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Chuck Quirmbach

Milwaukee Brewers officials say a three-week training period for the baseball team will begin July 1 at Miller Park.

The workouts will be in advance of a 60-game season Major League Baseball announced this week, after the start of baseball’s typical 162-game season was delayed three months due to COVID-19 concerns.

The 60-game season will begin July 23 or 24. But fans in Milwaukee, and in other cities, will not be at the ballparks, at least not now.

Susan Bence

President Trump spent time in Wisconsin Thursday. His first stop was Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport where he taped a town hall meeting. Then, Trump helicoptered 60 miles north to Marinette, where he visited a shipbuilder that won a big contract with the Navy.

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Cases of the novel coronavirus in Milwaukee County are on the rise. More than 10,700 people have tested positive, and more than 330 county residents have died from COVID-19. Health and political leaders remain concerned about how the virus is trending.

According to data, the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in the Hispanic community, surpassing the rates in other groups in Milwaukee County. 

Chuck Quirmbach

A citizens panel in Wauwatosa is recommending a ban on police chokeholds and no-knock search warrants. It also wants Wauwatosa police officers to wear body cameras.

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Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer rose to infamy after human remains were found dismembered and preserved in his Milwaukee apartment. He murdered at least 16 people in Milwaukee. Fourteen were people of color and many of them had been part of the city’s gay community.

A Bubbler Talk listener wanted to know how much harm Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes caused Milwaukee’s gay community. But to understand Dahmer’s impact, we first need to look at what life was like for LGBTQ Milwaukeeans in the 1980s.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she would say "yes" to Joe Biden if the expected Democratic presidential nominee asked her to be his vice-presidential running mate. Baldwin will seemingly have clout during the campaign, whether she's on the ticket or not.

Former Vice President Biden has promised to choose a female running mate, and some media outlets continue to put Baldwin on the list of potentials.

Susan Bence

A statewide research initiative is underway, which involves all of the UW System’s four-year campuses. It’s called The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin.

The hope is that this initiative will make Wisconsin and UW schools global leaders in freshwater science, technology and entrepreneurship. The group hopes to enroll hundreds of students, raise research dollars and create jobs.

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It seems like the world has been fascinated by Mars for decades. Since unmanned missions began in 1960, there have been 56 missions to Mars from countries around the world. While less than half of these missions have been successful, the problems haven’t stopped us.

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June is Pride month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village, New York. The riots against police brutality and oppression were largely led by LGBTQ people of color. One of those leaders was Marsha P. Johnson, a gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen.

>> Stonewall: The Hidden History Of Gay Rights

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There are still a lot of unknowns about how Wisconsin’s K-12 schools will reopen in the fall.

Public and private school leaders testified to the Assembly Education Committee for seven hours Wednesday about the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

>>MPS Considers How To Safely Bring Students Back

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More than 100 people gathered in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse Wednesday morning to demand justice for Joel Acevedo. The 25-year-old worked as a security guard at the downtown Northwestern Mutual building. In April, Acevedo died from injuries sustained in an alleged fight with off-duty Milwaukee police officer Michael Mattioli.

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President Donald Trump will spend most of Thursday afternoon and evening campaigning in northeastern Wisconsin. One of his stops will be at a shipbuilding company that recently won a huge federal contract.

Earlier this week, Republican Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Pewaukee. He told a rally that Trump has steered a lot of taxpayer dollars to the armed forces.

Gov. Evers Activates National Guard After Tuesday Violence In Madison

Jun 24, 2020
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Updated 7:12 p.m.

Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has an eight-point lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in Wisconsin. That’s according to a new Marquette University Law School Poll released on Wednesday.

This is up from the May Marquette poll, where 46% of voters supported Biden and 43% supported Trump.

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Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday.

Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person, but it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person audience there to see it. The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that official business, including the votes to nominate Biden and his yet-to-be-named running mate, will take place virtually, with delegates being asked not to travel to Milwaukee

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