The Extension Dairy Program at the UW Division of Extension thrives on working in-person with farming communities across the state of Wisconsin. When the pandemic hit, the program addressed pandemic-related issues in the dairy industry while transitioning to online programming.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission held a special teleconference meeting Tuesday to discuss an Outagamie County ballot misprint and other issues related to absentee voting.
A Barron County judge reinstated Gov. Tony Evers mandate that restricted capacity at bars, restaurants and other public venues to 25 percent Monday, after an initial court ruling struck the order down.
Amid record COVID-19 activity in Wisconsin, President Trump held a rally in Janesville Saturday night where he downplayed the severity of the pandemic and criticized Gov. Tony Evers’ attempts to enforce public health guidelines.
Gov. Tony Evers, the state Public Service Commission and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation selected six communities to participate in a program focused on expanding broadband access Thursday.
Wisconsin opened a field hospital for COVID-19 patients at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Wednesday morning to alleviate stress on state hospitals that have seen cases skyrocket in the last month.
Democrats urge legislature to allow early absentee ballot counting as case is appealed to U.S. Supreme CourtBy Tyler Katzenberger | Oct. 13
Twenty-three Democratic lawmakers signed a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, on Tuesday, urging the state legislature to reconvene and pass legislation which would allow absentee ballots to be processed before Nov. 3.
Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules considers order regarding capacity limits at indoor public gatheringsBy Alexa Heller | Oct. 13
The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules held an Executive Session Tuesday and passed a motion that counters a current emergency order intended to limit the number of people allowed at public gatherings to combat rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
A judge denied a request by Republican lawmakers Monday morning to end Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate, as Wisconsin grapples with becoming the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America.
Three Wisconsin prisoners died after contracting COVID-19, outbreaks continue at Kettle Moraine and Oshkosh facilitiesBy Hope Karnopp | Oct. 12
Two inmates at the Dodge Correctional Institution and an inmate at the Green Bay Correctional Institution have died from COVID-19, according to local medical examiners. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections does not disclose the number of deaths in the system due to privacy laws.
Officer involved in third fatal shooting won’t be prosecuted, leads to protests and looting in WauwatosaBy Nathan Denzin | Oct. 9
The Milwaukee County District Attorney decided not to file criminal charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah on Wednesday over the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, leading to protests and riots in the city.
UW Population Health Institute partners with Evers and Wisconsin DHS to address COVID-19 disparities in BIPOC communitiesBy Alexa Heller | Oct. 8
Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Population Health Institute (PHI) at UW-Madison announced the Just Recovery for Racial Equity Initiative on Sept. 30, which hopes to respond to disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tony Evers directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Tuesday to issue an emergency order limiting gatherings in many public buildings to no more than 25 percent of the total occupancy limit.
A judge hearing the lawsuit over Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate asked conservative lawyers Monday afternoon why he should block the order when the state Legislature has not.
Two Trump campaign events scheduled for Saturday were canceled following President Trump’s announcement he had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. The rallies were originally scheduled to take place in La Crosse and Green Bay, two major coronavirus hotspots.
Republican lawmakers asked the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to hear arguments in a case that extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be counted in Wisconsin, after losing the lawsuit twice before a three-judge panel from the Court.
The Wisconsin Policy Forum released a report Sept. 24 detailing the effects of the pandemic on FoodShare recipients. The data comes as food pantries face issues distributing food among populations vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Democrats call for Republicans to take action on pandemic, Medicaid expansion as Evers addresses Wisconsin outbreaksBy Alexa Heller | Sep. 30
Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance called on Republicans Tuesday to reconsider Medicaid expansion as Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens. Gov. Tony Evers also called on the legislature to come together to address the pandemic during a media briefing Tuesday.
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen visited Madison on Saturday as part of her “Real Change for Real People” campaign tour to promote her platform as a third party candidate.
In a speech at the Capitol Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wisconsin state legislators about the potential dangers of the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence in the country.