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Making financial decisions about health insurance can be difficult for people who are unable to understand what's included in their coverage plans.
The lack of data in adult literacy
In many ways, campaigns to improve literacy are more sophisticated than ever. In many ways, campaigns to improve literacy are more sophisticated than ever.
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On an early summer evening in 1836, the steamship New York docked on the Milwaukee lakefront and a young naturalist and engineer stepped ashore.
Matthew Desmond
Evictions not only put poor families out on the streets, but simultaneously set off a cascade of consequences for both the people and neighborhoods affected.
Matthew Desmond's book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City covers Milwaukee's eviction epidemic, which is most common in poor neighborhoods, and with black, low-income women and children among the most affected.
Kevin Masarik
U.S. farmers embraced nitrogen-based fertilizer at a dramatic pace during the 1960s and '70s. Since then, its use has played a key role in boosting agricultural productivity. But as a consequence, nitrogen's more soluble form, nitrate, has become a common drinking water contaminant, in Wisconsin and around the country.
Beth Lewis
The process of earning a high-school equivalency certificate in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the last couple of years, and the transition hasn't been smooth.
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It's been a low-activity year so far for influenza in Wisconsin and in much of the United States.
Shawn Johnson on WPT
Last week, the Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said the chamber would conclude its work for the 2015-2016 legislative session. But it wasn't easy to keep track of all of the bills under consideration.
The distribution of drinking water ties Wisconsin's major population centers together, and shapes local economies and political dynamics. Local governments depend on and sometimes battle with each other to ensure access to drinking water sources, and the infrastructure necessary for treatment.