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Hudson, Wis., city clerk Becky Eggen displays some of the health alert and social distancing signs Monday, April 6, 2020, that were to be used in Tuesday's election, postponed by the governor Monday afternoon. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Pandemic politics: Wisconsin primary moving forward

Apr. 7, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidential primary election, becoming a test case for dozens of states struggling to balance public health concerns with a core pillar of...

This April 6, 2020 photo provided by Scott Trindl shows one of the tables, fitted with protective plexiglass, at the sole polling location for city of Waukesha, Wis., residents. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 6, 2020 moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Scott Trindl via AP)

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Apr. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the...

Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary

Apr. 6, 2020 7:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court blocks extended absentee voting in Wisconsin primary.

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that governor cannot postpone Tuesday's presidential primary, despite virus outbreak fears

Apr. 6, 2020 5:58 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that governor cannot postpone Tuesday's presidential primary, despite virus outbreak fears.

The Latest: Justice says election should proceed

Apr. 6, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is on the ballot Tuesday said the election should proceed as the court was weighing a legal challenge from Republicans who want to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers...

Wisconsin Gov. Evers issues order delaying Tuesday’s presidential primary election until June; court challenge expected

Apr. 6, 2020 1:48 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Evers issues order delaying Tuesday’s presidential primary election until June; court challenge expected.
President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Can Trump avoid blame amid deaths, weak economy?

Apr. 6, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Wisconsin primary: 1 Days to general election: 211 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump has entered the most critical stretch of his presidency. Each move he makes to...

2nd person dies in crash caused by fleeing homicide suspect

Apr. 6, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A second person has died of injuries suffered in a crash caused by a homicide suspect fleeing from law enforcement in Milwaukee. A 23-year-old man died over the weekend after he was critically injured in a crash Friday that also caused the death of a 20-year-old woman. The 27-year-old...

‘Many good memories’: Alumni group to disband

Apr. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) — Meet a group of people who loved getting together, not virtually, but in the flesh. By one estimate, they loved it so much they did it every Monday morning for more than 50 years. The group called itself Delavan High School and Delavan- Darien High School Alumni & Friends. Last...

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, Rita Parr, owner of Parr's Hardware in Eau Claire, WI., stands behind the counter on. As a COVID-19 precaution, the store recently halved its hours and moved exclusively to curbside orders. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Hardware store weighs health with decrease in business

Apr. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Rita Parr recognizes most customers who walk into her store. As owner of Parr’s Hardware for 32 years, she has known many of the shoppers for decades, which comes in handy when people have a particular question or need guidance on a specific project. “Almost everybody...