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City Of Milwaukee officials are asking voters to vote early or absentee to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus.

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Wisconsin's Elections Commission is urging residents to register to vote and request an absentee ballot by March 18.

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Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm urges older people and people with underlying conditions to make smart choices when it comes to socializing and joining large groups — and for young, generally healthy people to stay home when they're sick.

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The Wisconsin elections agency has voted to give local officials more flexibility to relocate polling places for April's presidential primary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Justice Daniel Kelly and Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky attacked each other during a contentious debate Thursday hosted by the Milwaukee Bar Association.

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Gov. Tony Evers has declared a public health emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing the state Department of Health Services "to use all the resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak."

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President Donald Trump's campaign has canceled an event in Wisconsin next week because of the novel coronavirus.

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A bill that would require Wisconsin schools to incorporate the Holocaust and other genocides into their curriculum will like pass the Senate's committee on education.

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A bill that would require Wisconsin schools to incorporate the Holocaust and other genocides into their curriculum will like pass the state Senate's committee on education.

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A proposal to allow bars in 14 Wisconsin counties to stay open until 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this July unanimously cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, but its future remains uncertain.

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The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that stopped the purging of more than 200,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

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Wisconsin laws allow for steep penalties for individuals who violate medical quarantine orders — but state officials say all novel coronavirus quarantines in the state so far have been voluntary.

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Election officials in Wisconsin are making contingency plans for what they'll do if some polling places are closed due to coronavirus concerns.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced a package of bills Tuesday that would increase funding for flood programs under several state agencies.

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Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill that will create a dozen new circuit court branches across Wisconsin for counties that demonstrate a need for additional resources as part of an effort to improve the efficiency of the judicial system.

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The decennial census determines how much congressional representation and how much federal funding states receive. Without a strong pool of applicants, there might not be enough workers to make an accurate count, a federal report shows, and recruitment in some parts of Wisconsin is lagging.

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A workplace shooting in Milwaukee last week that left six people dead, including the shooter, has renewed calls for gun safety laws that have caused political division in the state.

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Gov. Tony Evers vetoed on Friday several bills that Republicans argued would combat crime in Wisconsin, saying the measures would send Wisconsin "down the wrong path."

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A Wisconsin appeals court has overturned a ruling that ordered the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

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A Wisconsin appeals court has overturned a ruling that ordered the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls.

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