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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.
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Students will return to University of Wisconsin System campuses in the fall of 2020 for some in-person instruction, according to guidance from the UW System president and Board of Regents.
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The University of Wisconsin System has released recommendations to campuses for bringing students and employees back to campus for the fall 2020 semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Protests are continuing in Wisconsin, marking two weeks of public outcry against systemic racism and police violence. Several hundred health care providers and advocates rallied at the state Capitol in Madison, and more protests and community events were held around Milwaukee.
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The LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter movements echoed their similar calls for reforming how the law enforcement system treats people in each community.
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The Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements joined forces on June 12 as people gathered for a celebration in Madison. The Pride for Black Lives rally at the state Capitol was organized to honor and celebrate people in the black and LGBTQ communities.
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The head of the Wisconsin's largest police union says the group supports a nationwide ban on chokeholds, as well as other reform measures aimed at increasing police accountability.
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Many discussions on a true return to "normal" — not just the phased, socially-distanced reopening of bars, restaurants and summer camps that's started in Wisconsin and around the world, but an actual rooting out of the virus — revolve around a vaccine that could be several years away.