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Today we feature a story by Bram Sable-Smith, reporting for WPR and Wisconsin Watch, on the feds’ blessing for Wisconsin to distribute pandemic unemployment payments to hundreds of Wisconsin residents with disabilities. Sable-Smith reported in early June that because of a particular state law, Wisconsin recipients of Social Security Disability payments were being denied federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — aimed at helping people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic but who don’t qualify for normal state jobless aid. In mid-June, state officials said they were reconsidering how to handle the payments. On Monday, the feds approved the change.
A pandemic. Marching in the streets. Economic hardship. Former governors ask where our government leaders are. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ashland to consider mandatory face masks — Ashland Daily Press
Confused about Wisconsin being added to Chicago’s 14-day quarantine order? Here’s what to know. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Appleton School Board OKs sending students back to school with masks — Appleton Post-Crescent
UW students push voting during pandemic with masks, TikToks — The Cap Times
WIAC cancels, postpones fall sports due to COVID-19 — Wisconsin State Journal
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County fair sponsorship auctions opened Monday — Beloit Daily News
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