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UW researchers study COVID-19 coronavirus to try to develop treatments, vaccines

As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to grow in the U.S. and elsewhere, researchers in Madison and around the world are racing to come up with medical measures to stop it.

Unemployment claims skyrocket to more than 29,000 as business halts statewide amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly 15,000 initial claims were made on Wednesday, one day after Gov. Tony Evers ordered all bars and restaurants to halt sit-in services in an effort to curb the outbreak.

IN DEPTH: A crisis in long-term care | Assisted living facilities, nursing homes struggle to find workers

Care giving is impossible without caregivers, especially those who are dedicated to serving the elderly.

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Sen. Fred Risser, longest-serving lawmaker in American history, to retire

Fred Risser, the last veteran of World War II serving in a state legislature anywhere, was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1956 and to the Senate in 1962. 

Despite conflicting signals, volunteers stitch cloth masks to ease medical supply shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid a nationwide shortage of medical equipment, volunteers are stepping up to fill the gap, even though health care providers have cautioned against using homemade protective gear. 

Fave 5: Editorial cartoonist Phil Hands picks his favorite cartoons of 2019

We are sharing Wisconsin State Journal staffers' favorite work from 2019. Editorial cartoonist Phil Hands picks those on his short list.

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