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More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

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

Nearly 480,000 Wisconsin residents are age 50 and older. AARP Wisconsin hopes members of this

MILWAUKEE - Whether by court decisions or expiring stay-at-home orders, Wisconsin residents are seeing more business restrictions ease as the pandemic continues. A leading nonprofit group hopes that, as people leave their homes more frequently, they don't forget about older loved ones and neighbors.

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

The debate over whether Wisconsin should hold an in-person primary during a pandemic is prompting more calls for universal voting by mail. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin still will hold its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. Voting rights activists say the state should have never reached this point. On Monday, the state Supreme Court sided with Republican leaders in the state Legislatur

There are growing calls to provide more help for front-line workers in the fight against coronavirus, including paid sick-leave requirements. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE - While the public shields itself from the new coronavirus, many front-line workers don't have the luxury of taking isolation measures. These workers in Wisconsin are asking the federal government to provide more assistance. The front-line workers include the service industry as well as

Wisconsin's presidential primary is still several weeks away, but voters are casting their ballots for local primary races this week. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin voters will head to the polls today (Tuesday) for the spring primary election. They won't be voting for presidential nominees, but they will consider candidates for local office. Today's primary covers races in several cities for mayor, city council and school boards; som

Just as in 2016, Wisconsin is viewed as key battleground state in the upcoming election. The state's primary is April 7. (DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile)

MADISON, Wis. - The legal wrangling continues over whether 200,000 Wisconsin voters should be removed from registration rolls - as one political expert says it's reasonable to lump it in with other claims of voter suppression. This week, an appeals court halted an earlier ruling to purge the regi

Brad Pfaff, the Wisconsin agriculture secretary fired by the Republican-controlled state Senate, has a new job as director of business and rural development for the state Department of Administration. (JillWellington/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin farmers are struggling to stay afloat as political battles take center stage. Republican Senate leaders said they were upset with state agriculture secretary-designee Brad Pfaff for criticizing the GOP for not moving fast enough to release money for farmer suicide pre

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