trump Says Pandemic Is 'Rounding The Turn' As Wisconsin Sees Deadliest Week Yet
3:31am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Falls voters come out in record numbers for in-person absentee voting
3:30am
Chippewa Herald. Suburban voters, union members present a study in shifting political trends in Wisconsin. 
3:29am
CBS 58. ‘It didn’t have to be this bad:’ Biden reacts to Trump pandemic response, Waukesha rally
3:26am
Washington Post. From coronavirus to race to the economy, Wisconsin is a microcosm of the forces roiling America
3:24am
WAOW. Wisconsin Elections Commission addresses a group effort to recall Gov. Evers
3:17am
The Hill. US early voting hits 58.6 million, surpassing all of 2016 early and absentee voting
3:12am
The Hill. Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin
3:11am
WISC. City of Madison has returned a record 93,000 returned absentee ballots, but how will this impact election results?

Friday October 23, 2020

Legislative

4:32pm
Speaker Vos. Meets with top White House official. 
3:54pm
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. Laud appointment to Speakers Task Force on Racial Disparities. 
3:34pm
Sen. Carpenter. Prescription Drug Task Force recommendations a great first step forward for Wisconsin. 
3:21pm
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on Dr. Birx visit to Wisconsin. 
10:22am
Sen. Marklein. Column: My summer jobs. 

3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'We don't need to come in': Top Republican says the governor has all he needs to fight COVID-19.
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislators, law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders and faith organization members make up racial disparity task force.

State Agencies

12:10pm
DNR. To restore wetlands in Mount Pleasant. 
10:22am
DNR. News study shows air quality improving in the Dairy State. 
9:35am
DATCP. Launches "Consumer Protection 101" program. 
9:16am
DNR. Phone orders of 2020 State Park Passes suspended starting Oct. 26. 
9:15am
DNR. Incidental take notice for Dane County. 

1:14pm
U.S. News & World Report. DNR report: Wisconsin air quality improving.
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Regulators Bar All Utilities From Shutting Off Water, Power And Heat Until Next Spring.

Economy/Business

2:45pm
WISN. 61 bars and other businesses warned for COVID-19 violations, two cited
1:14pm
Fox 11. OSHA fines Green Bay meat packing plant after coronavirus outbreak. 
9:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin counties see improving unemployment rates, many close to pre-pandemic levels. 

Coronavirus

3:36pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. More than 100 people hospitalized for Covid-19 in Dane County. 
3:35pm
Survival Coalition. Weekly update: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin.
1:42pm
DVA. King Veterans Home COVID update. 

3:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Amid COVID-19 surge, GOP lawmakers, including health chairman, attend indoor mass gathering
3:14pm
U.S. News & World Report. State health officials report nearly 4,400 new virus cases. 
3:03pm
USA Today. Trump’s campaign made stops nationwide. Coronavirus cases surged in his wake in at least five places.
2:54pm
Appleton Post Crescent. With a 20% infection rate and nine deaths, King veterans home asks for public's help to stop COVID-19 spread
2:53pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Death rate and 'emotional toll' are rising as COVID-19 surge continues in the Fox Valley, hospital leaders say
2:46pm
WISC. ‘This virus knows no boundaries’: Dane Co. surpasses 100 COVID-19 hospitalizations
2:46pm
NBC 15. New COVID-19 cases back above 4,000; deaths top 40 again
2:45pm
WTMJ. Second patient admitted to Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park
9:04am
Reuters. COVID-19 surges across U.S. as some hospitals stretched. 
4:38am
WKOW. Rock County COVID-19 testing site closes early due to high demand.
4:19am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County cases rebound to September levels; antiviral drug at local hospitals
3:50am
WBAY. Very critical: Dr. Rai says hospitals running short on beds, ventilators.
3:49am
NBC 15. Sauk County hospitals near capacity amid COVID-19
3:44am
New York Times. ‘At Capacity’: Covid-19 Patients Push U.S. Hospitals to Brink
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study Shows COVID-19 Spillover From Colleges To Nursing Homes.
3:38am
WKOW. Wisconsin reaches new record of COVID-19 hospitalizations. 
3:32am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce calls La Crosse Health Department advisory "legally deficient"
3:31am
WTMJ. Alternate Care Facility to administer Remdesivir; Milwaukee toughens reopening response.
3:25am
WTMJ. 7 out of 10 metro areas hit hardest by COVID-19 in the country are in Wisconsin: NYT
3:24am
Green Bay Press Gazette.  9th Oconto County resident with COVID-19 dies; only 3 so far had underlying conditions.
3:22am
U.S. News & World Report. Coronavirus Cases Jump Among Wisconsin's American Indians.
3:19am
Fox 6. Milwaukee to issue citations to businesses not in compliance

Statewide

3:21pm
Spectrum Networks Spectum News 1 to debut new exclusive weekly public affairs program 'In Focus Wisconsin' on Sunday, October 25th at 9:30 am. 
1:51pm
Institute for Reforming Government. Former Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly Joins 
9:00am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Joint Statement in Support of Embrace, Black Lives Matter.

Courts

12:09pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks judge to decide on merits in lawsuit challenging Gov. Evers' emergency. 
4:03am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Lindoo v. Evers - Conditional petition for removal of a case from the Polk County Circuit Court as an original action, or, in the alternative, to exercise its superintending authority and assume jurisdiction of that case. 
4:01am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Lindo v. Evers - order. 
4:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Respondents' response and supplemental appendix in opposition to petition for original action. 
3:59am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Respondents' supplemental appendix in opposition to petition for original action. 

3:08pm
The Hill. Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban. 
2:40pm
CBS 58. WILL files motion in Polk County lawsuit on Gov. Evers' emergency declarations. 
4:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Power line opponents uncover texts between regulator and the utility he later sought to lead
3:34am
WISC. Conservative law firm asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down mask mandate.

Education

3:37pm
UW-Madison. Surprising communication between atoms could improve quantum computing. 
2:35pm
UW-River Falls. Music major receives Wisconsin Music Educators Association award. 
2:33pm
UW-Eau Claire. Art, empathy converge in photography projects.
12:10pm
MPS. Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership Receives Department of Education Award
12:08pm
UW-Stout. Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies sponsors domestic violence month discussion

3:38am
WKBT. La Crosse area school districts facing shortage of substitute teachers, COVID not helping.
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. CDC director: UW-Madison COVID-19 testing, outbreak turnaround model for nation. 
3:26am
WTMJ. UW study: High school sports have not spread the coronavirus.
3:21am
WXPR. Second Rhinelander Elementary School Halts In-Person Learning Due to COVID-19

Local

9:17am
City of Madison. Vision Zero: City to lower speed limit on Prairie Road. 

Congress

4:31am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher, Sen. Cotton. Introduce bill to close lobbying loopholes for Chinese companies. 

3:35am
The Hill. Senate panel to interview former Hunter Biden business associate Friday. 

Politics

4:33pm
Andraca for 23rd Assembly. Endorsed by Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. 
1:11pm
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Statement on Alberta Darilng's comments regarding legislative inactivity. 
9:37am
Allen for 97th Assembly. Perry violates state law, Elections Commission ignores enforcement. 
4:30am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator Kamala Harris Endorse. 
4:29am
Building Unity. Pack the Polls parades.
4:07am
RPW. President Trump is leading our great American comeback. 
4:06am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Releases third radio ad: "The Right Thing."
3:57am
Protect Our Care. Republicans Can’t Hide Their History of Opposing Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions.

3:13pm
WXOW. President Trump coming to West Salem on Tuesday. 
3:12pm
AP. Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway
2:44pm
WAOW. City of Wausau begins drive-thru early voting option
9:07am
Reuters. More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in presidential election.
9:05am
CNBC. Wisconsin's Kenosha County shows why hoping for a last-minute shake-up could be perilous for Trump. 
3:41am
CBS 58. ‘Ignore the noise:’ Officials warn voters of efforts to sow doubt in election process
3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Elections Head: Officials Can't Require Voters To Wear Masks In Polling Places
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Election Day Draws Near, Efforts Are Underway To Keep Polls Safe And Secure.
3:37am
WKBT. How prevalent is voter fraud?: According to Wisconsin Elections data, it’s not
3:33am
Fox 11. WEC: Wisconsin not affected by foreign election interference
3:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Outagamie County executive Tom Nelson files statement of candidacy for U.S. Senate
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. The Pandemic Made Wisconsin's April Election Rough. Many Of The Same Obstacles Remain In November.
3:23am
AP. Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race.
3:22am
WSAW. In final stretch before Election Day, both presidential campaigns focus on Wisconsin.
3:20am
Spectrum News. Early Voting: At Least 47.5 Million Americans Have Already Voted in the 2020 Election.  Early Voting: At Least 47.5 Million Americans Have Already Voted in the 2020 ElectionEarly Voting: At Least 47.5 Million Americans Have Already Voted in the 2020 Election

Thursday October 22, 2020

Legislative

3:58pm
Sen. Carpenter. Statement on legislative Republicans' decision to boycott legislative session.
10:54am
Rep. Shankland, U.S. Rep. Kind. Disappointing response from Verso Corporation on halted Wisconsin Rapids mill sale. 
10:25am
Sen. Jacque. Applauds selection of Door County for initial WHEDA Rural Workforce Housing Grant. 
10:23am
Rep. Nygren. Republicans cut taxes again. 
4:13am
Sen. Carpenter. "It's called doing your job!" - Senator Nass. 

3:37am
WISC. Vos announces members of Task Force on Racial Disparities. 

State Agencies

4:15pm
DMA. Former Wisconsin adjutant general passes away. 
3:02pm
DOR. Collections, first quarter FY2021.
2:09pm
DNR. Environmental review for Village of Maiden Rock project.
11:11am
DNR. Environmental review for City of Ladysmoth project.
10:53am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democrats Radio Address on the start of early in-person voting. 
10:29am
DNR. Environmental review for Village of Lone Rock project. 

3:38am
WISC. DWD: New wage assistance program could give Wisconsinites more than $200 million. 
3:35am
WSAW. Wisconsin task force offers ideas to lower drug prices. 

Economy/Business

1:50pm
The New North. Releases video, web page tributes to its investors.
8:46am
Focus on Energy. Mercry Marine awarded for making a sea of energy-efficient upgrades. 

11:23am
Cap Times. 'This is going to be a long haul': Local taverns close for the winter. 
10:27am
AP. U.S jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high. 
4:22am
The Hill. Nearly 1 million people have run out of unemployment payments: analysis. 
3:44am
The Verge. Exclusive: Wisconsin report confirms Foxconn’s so-called LCD factory isn’t real.
3:44am
Oshkosh Northwestern. State budget office: Foxconn's facility 'may be better suited for demonstration' than as a factory. 

Coronavirus

11:01am
WMC. La Crosse County lacks legal authority for health order.
10:24am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Seeks information about COVID-19 in Wisconsin meatpacking plants and food processing facilities. 
8:43am
LFB. Coronavirus relief fund monies under the federal CARES Act. 
4:14am
DVA. King Veterans Home update. 

2:46pm
Fox 11. Coronavirus activity listed as 'very high' across nearly all of Wisconsin.
2:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Partisan stalemate between state leaders persists as COVID-19 cases climb higher in Wisconsin. 
1:53pm
WTMJ. Public Safety and Health committee updated on Milwaukee's response to COVID-19 pandemic. 
1:49pm
Janesville Gazette. COVID-19 already far deadlier in Rock County than recent flu seasons. 
1:48pm
Stevens Point Journal. 'Close contacts' refuse to quarantine as central Wisconsin health workers plead for compliance with safety measures to stop COVID-19. 
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Fair Park field hospital admits first coronavirus patient as Wisconsin sets a new record for deaths amid surge in cases. 
3:48am
Reuters. 'Please stay home:' COVID-19 tightens grip on U.S. Midwest. 
3:47am
Reuters. U.S. on brink of rampant coronavirus spread, Europe hospitals strained. 
3:46am
Washington Post. After a college town’s coronavirus outbreak, deaths at nursing homes mount
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. American Indian COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin stayed low until Sept. 1. 'Then all of a sudden, boom.'
3:43am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County issues second COVID-19 emergency alert as active cases pass 1,000. 
3:36am
Fox 9. NYT analysis: Northeast Wisconsin metro areas make up 8 of top 10 in U.S. for COVID-19 cases. 
3:34am
CBS News. A look inside the COVID-19 ward at Wisconsin's largest hospital. 
3:34am
WUWM. 'It's going to get worse': Coronavirus pandemic prognosis looks bleak in Wisconsin. 
3:22am
WISC. 'Please stay home': First patient admitted to State Fair Park alternate care facility, Gov. Evers says. 

Environment/Outdoors

2:07pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Report: Wisconsin billionaires’ net worths jump $11 billion or 28% since pandemic.

Statewide

12:47pm
Natural Resource Development Association. Submitting public testimony for Wisconsin DNR administrative rule changes to nonferrous metallic mineral mining.

Courts

4:15am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. 

11:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Progressive law firm founded as foil to Wisconsin conservatives.

Education

3:16pm
UW-Stout. Forty fright films from 1988 chronicled in professor’s book.
2:17pm
UW-Stevens Point. NBA player to discuss diversity in professional sports, struggles with Turkey.
1:05pm
UW-Madison. Do the twist: Making two-dimensional quantum materials using curved surfaces.
12:02pm
UW-Stout. Multicultural coordinator named to state most influential Latinos list.
10:22am
UW-Madison. 'Grassland 2.0' seeks to tranform Upper Midwest agriculture through perennial grasslands. 
8:44am
UW-Eau Claire. 'Bridge to Change' conference to focus on equity and diversity on campus. 

11:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As enrollment declines, some school districts feel the effect more than others. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Southeastern Wisconsin colleges, universities partner to eliminate disparities in graduation rates. 
3:28am
WXOW. La Crosse Schools extend virtual learning into November. 
3:26am
CBS 58. Marquette University pauses basketball team activities following 2 positive COVID-19 tests. 
3:22am
WKBT. Onalaska Schools to transition to in-person learning. 
3:21am
WKBT. La Crosse area schools not fully reopening unless we make a 'small shared sacrifice,' Gundersen expert says. 

Local

3:54pm
Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. Announces three finalists for Chief of Police for the Milwaukee Police Department.
3:51pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Haas. Commends Life Scout Zeno Wilson for restoring Wilson Park Gazebo.
3:29pm
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Announced as pilot community for Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative, supplemental financing tools.
12:43pm
SAFEDANE, Inc. Madison Police some of the best in United States, cutting Madison Police Department dangerous, Madison is a drug infested, shooting-gallery.
11:02am
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Rolland. Calls for focus on creating jobs and driving racial wealth equity.

3:28am
WTMJ. U.S. Attorney concerned about outbreak of violence in Milwaukee. 

Congress

2:55pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Attorney General William Barr: Stop efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act in court.
12:57pm
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Statement on Senate Judiciary Democrats’ decision to ‘boycott’ Barrett confirmation vote.
10:22am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce COVID-19 relief bill to support small businesses. 

Politics

10:24am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Joins Vote Early Day to ensure voters understand options. 

3:28pm
CBS 58. Pres. Trump to hold campaign rally in Waukesha on Saturday. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee launches centralized website for voting information, including absentee figures. 
3:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. About 15,000 Wisconsin voters, including postal workers, raise alarm about mail system. 
3:30am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay City Council bans guns, weapons at polling places after workers express fear. 
3:29am
CBS 58. Milwaukee, party leaders react to Wisconsin surpassing 1 million absentee, early votes cast so far. 
3:27am
WJFW. Rhinelander voters gather to sign petition to recall Evers. 
3:25am
WISN. U.S. intelligence director warns of spoof emails seeking to intimidate voters. 
3:24am
WKOW. 'Good chance there will be Militia' - Clerks, law enforcement prepare for voter intimidation. 

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Governor

2:49pm
Gov. Evers. DHS report highest single-day COVID-19 death count, first patient admitted to alternate care facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
10:50am
LFB. Tax year 2020 individual income tax reductions under Wisconsin Act 10. 

3:24am
Chippewa Herald. More than $250 million in out-of-state sales taxes to save average taxpayer about $137. 
3:23am
CBS 58. Gov. Evers announces additional $256M in relief for Wisconsin taxpayers. 

Legislative

4:48pm
Rep. Snyder. Applauds task force membership. 
4:01pm
Rep. Shankland. Letter to Natural Resources Board regarding Emergency Rule WA-06-20(E).
3:50pm
Speaker Vos. Announces task force members.
12:58pm
Various Elected Officials. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding ATV/UTV route signage. Leg. Council Memo.
12:44pm
Rep. Subeck. Governor's task force on reducing prescription drug prices releases recommendations.
12:40pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on tax year 2020 individual income tax reductions under 2019 Wisconsin Act 10.
11:49am
Sen. Carpenter. Republican health committees: missing in action.
10:43am
Sen. Smith. Column: A real Halloween threat. 
10:15am
Sen. Smith. "We must act immediately" on Pandemic School Safety Stability Package. 
10:00am
Rep. Subeck. Appointed by Governor Evers to the Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program Interagency Coordinating Council. 

2:42pm
WSAW. Legislators say enforcement of sign removal on snowmobile trails is 'attack on tourism.'
3:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, who heads a health panel, contends there is nothing more the government can do to fight COVID-19. 

State Agencies

4:32pm
WHEDA. Rural affordable workforce housing initiative moves forward wth pilot communities, supplemental financing tools. 
2:32pm
DPI. Will hold hearing on two statements of scope relating to pupil nondiscrimination procedures and learning disability criteria.
1:12pm
DNR. Surface Water grant deadline approaching.
12:14pm
DWD. September local employment and unemployment data released.
12:13pm
OCI. Bulletin, October 21, 2020, update for agent licensing remote testing process.
12:06pm
DFI. October is National Financial Planning Month: a perfect time to consider student loan borrowing and repayment options.
11:46am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard engineer unit keeps vital Kuwait base running during pandemic.
11:13am
DNR. Help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
10:11am
OCI. Governor's Task Force submits recommendations to improve prescription drug affordability and accessibility. 
9:09am
DNR. Heather Berklund named new Chief State Forester. 
9:01am
AP. Exclusive: OxyContin make to plead to 3 criminal charges. 
8:56am
DWD. Announces Lose Wage Assistance program now available. 
8:56am
DWD. Announces the opening of the Wisconsin Fast Forward grant program. 

Economy/Business

12:32pm
Microsoft, New North, American Family Insurance, and gener8tor. Partner to help additional job seekers affected by the pandemic.
9:28am
Focus on Energy. Cascades Tissue Group wins award for reducing energy waste to a pulp. 

