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Tuesday July 7, 2020 - Updated 4:07pm
- Gov. Evers. And WisDOT Secretary-designess Thompson announce more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments.
- Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin elected officials remain divided on Obamacare, even during the pandemic.
- Fox 6. Gov. Evers gives UW System go-ahead for sex assault rules.
- CNBC. Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local economies and sends states into fiscal crisis.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. U.S. Commerce Department: Wisconsin's economy shrunk by 5 percent in first part of 2020.
- Wisconsin Council of Churches. Religious leaders ask Legislature to act on COVID-19. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos.
- AG Kaul. Joins multistate lawsuit against Secretary DeVos' attempt to siphon pandemic relief funds away from public schools.
- DOJ. Serial sex offender charged with alleged sexual assault after backlogged kit is tested.
- WEDC. State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes during Wisconsin Main Street Days July 7-10.
- Fox 11. Rock Island State Park closing for remainder of 2020.
- DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
- WEC Energy Group. We Energies Fondation donates $100,000 to Milwaukee 'Rebuild and Revitalize' effort.
- Madison Region Economic Partnership. And regional partners launch fourth installment of statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey.
- Wisconsin Bankers Association. Treasury releases PPP loan data; Here's the Wisconsin breakdown of $150,000 loans and above.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Businesses could be fined for not enforcing proposed masking mandate.
- CNBC. States rush to keep afloat businesses crushed by the pandemic.
- Reuters. U.S. pandemic aid program saved 51.1 million jobs, but wealthy and connected also benefited.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Tariffs blamed for delay in one of Wisconsin's first large-scale solar farms.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Delaware North has furloughed 1,300 employees at Miller Park and Lambeau Field.
- WBAY. Businesses adapt to worker shortage without J-1 Visa Program.
- WSAW. Sconni's closes temporarily after part-time employee tests positive for COVID-19.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 5 more Milwaukee-area restaurants close temporarily after workers test positive for coronavirus.
- Spectrum News. More than 85,000 Wisconsin companies received PPP loans.
- AP. Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans.
- Politico. New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid.
- MarketWatch. Skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases around the U.S. slows dine-in recovery.
- Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. New business partners join "Stay Safe to Stay Open" campaign to fight COVID-19.
- Gov. Evers. Announces statewide efforts to distribute PPE to schools, food processors, businesses.
- Public Health Madison & Dane County. Releases new orders requiring face coverings.
- Rebel Converting. Milwaukee-area company offers 1 million free masks to help residents comply with proposed city mandatory mask ordinance for public places. Letter to Common Council, Mayor Barrett.
- WJFW. Eagle River Cranberry Fest canceled in 2020.
- La Crosse Tribune. State to send more than 2 million cloth masks to Wisconsin schools, businesses.
- WTMJ. Senator Ron Johnson: U.S. 'overreacted' to coronavirus pandemic.
- WKOW. Dane County to enforce mandatory mask policy next week.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. While still few, coronavirus cases double within two weeks in one northern Wisconsin county.
- Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County's test-positivity rate for COVID-19 is escalating.
- Janesville Gazette. Rock County matches COVID-19 daily record, Janesville pace quickens.
- USA Today. Dr. Anthony Fauci warns U.S. is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is 'really not good.'
- NBC 26. Average age of COVID-19 cases drops from 52 to 36 in Wisconsin, health officials say.
- WKOW. Long lines lead to 4+ hour wait times for COVID-19 testing at Alliant Energy Center.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. After hitting an all-time high, number of new COVID-19 cases declines slightly.
- Fox 6. 'It was insane:' On heels of holiday weekend, some waited 4+ hours for COVID-19 testing at UMOS site.
- WISN. Gov. Tony Evers hasn't given briefing on coronavirus pandemic since June 23.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. UW tests drug to prevent deadly complication in COVID-19 patients.
- Wisconsin Dental Association. Borgerding joins as Director of Government Services.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Ryan M. Muth.
- WISC. Group suing over local public health orders asks judge to block Dane County's latest change.
- Marquette University. Theology professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholar Award.
- UW-Stevens Point. Those interested in outdoors can join free ZOOM chats.
- UW-Eau Claire. ADA anniversary exhibition goes digital.
- UW-La Crosse. A hall of fame career - on ice.
- The Hill. Schools face tough road to fall reopening.
- Politico. Trump administration bars international college students if their school's classes are all online.
- WTMJ. College educators advocate for online-only as coronavirus cases rise among young people.
- WQOW. Proposal approved to lease electronic devices to all ECASD students.
- WKBT. New committee formed to help decide future of La Crosse School Resource Officers.
- ACLU of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission must listen to demands for change, no matter who is in charge.
- Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Resolution requiring Council approval for purchasing of crowd control and militaristic equipment approved today.
- Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District. Presents new summer events.
- Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Gun violence at Midtown Center.
