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A conservative legal group is challenging a recent public health emergency order from Public Health Madison and Dane County, seeking to overturn its increased regulations of in-door gatherings and sports activities. This comes as hospitals across the state are urging residents to avoid gatherings for the coming holiday season, warning that hospitals are running out […]
As Thanksgiving nears, health officials warn the public to celebrate at home and avoid social gatherings. But the trepidation over discussing politics during Thanksgiving remains, as you can still feast with family over Zoom. And with COVID-19, that political divide has spread to science. So, while you’re around the virtual table, we have a few […]
Inside the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison, elections officials set a steady pace processing and recounting ballots. Since Friday, processors have been working their way through Dane County’s more than 345,000 ballots. As of this morning, they had parsed through about 83,000 — placing the recount a little less than a quarter of the way […]
We depend on trees to provide us with oxygen and to soak up the carbon dioxide we produce. So what will happen if trees struggle to stay healthy on our warming planet? Helena White speaks with Dr. Rick Lindroth in the next installment of the climate crisis series Wisconsin Getting Hotter.
The clock is now ticking for a partial recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties. Last night, the state’s Elections Commission outlined a timeline and procedures for that recount. In a long and sometimes heated meeting, the bipartisan commission ultimately left issues of public health and the state of absentee ballots up in the air. The […]
Nearly 7,500 people in Wisconsin’s prisons have tested positive with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. According to the state Department of Corrections, there are more than 1,800 active cases and ten people have died from the virus. Locally, the Dane County Jail, which is administered by the Sheriff’s office, reported nearly forty positive cases in […]