1:44pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Verso has halted its effort to sell Rapids mill, a decision one task force member called 'playing games.'
9:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Payments start going out under Trump administration's unemployment supplement. 
9:26am
Sheboygan Press. 'It's been truly horrible': Wisconsinites still caught in unemployment backlog wonder when they'll receive payments. 

Coronavirus

2:56pm
DHS. New data dashboard displays health impact of COVID-19 by race and ethnicity.
1:55pm
Sen. Roth, Sen. Cowles. Applaud support for COVID-19 prevention steps.
11:51am
Public Health Madison and Dane County. With surge in COVID-19 cases, Public Health Madison & Dane County moving to crisis model of contact tracing.
4:31am
DVA. King Veterans Home COVID update. 

3:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'We've flattened the curve': U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson tells Wisconsinites virus isn't a death sentence. 
2:41pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin reports record-high 48 coronavirus deaths, a result of the state's surge in cases. 
2:39pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin breaks death record, first patient moved to alternate care facility. 
1:41pm
WTMJ. The White House reports that most of Wisconsin is still in the 'Red Zone' for COVID-19 cases. 
1:35pm
NBC 15. Dane Co. enters crisis mode for COVID-19 contact tracing. 
9:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As officials urge people to get flu shots, some local departments face vaccine shortages. 
9:17am
The Hill. Wisconsin COVID-19 cases climb ahead of Election Day. 
4:29am
CBS 58. Doctors ask people avoid having small indoor gatherings as holidays approach. 
4:07am
WISN. Milwaukee Health Department re-evaluating reopening plan after increase in cases and positivity rate. 
4:04am
WBAY. Winnebago Co. Board postpones vote regarding amended ordinance of County Health Officer's power. 
3:43am
CBS 58. 'Up to us to make this better:' State leaders call for mitigation efforts amid continued surge. 
3:42am
Spectrum News. As coronavirus worsens, Evers calls for federal relief package. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Our economy is going to tank,' Evers warns as coronavirus surge in Wisconsin shows no end in sight. 
3:38am
Fox 6. Officials: Gathering, capacity limits key as COVID-19 cases boom. 
3:36am
WTMJ. Wisconsin health secretary: Scrap Thanksgiving gatherings. 
3:29am
WKOW. A record 1,192 patients currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
3:28am
CBS News. Rural hospitals overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases soar nationwide. 
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations up but overflow facility still not used as of Tuesday. 
3:23am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers calls for more federal support, Milwaukee to re-evaluate reopening plan. 

Statewide

2:02pm
Security Health Plan. New SimplyOne plan available on the marketplace from Security Health Plan.

4:06am
WISC. Long-term care facilities 'in dire need' of staff, caregivers for older adults. 

Courts

11:47am
Rep. Nygren. Reacts to Purdue Pharma pleading guilty to criminal charges.

8:58am
AP. Exclusive: OxyContin make to plead to 3 criminal charges. 
3:17am
U.S. News & World Report. Appeal filed in ruling reinstating Wisconsin capacity limits. 

Education

4:02pm
UW-Madison. Increased testing planned for all students on campus for spring semester.
12:08pm
UW-Stevens Point. Virtual production brings new opportunities for theatre, dance students.
12:07pm
Mount Mary University. To offer 4-year BSN in 2021.
11:16am
UW-Stout. Students help clear trash from highway and gain camaraderie in their major.
9:44am
UW-Madison. Largest class ever of new Bucky's Tuition Promise students receiving free tuition this year. 

4:21am
Racine Journal Times. Waterford High returns to hybrid model after 10 test positive, 250 quarantined. 
4:05am
Fox 11. UW campuses provide optimism for stopping state's COVID-19 surge. 
3:48am
WXPR. Minocqua J1 School District temporarily switches to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases surge. 
3:34am
WAOW. Wisconsin receives $10 million federal grant to expand student mental health services. 

Local

2:54pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee Election Commission launches 414 votes website featuring daily voter tracker.
1:33pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. New development in search for men's shelter location statement of Mayor Rhodes-Conway.
1:10pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Communication files seek to clarify and create greater public process to select new MPD chief.
11:26am
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, PULSE. 2020 Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Award recipients announced.
10:01am
League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. Statement on police department budget and money reallocation. 
9:31am
Milwaukee County Sup. Ortiz-Velez. Extends condolences to family and friends of Teresa and Luis Contreras. 
9:11am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. In 2021 budget, City of Madison finds stability amid pandemics tumult. 

Congress

2:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Wisconsin health care leaders to discuss what's at stake for health care with President Trump's Supreme Court nomination.

4:15am
USA Today. McConnell urges White House against large stimulus deal as Pelosi and Mnuchin continue talks. 
3:45am
The Hill. Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief. 
3:18am
WTMJ. '9-8-8': National Suicide Hotline reform signed into law. 

Politics

4:23pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll to be released Oct. 28. 
11:45am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Dem groups swamping GOP groups in legislative election spending.
10:10am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Announces National Rifle Association endorsement. 
9:43am
VoteSafe Wisconsin. U.S. Rep. Kind, Senate President Roger Roth, other officials bolster bipartisan VoteSafe Wisconsin Coalition. 
8:53am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Launches new TV ad. 
4:32am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Rep. Sanfelippo, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health, says "There's nothing the government can do" in response to Covid. 

1:33pm
CBS 58. 'Panicked' Sen. Ron Johnson touts Trump to Wisconsin leaders. 
12:52pm
U.S. News & World Report. Biden's lessons learned: Spending time, money in Midwest. 
10:07am
WISC. More than 75,000 people voted in-person in Wisconsin. 
4:35am
Chippewa Herald. La Crosse County GOP says Facebook interfering with election by blocking posts over misinformation. 
4:02am
WKBT. In-person absentee voting officially begins in Wisconsin; Onalaska City Hall 'extremely busy.'
3:44am
WISC. Wisconsin's place in the battleground states as Trump campaign pulls ad dollars away towards Pennsylvania, Florida. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'There's something powerful about doing it in person': Early voting begins across Wisconsin. 
3:36am
WGN 9. Battleground county in a battleground state: Kenosha voters line up for early voting. 
3:32am
The Hill. 'Happy Days' cast reuniting for Wisconsin Democratic Party fundraiser. 
3:31am
WKOW. Clerks experience an influx of voters opting to vote in-person, seeking to void absentee ballot. 
3:22am
Washington Post. Key swing states vulnerable to USPS slowdowns as millions vote by mail, data shows. 
3:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Stronger than usual turnout as early in-person voting starts across Wisconsin. 
3:17am
WTMJ. Racial disparities highlighted during first day of early voting. 
3:16am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin elections panel doesn't want delay in vote count. 
3:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kamala Harris in virtual Milwaukee event charges Trump with botched response to pandemic. 

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Governor

4:21pm
Gov. Evers. Announces additional tax relief for Wisconsin taxpayers. 
9:31am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court. 

Legislative

2:55pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Encourages small business owners to apply for second phase of "We're All In" grants.
1:51pm
Rep. Allen. Biology or political ideology?
1:33pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Official public hearing on 2021 county budget will be held online, October 30.
12:45pm
Sen. Cowles. Congratulates James Golembeski of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board on Retirement.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DATCP. To resume produce safety rule training online. 
3:06pm
DWD. Unemployment data information release.
1:18pm
DNR. Environmental review for Iron River Sanitary District Two project.
12:09pm
DNR. Spotlight on Wisconsin forests during Oct. 21 premiere of America's Forests with Chuck Leavell.
9:49am
DOJ. National Safe Schools Week: Keep your school community safe. 
9:31am
DNR. And Dane County Sheriff's Office expand November public hours at county shooting range, $10 user fee. 

3:39am
WTMJ. Wisconsin partners with Google to process unemployment insurance claims. 

Economy/Business

4:53pm
Door County Economic Development Corp. $550,000 in small business COVID relief funds available now through new revolving loan program. 
1:39pm
Alliant Energy. Customers urged to follow natural gas safety practices as heating season begins.
11:04am
Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Can Wisconsin lead bio-industrial surge? Find out at 2020 Early Stage Symposium.
9:27am
Focus on Energy. Aurora Health Center receives award for exercising energy efficiency in facility. 
4:08am
Foxconn. Founder Terry Gou addresses Wisconsin investment. 

4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. 5 coronavirus-related changes manufacturers expect to keep for the future. 
4:07am
Wall Street Journal. Foxconn's Terry Gou says big Wisconsin project hinges on state aid. 
4:00am
Spectrum News. Pandemic creates unstable market for milk prices. 
3:49am
Appleton Post Crescent. 'It's death by a thousand cuts': Fox Cities room tax revenues plummet during coronavirus pandemic. 
3:48am
NBC 26. Trump says Wisconsin Foxconn plant's progress slowed by COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:46am
WISN. Report: Wisconsin Foxconn project a 'debacle.'
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn says its commitment to Wisconsin 'has not wavered' though its plans have changed. 
3:34am
The Hill. Foxconn receives permit to change Wisconsin manufacturing plant to storage: report. 
3:31am
WXOW. Phase two of small business grants available. 
3:26am
NBC 26. Organizers of Country USA, Rock USA to file for bankruptcy. 

Coronavirus

4:34pm
WMC. Urges Winnebago County Board to oppose unlawful COVID-19 ordinance. 
9:29am
Gov. Evers. Provides update on investments made in public health, emergency response, and economic stabilization. 

2:51pm
WKOW. 33 deaths, 218 hospitalized since yesterday due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
9:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 is ravaging Wisconsin, and Wisconsinites still aren't staying at home. 
4:28am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton has record number of COVID-19 cases for eighth consecutive week. 
4:27am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County set record highs for confirmed coronavirus cases, positive testing rate last week. 
4:25am
Janesville Gazette. Friday COVID-19 cases break Rock County record. 
3:53am
Ashland Daily Press. COVID-19 testing site open in Highbridge Thursday; Ashland County out of flu vaccine. 
3:52am
WAOW. Oneida Co. postpones all flu clinics, cites vaccine shortage. 
3:51am
Spectrum News. "Wisconsin is in crisis": State's COVID-19 numbers are reaching new heights. 
3:43am
WFRV. Denmark assisted living facility reports two staff, eight residents test positive for coronavirus. 
3:41am
CBS 58. Miller Park opens up for COVID-19 testing. 
3:27am
WISC. 7-day positivity rate for COVID-19 now at 21.1% in Wisconsin; 165 more hospitalized. 

Statewide

12:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Celebrating each other through music: Dr. Jonathan Øverby on "The Road To Higher Ground"

Courts

9:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Michael M. Rajek. 
9:34am
District III Court of Appeals. Certification: State v. George Burch. 
9:14am
Sawyer County Circuit Court. Tavern Leage of Wisconsin v. Andrea Palm - Order. 

3:28am
WKOW. Restaurants trying to keep up after ruling reinstates governor's emergency order. 

Education

3:44pm
University of Wisconsin System. Dr. Thomas Gibson named new chancellor of UW-Stevens Point.
3:23pm
Marquette University. Former Sen. Feingold to go 'On the Issues' with virtual conversation, Oct. 22.
2:53pm
UW-Stout. New program targets fashion design, retail trends.
2:31pm
Alverno College. Awarded Title III grant to support student retention and graduation.
10:41am
DPI. Wisconsin selected to receive $10 million federal grant to expand focus on student mental health services. 
9:48am
UW-Stout. 'Grief and Addiction' asks counselors to address loss, pain in addiction recovery. 

2:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mayors of Big Ten cities ask for COVID-19 changes. 
11:01am
WSAW. Wausau East suspends football due to COVID. 
9:55am
NBC 15. Big 8 Conference cancels winter sports conference competitions. 
4:37am
NBC 15. Jefferson Elementary to go virtual due to staff shortage. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin schools 'whipsawing' as COVID-19 hits rural districts. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW campuses expand COVID-19 antigen testing to off-campus students. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brookfield East has gone temporarily virtual after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells School District reports five additional COVID-19 cases, certain grade levels shift to virtual learning. 

Local

2:10pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway, Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announce partnership to build permanent men's shelter location identified on Madison's East Side.
9:33am
Milwauke Ald. Rainey. Disallowing canines as use of force to go before PS&H Committee. 

Congress

10:41am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Demands answers from Postmaster General Lousi DeJoy about ongoing delays in mail delivery to Wisconsinites. 
9:28am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reintroduces legisation to support American manufacturers and shipbuilders. 
4:11am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for resolution to overturn Trump administration's harmful rule gutting the Community Reinvestment Act. 
4:10am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. 'A scandal in and of itself': Johnson hits mainstream media for ignoring Biden conflicts of interest. 

4:33am
The Hill. Sides tiptoe toward a COVID-19 deal, but breakthrough appears distant. 
4:32am
Politico. Senate Republicans cringe at Trump's stimulus negotiations. 

Politics

4:33pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee expands early voting to 14 locations for the 2020 General Election.
2:29pm
WI AFL-CIO. Launches massive GOTV radio campaign.
1:34pm
Priorities USA. Action announces new ad focused on health care featuring Ady Barkan.
10:42am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Two weeks until Election Day: Exercise your voting options. 
9:27am
NextGen Wisconsin. Gets creative in final days leading up to Election Day. 
9:26am
Hutton for 13th Assembly. Announces Elmbrook School Board endorsements. 
9:19am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Resources for voterss with disabilities. 

1:41pm
WTMJ. Voters wait in long lines as early in-person voting begins in the battleground state of Wisconsin. 
1:37pm
WBAY. Voters line up for first day of in-person early voting. 
1:36pm
WKOW. Votes already piling up at clerks offices ahead of in-person absentee voting. 
11:43am
CNBC. More than 34 million Americans have voted with two weeks until Election Day. 
11:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Election workers will have to pull all-nighters to count Wisconsin ballots. 
4:26am
Beloit Daily News. In-person absentee voting begins as officials expect record voter turnout. 
4:21am
Chippewa Herald. Ballot issues in Outagamie, Calumet counties could delay presidential election results. 
3:47am
WISC. UW-Madison students stoked to vote despite COVID's crimping get-out-vote efforts. 
3:45am
NBC 15. Wisconsin DOJ works to ensure secure election ahead of November. 
3:44am
Fox 6. Kamala Harris holds virtual early vote rally in Milwaukee Tuesday. 
3:42am
WTMJ. Early voting begins Tuesday in Wisconsin, COVD-19 and voter intimidation top concerns. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers recall organizer says signature threshold met, but brags of misleading media. 
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Recall organizer suggests in Facebook posts she's misleading media. 
3:32am
WCLO. In-person absentee voting expected to be popular. 
3:30am
WAOW. In-person absentee voting stats Oct. 20. 
3:30am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Elections Commission issues memo noting increase in voter calls to spoil absentee ballot.
3:29am
CBS 58. AG Kaul: Threat of voter fraud in Wisconsin is 'extremely low.'
3:25am
WBAY. City of Green Bay: 30% of all registered voters have already voted. 
3:25am
WKBT. La Crosse County Clerk calls voter turnout rate "remarkable."

Monday October 19, 2020

Governor

11:49am
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on denial of temporary injunction request for state's public gathering limits.

Budget

4:31am
Telegraph Herald. Absorbing pandemic losses, 4 SW Wisconsin historical sites face prospect of 2021 closure. 

Legislative

4:27pm
Sen. Darling; Reps. Brandtjen, Ott, Knodl.  Urge Evers to act. 
1:42pm
Rep. McGuire. Encourages local small businesses to apply for second phase of "We're All In" grants.

State Agencies

3:27pm
DOJ. Drug Take Back Day is October 24.
2:40pm
OCI. Gov. Evers and Insurance Commissioner Afable announce more health insurance options for Wisconsinites in 2021 ahead of open enrollment.
1:36pm
DWD. Transition Director Pechacek announces collaboration with Google Cloud.
12:19pm
DNR. Sturgeon spearing license deadline Oct. 31.
12:08pm
ETF. Last call for 2021 open enrollment.
10:57am
DATCP. Cybersecurity Awareness Month week three: securing internet-connected devices in healthcare.
10:03am
WEDC. Applications open today through Nov. 2 for second round of We're All In Grants for small businesses. 
9:16am
DNR. Launches waste characterization study at Wisconsin landfills. 
9:08am
DOJ. Working to protect fair election. 

Economy/Business

3:36pm
Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Returning military vets, students may register at discount to attend November Early Stage event.
11:52am
WMC. Praises prudent budgeting by Republican legislature.
11:14am
U.S. Gain. Adds Deer Run Dairy to its RNG development portfolio.
9:09am
WRA. September 2020 Home Sales Report. 

1:36pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Behind-the-scenes report details Foxconn's failure to live up to its promise in Wisconsin. 
1:30pm
The Verge. The 8th wonder of the world.
9:30am
Reuters. Trump's payments to farmers hit all-time high ahead of election. 
9:29am
Reuters. Time's up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S. 
3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'It's really catastrophic': Pandemic sends hotel industry into free-fall. 

Coronavirus

1:15pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard will conduct COVID-19 specimen collection in nearly 40 Wisconsin counties this week.

3:28pm
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County hospitalizations climb as third person this month dies with COVID-19. 
3:07pm
WBAY. Wisconsin reaches 1,600 COVID-19 deaths. 
3:04pm
NBC 15. Advocates call on Evers to address prison COVID outbreaks. 
10:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'People are dying every night': Staff at overwhelmed Wisconsin hospital urge people to take coronavirus seriously. 
10:08am
CNBC. Coronavirus hospitalizations are growing in 37 states as Fauci warns the world not 'on the road' to ending pandemic yet. 
4:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State, local health officials plan for mass coronavirus vaccine distribution. 
4:33am
AP. Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge. 
4:03am
Baraboo News Republic. Free testing site coming to Cambria as COVID-19 surge continues in Columbia, Sauk. 
3:40am
CBS 58. Surge in virus cases poses potential problems for Wisconsin's hospital workforce, PPE. 
3:36am
Racine Journal Times. Racine and Kenosha counties are about to get a lot more access to COVID testing. 
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow tests positive for COVID-19. 
3:23am
Appleton Post Crescent. Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce butts heads with public health again as Winnebago County committee reconsiders a COVID-19 ordinance. 
3:21am
Fox 11. Bellin doctor says hospital is very close to running out of space as WI sees record cases. 
3:20am
Kenosha News. COVID-19 on the rise at Kenosha County long-term care facilities. 
3:16am
WTMJ. Outbreak at Froedtert Hospital sickens at least 15 people. 
3:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Number of COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin increases; more than 1,000 hospitalizations. 
3:03am
WKOW. Nurse association says health care worker shortage is worst yet. 

Statewide

11:10am
The People's Maps Commission. Seeking public comment at redistricting hearing public hearing Oct.29.
4:06am
VFW of Wisconsin. Statement on racial injustice. 

3:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin advocates worry abrupt end to 2020 Census will lead to incomplete, flawed data. 

