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UW researchers study COVID-19 coronavirus to try to develop treatments, vaccines

As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to grow in the U.S. and elsewhere, researchers in Madison and around the world are racing to come up with medical measures to stop it.

Unemployment claims skyrocket to more than 29,000 as business halts statewide amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly 15,000 initial claims were made on Wednesday, one day after Gov. Tony Evers ordered all bars and restaurants to halt sit-in services in an effort to curb the outbreak.

Online exclusive: Wisconsin and La Crosse area public-sector employee salary databases

Here's a look at salary data from employees who work for the city of La Crosse, La Crosse County, the La Crosse School District, the state of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin System.

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From Tribune files: Openings and closings of La Crosse area businesses

Each week, Tribune business columnist Steve Cahalan reports on the latest openings and closings in the La Crosse area.

Sen. Fred Risser, longest-serving lawmaker in American history, to retire

Fred Risser, the last veteran of World War II serving in a state legislature anywhere, was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1956 and to the Senate in 1962. 

Despite conflicting signals, volunteers stitch cloth masks to ease medical supply shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid a nationwide shortage of medical equipment, volunteers are stepping up to fill the gap, even though health care providers have cautioned against using homemade protective gear. 

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