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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's top health official warned Tuesday that people should scrap any plans for Thanksgiving gatherings because of the rampant spread of the coronavirus in the state.Andrea Palm, who heads the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said during a teleconference with re…

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin education officials said Thursday that enrollment at public schools in the state has dropped by 3% this year, adding more misery to funding problems created by the coronavirus.The numbers decline could further hurt districts already in a financial pinch because of t… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Confusion could reign in Wisconsin on Election Day when posted results from the closely watched battleground state appear to be complete but don't include thousands of absentee ballots still being counted, members of the state's bipartisan elections commission said Tuesday. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Elections Commission wants a judge to allow officials in a northeastern county near Green Bay to use markers to fill in a ballot misprint so that the ballots can be processed more quickly through counting machines. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has restarted its daily COVID-19 update dashboard after a weekend upgrade, and reported nearly triple its normal number of negative tests as it caught up.The 42,131 total tests reflected in its Monday update surpassed the previous o… Read more

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same core problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from the … Read more

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are excited to vote in next month's presidential election despite the pandemic spurring a scaled-back number of events seeking to increase voter turnout on college campuses, organizers said. Read more

APPLETON, Wis. — Officials in a northeastern Wisconsin county said Monday that a technical ballot misprint will most likely delay the counting of some absentee ballots on Election Day, but they reassured the public that all ballots will be counted. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — More people are flocking to Wisconsin state parks amid the coronavirus pandemic.WMTV-TV reports that state parks officials report a 12% increase in both visitation and camping. The Department of Natural Resources said it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission … Read more

TROY, Mich. — She walks with the determination of a person who believes the very fate of democracy might depend on the next door she knocks on, head down, shoulders forward. She wears nothing fussy, the battle fatigues of her troupe: yoga pants and sneakers. She left her Lincoln Aviator idli… Read more

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile pastor of a Baptist megachurch in Dallas. They have a message in common for members of their faiths: Voting for Democrats who support abortion righ… Read more

MOSCOW — It's Friday night in Moscow, and popular bars and restaurants in the city center are packed. No one except the staff is wearing a mask or bothers to keep their distance. There is little indication at all that Russia is being swept by a resurgence of coronavirus infections. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats are spending unprecedented amounts of money to win six key legislative races as they battle to protect Gov. Tony Evers' veto powers in the Nov. 3 election and ensure the governor can block Republican attempts to re-draw district boundaries next year. Read more

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SAN FRANCISCO — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth.A photographer working… Read more

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MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has suspended the reporting of new COVID-19 totals until early next week while its computer system undergoes an upgrade.The Journal Sentinel reports the department announced Friday that it is upgrading its Wisconsin Electronic Disease S… Read more

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.“All of a sudden it hi… Read more

WASHINGTON — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after their… Read more

BEIRUT — A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide movement was born, denouncing an entire political establishment that had for decades pushed Lebanon toward collapse.To… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — A day after COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin topped more than 3,000 and the state reached a record 907 hospitalizations, a new coalition of business, education and health groups has formed in hopes of controlling a virus that’s spreading much faster in the state than it is in most… Read more

WAUKESHA — Individuals making key decisions in Waukesha often don’t have easy tasks, and many may wonder, how much is this level of responsibility worth?The Freeman took a deeper look into 2020 salaries of Waukesha department heads, city administrators and mayors.Salaries from area municipal… Read more

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JANESVILLE, Wis. — People planning on attending President Donald Trump's rally Saturday at the Janesville airport will have to park over two miles away and take a shuttle bus to the event, the sheriff's department said.The rally is taking place as coronavirus cases soar in Wisconsin. The sta… Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — With coronavirus cases soaring in Wisconsin, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers launched a television ad Friday criticizing Republicans for inaction, the state's second-largest school district announced it would remain all-virtual at least until late January and a third lawsuit was f… Read more