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Coronavirus: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Evers Cannot Postpone Tuesday's Election

WUWM is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area. Find the most recent news and information here.

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Research in the Centers for AIDS Intervention at the Medical College of Wisconsin is looking at how racism and homophobia influence HIV prevention efforts among young black gay and bisexual men in Milwaukee — specifically, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment. PrEP is a daily medication taken to prevent HIV.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved into intensive care at St. Thomas' Hospital in London after days of persistent symptoms, including a fever and a cough, according to British media quoting the prime minister's office.

Johnson, 55, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 26. Initially, officials said the prime minister's case was not an emergency and that taking him to the hospital was a "precautionary step."

Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET

President Trump said "we certainly want to try" to lift restrictions on life in the U.S. by April 30 but he made no definitive commitment at a news conference on Monday at the White House.

Trump sought to walk a tightrope between grim warnings about a new spike in fatalities forecast for the coming weeks and upbeat exuberance about how well he said the response is going.

"Tremendous progress has been made in a very short period," Trump said.

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Updated at 7:23 p.m. CT

Wisconsin's spring election on Tuesday is moving forward under an order from the state Supreme Court.

Less than 24 hours before it was scheduled to begin, Gov. Tony Evers called off Wisconsin’s Tuesday spring election and postponed in-person voting to June 9. But the state Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that Evers lacked the authority to do so.

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It's been two months since President Donald Trump's impeachment trial concluded in the U.S. Senate. The president was charged with obstructing Congress and abuse of power, which hinged on Trump’s conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The case involved many U.S. diplomats, highlighting their often unseen work.

Updated at 7:35 p.m. ET

Wisconsin's in-person primary election is on for Tuesday, but several last-minute orders and court rulings have thrown chaos into the process, hours before polls are scheduled to open.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court overruled the governor's order to postpone Tuesday's election and ordered it to proceed apace. There could be further court challenges, as the hours dwindle before polls are scheduled to open.

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Kim Mahoney has battled the Foxconn corporation for three years. She is running against Jason Eckman, a supporter of the Mount Pleasant Foxconn development, for a seat on the Racine County Board in the spring election.

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City and county agencies with the help of private organizations have been scrambling over the last week to set up safe lodging for those most vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19 — people living in unsafe conditions, including those who are homeless. Individuals want to help too. People like Paulette Flynn are providing food.

"I’m here at Immanuel Church in Brookfield and I just am delivering a couple hundred PB&J sandwiches," Flynn says. "The group here goes out a couple times a week and provides food and other needs for our homeless neighbors."

Emily Files / WUWM

Students and teachers at Wisconsin colleges and universities are grappling with the uncertainty of coronavirus-related closures. Schools across the state have suspended in-person classes, study abroad programs, and athletics.

WUWM will post updates below about how Milwaukee-area higher education institutions are responding to the coronavirus crisis.

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Wisconsin appears to be moving ahead with Election Day on Tuesday, April 7, despite multiple lawsuits to move the date because of the coronavirus – and an 11th-hour plea from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. He called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to push the date to late May and conduct an all-mail election. The GOP went into special session Saturday as required, and then immediately adjourned without taking up Evers’ proposal.


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