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Eviction filings are soaring in Wisconsin since Gov. Tony Evers lifted his 60-day moratorium on evictions and home foreclosures, Cary Spivak reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Eviction filings spiked 42% above 2019 levels in the two weeks since Evers’ order expired on May 27, Spivak’s analysis shows.
Housing experts feared such an outcome at a time when many Wisconsinites remain out of work during the pandemic, and thousands have waited weeks or more to access unemployment benefits from the overwhelmed and tough-to navigate Department of Workforce Development system.
Predicted surge comes true: Eviction filings jump over 40% in Milwaukee County and state — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
First-of-its-kind drive-thru veterinary clinic planned for Sun Prairie — Wisconsin State Journal
More men dying from COVID-19 than women, but as with so much about this disease, the reasons are unclear – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Portage tourism anticipates 50% hit after COVID-19 closures, delays canoe attractions — Portage Daily Register
Data to Note
Hospitalizations of Wisconsinites diagnosed with COVID-19 have plunged to their lowest total since April 4, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center.
On Monday, 284 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Wisconsin, continuing a steady decline since late May, when that number peaked above 400.
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A Day to Remember: Volunteers bring ‘prom-like’ experience to students — Wisconsin State Journal
Virtual Brat Fest raises $70,000 for local charities — Wisconsin State Journal
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