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Maintaining high quality water requires getting wet. That's why Sauk County conservationist Serge Koenig is standing in the rushing waters of a cool stream gathering samples.
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Statewide standardized test stores dropped slightly in Wisconsin in 2019. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor discusses this decline, and elaborates on the variety of factors that affect the achievement of students and resources of teachers.
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The U.S. Air Force is determining whether or not to base F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Badger Air Community Council executive director Chris Arenz discuss the potential health and economic impacts of this decision.
The stage had been set for a public health scare prompted by vaping long before July 2019, when health officials in Wisconsin announced a cluster of severe lung illnesses in eight otherwise healthy teens in the state.
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Wisconsin is funding more than 60 assistant district attorneys in 56 counties around the state. Wisconsin District Attorneys Association president Louis Molepske, who is the DA for Portage County, speaks to the effects of additional prosecutors in the criminal justice system.
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According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, there are about $1.2 billion in unpaid medical bills in the state in 2019. ABC for Health executive director Bobby Peterson discusses the complexities of medical debt in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin has so far seen 48 lung disease cases in 21 counties related to vaping. Dr. Michael Meyer, the head of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, describes how they connected these illnesses to vaping and their health impacts.
Red foxes and coyotes are a curious bunch of carnivores. Scientists studying these carnivores living in the state's capital are beginning to unravel how these city dwellers differ from their country counterparts, sometimes in surprising ways.
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There's a price to pay when someone is sent to jail in Wisconsin — literally. Wisconsin Watch managing editor Dee Hall discusses the widespread practice of of Wisconsin counties charging inmates for their stay in jail. Are these fees necessary, or do they violate the rights of those incarcerated?
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Open records requests allow citizens to see what politicians are doing and saying out of the public eye. Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, discusses how this tool of transparency can turn murky.