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For the first time, the proteins that cause chronic wasting disease have been detected in white-tailed deer semen — which is a commodity for deer farmers, who sell it for breeding purposes.
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Wisconsin in 2018 saw its most sewer overflow events since 2010, with increasing volumes of discharged waste. Experts say the problem plagues communities across the Great Lakes. Driving the spike: intensifying rainfall due to climate change.
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The Wisconsin State Capitol is the center of state government and the center of Madison, with streets and avenues converging from every direction at the Capitol Square. But how did that particular spot become one of the most important places in the state?
Following two years of steep drops, the number of international refugees who resettled in Wisconsin leveled off in 2019.
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There have been more than 400 cases of chronic wasting disease at Wisconsin deer farms and hunting ranches since it was first detected in the state almost two decades ago. But more than a quarter of those were reported since November 2018.
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study underscores a longstanding problem in Wisconsin: Rural residents are more likely to die from preventable causes like cancer and heart disease.
WisContext is focused on the long haul. Examining how Wisconsin's history shapes its contemporary issues and looking forward at how these trends may develop was a consistent element of our coverage in 2019.
Before the widespread availability of electricity allowed Americans to cool food with the flip of a switch, they relied on iceboxes.
For the second time in as many years, Wisconsin's gears of democracy have slipped and slowed on the questions of how and when a special election would be set by the governor's office.
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Since 2008, there have been 14 dams that have failed statewide, said Tanya Lourigan, state dam safety engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.