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Deceptive news websites proliferate, infecting public debate with their lies

By Max Witynski and Jessica Christoffer, August 15, 2020

 

The public values the Media, but is losing confidence in the idea of objectivity

A new report from Gallup and Knight Foundation finds a widening gap between what Americans expect from the news media and what they think they are getting.

Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy dies from COVID-19


Deputy Richard “Rick” Treadwell

It is with great sadness that Sheriff Mahoney announces the passing of Deputy Richard “Rick” Treadwell, age 61, due to COVID-19.  

Mazo and Black Earth COVID-19 cases jump from 10 to 17

Black Earth and Mazomanie saw their total COVID-19 cases rise from 10 to 17 in one week, an increase of 58%. Sauk Prairie had nine new cases, just a slight increase over two weeks ago. After Sauk Prairie saw cases double between July 21 and August 3, weekly increases have been around three to four cases per village.

Looking towards the Presidential election: candidate Jo Jorgensen


Jo Jorgensen

Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen wants to turn the United States “into a giant Switzerland.” She says this nation - one of the most prosperous on Earth but also one that is struggling mightily with debt, civil unrest and healthcare costs higher than almost any other nation - should be powerful, peaceful and dedicated to the personal rights an

Possible Coronavirus exposure reported at Reedsburg school registration

A person who attended registration for the Reedsburg School District has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sauk County Public Health.

The individual, who did not have symptoms at the time, participated in registration on Aug. 11. 

Incumbents sweep area elections

With last week’s Partisan Primary wrapped up, candidates and voters are now looking ahead at the November election that will decide many key races, from President of the United States to the local State Assembly seat.

Wisconsin sees 14,000 unemployment claims for the first week of August

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released information related to the total number of unemployment calls received, applications filed, claims processed, and monies distributed in Wisconsin as of the week ending Aug. 8.

More restrictive bail conditions for man who allegedly sexually assaulted six-year-old girl

Curtis O’Brien, a Dane County man who allegedly sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl in 2012, now has a GPS monitor after a judge ruled on his bail-jumping charge. There are new conditions to his release.

O’Brien, 25, allegedly assaulted the girl over the course of two years. O’Brien first appeared in court in 2018.

Sauk Prairie sees ten new COVID-19 cases, none for Mazo and Black Earth

COVID-19 cases across the area have leveled off in Mazomanie and Black Earth, but continue to rise in Sauk Prairie. Mazomanie/Black Earth saw no new cases from August 10 to 17, a few weeks after a state-wide mask mandate went into effect. Sauk Prairie had 10 new cases, six in Sauk City and four in Prairie du Sac.

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