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In the best of worlds, people never stop improving their ability to make smart financial choices. It's a lifelong endeavor, with the financial decisions people face changing as they age and circumstances shift.
Peggy Olive
Four financial strategies can help people use their money to balance their needs with enjoyment of their lives, UW-Extension senior outreach specialist Peggy Olive said in an Aug. 5, 2015, talk at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.
Michael Bell
Elizabethkingia continues to challenge epidemiologists as it afflicts people scattered throughout southern and eastern Wisconsin. It's a type of gram-negative bacteria found commonly in the environment, but only rarely causes disease in humans.
An outbreak of Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin has infected 48 people and killed 15 since November 2015. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pathogen specialist Dr. Michael Bell said the exact source of the outbreak is unknown, and CDC officials continue to research it.
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.