Courts

3:54pm
Reuters. Wisconsin judge reimposes COVID restrictions as U.S. nursing homes sound alarm.
3:05pm
WKOW. Tavern League: Ruling on indoor gatherings will have 'catastrophic effects.'
2:58pm
AP. Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect. 
1:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers' order limiting gatherings, bar capacity is back in place after judge's ruling. 
12:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge rules bar, restaurant capacity restrictions are back in place. 

Education

4:04pm
Marquette University. 'On the Issues': Reporter, Common Council President to discuss 'Who Owns the House Next Door' in virtual conversation, Oct. 21. 
3:31pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds embrace new opportunities to grow their cultural competency.
2:30pm
UW-Platteville. Evensen honored with first Dale Dixon Professor of Engineering Award.
2:30pm
UW-Platteville. Grant will help share Driftless area teachers’ stories nationwide.
2:29pm
UW-Platteville. New health and human performance minors offer opportunities across campus curriculums.
2:28pm
UW-Platteville. New apprenticeship program offers students unique opportunity.
2:28pm
UW-Platteville. Pioneers Day of Giving raises more than $141,500 for student success.
11:44am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education cancels Foot and Nail Clinic.
11:03am
UW-La Crosse. A masterpiece made of meals.
10:59am
UW-Eau Claire. The Forum presents Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, a virtual event on Oct. 27.
10:04am
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Scholarship application forms now available. 

3:31pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Cambridge Elementary closed for two days due to staff shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
10:12am
WISC. New Glarus School District temporarily switches to virtual learning. 
4:30am
NBC 15. Janesville elementary school to move to online instruction due to staff shortage following COVID-19 cases. 
4:02am
Janesville Gazette. Harrison Elementary School shuts down after staff exposure to COVID-19. 
3:37am
WSAW. Stevens Point's Roosevelt Elementary moves to e-learning for two weeks. 
3:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. South Milwaukee schools, citing coronavirus concerns, go virtual less than a week after students returned. 
3:18am
CBS 58. Wisconsin school districts moving different directions in COVID-19 response. 

Local

2:27pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County celebrates opening of much anticipated Behavioral Health Research Center; believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.
9:06am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New entrance for drive through flu clinic for people who are uninsured. 
4:04am
COLE. Correction - $3.55 million needed to assess lead-poisoned children's homes. 

3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Suicides up in Dane County, mental health experts see link to COVID-19. 
3:18am
Fox 6. Racine budget proposal cuts 12 police officers, 9 firefighters. 

Congress

1:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan reform to create three-digit suicide prevention hotline signed into law.
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Seeks swift release of LIHEAP heating help.
4:07am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses Barrett nomination on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'

Politics

3:30pm
Felzkowski for 12th Senate. A friend of health care in Wisconsin.
2:55pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Patience on election night.
9:07am
City of Madison. Celebrate Mail It Back Monday. 
4:08am
City of Madison. In-person absentee voting begins Tuesday. 

3:19pm
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Some communities in Wisconsin have already surpassed half their 2016 turnout, more than two weeks before Election Day.
10:24am
WBAY. Outagamie County asks for more time to count absentee ballots due to misprint. 
9:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. With fewer get-out-the-vote events on campus, will as many college students cast ballots?
9:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Polls missed the mark in 2016. But experts say things are different in 2020. 
4:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states. 
4:12am
Fox 11. Dems react to Trump visit in pop-up event. 
4:11am
WTMJ. Wisconsin gears up for early voting amidst unprecedented mail-in voting; in-person turnout unclear, expert says. 
3:45am
Spectrum News. Nearly 28 million Americans have already voted, 20% of the votes counted in the 2016 election. 
3:39am
Racine Journal Times. Trump talks Foxconn, Kenosha riots during Janesville rally. 
3:39am
Racine Journal Times. Evers/Barnes recall organizer says she's near signature goal as deadline approaches. 
3:26am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrats pump $2 million into swing legislative districts. 
3:22am
Fox 11. Elections Commission: Green Bay has largest shortage of poll workers in Wisconsin. 
3:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trump in Janesville: 'We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame.'
3:11am
NBC News. State legislative races take on added importance in 2020 as redistricting looms. 
3:08am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: City election chief expects 'pretty high' early in-person voter turnout. 
3:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump tells thousands in Janesville that Wisconsin is key to winning 'the whole ball game.'
3:05am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Early in-person voting starts Tuesday in Brown County. Here's what you need to know. 
3:04am
WTMJ. Charles Benson's exclusive interview with President Donald Trump. 
3:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wide gulf separates Trump and Biden on issues Wisconsin votes say they care about most. 

Friday October 16, 2020

Budget

9:06am
Rep. Nygren. State ends fiscal year with suplus and rainy day fund deposit thanks to Republican priorities. 

Legislative

4:32pm
Rep. Considine. Receives Hemp Hero Award. 
2:51pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Evers' misleading political ad. 
1:10pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Applauds DHS change in health care benefits policy for incarcerated individuals. 
10:01am
Sen. Marklien. Column: Unemployment audit results disappointing. 
9:59am
LRB. Wisconsin's Indian Country after McGrit v. Oklahoma. 
9:55am
Wisconsin Hemp Alliance. In celebration of "Wisconsin Hemp Day" six legislators recognized as Hemp Heroes. 

3:25am
The Center Square. Wisconsin's state retiree health insurance costs jumped $142 million. 

State Agencies

3:28pm
Survival Coalition. Applauds DHS initiative to suspend not terminate Medicaid enrollment for criminal-justice involved individuals. 
2:55pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Congratulates DHS on its new "suspend don't terminate" Medicaid policy. 
1:49pm
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Commends Medicaid policy changes. 
12:09pm
DHS. Wisconsin adopts policy that suspends rather than terminates Medicaid coverage for incarcerated individuals. 
12:07pm
DNR. CW. Caywood Shooting Range to temporarily reopen on a limited basis. 
10:18am
DNR. Celebrate Wisconsin's working forests during Forest Products Week. 

3:43am
WAOW. Wisconsin DOJ announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force membership. 

Economy/Business

1:11pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Business update. 

4:29am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's job rebound slows with 13,700 private-sector jobs added in September. 
4:10am
Reuters. Spending dropped, savings dwindled for U.S. unemployed after enhanced benefits expired: study. 
3:47am
Fox 6. People waiting on unemployment say WI's system is still chaos. 
3:45am
WXOW. White House trade advisor addresses farm legislation, Foxconn. 

Coronavirus

4:19pm
Milwaukee Health Department. City of Milwaukee Phase 4.1 order update. 
2:22pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement after positive COVID-19 test result. 
12:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Trump: Wisconsin needs medical supplies and personal protective equipment now to stop the spread of growing COVID-19 outbreak. 
10:19am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Wisconsin deserves an emergency plan from President as state becomes national Covid-19 epicenter. 

3:21pm
WSAW. State's COVID positivity rate reaches new high at 26.47%.
3:18pm
Reuters. COVID-19 cases surge in Wisconsin ahead of Trump campaign rally. 
3:07pm
La Crosse Tribune. County Health Department announces enforcement of Emergency Order #3 as COVID-19 cases increase, deaths rise to 18. 
3:03pm
CBS 58. Wisconsin hits daily high for positive COVID-19 cases for third time this week. 
3:02pm
WKOW. Dane County exec calls on President Trump to outline emergency plan. 
3:01pm
Fox 11. Door County Medical Center cancels flu clinic due to national vaccine shortage. 
2:59pm
Fox 11. Surgeon General announces new coronavirus testing site in Fox Valley. 
2:29pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS reports another record day for COVID-19 cases, before pausing updates for the weekend. 
10:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some counties, overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases, ask patients to help with contact tracing. 
10:50am
USA Today. COVID-19 cases in U.S. grow at a speed not seen since July, the summer peak. 
10:25am
Appleton Post Crescent. Latest White House task force report on Wisconsin's COVID-19 surge depicts 'extreme concern,' says situation 'can continue to worsen.'
10:02am
Politico. 'Overwhelmed': Hospitals engulfed by rebounding virus. 
4:37am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County judges again suspend jury trials as coronavirus spreads.
4:33am
Beloit Daily News. County reports 91% positivity rate for COVID-19. 
4:32am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire County's coronavirus health order knocked down. 
4:28am
WQOW. Evers says he is 'fighting Republicans' while trying to fight the virus.
3:57am
WTMJ. White House Coronavirus Task Force report shows grim picture of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
3:55am
WSAW. White House Task Force critical of Wisconsin's handling of COVID-19. 
3:52am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin says Wisconsinites need to get on "same page" to stop COVID spread. 
3:47am
CBS 58. Wisconsin fight against coronavirus 'going to get worse before it gets better.'
3:44am
WAOW. North Central Wisconsin counties see COVID-19 case surge. 
3:41am
CBS 58. Visitor restrictions implemented at Advocate Aurora as COVID-19 cases surge. 
3:38am
NBC 15. A wave of hospitalizations across Wis. ups the stress for rural hospitals. 
3:37am
NBC 15. 9 of 10 Rock Co. COVID-19 tests were positive Thursday, but that wasn't the problem. 
3:36am
WKOW. First patients arrive at field hospital in West Allis. 
3:35am
WKOW. Long wait times for COVID-19 testing continue at Alliant Energy Center. 
3:34am
WISC. Public health officials urge Wisconsinites to cut back on non-essential visits, gatherings. 
3:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'It will get worse before it gets better': Wisconsin shatters previous daily records with more than 3,700 new coronavirus cases. 
3:31am
NBC 26. Hospital systems feel pressure as COVID-19 cases rise. 
3:31am
Fox 11. State health leaders looking for new ways to convince people to mask up. 
3:30am
Fox 11. Winnebago County board to vote on health officer's authority to issue orders. 
3:28am
WFRV. Kaukauna retirement home reports outbreak of COVID-19. 
3:28am
WBAY. How rural hospitals are dealing with the COVID-19 surge. 

Statewide

12:16pm
Arts Wisconsin. "Arts in the Community" Awards. 
10:57am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Announces Salute to Local Government award winners. 

Courts

10:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - order. 
4:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Memo in support of petition to take jurisdiction of an original action. 
4:14am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petition for original action. 

3:04pm
Miliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers faces third lawsuit over authority to make coronavirus restrictions. 
9:58am
DrydenWire. New judge to preside over lawsuit filed against Wisconsin Dept of Health. 
4:19am
WTMJ. 'I'm doing exactly what I said I would do': Justice Hagedorn on challenges facing state Supreme Court. 

Education

3:47pm
Milwaukee Health Department. School plans update. 
1:09pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'Modern Day Mountain Man' creator to share his adventures Oct. 22. 
11:50am
UW-Madison. Grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders. 
10:56am
UW-Eau Claire. Set path for alum's career as ESPN executive. 
10:15am
UW-Madison. Supports largest solar development in Dane County. 
9:49am
UW-Stout. Garney receives October University Staff Appreciation Award. 

3:17pm
NBC 15. Badger Conference cancels winter sports season. 
3:12pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Pulaski, Howard-Suamico, Ashwaubenon and De Pere school districts to continue online learning through Nov. 6. 
3:09pm
WTMJ. Racine Unified School District moves to remote learning 'until further notice.'
10:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Orchard Ridge, Toki buildings closing for 14 days due to possible COVID-19 exposure, Madison School District says. 
10:52am
Cap Times. MMSD will remain all virtual through Jan. 22, 2021. 
4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Racine's public health administrator urges virtual learning in second quarter of 2020. 
3:51am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire antigen testing expands to some off-campus students. 
3:50am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo school shuts down classroom with special ed students after employee contracts COVID-19. 
3:49am
Fox 11. Area schools to return to in-person learning. 
3:40am
WISN. 'Testing is backbone of controlling virus' on UW campuses Tommy Thompson says. 
3:39am
WISN. Oak-Creek Franklin School District to return to all-virtual learning. 
3:35am
WISC. Monroe schools pivoting to all-virtual learning for 2 weeks due to rise in COVID-19 cases. 
3:27am
WBAY. Why Neenah is bringing some students back for in-person classes but not others. 
3:26am
WKBT. Area school districts prepare to change course with more students learning at school. 

Local

12:10pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine permits trick-or-treating, but warns it's not safe. 
10:21am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County receives nearly $5 million Fatherhood FIRE grant to support healthy father engagement activities. 
9:52am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Resources available for homeowners needing mortgage assistance. 

3:48am
Fox 6. Officials in Milwaukee County face budget worries as COVID surges. 

Congress

3:20pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Co-introduces bill to expand veterans' access to telehealth. 

3:13pm
The Hill. U.S. deficit spikes to record $3.1 trillion in 2020 amid pandemic spending. 
3:53am
WSAW. Senator Baldwin says she will vote 'no' for new justice. 

Politics

1:50pm
Priorities USA Action. Launches new TV ad contrasting Trump's recklessness and division with Biden's vision of unity. 
1:09pm
Wisconsin United to Amend. Money in politics tops list of voter concerns. 
11:45am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Outside groups for Dems outspending GOP groups in Wisconsin. 
11:44am
Milwaukee Health Department. Keenan Sexual and Reproductive Health Center will be closed on October 30th. 
10:16am
Cveykus for District III Court of Appeals. Announces campaign for Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge.
10:01am
Andraca for 23rd Assembly. Endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. 
9:54am
VoteSafe Wisconsin. Wisconsin's "Guardians of Democracy" unite with launch of new statewide ad. 
9:52am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Joe Biden endorses. 
9:51am
Evers for Governor. Launches ad touting steady leadership during COVID-19 crisis. 
9:04am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Releases third TV ad: "Masks Off"

10:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers launches ad criticizing GOP over virus response. 
10:02am
AP. Avalanche of early votes transforming 2020 election. 
4:33am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate leaders from both parties assess potential for seat gains. 
4:01am
AP. Trump, Biden go at it - from a distance - in town halls. 
3:45am
WDIO. Poll worker shortage in Wisconsin as COVID-19 cases surge. 

Thursday October 15, 2020

Governor

2:55pm
Gov. Evers. WDVA Secretary Kolar delivers Democratic radio address encouraging Wisconsinites to help keep veterans safe.
1:53pm
Govs Whitmer, Evers, Walz. Urge the President and Congess to put partisanship aside, pass COVID-19 relief bill. 
10:28am
Gov. Evers. And WEDC, PSC announce six communities selected for Broadband Connectors Pilot program. 

Legislative

1:47pm
Sen. Smith. Selected as member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.
12:55pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Broadband Connectors Pilot program cohort selection.
10:30am
Sen. Marklein, Rep. Kurtz. Legislators applaud additional funding for Elroy-Sparta and 400 State Trail repairs. 
9:30am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Presents Outstanding Water Legislator of the Year awards. 

3:09am
WTMJ. Republican leaders refuse to join call for federal PPE support, Democratic senators allege. 

State Agencies

4:24pm
DNR. Natural Resource Board virtual meeting Oct. 28. 
4:23pm
Serve Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers presents the 2020 Governor's Service Awards. 
2:15pm
OCI. Bulletin, October 15, 2020, revised prima facie credit life and credit accident and sickness insurance rates.
12:03pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds 23,800 total non-farm, 13,700 private-sector jobs in September.
11:59am
OCI. Administrative actions September 2020.
11:27am
DATCP. Transition to new Wisconsin State Hemp Plan postponed; current pilot program extended. 
10:31am
DMA. Cyber Protection Team mobilizing for deployment. 
9:51am
State Treasurer Godlewski. Announces $900,000 for scholarships and grants to UW System. 
9:28am
DNR. State hunter education now available online for all ages. 
9:27am
AG Kaul. Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force membership. 

Economy/Business

1:23pm
WEC Energy Group. Declares quarterly dividend.

2:15pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.4% in September. 
9:18am
AP. U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 898,000 seek jobless aid. 
4:34am
WAOW. With few dine-in customers, Wausau restaurants responds to capacity changes.
3:26am
WKOW. Restaurants, bars ease capacity restrictions after judge's ruling. 
3:18am
WXOW. Collaborative hopes people follow 25% capacity recommendation. 
3:15am
Politico. Millions of workers face jobless benefits cliff with lifeline set to expire. 
3:10am
WTMJ. Restaurants try to figure out next steps after Wisconsin judge blocks governor's 25 percent cap on indoor gatherings. 

Coronavirus

3:29pm
Marquette University. Researches find over 90% of Wisconsin residents in compliance with state mask mandate.
3:58am
DVA. King Veterans Home update. 

3:22pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers urges GOP lawmakers to act as COVID-19 cases again hit record high. 
2:28pm
Reuters. In U.S. Midwest states, new COVID-19 infections rise to record highs. 
2:21pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc library closing building, going to curbside pickup as COVID-19 cases surge. 
2:21pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 27 residents, 10 staff members contract COVID-19 at King Veterans Home since Friday. 
2:14pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin sets daily record for virus cases, again. 
4:39am
CBS News. Coronavirus sickens over 1,000 Wisconsin inmates: "We are seeing the consequences of not acting."
4:24am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin reports more than 1,000 coronavirus patients hospitalized as state opens overflow facility at State Fair. 
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin health official: 'This is clearly another wave of the pandemic.'
4:21am
La Crosse Tribune. Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative stresses importance of masking, distancing as local deaths reach 14. 
4:20am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa health director: Too many COVID-19 cases to keep up with contact tracing. 
4:19am
Janesville Gazette. COVID-19 soars among Rock County school-aged children. 
3:36am
Spectrum News. New COVID-19 outbreaks flare up in Wisconsin prisons. 
3:32am
WBAY. King Veteran Home: 77 people test positive for coronavirus since last Friday. 
3:29am
WISC. Thousands of contact tracing calls later, Wisconsin struggles to meet the surging needs of local departments. 
3:28am
WISC. 7-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tops 20% in Wisconsin; 153 more hospitalized. 
3:24am
WISN. Report blames 'low adherence to mitigation measures' for Wisconsin COVID caseload. 
3:23am
CBS 58. Doctors say people should buckle down on COVID-19 measures to slow Wisconsin's surge. 
3:17am
WCLO. Three more City of Beloit employees test positive for COVID-19. 
3:16am
AP. Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow. 
3:11am
NBC 15. More than 250,000 Wisconsin households to receive additional FoodShare benefits. 

Statewide

3:21am
WAOW. Census deadline moved to Oct. 15, several WI counties still have low response rate. 

Courts

2:17pm
NBC 15. Wisconsin Dells man charged in kidnapping plot of Michigan governor. 
4:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Groups appeal lawsuit over Wisconsin absentee ballots to U.S. Supreme Court. 
3:30am
NBC 26. 'We are at a critical point': Gov. Evers promises to challenge decision that blocks capacity limits. 
3:16am
AP. Postal Service agrees to reverse changes. 

