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Many police officers in Wisconsin commute to their job from homes in communities different from those in which they work. But how many officers live within and outside the municipal boundaries of the cities where they serve?
The killing of George Floyd, a Black resident of Minneapolis, reignited ongoing protests against police brutality — a movement fueled in part by a widening breach between law enforcement and the local communities they are charged with serving.
For people in Wisconsin who are interested in better understanding the pandemic, how it spreads and the ways they can protect themselves and their families, here are explanations for common questions and additional information about COVID-19 resources.
Significant numbers of Milwaukee voters were dissuaded from voting on April 7 by the sharp reduction in polling places and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic — with the biggest effects seen among Black voters, according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice.
In the early 1980s, a new mysterious malady captured the attention of public health professionals. Initially labeled GRID, these clusters of illnesses seemed to largely be an issue only on the East and West coasts. But Wisconsin's government was taking action.
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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released guidance or how K-12 schools across the state will be able to reopen facilities for the 2020-21 school year as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Wisconsin communities.
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A Wisconsinites celebrated Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery, Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes released a slate of bills aimed at reforming police practices in the state.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave final approval to send absentee ballot requests to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters in advance of the fall 2020 election.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced plans to reopen campus to students and staff for the fall 2020 semester.
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Debbie Danforth, health director for the Oneida Nation, noticed something important in early March 2020. She saw that nursing home residents in the state of Washington were getting sick. Real sick.