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Of note: Today we highlight a story by Riley Vetterkind of the Wisconsin State Journal. Vetterkind, a former Wisconsin Watch intern, reports that Wisconsin officials still plan to hold the state’s April 7 election — even as the coronavirus crisis has spurred other states to postpone their contests. State officials are urging residents to request absentee ballots.
Tonight at 11:59 p.m. Central time is the deadline to register online to vote, and April 2 is the deadline for registered voters to request absentee ballots be mailed to them.
Officials urge absentee voting as Wisconsin’s April 7 election still on — Wisconsin State Journal
Coronavirus Wisconsin: Shortages in testing supplies and blood, closures pile up — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
200 at Children’s Hospital tested for coronavirus after doctor tests positive — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Froedtert opens drive-thru testing site as concerns grow — Kenosha News
Demand for toilet paper is rising, and Wisconsin’s $13 billion paper industry could thrive — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘Letting the staff go, that’s the hardest thing’: Coronavirus impacts bars and restaurants — Green Bay Press-Gazette
Amazon boosts hiring to address coronavirus delivery demands — Kenosha News
Photos: A look at how the novel coronavirus is affecting Wisconsin — Wisconsin State Journal
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How Wisconsinites are helping each other during COVID-19 shutdowns — Wisconsin Public Radio
Marshfield Clinic and Security Health launch $400,000 community support fund — Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
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