Lifeguards are in short supply around the country this year because of low unemployment and Covid’s effects on training. Pools have been left closed and beaches unguarded.
Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.
Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.
Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.
After an unrelenting spike in cases, a small but growing list of districts — including Newark, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland — moved temporarily to remote learning.
Darrell Brooks, accused of plowing his S.U.V. through a Wisconsin parade, had been freed on $1,000 bail for a different charge in Milwaukee County, where there is a backlog of cases.
Dozens of people were injured, including children, after an S.U.V. tore through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis.
Evictions are rising nationwide. “We don’t know where the ceiling is,” one expert said.
Kerida O’Reilly, 34, had been accused of attacking State Senator Tim Carpenter at a Black Lives Matter protest, prompting others nearby to attack him.
Anissa Weier, 19, requested her release in a letter this March. “If I am to become a productive member of society, I need to be a part of society,” she wrote.
This troubled, divided city needed something to celebrate.
This documentary presents a portrait of a transgender woman’s life, her faith as an evangelical Christian and her strained relationship with her family.
It was President Biden’s first extended encounter with voters since Inauguration Day and was a rare opportunity for him to practice his signature brand of personal politics.
A Trump appointee in Milwaukee, Judge Brett H. Ludwig, dismissed a suit contesting the election with a withering rebuke.
The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.
As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.
Yet Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit have become the targets of G.O.P. allegations of voting shenanigans.
The city would also have to admit wrongdoing in its arrest of the Milwaukee Bucks player, who sued the city after the police used a Taser to subdue him during a confrontation over a parking violation in 2018.
Hillary Clinton’s narrow loss refocused the party’s efforts to reclaim support and power after years of Republican statehouse dominance.
Early voting has soared in Wisconsin, as have coronavirus cases, moving most campaigning online. But volunteers are working hard to reach the dwindling number of voters who have yet to cast ballots.
A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.
The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.
In Wisconsin, about 146,000 people voted by mail in the 2016 general election. This fall, about 647,000 people have already voted absentee, many in Democratic strongholds.
Joseph Mensah, a police officer in Wauwatosa, shot Alvin Cole, 17, in a parking lot in February. Mr. Cole was the third person the officer had killed in five years.
The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.
The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.
For Democrats, who rely on Black voters to power their electoral advantages in America’s urban centers, the difference between good and great Black voter turnout is often a question of Black men.
It’s not the convention people will see on television next week. But Republicans are staging a truncated gathering in Charlotte to renominate President Trump.
A virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city as a virtual bratwurst is to a hungry man.
Milwaukee is the titular site of the Democratic National Convention, defined less by what is happening inside the Wisconsin Center than what is not.
Senator Kamala Harris became the first woman of color on a major party ticket, while former President Barack Obama condemned President Trump by name and issued a grim warning about the durability of American democracy.
Progressives still have serious reservations about Joe Biden. But for now, the ideological fights are on hold.
The Democratic convention starts Monday. But none of the leading participants will be in Milwaukee, the host city. Hotels there were closed and the bars of America’s most beer-loving city were eerily barren.
Officers’ use of tear gas against protesters was among the issues that led to Alfonso Morales’s removal from his post.
The Democrats bowed to the realities of the pandemic and canceled the major in-person speeches that were still planned for their convention this month.
Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked after he recorded video of demonstrators at a protest in the capital, Madison, last month.
An event that was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee may now involve just 300, with plans still far from settled a month before the convention.
The directive ensures that little will happen at the convention in Milwaukee beyond speeches by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top party leaders.
Instead of the usual media circus, this summer’s made-for-TV political confabs will have a whole lot less TV.
The Democratic National Committee is changing its plans for the August event, at which Joe Biden will accept the presidential nomination, because of coronavirus concerns.
The Times interviewed 59 delegates who will help nominate Joe Biden. Most said they don’t want to risk their own health, or the health of others, by attending a full-scale convention in Milwaukee.
A vote by the party’s rules committee comes as officials hold out hope for some kind of in-person celebration in August, even as a large gathering appears increasingly unlikely because of the coronavirus.
We must get away from a partisan view of the law.
Latinos are far more effective than any TV ad at convincing their friends and family to vote.
With the coronavirus restrictions, entrepreneurs are learning in real time just how they need to adapt to survive.
A large shift from in-person to mail voting, as happened in the state because of the coronavirus, had been thought to create little advantage for either party. A Times analysis found otherwise.
If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for all Americans.
Nearly a week after voters in the state went to the polls in the middle of a pandemic, results from an important Wisconsin Supreme Court race and the presidential primary will arrive.
The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed.