Public housing will soon be smoke free. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a final rule Wednesday. While some cities across the country have already made the change, Wisconsin's larger housing authorities have not.
Federal legislators from Wisconsin say the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to purchase the surplus cranberries after this year's abundant harvest.
When people think about preserving natural areas, many may think about government-protected lands – like state parks, national forests and state Department of Natural Resources wildlife areas. But land trusts are becoming an increasingly popular way to conserve land.
The state of Wisconsin is betting on manure digesters in rural northeastern Wisconsin to curb water pollution and other environmental problems linked to the spreading of manure on dairy farms.
Infants born addicted to drugs are one of several unfortunate results of Wisconsin's drug epidemic stemming from the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.
People who worry about not having enough to eat cope in different ways. Some borrow money, neglect health care or defer paying bills. Many choose foods of poor nutritional value because they cost less but are filling.
Most Wisconsinites – and Americans – have a special place in their hearts and kitchens for dairy milk. But the last few years have seen a growth in popularity of milk alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk and rice milk.
Wisconsin has responded to the nationwide rise in opioid addiction — fueled by cheap heroin, pain pills, and more recently fentanyl — with a series of bills that emphasize treatment over criminalization. But some of the state's initiatives focus on people already caught up in the criminal justice system.
The 2016 presidential election brings new leadership to Washington, D.C., and, with it, many questions about the future of health insurance, the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. However, all insurance options remain available to consumers for calendar year 2017.
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The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has embarked on a pilot program for soon-to-be released inmates and offenders on community supervision who suffer from opioid addiction. This medication-assisted treatment approach centers on a drug called Vivitrol.