Stories tagged: "coronavirus restrictions"

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Sawyer County Judge Puts Temporary Block on Coronavirus Capacity Limits

‘Pathetic priorities,’ says a legislator about Tavern League’s suit over safeguards as Wisconsin has its deadliest week.

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Gov. Evers Orders New Limits on Indoor Gatherings as Coronavirus Kills 99 in a Week

Wisconsin death toll nears 1,400. Hospitalizations skyrocket. Restaurants, bars, stores, other sites can only operate at 25% capacity.

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A Fourth County Health Director Is Out Over Pushbacks to COVID-19 Safeguards

Public agencies face hostility and action based on conspiracy theories.

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GOP Lawmakers, Still Avoiding a Vote to Kill the Mask Mandate, Ask a Judge to Do It Instead

The Legislature has the power to vote down safeguards, but filing a lawsuit protects from having to take on-the-record votes.

President Donald Trump and Sen. Ron Johnson at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, January 14, 2020.
There Are Real Questions After Trump and Johnson Test Positive for COVID-19

President may have known his diagnosis while still planning WI rallies. Senator attended Ozaukee Co. event Friday night.

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I Survived the Smoking Ban Debate. The Debate Over Masks Is Just as Ridiculous.

Ten years later bars and restaurants are still with us. Opposing COVID-19 safeguards is a more certain path toward going out of business.

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GOP Using Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.