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Wisconsin

January 6, 2021, 10am PST
Appearing on a Sunday news show, Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the Los Angeles metropolitan region is the nation's densest and one of two primary reasons why "we're seeing a person every six seconds contract COVID-19 here in Los Angeles County."
CBS News
December 1, 2020, 7am PST
Some portions of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system planned for Madison, Wisconsin will resemble the fully realized BRT systems more common in other parts of the world.
Wisconsin State Journal
November 22, 2020, 7am PST
An opinion piece published by Urban Milwaukee argues against a proposed expansion of three miles of Interstate 94 in Milwaukee.
Urban Milwaukee
November 19, 2020, 8am PST
Neither evidence nor experience support the fearful visions expressed by opponents to affordable housing development, according to a recent feature article for the New York Times.
The New York Times
November 9, 2020, 11am PST
An analysis by the Associated Press found that voters in counties that are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus were far more likely to support President Trump's reelection than voters in less-impacted counties.
Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2020, 11am PST
The battle to control the coronavirus in the U.S is being led by 50 governors and the D.C. mayor, but ultimately it is at the local level where decisions are often the most consequential. Among large counties, the crisis is most severe in El Paso.
The Texas Tribune
November 2, 2020, 9am PST
The pandemic brought droves of people to Wisconsin’s outdoors, resulting in crowds on trails and at camp sites as well as a growth in the outdoor recreation and manufacturing economy.
Wisconsin State Journal
October 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The medical community is sounding the alarm in North Dakota, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. With the governor opposed to issuing a statewide mask mandate, physicians are asking local governments and the public for help.
Grand Forks Herald
October 14, 2020, 10am PDT
The Republican Party once touted a deal to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin as evidence of their commitment to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., but the deal has soured, potentially beyond rescue.
Ars Technica
October 11, 2020, 7am PDT
Hospitals in parts of Wisconsin are experiencing a medical crisis reminiscent of New York and Arizona—they are running out of beds due to a surge of COVID-19 patients. The outbreak is statewide, showing no relationship with density.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 5, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Midwest has been the epicenter of coronavirus since late August, led by North and South Dakota. Masks have the potential to significantly reduce viral transmission, but neither state mandates their use. Will a public health campaign help?
Grand Forks Herald
September 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
The city of Milwaukee's commitment to Complete Streets is still in early stages, as a new progress report details with an eye toward the future.
Urban Milwaukee
August 14, 2020, 6am PDT
In Nick Demarsh and Rick Banks' opinion, defunding the police requires cities to reconsider car culture.
NextCity
August 9, 2020, 7am PDT
A top public health expert in the Trump administration warned that the U.S. is in a "new phase" of the pandemic, different from March and April when the coronavirus largely affected a few big cities. Now urban and rural areas alike are vulnerable.
CNN
July 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is picking up a plan previously championed and abandoned by former Gov. Scott Walker: The North-South expansion of I-94 west of Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Public Radio
June 10, 2020, 10am PDT
An article details the efforts of Madison-area researchers to glean lessons from the transportation patterns of March and April to inform better planning for the future.
Wisconsin State Journal
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
December 25, 2019, 11am PST
Since 1962, throwing a snowball in Wausau, Wisconsin could have gotten you a ticket.
Wisconsin Public Radio