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Tony Evers to order non-essential businesses to close statewide in response to COVID-19

Written by LOPPW | 03/23/2020

Mitchell Schmidt | Wisconsin State Journal Gov. Tony Evers has ordered all non-essential businesses to close down Tuesday, in the latest effort to clamp down on nonessential travel and limit Wisconsinite’s exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus, which has already killed four people in the state. Evers announced the “safer-at-home” order Monday, which he plans to sign […]

Coronavirus is spreading in the US. Here’s everything to know, from symptoms to how to protect yourself

Written by LOPPW | 03/16/2020

Coronavirus is spreading in the US. Here’s everything to know, from symptoms to how to protect yourself Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly across the US. So, how did it start? And how should you prepare? Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19. Grace Hauck, USA TODAYUpdated 4:26 p.m. CDT Mar. 14, 2020 The new coronavirus […]

UP NORTH NEWS – POLITICS

Written by LOPPW | 02/28/2020

Appeals Court Strikes Down Voter Purge UP NORTH NEWS by PAT KREITLOW Originally published February 28, 2020 12:38 PM Breaking: Supreme Court will likely be asked to consider cutting 200,000 voters A state appeals court on Friday struck down an effort by a conservative legal advocacy group to remove some 200,000 voters from the rolls in […]

Wausau Council puts support behind Hmong residents after learning at least 5 people in county could be deported

Written by LOPPW | 02/28/2020

Wausau Council puts support behind Hmong residents after learning at least 5 people in county could be deported Laura Schulte, Daily HeraldPublished 8:40 a.m. CT Feb. 26, 2020 | Updated 9:36 a.m. CT Feb. 26, 2020 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Buy PhotoA group of Hmong traditional dancers performs during Wausau Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at […]

Not Just Farmers, Rural Residents ‘In Town’ Have Their Own Issues

Written by LOPPW | 01/31/2020

Not Just Farmers, Rural Residents ‘In Town’ Have Issues JULIAN EMERSON ORIGINALLY PUBLISHEDJANUARY 29, 2020 6:58 PM (Imagine by Shutterstock) Gap growing between monthly expenses and an affordable home The Wisconsin Legislature’s new special session on rural issues is designed primarily to assist farmers in crisis and give a boost to economic development, but it […]

There’s a nationwide shortage of poll workers. Cities are relying on teens for help

Written by LOPPW | 01/31/2020

There’s a nationwide shortage of poll workers. Cities are relying on teens for help   Rory Linnane Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE – In the 2018 midterm elections, Faye Darga was too young to vote, but she wasn’t too young to help. As a junior at Edgewood High School in Madison, Darga signed up as a poll […]

Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV’s longtime chief meteorologist, talks straight on climate change

Written by LOPPW | 01/02/2020

Bob Lindmeier talks straight on climate change

Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2019

Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25 MADRID, Spain/GENEVA | 2/12/2019

Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Collapse without Latino Immigrants Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented Maria Perez, Milwaukee Journal SentinelUpdated 3:24 p.m. CST Nov. 20, 2019 Dairyland in Distress   ASTACINGA, VERACRUZ, Mexico — The last time Roberto Tecpile left his home in the mountains of central Veracruz, his daughter […]

Gov. Evers signs bill requiring human trafficking education for commercial drivers

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Requiring Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Drivers MADISON (WAOW)— Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that requires educational training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers, a press release says. Per the release, the bill also directs the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin […]