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Mousa Aldashash, his wife and his daughter fled violence in Syria a few years ago and are adjusting to life in the U.S. They are part of Wisconsin's relatively small Syrian refugee community.
More than 15,000 refugees from Syria resettled in the U.S. last year, but only 119 people have arrived to Wisconsin from Syria between 2002 and 2016. Scott Gordon of WisContext discuses refugee resettlement in the state.
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Immigration is at the forefront of the new administration of President Donald Trump, who issued a pair of executive orders that shift federal priorities. Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, discusses what these policies mean to immigration advocates.
A new center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be researching the spread of new diseases in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest region carried by ticks and mosquitoes.
In 2016, 8.1 percent of workers in the public and private sector were in unions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's down a bit from 8.3 percent in 2015.
Few people outside the world of government agencies and refugee-resettlement non-profits note that Burma accounts for Wisconsin's largest incoming refugee group. This community rarely takes the spotlight in political discussions or media coverage of refugees in the state.
Conditions must be just right for blueberry plants to survive and produce fruit. And although Wisconsin's climate is perfect, the soil – especially in the southern part of the state – isn't what blueberries like,
The average farmer in Wisconsin is around 56 years old, according to national agriculture statistics. University of Wisconsin-Extension Douglas County has been helping farmers transition the family farm to the next generation.
Over the past several years, a pair of trends have been putting pressure on the dairy industry in the United States.
One of the biggest issues facing the Wisconsin Legislature in the state budget process is how to deal with the transportation budget and fix roads across the state in need of repair.