Bryan Richards
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has identified thousands of deer infected with chronic wasting disease over the last 17 years. But the total number of animals affected and the geographic breadth of the disease is at the heart of policy differences over how to address the disease.
StoryWalk in Crawford County
This summer, parents in Crawford County who want to help their children increase their physical outdoor activity can take them on literary walking tours — and help their communities achieve better health outcomes.
U.S. Geological Survey chronic wasting disease project leader Bryan Richards said the growth of CWD is unprecedented in north-central Iowa County. Tactics to prevent CWD from spreading more around Wisconsin include educational programs and regulatory measures.
A federal trial will determine whether Wisconsin Assembly district boundaries the Republican-led Legislature redrew in 2011 are an unconstitutional gerrymander against voters for Democratic candidates.
Fish with spinach
Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a variety of proteins are basic to good health. However most Wisconsin children and their families don't eat enough of these foods.
Lily leaf beetle
Every year as spring unfolds, fruit growers around Wisconsin start feeling anxious, wondering whether a late frost will harm their crop.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist J. Paul White said white-nose syndrome, a fungal infection, cause bats to wake from hibernation, forcing them into winter conditions they cannot handle.
Adult lily leaf beetles
Gardeners in central Wisconsin should be on the lookout for the lily leaf beetle and be ready to help prevent it from spreading around the state. Bright red in color, this invasive insect is turning up in Marathon and Portage counties.
Asphalt sealcoats
Spring is in the air, and with it the sharp odor of freshly sealed asphalt driveways and parking lots. Used to improve the appearance and prolong the life of asphalt pavement, some sealcoats can be as toxic as they smell.
Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray
Police departments around the United States have experimented with "community policing" methods since the 1980s, but distrust of law enforcement officers remains deeply embedded in many low-income and minority communities.