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Citizen solders and airmen from Wisconsin National Guard assist with state’s COVID-19 response

Local Citizen Solders and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard serving on state active duty have been deployed to support the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Governor Tony Evers...
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Unfounded conspiracy theories force Wisconsin National Guard to debunk enforcement rumors

Rumors have been circulating around the state that the Wisconsin National Guard is preparing to enforce statewide quarantines and are shutting down health care facilities and other infrastructures....
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State National Guard units are taking the lead in the military’s response to the coronavirus

By Dwight Stirling, Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California As a military organization divided into 50 distinct parts that can be commanded by either the president or state governors, the...
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U.S. Navy fires captain of aircraft carrier who sought help for his sailors stricken with COVID-19

The United States Navy has dismissed the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, who had raised the alarm about an outbreak of coronavirus on his ship. Thomas Modly, the acting...
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News outlets warned for months about the coronavirus but few listened

By Jacob L. Nelson, Assistant Professor of Digital Audience Engagement, Arizona State University Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in Wuhan, China, journalists at the biggest U.S. news organizations...
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The death of journalism: Why public funds are required to help the institution survive

Maintaining public media infrastructure should be non-negotiable for a democratic society, and requires bold action. The McClatchy newspaper chain’s recent filing for bankruptcy is one more data...
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Life goes on even when it doesn’t: Streaming a funeral “watch party” in the age of coronavirus

The full scale social distancing order that has closed schools and many businesses, to keep the Milwaukee public “Safer at Home” as a way to contain the spread of COVID-19, has upended many normal...
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A Lifelike Death: How the embalming of President Abraham Lincoln started the funeral industry

By Brian Walsh, Assistant Professor of Communications, Elon University If you died 200 years ago in America, your family would wash and dress your body and place it in a bed surrounded by candles to...
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Fear of The Walking Dumb: The health of our nation is being decimated by willful ignorance

It is like the script in a terrifying blockbuster horror series: 1,000 people a day are dying from a contagious disease carried by infected human beings, who the healthy people try desperately to...
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By The Numbers: Tracking the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic sweeping across Wisconsin

The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across Wisconsin. The outbreak is having major ramifications for public health and hospital systems, which in turn affects the ongoing spread of the disease....
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Politics over Humanity: Wisconsin GOP seeks to rig latest election through attrition of urban voters

“Traditionally it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes in places. Let’s start protecting our voters. We know where they are. Let’s start playing offense a little bit....
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Milwaukee leaders explore using Wisconsin State Fair grounds as overflow facility for COVID-19 patients

The Milwaukee County Unified Emergency Operations Center (UEOC) and local partners are planning ahead to prepare for the predicted surge in COVID-19 patients in the State of Wisconsin. An...
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