Education

3:53pm
Sen. Larson. Enough is enough: the time has come for all-virtual schooling.
2:45pm
UW-Madison. New Learning Analytics master’s program empowers people to use ‘big data’ to improve education outcomes.
1:43pm
City of Racine Public Health Department. Strongly recommends schools teach virtually.
11:48am
UW-Madison. Biochemist Scott Coyle awarded 2020 Packard Fellowship.
11:47am
UW-Marquette. Recieves $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to support congregational vitality.
11:13am
UW-Eau Claire. Antigen testing expands to some students living off campus. 
11:03am
UW-Madison. Pediatric cancers share stalled gene-managing enzyme. 
10:11am
DPI. Releaes fall student count and revenue limit information. 
10:09am
UW-Madisoon. New campus effort will support inequailty research. 
9:50am
UW-Madison. Graduation, retention rates reach new highs. 

2:20pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin public school enrollments drop in first count since COVID-19, adding to budget challenges. 
10:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DPI records a 3% drop in public school enrollment amid COVID19 pandemic. 
3:38am
WXPR. COVID-19 forces Rhinelander Elementary School to close. 
3:38am
WXPR. School District of Crandon plans to return to in-person instruction next week. 
3:34am
WKBT. Holmen Schools to return some students to in-person learning. 
3:33am
WKBT. La Crosse Schools to return to in-person classes for some students. 
3:29am
NBC 26. De Pere schools stay virtual, West De Pere returns to in-person next week. 
3:27am
WKOW. Dodgeville School District returning to some in-person classes next week. 

Local

3:59pm
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Opens community-based residential facility in Waukesha as needs increase. 
3:04pm
City of Madison. Celebrates major solar installation milestone, Mayor doubles GreenPower program.
1:59pm
Public Health Madison and Dane County. Freakfest 2020 cancelled, residents reminded to avoid Halloween gatherings.
1:50pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. To make its largest property acquisition of 2020, purchasing 295 acres to expand Indian Lake County Park.
12:57pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. City of Madison launches financial resources hotline.
10:31am
City of Madison. October 15 is White Cane Safety Day in Madison. 
9:38am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Census Bureau announces end to data collection today, October 15. 
9:29am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Despite pandemic, Milwaukee County budget plan avoids program cuts in 2021. 

3:31am
Fox 11. Appleton city leaders recommend lowering fines for possession of marijuana. 

Congress

1:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Kind, colleagues call on President Trump to extend full federal funding for Wisconsin National Guard to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
9:23am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Senate HELP hearing after CDC weakens COVID-19 workplace safety guidance for nation's largest meatpacking plant. 

2:32pm
The Hill. McConnell shoots down $1.8 trillion coronavirus deal, breaking with Trump. 

Politics

11:03am
Winker for 38th Asembly. Calls out Rep. Dittrich, GOP leaders, as "failures" for blocking public health and offering no plan to reduce Covid spread. 
9:21am
Zunker for 7th Congress. Releases new ad. 
9:20am
Protect Our Care. New Video: Senate Democrats expose Trump and Republicans' rush to fill Supreme Court vacancy with anti-ACA Judge Amy Coney Barett. 

11:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In unpredictable western Wisconsin, fight for 3rd Congressional District could signal shifting politics. 
10:49am
New York Times. As Trump's language grows more heated, fears rise of political violence. 
10:48am
Reuters. U.S. gun sales soar amid pandemic, social unrest, election fears
4:19am
Cap Times. A third of registered Madison voters have already cast their ballots. 
3:34am
The Hill. More than 14 million Americans have cast ballots in early voting so far: analysis. 
3:14am
Politico. Covid crisis colors Wisconsin race. 

Wednesday October 14, 2020

Governor

4:45pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Building Commission approves $73 million for key projects. 

Legislative

2:47pm
Rep. Nygren. As Evers attempts to limit businesses, he admits he has no plan for the unemployed.
12:25pm
Rep. Considine. Recognize farmer sacrifice throughout the pandemic.
10:53am
Sen. Smith. Who will care for you?
9:03am
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Hintz. Republican leaders refuse to join call for federal PPE support.  Letter to FEMA.
9:01am
Sen. Nass. Evers' DHS Communicable Disease Bureau Director has no medical or scientific degree.  

3:43am
WISC. Group of Wisconsin state lawmakers wants to let clerks start counting absentee ballots early. 
3:42am
CBS 58. Vos worries backing out of Foxconn deal is 'effort to hurt the president.'
3:40am
CBS 58. Despite growing coronavirus cases and deaths, state lawmakers remain stuck on response. 

State Agencies

3:49pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard concludes Wauwatosa support mission.
2:48pm
DNR. Confirms incident at Devil's Lake State Park.
12:34pm
DOT. More than $14 million approved for transportation alternatives.
12:08pm
DNR. On track to fill great lakes fish stocking quotas.
9:59am
DNR. Awards Brownfields grant valued up to $35,000 to Grant County. 

3:36am
WTMJ. New report finds Wisconsin has 2nd highest Black to White disparity rate in country. 
3:35am
NBC 15. AG Kaul announces updated $1.6 billion settlement with opioid manufacturing company. 

Economy/Business

3:28pm
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.  & Johnson Financial Group announce coolest thing made in Wisconsin.
2:44pm
Alliant Energy. Names Tom Tang vice president and chief information officer. 
2:32pm
The PEW Charitable Trusts. Pandemic-driven declines in tourism take toll on many states' revenues.
9:35am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Healthcare IT leaders to lead innovation session at 2020 Early Stage Symposium. 

9:40am
Reuters. After two lost decades, U.S.'s weakest local economies may face worse from pandemic. 
3:23am
WSAW. With employees in quarantine, Marathon County business says large gatherings hurt business. 

Coronavirus

11:47am
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bishops call for statewide protections during the pandemic.
9:38am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Marshfield Clinic Research Institute receives $4 million for rural community COVID-19 study. 

3:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, as availability of hospital beds shrinks. 
2:26pm
WKOW. 28 deaths, 153 hospitalized since yesterday due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 
1:54pm
WISN. Fox Valley, northeast Wisconsin face surge in COVID cases. 
11:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outbreak Wisconsin: 'This is slowly grinding us into dirt.'
4:23am
Spectrum News. Evers talks Alternative Care Facility, fires back at Republican leadership in COVID update. 
3:46am
CBS 58. Some hospitals may be ready to transfer patients to COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility ahead of opening. 
3:31am
Fox 11. Outagamie Co. courts to resume limited jury trials, in-person proceedings. 
3:28am
WKBT. Ten La Crosse County residents have died from COVID-19 in the last 19 days. 

Statewide

11:45am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Reclaiming our democracy.

Courts

1:22pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Statement on gatherings court order.
11:35am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement: ruling suspending Governor's efforts to limit spread of Covid-19.
10:44am
Sawyer County Circuit Court. Tavern League of Wisconsin v. Andrea Palm - Temporary restraining order. 

1:53pm
Fox 11. Judge upholds election grant to Green Bay, 4 other cities. 
9:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge knocks down Tony Evers' order limiting capacity, public gatherings for now. 
9:43am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity. 
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tavern League files lawsuit to end limits on bar, restaurant capacity during pandemic. 
3:37am
WXOW. Tavern League sues Gov. Evers over order restricting capacity to 25%. 
3:26am
Politico. Supreme Court allows Trump administration to end census count. 

Education

12:23pm
UW-Eau Claire. Department sponsors downtown lights for a cause.
11:30am
UW-Madison. Remodeling project improves student spaces at Red Gym.
9:36am
UW-Eau Claire. A little SPARC goes a long way: Suicide prevention month goes virtual during pandemic. 
9:00am
UW-Stout. Free Speech Week to address cancel culture, academic freedom, banning hate speech. 

4:14am
Portage Daily Register. Rusch to close temporarily as Portage schools report eight new COVID-19 cases. 
4:05am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan Area School District will stop in-person learning for two weeks because of 'increased number' of COVID-19 cases, sub shortage. 
3:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. MATC to continue mostly online learning for spring semester, reports 25 COVID cases. 
3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mineral Point School District closes, switches to online learning. 
3:44am
Janesville Gazette. Enrollment at city schools lowest in recent memory ahead of referendums. 
3:32am
Fox 11. Parents: Appleton's drop in enrollment caused by district's refusal to go back in-person. 
3:30am
WFRV. West De Pere School District resumes in-person learning Oct. 19. 
3:29am
WBAY. 'We're in a constant struggle,' pandemic adds to substitute teacher shortage in schools. 

Local

2:11pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Tough choices on the budget.
1:40pm
Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Goodwin, Logsdon, and Weishan oppose call to further cut the Sheriff's budget.
11:54am
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Jake Cummings-Sturgeon Bay native, named as Director of Business Development for the Door County Economic Development Corporation.
11:08am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to award more than $700,000 to local communities for lakes clean-up partnership program.
10:56am
Milwaukee County Board Alderwoman Lewis. Council approves creating unarmed first responder program.
8:57am
Milwaukee Health Department. Offers free flu vaccines. 
4:07am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Seeks the public's assistance in a Ceasar Park investigation. 

11:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Barron County cuts $25K from domestic violence shelter over support of Black Lives Matter. 

Congress

1:05pm
The Hill. Pelosi, Mnuchin continue COVID-19 talks amid dwindling odds for deal. 

Politics

1:44pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Broadband insecurity exacerbated by President Trump’s failed leadership and broken promises.
9:58am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Young artists rap about change to inspire young people to vote and be counted. 
8:59am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture announce legislative endorsements. 
8:58am
NextGen Wisconsin. Record youth turnout in Wisconsin projected ahead of voter registration deadline. 
4:08am
Republican Party of Dane County. Reward of $100 for arrest of sign vandals. 

11:10am
Cap Times. Ground game: Voters, organizers gear up for fight over battleround Wisconsin.  
4:11am
CNBC. Early voting in 2020 U.S. election already smashing 2016 levels. 
3:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Green Bay reports 124-percent increase in absentee ballot requests compared to 2016. 
3:44am
WISC. President Trump to hold Janesville rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. 
3:33am
NBC 26. 43.5% of Green Bay voters have requested an absentee ballot. 
3:24am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin leaders urge voters to have a plan - and some patience on Election Day. 
3:22am
WSAW. Voters should not expect election results on Election Day, asking voters to be 'patient.'

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Governor

10:50am
Gov. Evers. Announce $50 million for additional Child Care Counts payments for early care and education. 

Budget

10:53am
PEW. COVID-19 prompts states to start tapping financial reserves. 

Legislative

4:28pm
Rep. Neubauer. Receives Renewable Energy Leadership Award from RENEW Wisconsin. 
3:22pm
Rep. Shankland. Receives Renewable Energy Legislative Leadership Award.
2:30pm
Rep. Hebl. GOP prefers grandstanding over solutions.
10:58am
LAB. Report 20-19: State Retiree Health Insurance Reporting for the State of Wisconsin. Briefing Sheet
10:53am
Rep. Allen. Let's talk. 
9:02am
LRB. Survey of local government COVID-19 orders and penalties. 

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State GOP lawmakers get involved in dispute over public health restrictions on gatherings. 
3:55am
WKOW. Gov. Evers to GOP leaders: 'What's your plan to respond to the pandemic?'
3:23am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers calls on Republican leaders to meet with him to talk state response to COVID-19. 
3:22am
WISC. GOP-led legislative committee forces indoor gathering order to be submitted to Legislature as a rule. WTMJ.  

State Agencies

4:30pm
DNR. Spotlight on Wisconsin forests during Oct. 21 premiere of America's Forests with Chuck Leavell. 
4:15pm
DOT. Local governments receive almost $130 million in quarterly transportation aid. 
3:26pm
DWD. Unemployment data information release.
12:45pm
DOJ. AG Kaul announces updated settlement with opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt.
12:06pm
DNR. Public asked to help DNR prioritize work on water quality standards.
11:36am
DHS.  More than 205,000 Wisconsin households to receive additional October FoodShare benefits in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
11:06am
DNR. Walleye management plan virtual meeting Oct. 27.
10:51am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Files open records request for Wisconsin DOC to require disclosure of serious COVID-19 illness and death in state prison system. 

3:35am
Reuters. Wisconsin says Foxconn short of 2019 jobs pledge, misses out on tax credits. 
3:34am
AP. Wisconsin tells Foxconn no tax credits without new deal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Economy/Business

12:55pm
EZ Office Products. Recognized as "Green Professional" by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
12:14pm
The New North. Packers' Murphy, 4 regional leaders highlight annual New North Summit.
9:49am
Charter Communications. New Spectrum store now open in Brookfield. 

2:14pm
USA Today. Social Security cost-of-living increase to nudge up benefits 1.3% in 2021. 
1:08pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some small business owners say they won't see much help from Gov. Evers' $5K grants. 
4:16am
Chippewa Herald. September saw highest number of people seeking homeless services in Chippewa County so far in 2020. 

Coronavirus

11:56am
DMA. 12 October update: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 specimen collection this week.

3:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: More than 3,200 new daily COVID-19 cases reported in Wisconsin, breaking another record.
2:23pm
Reuters. Eli Lilly antibody trial paused due to potential safety concern. 
2:22pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh city meetings move online after spike in COVID-19 cases; here's how to participate. 
2:11pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin sets records again for COVID-19 deaths, cases. 
4:40am
WSAW. Marathon County Health Dept. on COVID-19 surge: "We're not doing a very good job of slowing it."
4:39am
WXPR. Several Northwods counties report new COVID-19 deaths. 
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin reports 950 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus as state's crisis continues. 
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin, Dane County set COVID-19 hospitalization records again. 
4:27am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County active COVID-19 cases hits peak as Fairgrounds to have community testing this week. 
4:24am
Janesville Gazette. Several Rock County coronavirus data points reach record highs. 
3:57am
WCLO. Rock County seeing worst of COVID-19 outbreak right now. 
3:54am
WBAY. Health officials hope judge's ruling stresses need for mask wearing. 
3:46am
WKBT. Updated: Three La Crosse County residents die of COVID; 31 test positive. 
3:45am
CBS 58. Researchers project COVID-19 case increase in nearly every WI county through October. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage reports 61 active cases of COVID-19. 
3:43am
Baraboo News Republic. Two Sauk County residents die of COVID-19 in last week; cars line up in rainstorm for tests. 
3:41am
WEAU. HSHS hospitals update visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in Wisconsin. 
3:40am
AP. 2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness. 
3:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin sees another COVID-19 outbreak in prison system. 
3:32am
Racine Journal Times. 'She didn't deserve to die the way she died': Remembering the life of one of Racine County's 100 COVID-related deaths. 

Statewide

4:48pm
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. And 2020 Superhero collaboration. 
12:57pm
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Calm during the storm.
11:26am
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Surplus Property Law results in just one vacant Milwaukee school sale to charter school.

1:07pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Accused Michigan terrorists have ties to extremist group active in Wisconsin. 

Courts

2:21pm
Stevens Point Journal. Cities seek to dismiss suit that claims use of private grants will taint elections. 
1:04pm
WISC. Wisconsin absentee case may be headed to U.S. Supreme Court.

Education

8:59am
UW-River Falls. Math professor leading academic standards review initiative. 

3:37am
Telegraph Herald. Southwest Wisconsin elementary school switching to virtual learning due to COVID-19 case. 
3:31am
WTMJ. Two Menomonee Falls elementary schools to return full-time Wednesday. 
3:30am
NBC 15. Monroe middle school students return to hybrid learning. 
3:29am
NBC 15. Mineral Point Schools shifts all students to virtual learning. 
3:28am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wausau School Board OKs reopening plans; students to return to in-person classes Nov. 2. 
3:27am
CBS 58. UW System: Efforts to reduce COVID-19 cases on campus are working. 
3:26am
WISC. As Wisconsin cases continue to rise, UW campuses see big declines in cases. 

Local

12:50pm
City of Milwaukee Health Department. Hosts 2nd annual Love Without Violence Conference during Domestic Violence Awareness month.

3:24am
WTMJ. Suspend the Hop? Milwaukee aldermen consider halting streetcar service to cut costs. 

Congress

1:23pm
U.S. Sen. Grothman. Introduces Veterans for Glenn coalition.
4:01am
Protect our Care. AG Kaul, cancer survivor and ER physician highlight the threat to Wisconsinites health care as Senate Republicans hold hearings to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. 

9:53am
New York Times. Trump funnels record subsidies to farmers ahead of Election Day. 

Politics

3:45pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Chris Larson’s good idea.
3:36pm
League of Women Voters. Case to provide Wisconsin voters with fail-safe for absentee voting reaches US Supreme Court.
2:48pm
RPW. In case you missed it: WI Dems silent on court-packing proposal.
2:44pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-Family PAC issues final endorsements for fall general election.
1:42pm
RPW. Trump Administration is putting Wisconsin first.
11:23am
City of Madison. Making voting accessible.
10:55am
Wisconsin Conseration Voices, Wisconsin Native Vote. Digital advertising campaign launched to engage Native American voters in Wisconsin. 
9:55am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Wisconsin's online registration deadline in October 14. 
9:01am
Priorities USA Action, Latino Victory Fund. And Mike Bloomberg announce new Spanish-language ad. 

2:25pm
U.S. News & World Report. Pence touts Trump's Supreme Court pick at Wisconsin rally. 
4:09am
Reuters. More than 10 million early votes in U.S. presidential election: study. 
3:56am
WISN. Kenosha sheriff warns armed militias to stay away from polling locations. 
3:56am
WKOW. Pence to visit Waukesha Tuesday during campaign event. 
3:45am
NBC News. The coronavirus ground game gamble hits the homestretch. 

Monday October 12, 2020

Governor

11:18am
Gov. Evers. Releases statement regarding Circuit Court decision leaving Public Health Emergency intact.

Budget

10:42am
DWD. Governor's Council on Workforce Investment submits budget recommendations to Gov. Evers. 

Legislative

3:30pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to speaker Vos, Sen. Fitzgerald regarding Emergency Order #3.
3:19pm
Sen. Carpenter. Matthew Shepard's story continues to haunt and inspire us after 22 years.
2:06pm
Sen. Nass. Legislative Committee directs DHS to issue an emergency rule on gathering limits JCRAR invokes state law requiring an emergency rule within 30-days.
2:03pm
Sen. Larson. With no plan of their own, Republicans play politics with state's COVID response.
12:48pm
Rep. Sargent. Honors and remembers Dane County Board Supervisor Paul Rusk.
10:39am
Rep. Subeck. Republicans call committee meeting to undermine Governor's COVID-19 reponse yet offer no plan to address growing health crisis. 
10:02am
Speaker Vos; Sens. Fitzgerad, Roth and others. Letter in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. 
4:15am
Sen. Wirch. With no plan of their own, GOP looks to handcuff Evers options on Covid pandemic. 

