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As communities are under threat from more frequent, intense storms, a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts found Wisconsin is among 13 cities and states that have been able to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.
From the outside, Tricklebee Café in Milwaukee's Sherman Park looks like any other restaurant. Upon entry, however, it becomes clear that this café is different.
Large livestock and poultry farms generate complaints for the stenches they can produce. But do any stink more than the others?
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Turkey farms in Wisconsin continue to cater to local markets. But 2017 numbers numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show some decline in production.
While a variety of people have found success treating their medical ailments with cannabis, the drug remains illegal in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin scientists are hopeful that a raccoon virus may help deliver North America's hibernating bats from potential extinction.
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Many students in rural areas in Wisconsin and across the country are still facing inequity, according to a new study from the Rural School and Community Trust, a national nonprofit that helps rural schools and communities.
How can all of the state's tiny, elusive nocturnal flyers be counted? That's not possible. But the downward spiral of several bat species in Wisconsin can be tracked through the work of passionate conservation professionals, specialized technology and, crucially, legions of enthusiastic volunteers.
Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods across Wisconsin. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?
The consequences of marijuana arrests can be long-lasting. Arrest and conviction records can make it harder to get jobs, professional licenses, housing, financial aid for higher education and government assistance.