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The status of Wisconsin's economy as 2017 begins offers convincing fodder for just about any narrative about jobs in the state, as long as it's either buoyant and sunny or frustrated and pessimistic.More
Repeal and... what exactly then? And is repeal even certain?More
Although sand has been mined across Wisconsin for over a century, the large-scale mines and associated processing and transportation facilities are relatively new.More
Around the world, an increasing proportion of the fish and other seafood people eat, catch, use as bait or put in aquariums is raised in controlled environments in a practice known as aquaculture. This industry is growing quickly in Wisconsin.More
Wisconsin Republicans will begin the 2017 legislative session with their majority expanded to historic numbers, but they aren’t showing a united front on transportation issues as 2016 ends.More
City centers typically are hotter than suburbs, which in turn tend to be hotter than rural areas, controlling for other factors. The more developed and densely populated an area, the more buildings, asphalt and other solid surfaces amplify and absorb the heat of the sun, usually with fewer plants to help cool things down.More
As the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans a major reorganization that proposes giving large livestock operations more leeway to write their own permit applications, at least one long-term trend will continue: the agency's work is growing more complex while its staff and budget are shrinking.More
Wisconsin has responded to the nationwide rise in opioid addiction — fueled by cheap heroin, pain pills, and more recently fentanyl — with a series of bills that emphasize treatment over criminalization. But some of the state's initiatives focus on people already caught up in the criminal justice system.More
Kathleen Falk, one of the regional directors for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is likely looking at a job change soon — her job is a political appointment under President Barack Obama's administration. But she had a strikingly sunny outlook about the future of the Affordable Care Act.More
Few people would consider Wisconsin an ethnically diverse state, unless they're considering various strains of European ancestry. That is factually correct, but Wisconsin has seen many waves of change over the years.More