2:45am
WSAW. Senate Democrats slam Vos, Fitzgerald over pandemic response. 

State Agencies

3:42pm
DOT. Wisconsin DMVs ready to provide identification.
2:34pm
DNR. Environmental review for Village of Muscoda project.
1:43pm
WEDC. Verifcation letter to FEWI Development Corp. 
1:39pm
WEDC Sec. Hughes. Letter to Foxconn Vice Chairman Lee regarding tax credits.
1:06pm
DOJ. AG Kaul announces agreement reached to pay employees’ wages in H&H receivership.
12:45pm
Rep. Hintz. Foxconn cements legacy of broken promises.
10:42am
DNR. Seeks comments on updated surface water assessment guidance. 
4:14am
DNR. Gibralter Rock and Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Areas open. 

1:35pm
The Verge. Wisconsin denies Foxconn tax subsidies after contract negotiations fail. 
12:22pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State says Foxconn cannot receive billions in tax credits until new contract is drafted. 
11:07am
Appleton Post Crescent. Transportation officials were hoping fatalities would decrease during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn't happened. They have risen.

Economy/Business

9:45am
WMC. Wisconsin to celebrate Manufacturing Month in October. 

3:27am
CBS News. Thousands of mink dead from COVID-19 outbreaks in Utah and Wisconsin. 
3:25am
WISN. Bars, restaurants adjust to comply with new indoor capacity limits. 
3:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Masked up and pushing the outdoors, Door County trying to survive. 
3:14am
WAOW. Denied after doing everything right, Wisconsinites express frustration with unemployment system. 
3:12am
The Hill. Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms. 
3:00am
WISC. Wisconsin Restaurant Association says 1 in 10 restaurants have permanently closed since Coronavirus began. 

Coronavirus

11:05am
DOJ. AG Kaul statement on mask requirement ruling.

2:29pm
Fox 11. Positive virus tests above 20%, 9 new deaths reported Monday. 
1:47pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's Johnson says COVID-19 'is not a death sentence.'
10:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For patients and public bodies alike, making COVID-19 information public can be controversial.
10:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Erasure of 40 years of progress': How the pandemic is affecting working women in Wisconsin.
10:21am
Racine Journal Times. While health departments hope for statewide COVID plan, Republicans still don't think one is necessary. 
4:32am
WBAY. Wisconsin health and business leaders plead with public to follow COVID guidelines. 
3:43am
WISC. 'Heartbreaking and frustrating': Wisconsin health care leaders react to state surpassing 150,000 cases. 
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin continues to climb. 
3:39am
WKOW. Republican senator doubts masks are effective, questions hospitalization data. 
3:26am
WUWM. Wisconsin hits COVID-19 record, health official says we're back to concept of flattening the curve. 
3:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread. 
3:21am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Gov. Tony Evers: State at 'crisis point' in pandemic. 
3:20am
WISN. Gov. Evers may challenge Milwaukee's decision to keep its own capacity plan. 
3:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests at 17.6, tying with all-time high from early October. 
3:15am
WAOW. Marathon County reports record COVID-19 case increase. 
3:13am
NBC 26. Local health departments struggle to keep up with contact tracing. 
3:10am
The Hill. U.S. coronavirus numbers rise, raising worries about winter. 
3:08am
WKBT. Several residents at Morrow Home Community in Sparta test positive for COVID-19, one dies. 
3:07am
CBS 58. COVID-19 spike in Green Bay could force new patients to Milwaukee hospitals. 
3:03am
Barron News-Shield. Mayo Clinic Health System implements no visitor policy in Northwest Wisconsin. 
3:02am
WFRV. Fox Cities families continued separation from loved ones in nursing facilities because of COVID-19 spike. 
2:59am
The Guardian. U.S. Covid cases climb as midwestern states report steep increases. 
2:58am
Spectrum News. Northeast Wisconsin doctor warns COVID-19 surge could lead to crisis. 
2:54am
Reuters. U.S. COVID-19 cases hit two-month high, 10 states report record increases. 
2:53am
Fox 11. New wave of COVID-19 highs brings new challenges to medical professionals. 
2:47am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Oconto Co. medical leaders implore residents to act to slow 'uncontrolled ' spread of COVID-19. 

Statewide

11:47am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wisconsin lawmakers receive Friend of Farm Bureau recognition.
11:32am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day.
11:28am
Planned Parenthood. As pandemic continues and economy struggles, Planned Parenthood launches campaign to highlight affordable, trusted health care services.
9:46am
Kids Forward. New data finds number of uninsured children increasing nationwide at alarming rate. 

Courts

12:43pm
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on rejection of Republican's mask lawsuit.
11:30am
Rep. Hintz. Governor Evers' face mask requirement upheld.
9:48am
Polk County Circuit Court. Lindoo v. Evers - decision and order. 

1:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge denies GOP effort to end Tony Evers' mask mandate, upholding governor's ability to issue health orders. 
11:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge to state Republicans: If you want to end Wisconsin's mask mandate, do it yourself. 
11:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mike Gallagher silent on effort to overturn mask mandate as district worsens as one of country's COVID-19 hot spots. 
10:19am
NBC 15. Judge declines injunction of state mask mandate.  

Education

3:38pm
UW-Marquette. Former lawmakers to go 'On the Issues' for virtual bipartisan conversation on redistricting, Oct. 13.
2:40pm
UW-Madison. Carnivores living near people feast on human food, threatening ecosystems.
2:33pm
UW-La Crosse.  Two virtual lectures highlight week’s events at UWL.
12:16pm
UW-Stout.  Alum’s Warriors logo concept for Washington NFL team is gaining ground.
11:49am
UW-Marquette. National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference to focus on sports law faculty perspectives.
10:47am
UW-Stout. University Foundation awards more than $870,000 in scholarships to 394 students. 

1:58pm
WFRV. Manitowoc Public School District moves to full distance learning. 
1:57pm
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells High School shifts to virtual learning after over 40 close contacts identified from COVID-19 exposure. 
3:41am
WCLO. Beloit Turner School District moves all schools to online instruction. 
3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System President Tommy Thompson hires familiar faces from past GOP administrations. 
3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Funding a worry as Madison School District enrollment drops by more than 1,000 students. 

Local

4:08pm
Milwaukee County Sup Weishan. Wishes Milwaukee County a great Indigenous Peoples' Day. 
2:08pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statment on night parking regulations.
1:08pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Rolland. Calls for Wauwatosa leaders and neighbors to come back to the table and talk.
11:45am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement: passing of Supervisor Paul Rusk.
4:31am
Racine PD. Publication of COP Playbook - release of Dr. Thelma Orr documentary.

2:32pm
DrydenWire. Washburn County law enforcement sever ties with Embrace, Barron County to end its funding. 

Congress

2:55am
Reuters. White House seeks limited coronavirus relief bill, promises further talks on broader stimulus. 

Politics

4:38pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Sun Prairie leaders & community members endorse. 
4:15pm
Stuck for 8th Congress. Vice President Joe Biden endorses. 
3:53pm
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Tavern League of Wisconsin endorses Dan Kapanke for State Senate.
3:21pm
Lyerly for 88th Assembly. Statement on court ruling upholding mask order.
2:47pm
Dairy Business Association. Endorses candidates in northeastern Wisconsin.
2:45pm
Dairy Business Association. Endorses state candidates in western Wisconsin.
2:44pm
Dairy Business Association. Endorses legislative candidates in Milwaukee area.
2:43pm
Dairy Business Association. Endorses state candidates in northcentral Wisconsin.
2:42pm
Dairy Business Association. Endorses legislative candidates in Madison area.
10:03am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Congressman Sensenbrenner endorses. 
9:44am
City of Madison. Voter registration online and by mail ends on Wednesday. 
9:43am
Kids Forward. Race to the Polls encourages voters to talk about race and vote for candidates who will work to advance racial justice. 
4:21am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation endorses. 
4:17am
Schierl for 55th Assembly. Senator Bernie Sanders endorses. 

12:33pm
WTMJ. President Trump plans visit to Janesville on Saturday. 
11:30am
Kenosha News. City Clerk's office anticipating higher than normal absentee voting due to pandemic. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly secure - but inaccurate counts are hard to catch and correct. 
3:05am
CNBC. Second presidential debate between Biden, Trump officially canceled. 
2:51am
Fox 11. Officials urge voters to get ballots in early as court blocks absentee deadline extension. 
2:50am
New York Times. Huge absentee vote in key states favors Democrats so far. 
2:49am
Spectrum News. Rural Wisconsin still desperately needs poll workers for Nov. 3. 
2:48am
Racine Journal Times. Republican dreams of a supermajority in the Wisconsin Legislature fade with Trump. 

Friday October 9, 2020

Governor

2:19pm
Helping Hands for Housing Coalition. Statement on Eviction Moratorium.
8:47am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court. 

3:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Evers pardons nine more people, totaling 74 in his time in office. 

Budget

3:44am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin program meant to help cities with state facilities faces crunch in COVID-19 economy. 

Legislative

11:45am
Senate Democratic Caucus. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos regarding inaction.
10:29am
Sen. Carpenter. Public hearing is necessary before striking down COVID strategy. 
10:26am
Sen. Stroebel. When will we remove the boards from the state Capitol?
10:25am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Vote!

3:40am
NBC 15. Legislative agency critical of indoor gathering orders says it's still 'enforceable.'

State Agencies

2:20pm
DOR. Appleton man reunited with long-lost colonial era currency collection.
2:13pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Addresses housing and homeownership in Eau Claire.
1:06pm
DNR. Environmental review for City of Markesan project.
11:38am
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Johnson discusses investigation into attempted coup.
11:28am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Holds virtual meeting.
11:07am
DHS.  Youth crisis stabilization facility opens in Milwaukee.
9:23am
DNR. Environmental review for City of Nekoosa project. 
4:27am
Midwest Environmental Advocates, CSWAB. Environmental and public health groups urge DNR to require PFAS testing. 

Economy/Business

10:47am
DWD. Encourages employers to avoid layoffs by participating in the work-share program. 

8:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. As number of COVID-19 cases in Northeast Wisconsin soars, experts worry it could sink state's economic recovery from pandemic. 
4:39am
Wausau Daily Herald. Need for food assistance in Marathon County 'nonstop' as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. 
4:25am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin export decline slowed in August, now down 9% this year. 
3:37am
CBS 58. Wisconsinites still waiting for unemployment struggle to make ends meet. 

Coronavirus

4:53pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement: Greater numbers presenting hospital emergency rooms with Covid symptoms.
4:52pm
Waukesha County Dept. of Health and Human Services. Partners with new local healthcare partners to continue to provide free COVID-19 testing.
4:09pm
Wisconsin Public Health Association. Applaud "stop the COVID spread!" Coalition.
3:46pm
Waukesha County Dept. of Health and Human Services. Drive-thru COVID-19 testing partnership between Waukesha County and Wisconsin National Guard extends into December.
3:19pm
DVA. Veterans home update.
11:22am
Rep. Hebl. Expresses support for Gov. Evers' mask mandate.
10:46am
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. Wisconsin's community-based health plans join the "Stop the Spread!" coalition. 
10:20am
"Stop the COVID Spread!" Coalition. Leading Wisconsin advocacy groups launch "Stop the COVID Spread!" Coalition to combat COVID crisis. 
8:42am
DVA. Chippewa Falls Veterans Home update.

11:31am
Reuters. U.S. Midwest sees record one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitals strained. 
11:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread. 
11:03am
WKBT. Madison hospitals say they may limit non-emergency procedures as COVID hospitalizations spike. 
11:02am
Fox 11. Doctor: Situation will get worse if people don't start complying with COVID guidelines. 
8:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 vaccine trail at UW Health still on hold as Trump, FDA clash on approval rules. 
4:38am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County reports surge in COVID cases, in 'very high risk' category. 
4:12am
WISC. As outbreaks in prisons grow, Wisconsin DOC continues to withhold COVID-19 death totals. 
4:10am
WBAY. Understaffing and admission restrictions at nursing homes contributing to overwhelmed hospitals. 
4:09am
WEAU. COVID-19 case numbers spike in Chippewa County. 
4:09am
WEAU. La Crosse Co. continues to see long-term facility outbreaks. 
4:08am
WQOW. Eau Claire County seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases. 
3:47am
Racine Journal Times. Sturtevant looks to address potential COVID-19 concerns. 
3:41am
NBC 15. Dane Co. at record hospitalization levels - and it may not be counting everyone. 
3:39am
CBS 58. Evers 'concerned' by Milwaukee's decision not to enforce 25% capacity mandate for restaurants, bars. 
3:38am
CBS 58. As coronavirus cases increase statewide, Milwaukee health leaders prepare for patient surge. 
3:29am
WFRV. Door County Medical Center officials say they're equipped to handle Covid-19 spike. 
3:27am
WFRV. Seven northeast Wisconsin cities seeing greatest number of new COVID-19 cases in nation, per report. 
3:26am
Spectrum News. New COVID-19 outbreaks flare up in Wisconsin prisons. 
3:25am
Fox 11. 1,000 Wisconsin inmates have active COVID-19 cases. 
3:24am
CNBC. Green Bay on 'verge of a crisis' as virus overwhelms hospitals, Wisconsin doctor says. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For the first time ever, new daily COVID-19 cases top 3,000 in Wisconsin.
3:21am
WSAW. Marathon County sees 700% surge in active COVID cases since Sept. 8. 

Statewide

2:33pm
PDPW. New line-up of speakers announced for week 28 of The Dairy Signal™.
12:22pm
Security Health Plan. Again ranks among top Medicare Advantage plans.
11:44am
PDPW.  Leading experts to share research on disease resurgence; calf management strategies at PDPW Calf Care Connection® Workshops.
8:48am
Wisconsin Builders Association. October proclaimed as Careers in Construction Month. 

Courts

3:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Attorneys: Extraditing teen would 'turn him over to mob.'
3:42am
Politico. Federal appeals court blocks extension for Wisconsin ballot returns. 

Education

3:47pm
Lakeland University.  Beth Borgen selected as Lakeland’s 18th president.
11:39am
UW-Eau Claire. Daughter of Holocaust survivors to discuss her family's experiences Oct. 15.
10:24am
UW-Stout. Moritz receives September University Staff Appreciation Award. 
8:36am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold balances life as a college student and as a shaman. 
8:35am
UW-Eau Claire. Federal child welfare grants assist future social workers. 

8:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 14K UW System students sought mental health counseling last school year. 
4:15am
WXOW. Virtual learning extended for La Crosse students. 
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Education Secretary DeVos touts school choice during the pandemic in Waukesha visit. 

Local

3:06pm
City of Milwaukee Health Department. Phase 4.1 order update.
3:04pm
City of Milwaukee Health Department. Business update.
3:03pm
City of Milwaukee Health Department. School plans update.
2:07pm
ACLU. Condemns arrest, assult of Alvin Cole's mother during Thursday's protest. 
11:25am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Millions of dollars to support affordable housing in Madison.
10:35am
City of Madison. Vision Zero: City to lower speed limit on Milwaukee Street. 
10:22am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Deepening pre-pandemic issues pose greatest challenge for City of Milwaukee budget. 
4:31am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Temporary CDC eviction ban. 

3:24am
Fox 6. Wauwatosa protests continue for 2nd night after Mensah decision. 

Congress

4:28am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Members participate in round table with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey. 

10:39am
Politico. McConnell says coronavirus relief package 'unlikely' before election. 

Politics

11:15am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Outside election spending tops $3M in legislative races.
10:23am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Kevin Hoyer for 94th Assembly District. 
8:46am
Stuck for 8th Congress. Voices concerns over lack of coronavirus relief. 

8:41am
Washington Post. 'It's too little, too late.' Trump's push to give federal aid to crucial 2020 voting blocs undermined by uneven execution.
4:20am
USA Today. More than 1 million people could lose their vote on Nov. 3. That's the best-case scenario. 
4:06am
The Hill. Experts predict record election turnout as more than 6.6 million ballots cast in early voting tally. 
4:05am
U.S. News & World Report. Pence to visit Waukesha as Wisconsin coronavirus cases soar. 
4:03am
The Hill. Pro-Trump group puts $10M behind new ads in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. 
3:55am
Chicago Tribune. Strong or shaky? Black voter turnout for Biden in these 3 Midwestern cities viewed as key in race vs. Trump. 
3:48am
Newsweek. Trump campaign cancels almost $7 million worth of TV ads in 3 Midwest states. 

Thursday October 8, 2020

Governor

12:01pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic radio address on public gatherings limit and encourages Wisconsinites to stay home.
9:01am
Gov. Evers. Grants nine more pardons. 

Legislative

4:19pm
Sen. Ringhand. Column: COVID-19; It didn't have to be this way. 
3:45pm
Rep. Summerfield. A great week for broadband.
3:35pm
Sen. Smith. Safe and secure absentee voting.
3:15pm
Sen. Bewley. LRB sets the record straight-Emergency #3 is enforceable. LRB Memo
2:20pm
Sen. Jacque. Stand with survivors, end domestic violence.
10:09am
Rep. Allen. Is your child truly empathetic?
10:07am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Tumultuous elections are common. 

4:35am
NBC News. Wisconsin grapples with explosion of new Covid cases amid political in-fighting. 
4:18am
WISC. State senator calls for Scott Fitzgerald to resign, citing frustration with lack of COVID-19 legislation.
3:24am
WTMJ. 'Go-it-along, grab bag approach': Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Gov. Tony Evers' statewide public gathering order violates the law. 
3:22am
WISC. GOP lawmakers say new emergency order is 'unenforceable.'

State Agencies

2:14pm
DNR.  Environmental review for Village of Oliver project.
2:09pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Visits River Falls to address housing and homeownership.
11:34am
DOJ.  AG Kaul announces court ordered divestiture of two former Dean Foods plants.
10:14am
DNR. 2020 Wisconsin ring-necked pheasant season opens Oct. 17. 
9:20am
DHS, DNR, DATCP. Taylor County mink tests positive for coronavirus.

2:35pm
WAOW. 9 mink test positive for COVID-19, several hundred dead at Taylor Co. farm. 

Economy/Business

11:05am
Growth Energy. Celebrates new grants for retail expansion of biofuel blends.
10:14am
Focus on Energy. Pierce Manufacturing heats up energy efficiency efforts, earns honor. 

