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For nearly two decades after World War II, leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison systematically outed gay students to their families, extended harsh punishments for suspected homosexual activity and participated in harmful attempts at psychiatric treatment.
Wisconsin is home to an awful lot of lakes. What defines a healthy lake?
Wisconsin's budget-writing committee approved a two-year extension for the state's stewardship fund that purchases land for outdoor recreation and environmental protection. Wisconsin Policy Forum research director Jason Stein discusses the program's funding.
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Here's a classic joke: A miner, a sailor and a badger walk into a busy bar. Actually, it's not a bar … it's the Wisconsin state flag.
Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.
Declining enrollments and complicated funding streams are making it harder and harder for rural schools to keep the lights on. Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance director Kim Kaukl discusses this seemingly inescapable pattern and shares his own story in Spring Valley.
Black flies — also called "buffalo gnats" due to their humpbacked appearance — are deceptive creatures for their small size.
Another day, another debate on wildlife management.
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In 1919, Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to ratify the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. A celebration at the state Capitol 100 years later recalled that history and its legacy.
As recently as 2013, water levels on most of the Great Lakes were very low. But since 2014 the issue has been too much water, not too little.