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Thu
09
Jul

Man accused of sexually assaulting six-year-old girl out on bond, living in Black Earth


Curtis O’Brien

A Dane County man charged with sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl is now out on bail and living with his father in a house on Center Street, across from Black Earth Elementary School. Curtis O’Brien, 25, allegedly assaulted the girl over the course of two years, starting in 2012. O’Brien first appeared in court in 2018.

Tue
07
Jul

Time for masks in Dane County

Dane County residents will have to wear masks when inside a building--except for their own household--as of Friday, July 13.

Thu
09
Jul

Poll closings, COVID-19 fears, kept many Milwaukee voters away

By Dee J. Hall

Wisconsin Watch

 

Significant numbers of Milwaukee voters were dissuaded from voting on April 7 by the sharp reduction in polling places and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic — with the biggest effects seen among Black voters, according to a new study.

Thu
09
Jul

Monday Morning Muddlers don’t let masks silence their voices


Democracy continues despite the COVID-19 Pandemic as the Monday Morning Muddlers have begun meeting in person again. They’re pictured here in downtown Mazomanie last week discussing current events and political issues. For a 2018 article on the Muddlers, see page 5. Photo by Joe Block

This article is reprinted from 2018.

 

Thu
02
Jul

Lives on hold: Pandemic exposes failures of Wisconsin unemployment insurance system

By Bram Sable-Smith (WPR) June 29, 2020

 

Thu
02
Jul

Sauk Prairie School District Superintendent delays release of public documents

The Sauk Prairie School District is delaying the release of additional public documents, just a few weeks after refusing to release its Continuity of Organizational Operations plan to the Star News. The Star News is asking for electronic copies of the same documents received by the board members for each meeting.

Thu
02
Jul

Where are we now: Sauk County

Recently released data from Sauk County Public Health provides a local view of COVID-19 cases, with positive results broken down by zip code. 18 percent of Sauk County COVID-19 cases have occurred in Sauk Prairie.

Thu
02
Jul

Where are we now: Dane County

UPDATE:

PHMDC Drafts New Order Further Restricting Bars and Restaurants

Thu
25
Jun

Dane County doubles Second Harvest Foodbank funding to $6 million during COVID-19 Pandemic

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will double its funding to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to $6 million, extending the two’s COVID-19 food partnership program through the end of October.

Thu
25
Jun

Wisconsin erected barriers to college voters. The pandemic added more.

Wisconsin Watch, June 20, 2020

 

On the day of the Wisconsin spring primary in February, Peter German was determined to vote. 

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