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Be kind!

The pandemic may drag on, but the best way we can deal with it is to be kind to one another and do the best we can.

‘The party of permanent lockdowns’

Trump is spinning the reopening in his political favor. Democrats need a smart reopening plan, or the GOP will paint them as the party of lockdowns.
Owner Michael Mattson toasts the re-opening of the Friends and Neighbors bar following the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to strike down Governor Tony Evers' safer-at-home order against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S. May 13, 2020. Picture taken May 13, 2020.

‘We’re the Wild West’: Unmasked Wisconsinites crowd bars after the state Supreme Court struck down the governor’s stay-at-home...

"It will be Wisconsinites who pay the price" for this "judicial activism," said liberal justice Rebecca Dallet.

Republican candidate Tom Tiffany wins the special election in Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district

Tiffany, a GOP State Senator, easily defeated Democratic candidate Tricia Zunker in this solidly Republican district.

A Wisconsin chief justice faced backlash for blaming a county’s coronavirus outbreak on meatpacking employees, not ‘regular folks’

Chief Justice Patience Roggensack faced backlash for her comment, with some people calling it "elitist" to separate meatpackers from "regular folks."
A teenager completes a road test (file photo).

Wisconsin and Georgia are suspending road tests needed to get a driver’s license, but teens can still get behind the wheel without it

Each state requires teens to finish their education and behind-the wheel training, as well as receive parental consent before they get their licenses.
Mary and Wilford Kepler, who were together for 73 years, died within six hours of one another after battling the coronavirus.

A Wisconsin couple were together 73 years before they died of coronavirus just 6 hours apart

A Wisconsin hospital put Mary and Wilford Kepler in the same hospital room with their beds pushed together so they wouldn't have to be apart.
Voters wait to cast ballots during the presidential primary election in Wisconsin, April 7, 2020

Officials in Wisconsin found that least 36 people who tested positive for COVID-19 voted in-person during the April 7 election

Milwaukee, which usually has 180 open polling locations, operated with just five on election day, creating hours-long lines to vote in some cases.
Protesters against the state's extended stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) demonstrate at the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. April 24, 2020

Stunning photos and videos show thousands gathered at the Wisconsin capitol to protest the state’s stay-at-home order

The protest over Gov. Tony Evers' extension of the stay-at-home order to May 26 is believed to be the largest yet to take place in any state.
People take part in a protest for "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 15, 2020.

The Wisconsin GOP’s treasurer asked people attending an anti-lockdown rally to ‘please leave Confederate flags’ and guns at home to ...

"Ok folks, I implore you, please leave Confederate flags and/or AR15s, AK47s, or any other long guns at home," Brian Westrate wrote on Facebook.