2:39pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. COVID-19 decisions by Green Bay Packers, Evers deal another blow to Lambeau Field-area restaurants. 
9:00am
AP. U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 840,000 seek jobless aid. 
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee to enforce city's existing COVID-19 order, not new capacity limits issued by Gov. Tony Evers. 
4:16am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Valley businesses given the chance to win funds through COVID-19 related innovation. 
4:04am
Janesville Gazette. Local businesses, business leaders feel caught off guard by Evers' latest crowd ban. 
3:48am
Fox 11. State's capacity limit a challenge small businesses are ready to overcome. 
3:46am
NBC 26. Local restaurants go beyond state mandate that limits public gatherings. 
3:42am
CBS 58. 'We're not surviving': Business owners worry about operating at 25% capacity; medical groups support Evers' efforts. 
3:08am
WSAW. Local businesses adapting to comply with indoor restrictions. 

Coronavirus

1:35pm
WDVA. Help protect Wisconsin veterans from COVID-19.
4:24am
Milwaukee Health Department. Will continue to enforce the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order as written. 

2:52pm
Fox 11. Bellin opening respiratory clinic in Ashwaubenon. 
2:51pm
WKOW. 9 more dead, 110 hospitalized in Wisconsin due to COVID-19 since yesterday. 
2:50pm
CBS 58 'Deeply concerning:' Racine County sees new surge in COVID-19 cases. 
2:38pm
Stevens Point Journal. Aspirus Wausau Hospital opens another COVID-19 unit as patient load multiplies in 3 weeks. 
2:37pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Eau Claire City, County look to enforce communicable disease ordinance. 
2:27pm
Madison.com. Wisconsin sets another COVID-19 record, reporting 3132 new cases.
2:25pm
WISC. Wisconsin prisoner dies at UW Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. 
2:22pm
AP. Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas. 
12:25pm
CNBC. U.S. reports uptick in daily coronavirus cases as outbreaks surge in Great Plains. 
10:31am
AP. 'So frustrating': Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics. 
4:15am
Reuters. Wisconsin to open field hospital as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge. 
4:05am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. First COVID-19-related deaths confirmed in Wisconsin prison system. 
3:50am
WKBT. Coulee collaborative lists new COVID-19 case rate as concerning. 
3:45am
NBC 26. ThedaCare says local hospitals near capacity levels due to COVID-19. 
3:37am
Beloit Daily News. COVID-19 positivity rates rise to high levels. 
3:36am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wisconsin struggles with new surge in COVID-19 cases. 
3:28am
Appleton Post Crescent. Northeast, central Wisconsin hospitals are in 'crisis' as state officials prep overflow facility at State Fair Park. 
3:23am
WISC. 141 hospitalized with COVID-19 as thousands of new cases confirmed in Wisconsin. 
3:13am
Politico. Green Bay Packers fan shutdown amid Wisconsin Covid explosion stings Trump. 
3:11am
NBC 15. DHS: COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketing, especially South Central Wisconsin. 
3:09am
WSAW. Gov. Evers calls ICU bed situation "dire."
3:07am
WSAW. Ascension prepared to handle patient surge, notes highest COVID volume since pandemic. 

Statewide

8:59am
Security Health Plan. Approved to sell on Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Courts

3:31pm
7th Circuit Court of Appeals DNC v. Bostelmann - Order.
3:03pm
Speaker Vos.  Statement: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling.
2:36pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

2:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Six men have been charged in attempt to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, they planned to bring her to Wisconsin. 
2:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Would-be kidnappers of Michigan governor trained in Cambria, planned 'trial' in Wisconsin.
1:54pm
The Hill. Appeals court reinstates Nov. 3 due date for Wisconsin mail ballots. 
1:04pm
WTMJ. Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline. 

Education

3:48pm
Stout United, Wisconsin Farmers Union. Virtual event explores 'rural politics and the Wisconsin idea.'
3:24pm
University of Wisconsin System. Continuing progress addressing student behavioral health needs.
2:38pm
UW-Platteville. Expands cannabis-related offerings to include agriculture and horticulture certificate.
2:38pm
UW Platteville. Gordon publishes additional work after release of his book on Faulkner.
2:37pm
UW-Platteville. School of Business launches six new undergraduate degrees.
1:18pm
UW-Stevens Point. Celebrate UW-Stevens Point during 'ZOOMComing,' Oct. 12-17.
12:38pm
UW-Marquette. To host virtual Burleigh Lecture to address nation's opioid epidemic.
12:04pm
UW-River Falls. Athletics takes focus on diversity and inclusion online.
11:19am
WIPPS. John Bolton to headline Public Issues Series.
11:08am
UW-La Crosse. Shelly Lesher named American Physical Society Fellow.

10:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After moving classes online temporarily, UW campuses are seeing fewer coronavirus cases. 
10:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Player's parents not allowed at Badgers home opener due to surge of COVID-19. 
10:18am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Waupun school district shifts to online instruction temporarily, after rise in COVID-19 cases. 
9:07am
Appleton Post Crescent. Staffing Wisconsin schools is a 'nightmare' amid teacher unease, substitute shortage and quarantines. 
4:23am
WTMJ. UW Badgers limit attendance for season opener against Illinois. 
3:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS delays plan to begin some in-person instruction, saying safety dictates keeping classes virtual. 
3:12am
NBC 15. Adams Elementary switches back to in-person learning.

Local

10:26am
Rep. Vining. Responds to Milwaukee County DA decision. 
4:22am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Responds to Milwaukee DA's decision not to charge Wauwatosa Officer Mensah for fatal shooting of Alvin Cole. 

4:14am
Fox 6. DA: No charges against Officer Mensah in shooting of Alvin Cole. 
3:43am
CBS 58. Protesters take to the streets after Officer Mensah cleared in fatal shooting of teenager. 
3:26am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Despite tough economy from COVID-19, Kewaunee County proposes little-changed 2021 budget. 
3:25am
WTMJ. City of Wauwatosa issues curfew starting Wednesday night. 
3:14am
U.S. News & World Report. No charges for Wisconsin officer in killing of Black teen. 

Congress

2:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Brown join Wisconsinites and Ohioans with pre-existing conditions to discuss what's at stake for health care with President Trump's Supreme Court nomination.
4:21am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Helps secure million dollar grant to telehealth services. 

10:20am
Sheboygan Press. Sen. Ron Johnson has been using a private plane owned by his adult children during coronavirus pandemic. 
3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After the Census is told to keep counting, some census workers told work is over. 

Politics

4:47pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Announces early voting hours, locations, and drop box locations. 
2:45pm
Republican Party of Wisconsin. WisGOP Reaction to Seventh Circuit Decision.
2:43pm
AARP. Poll reveals tight presidential race.
1:52pm
Common Cause Wisconsin. What you can do to help protect this election?
1:46pm
Zunker for 7th Congress. Vice President Joe Biden endorses Tricia Zunker for Wisconsin's seventh congressional district.
1:17pm
Lee for 14th Assembly. Addressing the aftermath of violence in Wauwatosa.
1:11pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture® endorse Dan Kapanke for 32nd Senate District.
10:11am
Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. Letter to NAACP-Milwaukee regarding Northside Debate 2020. 
10:09am
Polack for 1st Congress. VP Joe Biden endorses. 
10:06am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Announces sheriff endorsements. 
8:58am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. Vice President Pence dodges basic questions about pre-existing conditions at tonight's debate. 
4:27am
RPW. Vice President Pence and Trump administration put Wisconsin first. 

10:32am
U.S News & World Report. Trump 270 path narrows, Wisconsin mirrors swing state plight. 
9:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'I couldn't risk it': Wisconsin voting laws worry those vulnerable to COVID-19. 
4:02am
Portage Daily Register. Clerks encourage 'sooner than later' absentee ballot voting, expect large turnout on election day. 
3:14am
AP. Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice presidential debate. 
3:10am
NBC 15. Poll: Wisconsinites worry more this month about getting "seriously ill" from COVID-19. 
3:04am
Spectrum News. Milwaukee has mailed out over 112,000 absentee ballots, prepares for unprecedented election. 

Wednesday October 7, 2020

Legislative

5:02pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Joseph Mensah charging decision.
4:13pm
Sen. Nass. Legislative committee to require DHS to follow administrative rules law. 
4:12pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Emergency Order #3. Letter to DHS Sec.-designee Palm. LRB Memo.
10:40am
Sen. Carpenter. It is time for Scott Fitzgerald to resign. 
8:50am
Wisconsin Grocers Association. Senator Kooyenga receives "Friend of Grocers" award. 

3:59am
WISN. Wisconsin Legislature called least-active full-time body in U.S. 
3:59am
Fox 11. Plans to relocate Green Bay coal piles gets additional support. 
3:55am
WBAY. WEAC president tells state legislators to 'stop ignoring the problem' of COVID-19 in schools. 

State Agencies

4:14pm
DNR. Environmental review for Village of Plain project. 
2:47pm
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin. Department of Health Services awarded 3-year Federal Lifespan Respite Grant totaling $664,271.
1:41pm
DNR. Environmental review for City of Pewaukee project. 
1:41pm
DNR. Reminds hunters about deer transportation regulations and carcass disposal options. 
11:04am
DNR. Environmental review of the City of Darlington for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP). 
10:04am
DOT. As deer activity increases, drivers need to slow down, be alert. 
9:14am
DNR. Quick action contains invasive plant population. 

Economy/Business

3:25pm
Boardman & Clark. Justice Ginsburg - and a major shift in the Supreme Court. 
1:29pm
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery. September tonnage rebounds from July and August. 

11:06am
The Hill. Nearly one-fourth of American households facing layoffs or pay cuts: Census Bureau. 
3:58am
Fox 11. Businesses mixed on complying with state's new capacity restriction. 
3:48am
CBS 58. Wisconsin Restaurant Association says half of restaurants will go under with the governor's new capacity order. 
3:45am
WKOW. Restaurants get relief with new CARES Act spending, concerned over president calling off new stimulus talks. 
3:44am
WSAW. Local businesses respond to Governor Evers' order. 
3:41am
Fox 9. New COVID-19 restrictions take Western Wisconsin businesses by surprise. 
3:35am
WKBT. La Crosse community responds to Evers' emergency order. 
3:33am
Spectrum News. Food insecurity rates continue to rise during pandemic in Wisconsin. 
3:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'This is going to be the final nail in the coffin.' Bar owners worry for the future with 25% capacity mandate. 

Coronavirus

2:06pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Covid-19 continues to worsen in Dane County. 
1:31pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to support civil authorities in Wauwatosa. 
1:14pm
Gov. Evers. Due to increased hospitalizations in the Fox Valley, announces Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility to accept COVID-19 patients October 14. 
1:07pm
Sen. Hansen. Calls on area residents to follow Governor's emergency orders to combat COVID-19. 
10:33am
WPHA/WALHDAB. Public health organizations support Emergency Order #3. 
9:35am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Statement on statewide public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
8:53am
Rep. Kolste. Statement on Executive Order #3. 
4:54am
DVA. Chippewa Falls Veterans Home COVID-19 update. 
4:49am
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Support state's gathering restriction order. 
4:46am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Supports Governor Tony Evers' efforts to keep Wisconsinites safe from COVID-19. 
4:02am
Green Bay Packers. Announce indefinite hold on hosting fans for home games.  

2:16pm
WBAY. 2,319 coronavirus cases, 16 deaths, 141 more hospitalized: ICU bed situation "dire."
2:14pm
WISC. 'Sadly this is all too real': COVID-19 hospitalizaitons in Dane County continue to rise. 
2:12pm
The Hill. Wisconsin activates field hospital amid COVID-19 surge. 
1:12pm
AP. Wisconsin activates field hospital as COVID keeps surging. 
1:10pm
USA Today. COVID-19 cases rising in 39 states - 9 months into the pandemic: 'We are overwhelmed.'
11:58am
WISC. New methods are needed for fighting Covid-19, UW Health officials say. 
10:29am
WTMJ. State preparing to open Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park due to COVID-19 surge, sources say. 
9:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northeastern Wisconsin hospitals are feeling strain of 'remarkable' surge in COVID-19 cases. 
9:13am
AP. U.S. medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed. 
4:40am
Daily Jefferson County Union. Small spike in COVID-19 cases could exceed capacity of local hospitals. 
4:39am
Reuters. Six U.S. states report record COVID hospitalizations, new restrictions in place. 
4:07am
NBC 15. Average number of COVID-19 deaths per day hits all-time high. 
4:06am
NBC 15. People were waiting for hours for COVID-19 tests at Alliant Center. 
4:04am
WXOW. La Crosse County Health Department Director tests positive for COVID-19. 
3:56am
Fox 11. Surge in COVID-19 cases results in 3-4 hour waits at Winnebago County testing site. 
3:53am
WTMJ. DHS Secretary-designee Palm: 'We are in a worse place than we were in March.'
3:53am
WMTJ. Former Packers Coach Mike Holmgren: Trump's COVID-19 response has failed Green Bay. 
3:47am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County issues emergency alert pleading with residents to 'take action' as COVID-19 strains hospitals, contact tracers. 
3:46am
WSAW. 5 COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday in Marathon County. 
3:43am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County hits COVID-19 hospitalizations peak. 
3:40am
WKOW. DHS at capacity for contact tracers, local health departments scale back tracing efforts. 
3:38am
NBC 26. 'Indefinite hold' on hosting fans for Lambeau Field games, Packers say. 
3:36am
WKBT. Kind supports Evers' new order limiting mass gatherings, WMC objects. 
3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Miller Park to become a COVID-19 testing site as National Guard moves out of Milwaukee. 
3:24am
U.S. News & World Report. Corrections: Another COVID-19 outbreak in a Wisconsin prison. 

Statewide

11:00am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Schmidt elected President. 

Courts

5:00pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. WI State Leg. v. DNC. 
8:46am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Manuel Garcia. 
8:45am
District II Court of Appeals. Julian V. Robles v. Thomas Hribar Truck & Equipment. 
8:44am
District II Court of Appeals. Daniel Buehrens v. All American Trust.
4:48am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Amicus: State Legislature should have standing to defend state law when Attorney General doesn't defend it. 

11:57am
WKOW. Judge extends injunction that prevents naming businesses with COVID-19 positive employees. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservatives say Republicans can appeal absentee ballot ruling. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Education

2:39pm
UW-Stout. Honors College art exhibit to showcase plight of migrants crossing Sonoran Desert. 
11:13am
UW-Madison. Author, student tell of movement generated by Parkland shooting in Go Big Read event. 
10:10am
UW-Madison. First relatives of rubella virus discovered in bats in Uganda and mice in Germany. 
10:08am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. School resource officers do not belong in Wisconsin's schools. 
9:00am
UW-Eau Claire. Cartoon Network and Cyberbullying Research Center release first research findings on cyberbullying among tweens. 
8:59am
Forward Janesville. Endorses school district, Blackhawk Tech referendums. 
8:51am
UW-La Crosse. Funds will make UWL's reputable adapted phy ed, school psyc programs even better. 

1:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin teachers are 'already at the end of their rope,' says union leader. 
9:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin technical colleges reporting enrollment declines amid pandemic. 
3:34am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit Schools budget includes $3.2 million shortfall. 
3:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teachers union says schools not following health guidance, ignoring safety to keep schools open. 
3:26am
Cap Times. In speech to UW faculty, Blank reveals high graduation, hiring numbers, anticipates tough budget. 

Local

5:03pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on Officer Joseph Mensah decision. 
2:08pm
City of Madison. Resumes to be accepted to fill 7th Aldermanic District vacancy. 
1:33pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County Courthouse, Safety Building, and Criminal Justice Facility to close at 2:00 PM today. 
12:12pm
AARP Wisconsin. Rochester bike trail kiosk proposal wins Small Dollar, Big Impact grant. 
10:07am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Launches new Climate Champions recognition program on National Energy Efficiency Day. 
4:54am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Deputy charged in fatal crash resigns. 

2:04pm
Racine Journal Times. Evers sends National Guard to Wauwatosa in case of possible unrest.
10:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Investigator: Wisconsin cop should be fired after shootings. 
3:27am
Cap Times. Service reductions, furloughs, gaps: Madison mayor announces $349.1 million 2021 Operating Budget. 

Congress

4:17pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins Racine County Mental Health advocates, highlights importance of Mental Health Awareness Week. 
11:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate and House Democrats demand answers from Secretary Scalia on Labor Department's involvement in weakening COVID-19 workplace safety guidance for nation's largest meatpacking plant. 
4:47am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on the House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Majority Staff Report on Big Tech. 

4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Totally irresponsible': Tammy Baldwin criticizes Ron Johnson's Supreme Court position. 

Politics

5:03pm
Bradley for 28th Senate. Justice prevails for Officer Joseph Mensah. 
2:08pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Voters still have time to get a free photo ID for the November 3 election. 
1:16pm
Priorities USA. Launches new bilingual Latino ad highlighting Joe Biden's leadership in crucial moment. 
1:08pm
Opportunity Wisconsin, Main Street Alliance. Hear from tourism industry leaders. 
12:37pm
Marquette University. Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race. 
12:14pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. The state Legislature must strike down unlawful order. 
10:09am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Supports Governor Evers' DHS Executive Order #3. 
8:52am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Launches "Back the Blue" TV ad. 
8:49am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Calls for peace in Wauwatosa. 
4:53am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Releases second radio ad: "Independent."

1:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marquette Poll: Joe Biden maintains lead over Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal. 
4:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tiffany's unmasked, indoor campaign event slammed as 'completely reckless.'
4:08am
WISC. Dane County leading state in absentee ballot returns. 
4:01am
LA Times. In Wisconsin, Trump's economic edge is blunted by COVID. 
4:01am
WISN. Trump campaign forges ahead with in-person events in key battleground states. 
3:51am
WTMJ. 'It's a disservice': Teams react after Fiserv Forum, Miller Park are dropped as early voting sites. 
3:39am
WKOW. Long-term care workers take on role of election workers during pandemic. 
3:37am
NBC 26. Absentee ballot demand is high as municipalities prepare for election day. 

Tuesday October 6, 2020

Governor

12:17pm
WEDC. Second round of We're All In Grants will provide $50 million more for small businesses.
12:02pm
The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Wisconsin movie theater owners to Governor Evers: Thank you! Business Grant Program recognizes enormous industry struggle.
11:40am
Gov. Evers. Invests additional $100 million in Wisconsin small businesses and economic stabilization.

Budget

12:49pm
LFB. 2019-20 Estimated state support for school districts.

Legislative

3:46pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on introduction of Pandemic School Stability Package.
2:05pm
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Republican court challenge to statewide mask order.
12:11pm
Sen. Cowles. Applauds Green Bay's final lead lateral removal.
11:42am
Sen. Larson. Democratice colleagues release Pandemic School Stability Legislation.
11:39am
Rep. Shankland. Recieves Higher Education Hero Award.

3:32am
NBC News. Critical swing states push for 'simple change' to make counting mail-in ballots easier. 

