This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. (Courtesy: NIAID-RML)

Health

Wisconsin Nears 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths

This comes as state health officials say 66 of Wisconsin's 72 counties have high levels of coronavirus activity.

August 8, 2020

Facade of a police station in Milwaukee
Facade of a police station in Milwaukee

Politics

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

The Milwaukee police chief was demoted by a vote from the city's Fire and Police Commission Thursday. Morales spoke with Here & Now's Zac Schultz about his relationship with the commission.

August 7, 2020 • Southeast Region

open sign
open sign

Economy

WEDC Campaign Pushes Collaborative Effort on Economic Recovery

The "We're All In" initiative is an effort by WEDC to bolster consumer confidence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 6, 2020

poll worker
poll worker

Elections

Evers Activates National Guard to Help at Polls

Similar to their mission during the April election, national guard troops will assist poll workers for the Aug. 11 election.

August 5, 2020

Milwaukee skyline.
Milwaukee skyline.

Politics

Speakers Cancelled for Milwaukee DNC

The Milwaukee portion of the Democratic National Convention is effectively cancelled as the Democratic National Committee pulls the remaining speakers from the already paired-down convention. The cancelled speeches include presidential candidate Joe Biden, who will receive the party’s nomination from his home state of Delaware. “We followed the science, listened ...

August 5, 2020 • Southeast Region

Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

Health

Evers Says No ‘Secret Plan’ to Close Schools

The governor said he does not have a plan to use the new public health emergency to close schools like he did in the spring.

August 4, 2020

A sign outside Midvale Elementary in Madison showing voters where to cast their ballots April 7, 2020.
A sign outside Midvale Elementary in Madison showing voters where to cast their ballots April 7, 2020.

Here and Now 2020

Wisconsin Sees High Rate of Absentee Ballot Requests

Wisconsinites have requested absentee ballots at a rate more than eight times higher than they did in August of 2016, as the state heads to the polls for an August primary. According to data released by the Wisconsin Elections Commission Monday, 821,378 voters have requested absentee ballots for the August ...

August 4, 2020

Milwaukee voters in line
Milwaukee voters in line

Politics

Elections Commission: Voters Exempt from Mask Mandate

Neither the governor, nor municipalities, can impose additional requirements on voters--like wearing a mask--according to the state's elections commission.

July 30, 2020

Person wearing mask
Person wearing mask

Politics

Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Gov. Tony Evers issued a mask mandate for the state of Wisconsin that will go into effect Saturday, lasting through Sept. 28.

July 30, 2020

Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Politics

U.S. Attorney Provides Details on Federal Officers in Milwaukee

The U.S. attorney for the area that covers Milwaukee gave details on the deployment of federal officers to the city, saying Wisconsin was not going to see the same federal response as in Portland, Oregon. “You will not see federal agents amassing on the streets of Milwaukee,” said U.S. Attorney ...

July 29, 2020 • Southeast Region