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IN DEPTH: Animal shelters do what they do because of you

Animal shelter leaders find it hard to imagine a world where community support is lacking.

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.

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Madison doctor couple on front lines of COVID-19 embracing 'air hugs'

For workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk isn’t theoretical. Despite wearing protective gear, and taking other precautions, they’re inches away from patients emitting a new virus that has killed more than 55,000 people.

With medical supplies dwindling in COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin businesses shift gears

In a mobilization reminiscent of World War II, when factories worked around the clock to address military needs, Wisconsin businesses are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 

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