Global race for COVID-19 vaccine includes Madison contenders, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 3. As testing ramps up, state sees largest daily increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, May 2. 'Frustrated and scared': Guards, inmates criticize Wisconsin's largest prison for COVID-19 response, Emily Hamer, WSJ, May 2. Evers orders immediate 5% reduction in state spending amidst pandemic, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, May 1. State labs could test more COVID-19 samples but supply shortage hampers efforts, Katelyn Ferral, Capital Times, May 1.
Governor Tony Evers unveils criteria for eventually reopening Wisconsin businesses amid pandemic, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, April 21. Updated information from Wisconsin State Journal. Corona Coverage
Meatpacking facilities cited as Wisconsin reports largest 1-day increase of COVID-19 cases, Associated Press, April 26. 30,000 Wisconsinites apply for new pandemic unemployment funding in opening days, Briana Reilly, WSJ, April 25. Flouting stay-at-home order and social distancing, anti-lockdown protesters descend on Wisconsin Capitol, Wisconsin Watch, WPR, Capital Times, April 24; More than 1,500 rally to 'Reopen Wisconsin,' Robert Chappell, Madison365, April 24; Inside the conservative network backing the anti-quarantine protests, Issac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm, Washington Post, April 22.
Governor Evers's extension of 'safer at home' order through May eases some restrictions, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, April 17; Governor Evers closes Wisconsin schools for remainder of school year, Scott Girard, CT, April 16. Wisconsin businesses still waiting on help as federal program runs dry, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, April 17. Air Force picks Truax for F-35, Stephen Elbow, CT, April 16; Rolling protests of F-35s coming to Madison 'amplifies voices' around State Capitol, Howard Hardee, WSJ, April 19. State may have seen COVID-19 peak without big surge, but officials say risk remains, David Wahlberg, WSJ, April 15. Madison School District will reopen superintendent search in May, Scott Girard, CT, April 14.
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Madison, Dane County look to challenging budgets as coronavirus wreaks economic toll, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, April 12. COVID-19 testing capacity growing in Wisconsin, but some patients still can't get tested, David Walberg and Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, April 11.
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3 COVID-19 deaths bring Dane County total to 8, health officials say, Howard Hardee, WSJ, April 4. Special legislative session for election adjourned till Monday, Logan Rude, AP/Channel3000, April 5; 'Dragging their feet': Why are Vos and Fitzgerald waiting to take up legislation in response to the coronavirus?
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Evers to purchase ventilators over opposition of GOP lawmakers, Molly Beck and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 29; Evers seeks more than $700 million to combat coronavirus, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, March 29. US virus deaths top 2,000, doubling in two days, AP, March 29. With medical supplies dwindling, Wisconsin businesses shift gears, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, March 29.
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The Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times offer a continuously updated special page. Where you can get free meals during the pandemic, Emily Hamer, WSJ, March 19. Wisconsin Public Radio, coronavirus update.
The mid-week edition of the Digest is focused on essential coronavirus information. The weekly digest will update other community events. A major storm may be headed for Southern Wisconsin, Jeff Richgels, Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday, March 19. Unemployment claims skyrocket to more than 29,000 as business halts statewide, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, March 19. Community spread of COVID-19 confirmed in Dane County, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, March 17.
This edition of the Digest will focus on COVID-19 news related to Madison and Dane County. This week the Digest will be updated regularly throughout the week, as news changes. The combined Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times staff is posting continually updated coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Any readers wanting the latest should go here first. We will highlight stories most affecting our communities and the issues the Commons covers.
Rainbow murals could appear on Madison streets under new proposal, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, March 8. Madison could take another look at equipping police with body cameras, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, March 7. Dane County Supervisors to introduce resolution opposing F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field, Abigail Becker, CT, March 5. Madison task force looking for public input to help decide future of city golf courses, Abigail Becker, CT, March 5. Community
From civic space to child care, East Side residents envision possibilities for proposed Reindahl Imagination Center, Abigail Becker, CT, March 4.