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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WI: Health

State health officials say dozens of COVID-19 cases were linked to Wisconsin's in-person primary in April, but researchers say the effects might run deeper in the minds of voters. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - The controversial decision to hold in-person voting for the April primary drew a lot of anger in Wisconsin. Now, the attention shifts to November, with an effort to restore confidence in the voting process. A new study by economists at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ball S

Various church leaders in Wisconsin are hoping to advocate for certain policy measures they say adhere more to their faith as opposed to some of the political rhetoric seen in religious activism. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Religious activism often is associated with divisive topics such as abortion, but some church leaders in Wisconsin are calling on Congress to take more action for those affected by the pandemic. Some of the stimulus money set aside by federal lawmakers has gone to churches impacte

Wisconsin's stay-at-home order was scheduled to last through late May, until it was ended by a state Supreme Court ruling this week. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's stay-at-home order for the pandemic was due to run through late May, until the state Supreme Court ended it much sooner. However, that isn't stopping local and county governments from carrying out their own orders. Top GOP lawmakers had challenged the order from the Dem

Gov. Tony Evers says his latest easing of business restrictions amid the pandemic will impact about 14,000 Wisconsin businesses. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced this week that, with certain restrictions in place, retailers can once again open for shopping. But it's a big dilemma for smaller stores as the pandemic continues. In the latest step to reopen Wisconsin's economy, Evers said up to five customers

Education accounts for one-third of general revenue spending in Wisconsin. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE -- If Wisconsin policymakers freeze or cut education spending amid the coronavirus budget fallout, lower-income districts might shoulder more of the burden, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The nonpartisan research group says as the governor and state lawmakers g

Unions across the country say the meat processing industry should have enacted adequate worker safeguards long before the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- At least 20 meat processing plants have closed temporarily across the country, including one in Wisconsin, following the spread of COVID-19 cases at these facilities. And some say President Donald Trump was too quick to sign an order to keep all plants open during the crisis. In

According to USA Today, the coronavirus has been found in at least 2,300 of the nation's nursing homes. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin health officials say there have been more than 400 coronavirus cases in group housing facilities, including nursing homes, with at least 79 deaths. That has prompted calls for people to contact long term care facilities and check on the safety of loved ones. The urging

In states with Democratic governors, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, protests against stay-at-home orders are being led by organizations aligned with President Donald Trump. (peoplesdispatch.org)

MADISON, Wis. -- Another protest against Wisconsin's "stay-at-home" order is scheduled for Friday. Similar events have been held across the country, and a sociologist says while the politics behind them raise questions, punitive measures aren't safe. In recent days, demonstrations were held in Bro

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