State Agencies

1:09pm
University of Wisconsin System. President Thompson announces expansion of UW System compliance efforts.
12:12pm
DNR. Lake whitefish virtual meeting to be held Oct. 20. 
10:45am
DNR. Releases presentations on methodology behind Central Sands lakes study. 
9:59am
DNR. Snapshot Wisconsin's data dashboard now open to the public. 
6:07am
DMA. From the cockpit to command - 115th Fighter Wing gains a new commander. 
6:06am
DATCP. Burnett County deer farm tests positive for CWD. 

3:28am
CBS 58. DOJ: Report shows success in fight against drug epidemic statewide. 

Economy/Business

10:32am
WMC. Final round of Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest starts today.
9:03am
NFIB Wisconsin. Governor's plan to release small business names with COVID cases would cause financial harm, economic uncertainty. 
6:05am
First Pathway Partners. Bob Kraft appointed to the U.S. China Chamber of Commerce Board. 

10:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Many electric co-ops resumed disconnections as utilities were prevented from shutting off power. 
4:36am
WSAW. Portage County restaurants make adjustments, some close, due to rise in COVID-19 cases. 
4:03am
Fox 11. Tourism industry takes $30 million loss after two home games without fans at Lambeau Field. 

Coronavirus

4:40pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Response to Gov. Evers' executive order. 
4:39pm
Sen. Kapenga. Gov. Evers' overreach continues. 
4:38pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Says limiting public gatherings will kill jos, hurt small business.
4:09pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement on Emergency Order #3. 
4:08pm
Sen. Nass. Evers and Palm issue another illegal and unenforceable order. 
3:49pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Response to Governor Evers Emergency Order #3.
3:33pm
WMC. Statement on Gov. Evers' latest Emergency Order.
3:19pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Applauds Governor Ever's actions to protect public health.
3:03pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on Palm Order.
2:06pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Statement on state's gatherings order.
1:50pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement: Governor Evers action on Covid-19.
1:38pm
Gov. Evers. Directs Department of Health Services to limit indoor public gatherings. Emergency Order #3
6:07am
DVA. Letter to King members regarding COVID-19. 

2:24pm
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers issues new order limiting indoor public gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge. 
2:15pm
Fox 6. Wisconsin DHS: 2,020 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths confirmed. 
2:14pm
WBAY. COVID-19 outbreak at Oshkosh Correctional Institution. 
2:10pm
Fox 11. "The risk is real." Local doctor urges people to follow coronavirus safety guidelines. 
1:59pm
WKOW. Sauk County reaches capacity for contact tracing. 
1:56pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers administration issues emergency order limiting gatherings. 
1:52pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Gov. Tony Evers' administration limits capacity at bars, restaurants and stores to 25% as virus surges. 
11:29am
Reuters. Exclusive: Moderna vaccine trial contractors fail to enroll enough minorities, prompting slowdown. 
4:46am
AP. CDC says coronavirus can spread indoors in updated guidance. 
4:33am
WEAU. Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce asks for health ordinance to be withdrawn. 
4:24am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Spike in COVID-19 cases on Menominee reservation prompts tribal officials to issue emergency orders. 
4:07am
Politico. Midwest keeps reopening as states reel from new virus cases. 
4:02am
Fox 11. Surge in COVID-19 cases burdens contact tracers. 
3:58am
NBC 15. Jefferson County Public Health officials currently following "crisis standards."
3:57am
WISN. Health official: Sen. Johnson should have skipped Oktoberfest fundraiser. 
3:57am
WAOW. 5 COVID-19 deaths reported in Central Wisconsin over weekend. 
3:46am
WTMJ. 3 Wisconsin metro areas near top of New York Times' list of nation's worst current COVID-19 outbreaks. 
3:45am
WSAW. Health leaders expect surge in central Wisconsin COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations to continue. 
3:44am
WSAW. Ascension implements visitor restrictions in central, north central Wisconsin. 
3:42am
Washington Post. 'Unjustifiable hysteria': Republican recalcitrance about the virus persists even as GOP faces growing turmoil. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Some court proceedings move to Zoofari Conference Center amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns. 
3:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Another Wisconsin prison has massive COVID-19 outbreak; more than 300 cases reported. 
3:36am
The Hill. Trump leaves Walter Reed, saying Americans shouldn't be 'afraid' of COVID-19. 
3:33am
CBS 58. Political division over mask mandate persists, despite surge in COVID-19 cases. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State epidemiologist: Local health departments 'cracking under the strain' of coronavirus spread. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Resigning Sauk County health officer says leaders rejected science, undermined pandemic response. 
3:29am
CBS 58. 'Leaving the hospital doesn't mean you're out of the woods:' Doctors discuss hospital discharge for COVID patients. 
3:22am
WXPR. COVID-19 cases surge in the Northwoods, health officials urge people take virus seriously. 

Statewide

3:22pm
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Murphy elected 2nd Vice President of League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. And The Wisconsin Educational Communications Board annpunce reduction of HD radio broadcasts. FM and AM stations will be unaffected.
10:14am
Kenosha News. Report: Increase in state auditors helped boost corporate tax collections 20%. 

3:27am
Spectrum News. Opioid overdoses rise in Wisconsin during pandemic. 

Courts

3:57pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. DNC v. Bostelmann - opinion. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Leroi John Andrews. 

4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge questions need for court to rule on mask mandate. 
3:34am
Politico. The murky legal concept that could swing the election. 
3:26am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge promises quick decision on Wisconsin mask mandate. 

Education

3:31pm
UW-Marquette. Institute for Women's Leadership to host Suffrage and Innovation 2020 conference. 
10:07am
UW-Madison. UW Arboretum enhances sustainability with solar panel upgrade. 

1:58pm
WKOW. Beloit schools to continue virtual classes into January. 
4:25am
Sheboygan Press. Facing a shortage of subs, Sheboygan Area School District bumps pay to $200 per day. 
4:18am
WFRV. Clintonville to 'put a hold on regular season' for fall high school sports. 
4:01am
NBC 26. Some universities and colleges are seeing lower COVID-19 positivity rates than their communities are. 
4:00am
NBC 26. Menasha Joint School District remains virtual, ends sports for remainder of fall season. 
3:59am
WKOW. Boscobel Area Schools to go virtual after two students test positive for COVID-19. 
3:45am
Dubuque Telegraph Herald. SW Wisconsin school district switches to virtual learning after 2 COVID-19 cases. 
3:23am
WSAW. COVID-19 forces Athens School District to temporarily go virtual. 

Local

9:56am
Racine PD. Project ChildSafe. 
9:09am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. To provide free drive through flu shots. 

Congress

12:15pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Leads effort to return Camp Reasoner Memorial Sign from Vietnam. 

2:21pm
USA Today. Trump rejects Democrats' COVID-19 stimulus offer, says no deal until after the election. 
2:19pm
AP. Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election. 
2:07pm
CNBC. Trump says he's calling off stimulus negotiations with Democrat 'until after the election.'
4:18am
The Hill. House Democrats push forward on probe of Pompeo's political speeches. 
3:39am
Politico. 'I'll go in a moon suit': Covid outbreak leaves GOP unfazed in SCOTUS fight. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Politics

9:58am
Zunker for 7th Congress. Tom Tiffany demonstrates reckless disregard for the people of Wisconsin as COVD-19 soars. 
9:08am
Madison City Clerk. Save time on Election Day by registering to vote now. 
9:07am
Priorities USA Action, Color of Change PAC. Release new ads targeting persuadable Black voters. 
9:06am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Nonpartisan voter helpline available throughout Wisconsin. 
6:04am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Announces Pro-Life Voters for Glenn coalition. 

2:09pm
WTMJ. Miller Park, Fiserv Forum will no longer serve as early voting sites due to 'legal challenge concerns.'
10:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In Wisconsin, 2020 may hinge on the youth vote - and some are optimistic that young adults will turn out. 
10:30am
Reuters. More than 4 million Americans have already voted, suggesting record turnout. 
4:32am
The Center Square. Wisconsin Elections Commission suggests government employes as poll workers this November. 
3:48am
WTMJ. Wisconsin voter registration up, Milwaukee down compared to 2016. 
3:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia. 
3:37am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin clerks likely won't get to count mail-in ballots early.

Monday October 5, 2020

Governor

9:11am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Fond du Lac County Circuit Court. 
9:10am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Pierce County Circuit Court. 
9:09am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Portage County Circuit Court. 

Legislative

3:43am
USA Today. 'Running out of time': Efforts to speed up counting mail ballots stall in battleground states. 

State Agencies

4:42pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
4:18pm
DATCP. AEA snapshot: Town of Troy preserves agriculture through farmland proteciton policies. 
3:39pm
PSC of Wisconsin. Recognizes Energy Effciency Day.
12:19pm
DATCP. Cybersecurity Awareness Month week one: if you connect it, protect it.
10:14am
DNR. Awards Brownfields Grnts valued up to $35,000 to City of Stoughton Redevelopment Authority. 
10:14am
DOT. State Patrol's October Law of the Month reminds drivers to move over/slow down for emergency responders and other roadside workers. 
9:41am
DNR. Trumpeter swans fitted with GPS collars to reveal migratory habits and habitats. 
9:00am
DOJ. Report details how regional drug prosecutors support local fight against drug epidemic. 

Economy/Business

11:05am
Focus on Energy. Foremost Farms concentrates on energy savings, doubles up on award.
4:20am
Arts Wisconsin. We're All In Creative Workforce Program. 

4:10am
Baraboo News Republic. Circus World closes early for the season, citing rising COVID-19 cases. 
3:26am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin's independent music venues on the verge of extinction. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Enough already: Multiple demands causing women to abandon workforce. 
3:17am
AP. Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery. 

Coronavirus

4:22pm
Rep. Neubauer. $47 million in additional COVID-19 relief announced for Wisconsin workers, families. 
3:04pm
Lincoln County Health Department. A surge of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln county.
2:41pm
Gov. Evers. Announces nearly $50 million in COVID-19 support for Wisconsinites.
1:32pm
Rep. Vining. Emphasizes the severity of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
12:42pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 specimen collection this week.
11:07am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement: Dane County reaches Covid-19 hospitalization record.

2:59pm
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin reports nearly 1,700 new coronavirus cases as outbreak continues to rank among country's worst. 
1:21pm
Wausau Daily Herald. 'This increase has been exponential': Aspirus hospitals see spike in COVID-19 patients. 
1:17pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Winnebago County suspends most in-person court hearings through Oct. 17 as COVID-19 cases surge. 
1:10pm
WBAY. ThedaCare increases visitor restrictions for hospitals, clinics and long-term care. 
1:09pm
Fox 11. Winnebago County coronavirus testing site experiencing long wait times. 
1:08pm
WKOW. Rep. Ott in quarantine after attending event with Sen. Johnson, who's COVID-19 positive. 
1:07pm
WSAW. Aspirus CEO: Community must work together to stop COVID's spread. 
9:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 hospitalizations at record levels in Wisconsin, Dane County. 
4:31am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Evers cautions no one is insusceptible to COVID-19, stresses importance of masking and distancing. 
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican state lawmaker Scott Allen tests positive for COVID-19, Democratic opponent has symptoms. 
3:51am
Reuters. As cold weather arrives, U.S. states see record increases in COVID-19 cases. 
3:50am
CNBC. Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in the Midwest amid climbing cases - 'It's clearly a forest fire.'
3:50am
WISN. Green Bay at epicenter of political fight, COVID-19 surge. 
3:49am
WAOW. 5 more dead, 58 hospitalized due to COVID-19 since yesterday. 
3:48am
Appleton Post Crescent. Whose job is it to address COVID-19 surges in Wisconsin? In the Fox Valley, local leaders are frustrated with 'punting' of responsibility.'
3:47am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay doctors call on community to stop 'reckless disregard' for health protocols and curb COVID-19 spread. Fox 11. Wisconsin Public Radio
3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As new COVID-19 cases rise, Wisconsin health care leaders sound the alarm. 
3:42am
USA Today. Sen. Ron Johnson becomes latest member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19. 
3:41am
CBS 58. 'Life is a risk': Sen. Johnson asymptomatic, still opposes mask mandates after testing positive for COVID-19. 
3:38am
Spectrum News. Coronavirus cases are surging in Fox Valley. 
3:38am
WKBT. Nine long-term care facilities in La Crosse Co. reporting positive cases of COVID-19. 
3:37am
WKBT. At least 145 nursing homes under investigation for COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin. 
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Frustrated and heartbroken': Health care workers say Wisconsin's COVID-19 spike is the result of people ignoring preventive steps. 
3:33am
WBAY. Gov. Evers says he's 'frustrated,' 'scared' about recent coronavirus surge. 
3:19am
NBC 15. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says lawmakers are not taking the pandemic seriously. 
3:18am
NBC 15. Sauk Co. reports highest ever two-week period of COVID-19 cases. 
3:18am
NBC 15. Rock Co. unable to keep up with COVID-19 contact tracing. 
3:15am
NBC 15. Jefferson Co. Health Dept. 'strained' by new COVID-19 cases, calls on community to inform close contacts. 
3:14am
WKOW. Rural southern WI hospitals watching COVD numbers closely, preparing for possible surge here. 
3:04am
WXPR. Oneida County hits new daily record for number of COVID-19 cases. 

Statewide

2:12pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Coffee chat series set for Wednesdays in October.

Courts

4:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. DNC v. Bostelmann - order. 

1:07pm
WTMJ. Hearing set for Monday on challenge to Gov. Tony Evers emergency order. 
3:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP leaders go to court in support of effort to strike down Tony Evers' mask mandate. 
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump's Wisconsin stops off; GOP moves ahead attacking masks. 
3:07am
The Hill. High-stakes election disputes headed for Supreme Court. 

Education

3:57pm
UW-Stout. City creek flowing cleaner after students haul out garbage.
2:08pm
UW-Marquette. To host fifth annual Ethics of Big Data Symposium virtually, Oct. 9.

1:10pm
WBAY. Mishicot middle school, high school move to remote learning. 
9:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System tuition balances down by nearly 60 percent from 2013 levels. 
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sun Prairie School District to continue online learning for grades 3-12 through January. 
3:37am
Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Due to COVID-19 cases, Darlington High School to temporarily close, students going to virtual learning. 
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Applications, admits, deferrals: The COVID-19 calculations behind UW-Madison's freshman class. 
3:27am
WFRV. Manitowoc schools transitioning to virtual learning. 
3:06am
WAOW. School District of Crandon moving to virtual learning. 
3:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Coronavirus and schools: Neenah Joint School District is the latest to make the switch to all learning online. 

Local

3:47pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. City of Madison Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civilty in Public Disclosure Award.
2:43pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Introduces 2021 Executive Operating Budget.
12:55pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Rolland. Approves strategic planning ordinance.
12:35pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Issues guiding principles for setting county budget.
12:12pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces funding for Center for Black Excellence and Culture on Madison's south side.
4:21am
COLE. 16 times more lead-poisoned kids served if budget request approved. 

9:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. County sales tax revenues buck negative projections, for now. 

Congress

4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tom Tiffany one of 17 Republicans to vote against resolution condemning QAnon.

Politics

3:36pm
Priorities USA. Action launches new digital ads contrasting Trump’s reckless coronavirus response with Biden’s steady leadership.
1:56pm
Priorities USA. Action releases new TV ad contrasting Biden and Trump on the pandemic.
1:38pm
WisDems. Kapanke on COVID-19: downplay, lie and deny.
12:44pm
Republican Party of Dane County. Continued attacks on anti-slavery billboards and history.
11:25am
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley endorses Erik Brooks for Assembly.
4:14am
League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay. Joins with League of Women Voters of Door County and Appleton for the 8th Congressional District Candidate Forum. 

3:21am
WKBT. Wisconsin federal, state legislators to campaign for Joe Biden during a virtual tour starting Monday. 
3:20am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Wisconsin party leaders split on COVID campaigning. 
3:17am
U.S. News & World Report. Delays in verifying mail-in ballots will slow election tally. 
3:12am
WKOW. City of Madison "at capacity" with poll workers for the election. 
3:10am
WTMJ. COVID-19 pandemic on top of mind at Milwaukee voter registration drive as President Trump remains hospitalized. 
3:08am
The Hill. Ron Johnson says November election is 'for all the marbles' amid SCOTUS fight. 

Friday October 2, 2020

Governor

2:54pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of World War II Veteran Sgt. Duane O. Cole. 
2:54pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of former state Rep. Dr. Jacob (Doc) Hines. 
4:40am
RPW. Former Democrat AG testifies to commission of mostly Democrats. 

3:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers' redistricting commission kicks off with testimony from Eric Holder. 

Legislative

10:26am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Rural road safety for fall color tours. 
10:20am
Rep. Brostoff. Open letter to Rep. Allen regarding Black Lives Matter.  

9:44am
WKOW. Lt. Gov. Barnes renews call for GOP lawmakers to take up COVID-19 relief. 

State Agencies

2:27pm
DATCP. Sec.-designee Romanski. As pandemic continues, so should our support for agriculture and food industries. 
1:50pm
DNR. Confirms EHD in Buffalo County deer. 
1:49pm
DATCP. Limited in-person commercial pesticide applicator certification exams start October 6. 
1:21pm
DSPS Sec. Crimm. Names Donna Moreland Deputy Secretary. 
1:11pm
DOR Unclaimed property auction runs October 5 to 18. 
11:20am
DNR. Annual tree seedling sales to begin Oct. 5. 
10:15am
AG Kaul. Urges Congress to adopt new consumer protections to protect airline industry customers. 
4:35am
ETF. WRS investment performance. 

Economy/Business

4:25pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Business update. 
10:33am
Midwest Economic Policy Institute. New Study: Wisconsin prevailing wage repeal reduced wages, exported jobs and tax dollars out of state, and failed to deliver any cost savings. 
9:23am
Northwestern Mutual. Invests $2.5 million in education to bolster diverse talent in Milwaukee.  

9:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's economy shrinks by nearly 33 percent between April and June. 
9:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Repeal of Wisconsin's prevailing wage law led to drop in wages for construction workers. 
9:29am
AP. U.S. hiring slows for 3rd month in sign of struggling economy. 
9:10am
Reuters. U.S. employment growth slows in September; permanent unemployment increasing. 
4:30am
Reuters. Slower U.S. job gains anticipated; permanent unemployment in focus. 
4:03am
WTMJ. Milwaukee hit by massive airline industry layoffs. 

Coronavirus

1:25pm
Marshfield Clinic, Ascension, Aspirus. Joint statement on increased COVID-19 hospitalizations. 
11:22am
Sen. Bernier. Statement on release of business names. 
11:21am
RPW. Statement wishing President Trump well. 
10:29am
Aspirus. Further limiting visitors at all locations. 
9:40am
DVA. Letter to King members regarding COVID-19. 
8:59am
Gov. Evers. Announces COVID-19 information and resources website receives international award. 
4:39am
Rep. Brandtjen. Governor Evers continues his anti-business antics. 

