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Miss Elizabeth came to Milwaukee from Liberia in 2007. She knew no English. She'd never really even gone to school.
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Renee had fallen on hard times when her longtime friend Rick stepped in to offer his support. Curiosity brought them into the Literacy Network in Madison.
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Maria Huerta came to Milwaukee from Mexico with her husband. She knew no English but soon started classes at Journey House in Milwaukee.
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Bonnie began volunteering as a literacy tutor after seeing a notice in the newspaper. She was soon paired up with Ruth, who is working toward her GED.
State law requiring voters to provide identification will be in effect for the spring 2016 primary election in Wisconsin. What types of ID are accepted by poll workers?
A rising number of "non-traditional" students and their struggle to pay for college-related expenses led the Associated Students of Madison to set up a food pantry. University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. student Katharine Broton discussed research into food insecurity among college students.
Joe Grande
Public policies addressing lead in drinking water have serious holes, as reports from Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism revealed this week. But Wisconsin is also the home of one of the more ambitious lead-mitigation projects in U.S. history.
E coli
About 2 million children die each year from waterborne disease, primarily acquired by drinking water contaminated by pathogens, including bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
Reports of lead contamination in Flint, Michigan's water supply has people across the country questioning the safety of their own water.
Gooseneck pipes
About 39 percent of Wisconsin's households get their drinking water from private wells while most of the rest of the state's 5.7 million people rely on public utilities for this basic necessity. But utility customers across Wisconsin get their water on very different terms.