Monday October 19, 2020 - Updated 10:12am

Budget

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

State Agencies

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

9:09am
WRA. September 2020 Home Sales Report. 

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

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

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. 

Education

10:04am
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Scholarship application forms now available. 

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

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

4:07am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses Barrett nomination on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'

Politics

9:07am
City of Madison. Celebrate Mail It Back Monday. 
4:08am
City of Madison. In-person absentee voting begins Tuesday. 

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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