1:28pm
WSAW. President Trump cancels Janesville trip after COVID-19 diagnosis. 
1:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. With COVID-19 hospitalizations up in Dane County, officials urge masks, staying home. 
1:03pm
Fox 11. Fox Valley health leaders issue Public Health Emergency COVID-19 alert.
1:02pm
Spectrum News. "If you're not feeling well, stay home": Officials doubling down on staying home. 
9:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local COVID-19 hospitalizations rising; 7th county resident dies from virus complications. 
9:27am
Sheboygan Press. Trump campaign finalized plans for Wisconsin rallies after White House learned Hope Hicks tested positive for virus. 
4:44am
Politico. Coronavirus-ravaged Wisconsin sweats Trump rallies. 
4:25am
NBC 26. Hospitals are almost at 100 percent capacity in Northeast Wisconsin. 
4:21am
CBS 58. Evers: State 'can't afford' to act like business as usual as COVID-19 surge continues. 
4:20am
NBC 15. Nursing homes experience shortage of COVID-19 tests. 
4:14am
AP. Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus. 
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Trump, first lady both test positive for COVID-19. 
4:12am
Blomberg Quint. Covid-19 surge that's pounding Wisconsin began at colleges. 
4:10am
Fox 11. Bellin Health leader says COVID patients are at all-time high. 
4:05am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County Health Officer announces resignation, cites frustration with leadership. 
4:03am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Coronavirus in Brown County: 'Crisis...could come soon,' emergency room doctor says. 
4:01am
WSAW. Marathon Co. Health Dept. 'beyond capacity' due to COVID surge. 
3:57am
WQOW. EC Health Department 'overwhelmed' by COVID-19 cases. 
3:56am
New York Times. Wisconsin is frazzled by surging virus cases and growing campaign frenzy. 
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As COVID-19 spikes, limits on courts could return under new Wisconsin Supreme Court order. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sets another single-day record with 2,887 new COVID-19 cases. 
3:48am
Racine Journal Times. COVID hospitalizations on the rise in southeastern Wisconsin, but situation is much worse further north. 
3:47am
Fox 6. Wisconsin becoming national COVID-19 hot spot as cases rise. 
3:45am
Fox 6. Wisconsin virus cases surge amid 'perfect storm of factors.'
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As COVID-19 cases surge, communities weigh options for slowing virus's spread. 
3:39am
WISN. Coronavirus surge starting to stretch some hospitals to limit. 
3:39am
WISC. 'This is a no-brainer': Rock County officials urge Trump campaign to reconsider rally in Janesville. 
3:38am
WISC. Active COVID-19 cases in Rock county reach all-time high ahead of planned Trump visit. 

Statewide

4:24pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Perdue gathers input on farm challenges at forum. 
2:28pm
PDPW. New line-up of speakers announced for Week 27 of The Dairy Signal.
11:17am
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative. Says open enrollment should be extended. 

4:02am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Hospitals' prices across central, northeast Wisconsin vary broadly, study shows. 

Courts

7:10pm
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. DNC v. Bostelmann - order.
7:08pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. DNC v. Bostelmann - order. 
1:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Legislature v. DNC - appendix. 
10:26am
Polk County Circuit Court. Lindoo v Evers - Defendant's reponse opposing plantiffs' motion for temporary injunction. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Legislature v. DNC - Petitioner's combined memo in support of emergency petition for original action and emergency motion for declaratory judgement. 
9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Legislature v. DNC - emergency motion for declaratory judgment. 
4:36am
Waukesha County Circuit Court Branch 4. WMC v. Tony Evers. - order. 

1:06pm
AP. GOP turns to Wisconsin Supreme Court in absentee ballot case. 
12:44pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers ask state Supreme Court for help to prevent the counting of some absentee ballots. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge blocks state release of employer COVID-19 data. 

Education

3:58pm
Milwaukee Health Department. Phase 4.1 order update. 
1:48pm
WASB. Saluting Wisconsin's school board members. 
1:14pm
Marquette University. Pulitzer Prize winning authors to go 'On the Issues' Oct. 5 to discuss the state of working-class America. 
12:35pm
Marquette University. Theatre to present 'Songs of Note,' Oct. 9-25. 
11:23am
UW System. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson to resume university leadership role. 
11:16am
UW-Eau Claire. Virtual Career Treks offer all UW System students online industry exploration. 
10:19am
UW-River Falls. Prepares to lift shelter-in-place. 

4:11am
WJFW. Crandon cancels school on Friday. 
4:07am
Fox 11. Green Bay school staff, teachers asked to work from home. 
4:00am
WJFW. Wausau School District revises in-person learning plan. 
3:58am
WBAY. Green Bay Catholic schools moving to virtual learning Oct. 6. 
3:52am
Madison.com. Dane County Board urges UW-Madison to move classes online, close dorms. 
3:46am
Fox 6. Racine schools face budget, operational changes amid pandemic. 

Local

1:20pm
City of Madison. Mayor and Council leadership announce first round of Civilian Oversight Board appointments. 
9:01am
United Way of Dane County. Fabiola Hamdan receives Women United Philanthropy Award. 
9:00am
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Congratulates 2020 award recipients. 
4:41am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Reimagining public safety - progress and budget priorities. 

2:53pm
WKOW. 'It opened doors,' Milwaukee man gets job in law enforcement after pardon. 
3:59am
WBAY. Brown County 2021 proposed budget includes 'lowest property tax rate in 40 years.'
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee police union blasts mayor, Common Council over violence, proposed cuts. 
3:51am
Racine Journal Times. Federal money promised to rebuild Kenosha businesses after rioting is actually for coronavirus relief. 

Congress

3:51am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on failure to pass bipartisan relief package. 

3:43am
Politico. House approves $2.2 trillion Covid measure as bipartisan talks remain stalled. 

Politics

3:57pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin to steering committee "It didn't have to be this way."
2:29pm
Zunker for 7th Congress. Rep. Tom Tiffany fails to condemn QAnon in House vote. 
1:10pm
Johnson for 85th Assembly. Statement on Covid-19 and Central Wisconsin. 
10:40am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Outside election spending nears $2.3M in legislative races. 
10:17am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. DLCC names campaign a race to watch. 
9:43am
Anderson for 47th Assembly. Take back our communities: #WalkAway from violence. 
9:41am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Rob Stafsholt for 10th Senate District. 
9:13am
Stuck for 8th Congress. Denounces Rep. Gallagher's COVID response. 

1:19pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Gerrymandering, living in political bubbles blamed for sharp rise in Wisconsin uncontested elections. 
9:09am
U.S. News & World Report. In battleground Wiscosnin, some Latinos feel ignored by Biden. 
4:43am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. How Wisconsin college and university students must prepare to vote on or before November 3rd. 
4:14am
Spectrum News. 1.2 million Wisconsinites requested absentee ballots so far, but most are dropping them off in-person. 
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Top Wisconsin election official defends voting events criticized by GOP. Wisconsin State Journal. 
4:09am
WISC. Where's my absentee ballot? A step-by-step of how to track your ballot online. 
4:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. If voting extension upheld, state and Postal Service seeking to ensure ballots are postmarked. 
4:08am
WTMJ. 'Almost a perfect storm': Nursing home residents face voting challenges amid pandemic. 
4:06am
Fox 11. WEC: No Wisconsin ballots among mail found in Greenville ditch. 
4:04am
WTMJ. Denying, defending and numb: Voters not moved by Trump taxes. 
3:56am
WQOW. Female veterans outraged over Van Orden's memoir. 
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Five mistakes to avoid if you're voting by mail in Wisconsin. 
3:40am
WISN. Election official puts out call for more Election Day poll workers. 

Thursday October 1, 2020

Governor

4:52pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Congratulates the Governor's Task Force on their report of recommendations to addres the caregiving crisis. 
4:44pm
The Arc Wisconsin. Supports Task Force on Caregiving recommendations: Says time for action is now. 
3:15pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic radio address encouraging Wisconsinites to stay home and stay safe.
1:09pm
Gov. Evers. Secretary-designee Palm Issue Order to expand healthcare workforce.
11:41am
Survival Coalition. Applauds Governor's task force report on caregiving recommendations; requests immediate action.
11:39am
AARP. Pleased with task force support for WI's unpaid family caregivers.
10:54am
Wisconsin BPDD. Statement on Governor's Task Force on Caregiving final report. 
8:58am
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Hats off the Governor's Task Force on Caregiving: Recommendations needed now more than ever. 

Legislative

4:47pm
Rep. Bowen. Sends letter in support of Kentucky Assemblywoman Attica Scottt. 
12:00pm
Sen. Hansen. Calls on area Republicans to urge President Trump to cancel rally amid COVID crisis.
11:37am
A Better Wisconsin Together. To hold Repulican leadership accountable for their inaction.
11:34am
Sen. Kooyenga, Rep. Hutton. An open letter to the Wauwatosa Community.
9:36am
Wisconsin Towns Association. Senator Jacque receives Friend of Towns Award. 

State Agencies

4:53pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard "Badgers" provide wildfire support with California Guard. 
2:34pm
DNR. Hunters are reminded to register their deer - it's required.
1:59pm
PSC of Wisconsin. Approves final Wisconsin biennial strategic energy assessment.
1:34pm
DNR. Environmental review for city of Amery project.
11:12am
State Treasurer Godlewski. WI small businesses still struggling and need congress to act.
10:22am
DATCP. Virtual apple orchard tour, annual 'crunch' highlight Wisconsin farm to school efforts. 
10:17am
ABC Wisconsin, NECA Wisconsin. Comments in support of SPS 305,45 revisions related to electrical youth apprentice continuing education requirements. 
9:24am
DATCP. Encourages consumers to participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month. 
8:57am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter October 2020. 

3:44am
NBC 15. Kaul: Anthem to pay Wisconsin nearly $142,000 for data breach that affected 1.7M residents. 
3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin-Minnesota passenger rail project to receive $31.8 million federal grant. 

Economy/Business

2:28pm
MGE. 20-megawatt solar array will be largest solar project in Dane County.
9:35am
WMC. ICYMI: Calls on business community to educate employees on best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
9:01am
Focus on Energy. WPS Health Solutions commits to public health through energy efficiency, receives award. 
4:41am
Fox Cities Chamber. Offers virtual event to focus on employee well-being. 

9:14am
WISC. Marcus Theatres closes 4 Wisconsin theaters it had reopened amid coronavirus. 
9:03am
AP. U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid. 
4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Economy will not recover until virus is under control warns Federal Reserve Bank president.
4:06am
Washington Post. The covid-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history. 
4:02am
Reuters. Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade. 
3:58am
WXPR. Company won't pursue further mining exploration at Oneida Co. site near Wolf River. 
3:46am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin manufacturing industry recovering 'more than any other part of the economy.'
3:37am
Appleton Post Crescent. COVID-19 is causing more people to go hungry in the Fox Cities. Pantries and meal programs are racing to respond. 
3:28am
Fox 6. WI child care providers warn of fewer options, longer waits, higher prices. 

Coronavirus

2:15pm
Rep. Horlacher. Gov. Evers' continued persecution of Wisconsin business.
9:54am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County marks 10,000 COVID-19 cases. 

2:39pm
Fox 11. Sturgeon Bay hospital bans visitors. 
2:37pm
WTMJ. Report: President Trump moves Saturday rally from La Crosse to Janesville.
2:36pm
WBAY. Wisconsin has record 2,887 new coronavirus cases, another 22 deaths. 
2:34pm
La Crosse Tribune. Physicians ask Trump not to visit Wisconsin this weekend as COVID-19 numbers remain high. 
2:30pm
Reuters. Wisconsin faces COVID-19 crisis, positive test rates rise in New York hot spots. 
2:09pm
WISN. Milwaukee County medical examiner says state's coronavirus death count too high. 
2:07pm
WKOW. Dane County COVID-19 cases not connected UW-Madison nearly triple. 
2:07pm
Fox 11 'This is a crisis:' Fox Valley leaders sound alarm about hospital capacity. 
1:57pm
NBC 15. Wisconsin loosens restrictions for health care workers as COVID-19 continues to rise. 
1:56pm
WTMJ. President Trump's plans for La Crosse rally up in the air. 
12:48pm
WTMJ. State health experts fear hospital shortages amid record-breaking COVID-19 numbers. 
11:30am
WTMJ. Wisconsin added to Ohio travel advisory over rising COVID-19 positivity rate. 
11:29am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse Mayor asks Trump to reconsider Saturday rally as COVID-19 cases spike. 
11:24am
NBC 26. Over 40 percent of all COVID-19 cases for Wisconsin Native Americans were reported this month. 
11:23am
WFRV. Calumet Co. Circuit Court suspends in-person hearings temporarily due to COVID-19. 
11:22am
WBAY. 'We're going to see death numbers rise": Dr. Rai on COVID death increase and hospital situation. 
9:46am
Oshkosh Northwestern. 'I wish they could see how bad things are getting': As Wisconsin hospitals fill up with COVID patients, front-line workers sound the alarm.
9:41am
ABC News. Behind in Wisconsin, Trump plans to visit battleground amid COVID-19 surge. 
9:04am
Reuters. U.S. coronavirus cases rise month-over-month in 27 states in September, led by Wisconsin. 
4:18am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa keeps breaking COVID records. 
4:16am
Cap Times. Wisconsin officials warn of dire COVID-19 scenario as cases spike, flu season nears. 
4:11am
AP. Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest. 
3:50am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin sets multiple coronavirus records this week. 
3:49am
Washington Post. Trump plans big Wisconsin rallies despite White House task force calls for 'maximal' social distancing in the state.
3:48am
Fox 6. Calls for testing, action renewed as Wisconsin's virus cases rise. 
3:47am
Bloomberg. Covid-19 pounds Wisconsin ahead of Trump's Green Bay rally. 
3:42am
CBS 58. Doctors say COVID-19 case counts in Wisconsin will get worse before improving. 
3:39am
Fox 6. Wisconsin DHS launches new web tool as virus deaths climb. 
3:38am
WUWM. As COVID-19 numbers surge across Wisconsin, National Guard moves resources out of Milwaukee. 
3:34am
WKOW. Some hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, nearing capacity as cases surge. 
3:33am
WKOW. Dane Co. Board will vote on extending COVID-19 emergency. 
3:32am
WKOW. State, UW-Madison announce $2.6 million for response to COVID-19 in minority communities. 
3:30am
Fox 6. Families frustrated over COVID outbreak at Kettle Moraine prison. 
3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin suffers record number of 27 coronavirus deaths and more hospitalizations than ever before as spike continues.

Statewide

10:34am
The Alliance. Four recipients win 2020 health transformation awards. 

Courts

2:12pm
WMC. Files injunction to stop release of businesses connected to COVID-19.

12:10pm
AP. GOP asks full appeals court to hear Wisconsin absentee case. 
4:09am
The Hill. Fight over Wisconsin mail vote deadline may head to Supreme Court. 
3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawsuit seeks declaration that Democracy in the Park is legal, ballots not invalid. 

Education

2:54pm
UW-Stevens Point.  Apply at no cost to UW-Stevens Point.
2:53pm
UW-Marquette. Professor awarded $5 million department of energy grant for advanced electric drivetrain.
2:33pm
Charter Communications. Introduces Stay Connected K-12, making it easier for students and teachers to participate in online learning.
2:22pm
Badger Institute. Black education matters.
12:23pm
UW-Eau Claire. Wisconsin’s Amish communities to be focus of Oct. 8 online lecture.
11:00am
UW-Madison. Songbirds sing — like humans flock — for opioid reward.
10:18am
DPI. Stanford Taylor proclaims October as Keeping Kids Safe Online Month. 

9:02am
WTMJ. Wisconsin teachers unions call for all classes to go virtual. 
4:25am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Omro moves football to spring after COVID-19 struggles, gameless first week.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marquette bracing for layoffs as COVID-19, projected enrollment declines dictate major changes. 
4:17am
Cap Times. UW lays off 35 Continuing Studies staff, projects $4 million deficit. 
3:45am
WJFW. Merrill boys soccer shuts down the season over COVID-19 concerns. 
3:36am
KARE 11. Hudson schools to shift to hybrid learning as cases rise in St. Croix County. 
3:30am
Fox 11. UW Green Bay positive COVID-19 cases remain below 1%, UW Oshkosh shows steady decline. 

Local

12:09pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Introduces 2021 budget; "resilient, resolved, continued commitment to community"
12:05pm
City of Madison. Engineering names Rain Garden Program after dedicated resident.
8:59am
Milwaukee Health Department. Statement regarding mass shooting at Serenity Funeral Home and increasing gun violence in Milwaukee. 
8:56am
Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association. The growing concerns of the WPOA have once again been ignored by the dismissie and uncooperative Wauwatosa Common Council and the mayor. 

Congress

4:45pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Sends letter urging talks for U.S.-Taiwan trade agreement.
2:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes to stop Trump lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans support terminating people's health care.
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues demand answers after CDC weakens COVD-19 workplace safety guidance for nation's largest meatpacking plant. 

1:26pm
Politico. Pelosi signals no coronavirus deal likely with White House. 
4:10am
The Hill. 'One more serious try' on COVID-19 relief yields progress but no deal.
4:03am
USA Today. Democrats postpone House vote on COVID-19 stimulus bill to give more time for negotiations. 
3:57am
CNBC. Trump signs bill to prevent government shutdown after funding briefly lapses. 

Politics

4:49pm
Winker for 38th Assembly. Applauds te Governor's Health Equity Council to tackle the problem of Black, Native, and Latinx people being over-represented among coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, and calls on the Legislature to get serious about COVID-19. 
2:07pm
U.S. Sen. Grothman. Introduces women for Glenn Coalition.
2:01pm
Drew for 43rd Assembly. Steil endorses Beth Drew in race for 43rd Assembly District.
12:50pm
WisDems. Ott does what he's told by boss Vos.
12:22pm
Institute for Reforming Government. ICYMI; IRG President CJ Szafir provides presidential debate analysis on WTMJ's Steve Scaffidi show.
11:15am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Announces Farm Bureau endorsement.

2:21pm
WXOW. Sen. Johnson condemns white supremacists, stops short of calling President Trump's comments 'unacceptable.'
2:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As presidential candidates come to Wisconsin, communities struggle to recoup added police costs. 
3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. 12 Democratic governors vow that all votes will be counted. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Trump calls for poll watchers, Wisconsin election officials highlight transparency. 
3:43am
Christian Science Monitor. In Midwest, Trump's 'law and order' message wins some, loses others. 
3:41am
CBS 58. Wisconsin Elections Commission: Most common mistakes people make on absentee ballots. 
3:35am
Detroit News. Whitmer, Democratic governors: If Trump loses election, 'he must leave office.'

 

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