People / Policy

School districts in western Wisconsin, along with their counterparts across the state, are increasingly finding it hard to recruit and retain teachers.More
When a federal policy change affects America's senior citizens, it's safe to say that rural Wisconsinites will feel it keenly.More
Mentoring entrepreneurs and incubating small businesses are two ways a nonprofit organization is working to boost economic development in Vilas County.More
The city of Waukesha spent more than a decade seeking approval to source its drinking water supplies from Lake Michigan.More
Medication-assisted treatment tackles substance use disorders by combining behavioral therapy like counseling with a prescription medicine.More
As little as 15 minutes of discussion per day can establish lines of communication that help kids seek advice when confronted with bullying.More
The rollout of the Republican proposed bill to replace the Affordable Care Act has been chaotic, from one senator's frantic search for the bill before its text was released to a lack of consensus among GOP legislators.More
Connections are the key to stopping bullying: Teens are less likely to bully others in person or online if they have adults in their lives whom they don't want to disappoint.More
Economic growth and development hinge on how firms conduct business. Companies striving to maximize profits can compete in two ways: They can minimize their operating costs or they can innovate, develop new products and increase their market share. In practice, many firms mix these options by focusing on innovation while keeping an eye on costs.More
Between 2002 and 2016, nearly 14,000 refugees fleeing violence and persecution around the world resettled in Wisconsin. Of this group, more than 5,000 were from a single nation in southeast Asia: Burma.More