Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mary Spicuzza

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin, United States

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Recent articles by Mary:

What we know so far about Wisconsin's plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

When will the first coronavirus vaccines arrive, who will get them and how will they be distributed? Here's what we know. → Read More

'To beat this virus, we have to be united': Chaos and resistance to COVID-19 measures hinder Wisconsin's response

The Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reached out to 98 health departments statewide asking how they're addressing the pandemic. → Read More

On day five of election recounts in Milwaukee, all observers were given poop emoji wristbands from Wisconsin Center staff

"It's just kind of silly to try and make an issue out of something like this," Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said of the poop emoji bands. → Read More

Nearly 400 unopened absentee ballots from Milwaukee's south side found during recount

It appears 386 absentee ballot envelopes were not opened — and the ballots were not counted — on Election Day due to "human error" at Milwaukee's central count. → Read More

'What he is doing is outrageous': Doctors slam Sen. Ron Johnson over hearing on COVID-19 treatments

Doctors are criticizing a hearing held this week by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, about controversial treatments for COVID-19. → Read More

State elections official: Wisconsin's online absentee ballot request system does generate paper trail

Meagan Wolfe, director of the Elections Commission, said the state’s IT system sends emails to local clerks each time voters request absentee ballots. → Read More

Milwaukee Health Department says staff are being targeted by death threats, 'doxxing'

Two individuals showed up at the Milwaukee Health Department location looking for its MHD staff. → Read More

In suspicions raised about validity of Milwaukee's vote, leaders see harmful racial undertones

"The 20th Century is littered with cases where the selective questioning of votes cast by people of color has been used to silence their political strength." → Read More

What you need to know about President Trump's requested recount of two Wisconsin counties, Milwaukee and Dane

The Trump campaign has requested a recount of votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties, where Wisconsin's two largest cities are located. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan in quarantine after his mother tests positive for COVID-19

Mark Pocan said he has been in quarantine since last Tuesday, one day after he helped his mother move into a nursing home. → Read More

Uline founders Liz and Dick Uihlein test positive for COVID-19. She has criticized coronavirus restrictions.

Liz Uihlein, an outspoken critic of Gov. Tony Evers stay-at-home order earlier this year, previously claimed that the pandemic has been "overhyped" by the media. → Read More

Is Trump campaign urging Pennsylvania supporters to mail late ballots?

Even as the president rails against counting valid votes, his team appears to be encouraging illegal late voting in crucial Pennsylvania → Read More

U.S. Postal Service disregards court order to look for ballots in Wisconsin and other swing states

The U.S. Postal Service disregarded a federal judge’s Tuesday order to sweep mail processing facilities serving 15 states, including Wisconsin. → Read More

President Trump returns to Wisconsin for election eve rally in Kenosha, his 5th trip to the state in recent weeks

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian told reporters Monday he was worried Trump's visit to the Kenosha Regional Airport could cause COVID-19 to spread. → Read More

COVID-19: City of Milwaukee contact tracers face backlog of nearly 1,600 cases

Milwaukee health officials struggling to reach people who've tested positive and their close contacts face a backlog of nearly 1,600 confirmed cases. → Read More

Offering snacks to people waiting in line to vote sounds kind, but there are rules against it in Wisconsin

But there is nothing illegal about giving away food near polling places, so long as those involved aren't offering food in exchange for votes. → Read More

Subcontractor doing Trump voter outreach for Wisconsin Republicans fired amid accusations he didn't pay workers

A Republican Party of Wisconsin subcontractor, who was fired last week, is accused of not paying workers doing voter outreach for Trump. → Read More

Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald silent on his office's recent coronavirus quarantine

Fitzgerald's legislative office was forced to go into quarantine as Wisconsin Republican lawmakers and aides have faced a coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Milwaukee Republicans, Democrats tangle over debate hosted by NAACP

Republicans are accusing Milwaukee Democrats of avoiding a debate hosted by the NAACP. → Read More

'People are dying every night': Staff at overwhelmed Wisconsin hospital urge people to take coronavirus seriously

They're working hard and watching people die. At the same time, "they don't know if the community sees how serious this is." → Read More