When then Rep. Sean Duffy resigned from Congress in September 2019, a political fight broke out over the special election to fill it. WisContex t engagement editor Hayley Sperling discusses what happened and what the 7th Congressional District's vacancy means in terms of political representation.
Nearly 60 years after gray wolves were considered extinct in Wisconsin, the population has rebounded dramatically. But the conservation success story has turned into a nuisance for hunters, farmers and others whose animals are increasingly encountering wolves.
With Wisconsin's wild elk population numbering only in the hundreds, wildlife managers are keeping tabs on the threat chronic wasting disease may pose to the animal. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses work to reintroduce elk in the state and assess its risk to CWD.
As communities are under threat from more frequent, intense storms, a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts found Wisconsin is among 13 cities and states that have been able to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.