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Debra Pyka did not know the true risks of football when she decided to allow her three sons to play youth tackle football.
At 6 feet tall and 195 pounds, Tony Megna was considered too small to be a college football linebacker. Megna was determined, though, to play for the University of Wisconsin-Madison squad.
A study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health examines the presence of small plastic particles in water.
Researchers have found prions that cause chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's soil and water. UW-Madison soil scientist Joel Pederson explains what this research means about the spread of CWD around the state.
What levels of bias among voters exist against women candidates for public office? UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden discusses surveys on the role gender bias plays in elections.
A petition from lawyers and judges across Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court to increase the pay for court-appointed attorneys doing public defender work. John Birdsall, a Milwaukee attorney and co-author of the request, discusses this issue.
A survey found six out of the top 10 U.S. with highest excessive drinking rates are in Wisconsin. Jim Pearson of Journey Mental Health discusses the shifting demographics of binge drinkers and the issues that arise with a heavy drinking culture.
What are Wisconsin's electronic voting systems and election integrity practices? Wisconsin Elections Commission interim administrator Meagan Wolfe discusses what the state is doing about these issues.
It's a not-so-well-kept secret in Wisconsin that hickory nuts taste better when someone else shells them.
It is a common misperception that forests stay the same. Woodlands change slowly over many years, and the shifts may be imperceptible to the casual observer.