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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protests continue across Wisconsin, with marchers stopping traffic in downtown Madison after a night of violence in the capital city that resulted in 15 arrests, more damages to businesses and the spraying of tear gas by police. Like in many places across the country, demonstrations over the death of George Floyd across Wisconsin have been mostly peaceful. But there has also vandalism and confrontations with police, continuing a weekend of unrest both in the state and across the country in reaction to Floyd’s death. Volunteers in Milwaukee and Madison also took to the streets on Monday, as they had on Sunday, to clean up damage from the night before.

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case seeking to purge about 129,000 voter registrations from the rolls ahead of the November presidential election after previously deadlocking on whether to get involved. Democrats oppose the voter purge, arguing it is intended to make it more difficult for their voters to cast ballots. Conservatives who brought the lawsuit argue that the integrity of the vote is at stake, saying that when records indicate voters may have moved, their registrations should be deactivated. The case is closely watched in battleground Wisconsin. President Donald Trump won the state by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016.

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has appointed three new University of Wisconsin System regents. Evers announced Monday that he has chosen Amy Bogust, Corey Saffold and Kyle Weatherly to the board. They replace Jan Mueller, Jason Plante and Torrey Tiedeman. Their terms all expired on May 1. Bogust is an attorney who earned her undergraudate degree at UW-Madison. Saffold will serve as the non-traditional student regent. He attends UW-Whitewater, where he studies criminology. Weatherly is the CEO of home-sharing company Frontdesk.

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The percentage of new positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues a downward trend. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show that 4% of all tests reported Monday were positive. That is the third smallest total in the past two weeks. In total, just over 18,500 people have tested positive in Wisconsin and 595 have died. That was up by three from Sunday. Only about 3,600 tests were reported Monday. That was about half of the 7,300 tests reported on Sunday and more than three times less that the 13,500 that were done on Friday.

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