From The Wheeler Report Blog

2020 Wisconsin Elections

The Election tables listed below are candidates who have declared candidacy. Please note, the listings are in no particular order,...
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K-12 Education and Covid-19 – Part V – GOing Forward

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K-12 Education and COVID-19 – Part IV – School Services

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COVID-19 
DHS: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
DHS: Outbreaks in Wisconsin (Updated at 2pm daily)
DHS: COVID-19: Facility-wide public health investigations
DHS: COVID-19: Wisconsin deaths
DHS: COVD-19: Activity level by region and county
WHA: Situational awareness update
WEDC: Business reopen guidelines
League of Wisconsin Municipalities: Emergency Orders-Plans - Local

Wednesday July 15, 2020 - Updated 4:23am

Economy/Business

4:20am
WEAU. Canceled events impact businesses and non-profits. 

Coronavirus

4:23am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin sets coronavirus record four times in one week as some relax on precautions. 
4:21am
WEAU. Barron Co. Health Dept. updates recommendations for gatherings. 

Education

4:22am
Portage Daily Register. Portage school district prepares for students to return to classrooms but will give virtual option. 
4:19am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire students express concern over returning to school. 

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Governor

1:42pm
Sen. Bewley. Task Force on Broadband step in the right direction. 
1:08pm
Rep. Meyers. Appointed to Governor's Broadband Task Force. 
1:07pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on creation of the Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access. 
1:02pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order creating Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access. 
9:20am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Dane County Circuit Court. 

1:23pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers creates broadband task force.
4:19am
WEAU. Gov. Evers appoints Ho-Chunk Nation Member Missy Tracy to Council on Tourism. 

Legislative

3:26pm
Rep. Shankland. Responds to reversal of rule in international students. 
4:47am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Robin Vos accepts government-funded PPP loan worth up to $300,000 after maligning recipients of government aid. 

State Agencies

4:14pm
AG Kaul. Reacts to Trump administration changing new visa rule for international students following lawsuit filing. 
2:05pm
AG Kaul. Announces judgment requiring environmental restoration and $100,000 penalty. 
1:10pm
AG Kaul. And multistate coalition urging the U.S. Senate to increase childcare funding in next federal stimulus package. 
10:34am
DWD. Grants $4.9 million Youth Apprenticeship state grants to serve 5,900 students. 
9:22am
WEDC. City of Beloit receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of Beloit Riverwalk. 
5:17am
DOC. Media notification. 

4:40am
WJFW. Environmental groups question Enbridge pipeline hearing. 

Economy/Business

1:12pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Cintas to close facility in Menomonee Falls. 
5:28am
Politico. 'Here's your check': Trump's massive payouts to farmers will be hard to pull back. 
5:13am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo Burger Company announces asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, plan to stay closed until Monday. 
5:00am
Bloomberg. America's jobless are about to lose their $600-a-week lifeline. 
4:58am
New York Times. Millions have lost health insurance in pandemic-driven recession. 
4:41am
Milwaukee Patch. 2 restaurants close, citing COVID-19-related financial hardship. 
4:33am
WJFW. Oneida County Health Department promotes contact tracing. 

Coronavirus

1:04pm
DMA. National Guard Bureau chief visits Wisconsin; praises Guard COVID-19 efforts. 
5:18am
DMA. New technology increases efficiency at Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 testing sites. 

2:44pm
UW-Stevens Point. Intercollegiate sports at branch campuses paused. 
1:24pm
U.S. News & World Report. 4 more states added to NY's coronavirus quarantine list. 
1:21pm
CBS 58. Mayor Barrett signs mandatory mask ordinance into effect in Milwaukee. 
5:37am
WBAY. Mask ordinance takes effect Tuesday for Appleton owned buildings, Neenah residents discuss own mandate. 
5:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Increased call for mask-wearing in Chippewa Valley as virus cases rise. 
5:05am
WDIO. Ashland and Bayfield counties issue emergency mask advisory. 
4:59am
The Hill. Analysis: 23 million families could face eviction by October due to pandemic. 
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee enacting citywide mandatory mask ordinance. 
4:35am
WXOW. County COVID-19 investigation team playing catch up after case surge.
4:32am
WAOW. Wausau committee tables decision on mask requirement. 
4:31am
WAOW. Portage Co. Committee discusses proposed face covering mandate. 
4:24am
WISC. Public health department leans on voluntary compliance first, can fine hundreds of dollars if needed. 
4:23am
NBC 26. Green Bay committee does not pass recommendation for mask ordinance. 
4:22am
WFRV. JuBriCoSa staff member tests positive for COVID-19, Fox Valley arts academy shuts down summer program. 
4:21am
WEAU. Community testing held in Trempealeau County amidst an increase in COVID-19 cases. 
4:19am
WKBT. La Crosse Labor Day Parade, festivities canceled due to COVID-19.
4:17am
WQOW. Chippewa Valley sees weekend spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Statewide

