"I only leave the house now to take out the garbage," said Devonta Hymes from his home on Milwaukee's north side. The Washington High School senior's caution comes from an up close and personal view of COVID-19.
This isn’t the first pandemic the Voegeli family has worked through. They’ve milked purebred Brown Swiss dairy cows on their 1,500-acre Monticello farmstead since 1854 — 64 years before the flu pandemic of 1918.
While the political fabrication of masks takes shape, Yer Lor, owner of AJ Stitch and Alteration in Greendale, has taken matters into her own hands. Together with friends, her team members have turned their sewing machines, skills and materials into a facemask-for-free enterprise.
As Wisconsin voters start going to the polls in the 2020 election cycle, most counties in the state maintain websites that do not employ at least one of two basic practices that would help bolster their digital security and public confidence in their online platforms.
Kewaunee native James Malechek is the strength and performance coach for China Swimming, the nation’s official Olympics swim development program based in Beijing. Now he and 500 swimmers and fellow coaches are in complete isolation from the public.
Hundreds of people in Wisconsin have been hospitalized for influenza so far in the 2019-20 season. Wisconsin Department of Health Services influenza surveillance coordinator Tom Haupt discusses this seasonal strains of the flu virus and why numbers are up for the season.
Rates of unvaccinated children are on the rise in Wisconsin as more parents seek personal waivers for their children. Dr. James Conway, a UW Medical School pediatrics professor and infectious disease specialist discusses the risks vaccine refusal poses and the state's chances of outbreaks.
The book We've Been Here All Along: Wisconsin's Early Gay History chronicles the history of LGBTQ Wisconsinites prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York. Author R. Richard Wagner discusses how many people lived their lives amid pervasive homophobia.
Declining enrollments and complicated funding streams are making it harder and harder for rural schools to keep the lights on. Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance director Kim Kaukl discusses this seemingly inescapable pattern and shares his own story in Spring Valley.