Context
Context. Explaining the issues

Context

It's a time of profound change for Wisconsin's population — where it's concentrated, where it's moving, which age groups and racial and ethnic origins it reflects, and what kinds of lives all residents are seeking to live.
The concept of flood recurrence intervals is a classic example of a communication gap that can form between scientists and the public.
Wisconsin as a whole has gotten a little healthier relative to other states, according to a yearly assessment by the United Health Foundation. But binge drinking remains a problem.
Building the infrastructure to serve Foxconn's proposed factory with water will be a major engineering and construction project in its own right.
Wisconsin's decision to let Foxconn draw water from Lake Michigan may set a precedent for water use that resonates across the Great Lakes region and beyond.
A daring practice in which people catch catfish by hand is finding official support in Wisconsin.
An investigation of 105 special elections in Wisconsin since 1971, as well as 45 legislative vacancies not filled through special elections over the same time period, indicates that it's pretty normal for governors to call them swiftly and without much fuss. But Gov. Scott Walker is challenging that norm with a recent decision.
The World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 made renowned contributions to American amusement park attractions, cheap beer branding and serial killer lore, but it likewise provided a profound influence on the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Cattle can often be seen grazing in meadows around Wisconsin, but they may also be finding their meals in wooded areas.
Rural America and the issues faced by people who live in rural places are at the center of the national conversation. But once you go outside of our major cities, exactly what places are considered rural?