1:44pm
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. Wisconsin Registered Nurse Supply and Demand Forecasts Results - 2018-2040. Report.
10:35am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Mike Huebsch elected president.

4:46am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin Indigenous leaders see 'breakthrough' in name change for Washington NFL team. 
4:45am
WISN. Effort under way to get rid of public schools' Native American mascots, nicknames. 

Courts

11:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Wendy Allen Nora. 
9:16am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Files brief to protect registered voters from polling list purge. 

4:36am
The Center Square. UW President 'fully supports' lawsuit to allow foreign students to stay in the U.S., despite ICE ruling. 

Education

3:54pm
Marquette University. Biomedical engineering professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award. 
3:38pm
UW-Eau Claire. Award-winning instructor shares passion for mathematics. 
11:30am
Marquette University. Biological Science professor receives $900,000 National Science Foundation grant for tropical forest research. 
9:15am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold beginnings coding camp goes virtual this summer. 
5:27am
MPS. Releases school reopening recommendation. 

3:10pm
The Hill. Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule. 
1:20pm
Reuters. U.S. public schools, focus of debate on reopening, are unsung economic force. 
5:12am
Beloit Daily News. Turner school board approves tentative fall reopening plan with safety measures. 
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS plan for bringing students and teachers back to classrooms would start school year with virtual learning, cost $90 million. 
4:38am
Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater chancellor calls ICE order on international students 'troubling.'
4:31am
WTMJ. Black Educators Caucus MKE pushes for 14-days of no new COVID-19 cases before returning to classroom. 
4:30am
WTMJ. MPS proposing reopening with no students in school buildings. CBS 58
4:28am
NBC 15. Concerns over reopening local schools in the fall. 
4:23am
Fox 11. Algoma school district releases return to school plan. 

Local

10:45am
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. And Carroll University partner to launch Contact Investigator Training Program. 

5:35am
WQOW. Chippewa County sees highest homelessness count of 2020. 

Congress

1:34pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. 'This is genocide': Oversight Republican call for National Security hearing on Chinese Government's persecution of the Uighur people. 
1:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senate Dems in demanding opportunity to review any relevant President's daily briefs and other key NSC materials related to reports on Russia's operation to offer bounties for killing American troops. 
5:19am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins Racine County Sheriff's Department for ride along. 

2:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Johnson opposes 'even a dime more' in economic stimulus until issues addressed. 
5:30am
AP. Trump team eyes school funding boost in next virus aid bill. 

Politics

3:55pm
Allen for 97th Assembly. To hold business breakfast fundraiser. 
3:09pm
Ebben for 3rd Congress. Retired Colonel James Olson Endorses. 
2:43pm
Priorities USA Action. Releases new TV ads: Donald Trump is failing Americans, Joe Biden leads with unity and hope. 
11:28am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interest electioneering begins in legislative races.

9:30am
Politico. Wisconsin Democratic Party raises $10M as battle for the state heats up. 
5:23am
Fox 6. 'Safest way to vote is by mail:' 250K Milwaukee households will receive postcard to request absentee ballot. 
4:43am
Racine Journal Times. Where do the Democrats challenging U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil stand on the issues?
4:43am
Fox 11. USPS releases information about missing Fox Valley absentee ballots, questions remain. 
4:42am
USA Today. Go big or play it safe? Electoral map widens for Joe Biden and Democrats, but with risk. 
4:39am
USA Today. Biden is winning the young and the old in Wisconsin. Trump is winning the middle-aged.