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House Education and Labor Committee Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chair Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., wears a face mask during a House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing examining the federal government's actions to protect workers from COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

May. 28, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacking plants and health care facilities where outbreaks of the disease are spiking. At a House hearing Thursday, Democrats charged...

Racine teen to attend West Point, continue family's legacy

May. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Tucker’s family has a long military history: His father and grandfather served in the Army. His uncles and aunt served as well: two in the Marine Corps, one in the Air Force and one in the Army. Tucker, a senior at St. Catherine’s High School, will carry on the...

USAF rejects Wisconsin Guard sergeant's reprisal allegations

May. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators have rejected a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant's allegations that his commanders retaliated against him and tried to force him out of the service after he complained about sexual assaults in his unit. The Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General's...

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Thomas Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, speaks at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits Tiffany, a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against Tricia Zunker, a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head for Congress

May. 3, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy pits a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump against a school board president seeking to become the first Native American elected to Congress from the state. The 7th...

Vice President Mike Pence visits the GE Healthcare manufacturing facility Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin Republicans sue governor over stay-at-home order

Apr. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to block an extension of the Democratic governor's stay-at-home order, the most partisan divide yet in the fight against the coronavirus. The lawsuit came even as Vice President Mike Pence said...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses presumptive Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Dallas. Klobuchar praises the former vice president on television and Twitter as she pushes her plan for an all-mail November election and responding to coronavirus in rural America. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Leading in pandemic becomes part of audition for Biden's VP

Apr. 16, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris is raising money for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden while speaking out about the disproportionate number of African Americans with COVID-19. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been praising the former vice president on television and Twitter...

Lawyer signals delay unlikely in Wisconsin US House election

Apr. 16, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' legal counsel signaled Thursday that the May 12 special election in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District will likely go on as scheduled, a week after he said the governor was eyeing delaying it due to the coronavirus outbreak. Evers had pushed to stop...

Baldwin endorses Biden after he wins Wisconsin primary

Apr. 15, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin endorsed presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday, the day after the former vice president won the state's primary and all of his former rivals had also backed him. Baldwin's endorsement came on the same day that Massachusetts Sen....

Election officials Britt Bermingham, left, and Terry ?Perry count ballots as City of Milwaukee Election Commission workers were processing absentee ballots on the fourth floor of an office building at 501 W. Michigan Ave. in Milwaukee on Monday, April 13, 2020.(Mike DeSisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Parties mine Wisconsin for clues to voting in the virus era

Apr. 14, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats overcame legal confusion, safety concerns and presidential influence to pull off a win in Wisconsin this week, and both parties are mining the results for lessons on how to mobilize voters during a pandemic. Amid widespread allegations that Republicans were seeking to...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, left, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Wisconsin voters are about to choose the next state Supreme Court justice. Incumbent conservative Justice Kelly and liberal challenger Karofsky will square off in the April 7, 2020 spring election despite the coronavirus crisis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Commission reaffirms ballots need election day postmarks

Apr. 10, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials told local clerks Friday to abide by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that absentee ballots postmarked no later than election day will count as they prepare to tally results from the state's spring election. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the day before this past...