Author: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Wisconsin’s pandemic past offers clues to its coronavirus future

During the 1918 flu epidemic, Wisconsin limited deaths with statewide stay-at-home measures, though some cities reopened early — with deadly results. Will history repeat with COVID-19?

Roy Cummings, a movie house owner in Oshkosh, knew he would lose big bucks — some $400 to $500 a week — if the northeast Wisconsin city shut down his business and other public gathering places. But he believed it was a wise call.

Flouting stay-at-home order and social distancing, anti-lockdown protesters descend on Wisconsin Capitol

Demonstrators want Gov. Tony Evers to lift restrictions credited with lowering COVID-19 deaths but wreaking economic havoc on the state

An estimated 1,500 protesters, most of them not wearing face masks and many carrying American flags, gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday demanding an end to the wide-ranging shutdown of normal life and business in Wisconsin aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Over our heads in chaos’: Wisconsin election in flux amid pandemic fears

Gov. Tony Evers calls the Legislature into special session Saturday, pushing for a delay and voting by mail; top GOP leaders say the majority will not go along

As states across the U.S. delay their primary elections in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin decided to stay the course — and found itself in complete disarray.

How Wisconsinites can help during the pandemic

Donations of money, food, time and personal protective equipment are needed as neighbors help neighbors through the coronavirus crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through Wisconsin, closing schools and businesses and testing the state’s health care workforce, many people wonder how they can help — beyond staying at home to help “flatten the curve” of new infections.

Cuts in Wisconsin hospitals push nurses to the limit

Hospital executives are turning to algorithms to slash labor costs. Nurses say they are feeling the pinch, putting patients at risk.

By Parker Schorr of The Cap Times and Bram Sable-Smith of Wisconsin Watch/Wisconsin Public Radio Dr. Robert Golden, chairman of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board, sat in front of a sea of fed-up nurses as he…