- WISPIRG. CFPB green-lights predatory payday loans amid COVID-19 pandemic.
- U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce 1619 Act to raise awareness, understanding of African American history in schools.
- Reuters. Exclusive: U.S. government's boxed food aid promise falls short.
- Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Attorney General Josh Kaul endorses.
- Baldeh for 48th Assembly. Wins endorsements of SEIU and WEAC.
- NBC 15. Wisconsin's largest cities get $6.3M in grants to support safer elections.
Monday July 6, 2020
- Rep. Nygren. Rural workforce housing initative to accept applications July 22.
- Rep Meyers. Applauds creation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.
- DNR. Rock Island State Park closed for the season.
- DHS. Wisconsin accepting applications to pilot new aproach to treating substance use disorders.
- DWD. Awarded $9 million to expand Wisconsin apprenticeship.
- DMA. 6 July Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues mobile COVID testing at sites around the state this week.
- WHEDA. Invites community particpation to kick off rural affordable workforce housing initiative.
- OCI. Admistrative Actions June 2020.
- Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.
- Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Accepting applications for seventh annual Pressure Chamber competition.
- TriEnda. Launches innovative Bulk Bag Pallet.
- We Are Many - United Against Hate. Letter to Harley-Davidson: A big thank you for standing up for what's right.
- NBC 26. Green Bay businesses discuss challenges under COVID-19 in new survey.
- U.S. News & World Report. Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Layoffs posted for 400 Milwaukee, Madison hotel workers, 1,300 Miller Park and Lambeau Field food service workers.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Major Wisconsin frac sand producer expects to file bankruptcy.
- Wisconsin Watch. Lives on hold: Pandemic exposes failures of Wisconsin unemployment insurance system.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee evictions up 26% in June as Berrada companies continue to be a force in eviction court.
- Fox 11. Restaurants see decline in business on Fourth of July amid pandemic.
- Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Thousands await Farm Support Program payments.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Outdoor dining expanding in Wisconsin cities as pandemic continues.
- Fox 11. COVID-19 hospitalizations creep up in Wisconsin.
- Poltiico. Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food.
- WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Doctor urge young people to take coronavirus seriously.
- Fox 6. Milwaukee restaurant to continue food distribution as funding dwindles: 'This is an essential need.'
- Lake Geneva Regional News. Villages adjust public beach restrictions during health crisis.
- WUWM. Coronavirus: Tracking your contacts is good, limiting your social circle is better.
- WISC. Despite coronavirus concerns, over 100,000 guests expected at Wisconsin Dells over holiday weekend.
- Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Multiple Auburndale Music Fest attendees test positive for COVID-19.
- WISN. ESPN: Bucks close practice facility after receiving coronavirus test results.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 10 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive for second day in a row.
- Wisconsin State Journal. More homeless people ditching shelters for camp sites amid COVID19 pandemic.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Voter participation declining in Wisconsin, civic measures mixed.
- Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. U.S Supreme Court orders Seventh Circuit to reconsider decision in religious liberty case.
- Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court restricts 'electors' in presidential contests.
- WKOW. Organization files request to block Dane County, Milwaukee pandemic orders.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Court of Appeals reinstates Racine's COVID-19 ordinance.
- UW-Madison. Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask.
- Marquette University. College of Nursing receives scholarship to support disadvantaged students.
- Cap Times. Like MMSD, districts around the country planning for fall following votes to end police in schools.
- Wisconsin State Journal. As COVID-19 cases increase, UW-Madison employeee concerns about fall semester grow.
- Fox 6. 'A lot of preparations:' With pandemic ongoing, teachers raise concerns over return to classes.
- Baraboo News Republic. Interim dean: Boo-U programs likely won't face cuts but vacant positions will remain open.
- AP. Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open.
- Politico. 'How the hell are we going to do this?' The panic over reopening schools.
- Wisconsin State Journal. As COVID-19 cases increase, UW-Madison employee concerns about fall semsester.
- AP. Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college.
- City of Kenosha, City of Green Bay, City of Madison, City of Milwaukee, City of Racine. Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan.
- Spectrum News. Call from Milwaukee officials to redirect energy as homicides, shootings increase.
- Fox 6. Milwaukee police: 12 hurt in 7 shootings starting around noon on the 4th of July.
- WSAW. Drug addiction help in Marathon County changes during pandemic as Wisconsin sees increase in opioid overdoses.
- CNBC. Senate Republicans cool to 2nd round of stimulus checks, direct deposits.
- The Hill. IRS, taxpayers face obstacles ahead of July 15 filing deadline.
- Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Tanya Andersen Buckingham.
- Politico. Democrats smell a rout - and the chance to control redistricting in 2021.
- NBC News. Warning signs flash for Trump in Wisconsin as pandemic response fuels disapproval.
- USA Today. 'Grim resolve': Biden is up big and the Senate is in sight, but Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown.