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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.
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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.
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Correspondence between Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin show growing conflict over the company's contract and status of public tax subsidies. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan discusses the current status of the state's position on the agreement.
Before the widespread availability of electricity allowed Americans to cool food with the flip of a switch, they relied on iceboxes.
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The first of three proposals to change eligibility for food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has been finalized by the Trump administration. Here's what the finalized rule means for Wisconsin.
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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.
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High-paying jobs in Wisconsin are on the rise, according to a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The report's author, Joe Peterangelo, discusses the state's overall employment trends, how they're growing in metro areas, and what's happening with high- and low-wage jobs.
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.
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Selah Freedom is opening its flagship safe house in Wisconsin to help survivors of sex trafficking resume normal, healthy lives. The organization's co-founder, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, discusses the purpose of this housing and how it will allow young women a fresh start.