State

Fri
14
Aug

State reopens support for farmers affected by coronavirus

Farmers struggling amid COVID-19 may want to apply for help from the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced it is reopening a program assist embattled farmers.

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 24.

Around $8.4 million is available.

Fri
14
Aug

State Patrol asks drivers to slow down to save lives

Wisconsin State Patrol is focusing on speeding this month to improve safety on the streets.

The Patrol says excessive speed is a common factor behind many traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. In 2019, there were 21,813 speed-related collisions in Wisconsin, which resulted in 8,398 injuries and 163 deaths.

Fri
14
Aug

Rejected absentee ballots could spell trouble for November election


Cedarburg, WI. (APM/Wisconsin Watch photo)

For months, President Donald Trump has alleged without evidence that any expansion of mail-in voting in the 2020 election will lead to “tremendous” fraud and a “rigged” election.

Wed
12
Aug

Gov. Evers’ mask mandate likely to face similar legal challenges as stay-at-home order

Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to issue a statewide mask mandate could set up another legal bill over the extent of his powers to combat COVID-19. But it would be with different plaintiffs and a different composition on the state Supreme Court.

Wed
12
Aug

Alliant Energy opens grant applications

Applications are now being accepted for Alliant Energy Foundation’s community grants.

The deadline is Sept. 1.

Wed
12
Aug

AARP Wisconsin launches initiative to mobilize older voters

Protect Voters 50+ has kicked off ahead of the 2020 elections.

The effort, started by AARP Wisconsin, aims to provide information on how to vote and which issues are most likely to affect those in this demographic.

Wed
12
Aug

Residents told what to do with unsolicited seed packets

People across the country are reporting receiving random seed packets that appear to have originated from China.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection advises people to not plant any unsolicited seeds they may receive in the mail. The seeds remain unknown and may contain invasive plants.

Mon
10
Aug

Gov. Evers issues mask mandate

Gov. Tony Evers’s mask requirement took effect Aug. 1.

Mon
10
Aug

Following denials, laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities now eligible for federal pandemic aid

Potentially hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities are now eligible for federal aid that other unemployed workers have received during the pandemic.

Mon
10
Aug

False conspiracies swirl as Wisconsin contact tracers battle coronavirus

Having posed a series of increasingly paranoid-sounding questions about the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Appleton City Council member William Siebers cleared his throat, preparing for the most outlandish yet. 

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