An international group of geneticists, epidemiologists and public health researchers based in Australia, France and the U.S. teamed up to study a pathogen after it caused a small but deadly outbreak of illnesses in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's private sector job growth ranked 33rd in the country in 2016, according to detailed numbers released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data provides the most thorough picture yet of job creation since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.
The 2015-16 Elizabethkingia outbreak spanned at least 12 Wisconsin counties, and its hard to find a common thread among all of the victims. But genetic analysis shows that they were all exposed to the same novel strain.
The number of deer ticks and other species can vary each year, and weather conditions can play an important role in day-to-day exposure risks, but the state remains a hotspot for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
As Milwaukee grapples with increasing violence — against a national backdrop in which violent crime has steadily decreased since the early 1990s — there's no avoiding the multi-generational impacts of poverty and racial disparities in the city.
Public and private schools in Wausau are adjusting to Wisconsin's expanded school choice programs. Educators who work in each system have differing perspectives on how the voucher system is affecting students and taxes.
Nora Sheridan has been speaking out against gun violence in Milwaukee for years. Then she got the call all parents fear — that her 36-year-old son, Rainier Sheridan, had been murdered, in her own home.