A plan to send absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters has yet to clear a final procedural hurdle. The Wisconsin Elections Commission was scheduled to vote on the final wording of the mailing, but it delayed that vote until June 17.
Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Wisconsin is leading a coalition of 22 states in supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary decision to regulate so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS in drinking water.
The identity of Wisconsin Rapids has always been closely tied to the paper industry. When Verso Corporation announced the it was idling its Wisconsin Rapids mill and laying off 900 employees, it cut to the heart of this community in central Wisconsin.