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The Anishinaabe Solidarity Relay began in 1989. It was a response to racism and hatred directed towards Ojibwe people at boat landings and elsewhere after hunting and fishing treaty rights were affirmed by U.S. Supreme Court.
Its gaze stretches far beyond Earth's confines, and it's taken part in astronomy research around the planet, but when the sun sets, the Burnham telescope calls Wisconsin home.
Tracking global croplands and how they are changing is a massive, pressing and complex undertaking made possible by advances in remote sensing and computing.
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Rain poses a significant threat to farmers still waiting to plant waterlogged fields. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation president Jim Holte provides an update on the growing season.
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Corrections is one focus of Gov. Tony Evers agenda for Wisconsin as he seeks to reduce the state's prison population. Wisconsin Watch managing editor Dee Hall discusses corrections policy and prison overcrowding in the state.
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Research by the UW-Madison Center for Limnology collecting 30 years of data points to long-term impacts of climate change on mercury levels in lakes and fish in Wisconsin. WPR reporter Sarah Whites-Kodischek describes how scientists came across these findings.
Revocations for rule violations — and not the commission of new crimes — is the No. 1 cause of incarceration in Wisconsin, accounting for 40% of new admissions.
While 31 states saw decreases in their prison populations from 2017 to 2018, Wisconsin is not one of them.
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts must stay out of cases involving partisan gerrymandering. UW-Madison political science professor and Elections Research Center director Barry Burden discusses what the decision means for Gill v. Whitford .
The ability to issue partial vetoes of appropriations bills has allowed Wisconsin governors since 1930 to wield a quasi-legislative power that can substantially — and sometimes controversially — alter the text and implications of appropriations bills with little if any legislative input.