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.
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.
Every year in Wisconsin, dozens of people get lost in the woods or need rescuing on the water. The people who are called out to look for them are trained like professionals, but get paid like volunteers.
The state is moving forward with its process to revisit some of the regulations that govern Wisconsin's livestock siting rules. With the smell of large-scale farms a source of debate, Iowa State University agriculture and biosystems engineering professor Jacek Kozel discusses the science of smell.
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.
An Ozaukee County Circuit Court ruling ordered the deactivation of over 200,000 registered Wisconsin voters flagged as having changed their address. Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe discusses the voter purge lawsuit and the ongoing appeal process.