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With the release of Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget proposal, Wisconsin is again debating how distribution of food stamps should work.More
At least one Wisconsinite drives to Nebraska and back to buy Ireland's most famous non-alcoholic export: grass-fed Kerrygold butter. Fans can't buy this product in Wisconsin because a state law enacted in the 1970s.More
The flowering of craft beer over the past decade was accompanied and aided by an arms race to scale new heights of bitter flavors.More
More children and families may receive counseling in response to exposure to gun violence and other trauma as a Milwaukee program expands.More
The Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council reported a more than 60 percent rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Wisconsin last year compared to 2015.More
Officers took 2,419 guns off Milwaukee streets in 2016 according to the city's police Department, which amounts to more than 400 guns seized per 100,000 residents.More
A program aimed at helping renters facing court-ordered evictions has begun in Milwaukee County.More
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 halting immigration to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries, confusion, fear and protests ensued at airports across the country as border patrol agents held up incoming refugees and foreign nationals who already had green cards.More
The former editor of the state Department of Natural Resources magazine says she's disappointed that Gov. Scott Walker called for scrapping the 98-year-old publication in his recent budget proposal.More
Low hourly wages, the lack of professional development opportunities and a high turnover rate are major factors contributing to the state's preschool teacher shortage, experts say.More