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St. Croix County, Wisconsin was once a Republican stronghold. But in recent years and in this year's spring election, it's moved toward Democrats. Could this western Wisconsin county be the key to the 7th Congressional District special election, and even November's presidential contest?

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Police and firefighter organizations are saying a new state law in Wisconsin will make it too difficult for first responders to get workers' compensation benefits if they get COVID-19 while on the job.

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After hearing the state’s safer-at-home order has been extended through May, the heads of both state parties said Thursday a mail-in election could be considered for the May 12 special election for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

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State health officials say there shouldn’t be guidelines without public engagement. How to obtain stakeholder input hasn’t been determined but members of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee believe they have enough time to come up with guidelines that are generally accepted.

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Gov. Tony Evers' administration has directed his administration to extended the state's safer-at-home order to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

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The UW Board of Regents approved policy change Thursday that would authorize UW System President Ray Cross and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to create furlough policies.

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The UW Board of Regents will consider a policy change Thursday that would authorize UW System President Ray Cross and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to create furlough policies.

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With his unsuccessful election now behind him, state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly indicated Wednesday he may lift his recusal in a case that could purge up to 200,000 names from Wisconsin's voter list.

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Emergency Medical Service representatives are asking the state’s political leaders for an emergency funding boost to help ambulances respond to COVID-19. The groups say Wisconsin's coronavirus relief package is leaving out funding for ambulance services.

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Wisconsin state senators voted 32-0 Wednesday for a bill to address the COVID-19 pandemic, sending the measure to Gov. Tony Evers' desk despite objections from Evers and other Democrats that the measure left critical needs unmet.

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Nurses, paramedics, cafeteria workers and housekeepers in hospital settings described health and economic concerns they have for themselves and their families during a video conference Wednesday hosted by the labor union Service Employees International Union.

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Democrats tried to stop Wisconsin's April election, but when they couldn't, their voters had the last word at the polls. While the race was officially nonpartisan, support surged for Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky, giving her a lopsided 55-45 percent victory over conservative Justice Daniel Kelly in the race for a seat on the state's highest court.

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Preliminary numbers from last week's election show voters approved school district funding requests in near-record numbers.

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The state Assembly has approved, in its first-ever virtual session, a bill to address problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin.

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President Trump has riled officials from states across the country by saying that the federal government has the authority to reopen the country. Legal experts agree that the power to lift state stay-at-home orders belongs to state officials.

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Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee, has won the race for Milwaukee County executive after Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, conceded Tuesday. He becomes the first African American to be elected to the role.

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Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky has won a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, defeating conservative incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly to hand Democrats a victory in the officially nonpartisan election.

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A group of Milwaukee-area residents have filed a federal class action lawsuit following the April 7 election.

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Incumbent Tom Barrett has emerged as the winner in the race for Milwaukee's mayor after an unprecedented election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barrett topped Sen. Lena Taylor with 62.5 percent of the vote in unofficial results.

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Incumbent Tom Barrett has emerged as the winner in the race for Milwaukee's mayor after an unprecedented election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barrett topped Sen. Lena Taylor with 62.5 percent of the vote in unofficial results.

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