Articles by Frederica Freyberg

One of Milwaukee's most impoverished ZIP codes is 53206. Marc Levine of UW-Milwaukee's Center for Economic Developments said the area feels the effects of multiple disadvantages, and while the job market is improving, many are working at poverty-level wages.
Andrew Mangham of the National Weather Service said Wisconsin could face "moderate flooding" due to a combination of the snow on the ground and early spring rains.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the center of controversial avian influenza that involves making the virus potentially more dangerous for humans. Will Cushman of WisContext discusses what it would mean for this research to resume.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection compiles a list of complaints Wisconsin consumers have. Here are what topped the list in 2018.
Richland County, located in southwestern Wisconsin, has voted for the winning gubernatorial candidate since the 1990s.
The question over where the Foxconn plant will draw its water from continues. UW-Parkside geosciences professor John Skalbeck said the application process to use Lake Michigan water differs from the diversion by Waukesha.
Trauma-informed care has been a key policy push in the state and has drawn international attention. Norwegian officials toured a Madison school that incorporates trauma-informed care into their curriculum.
Low milk prices have been hitting farmers America's Dairyland hard, including among farmers in western Wisconsin. A Seneca feed store owner, Tammy Olson, organized a town hall meeting to bringing farmers and elected officials together to discuss these challenges.
Wisconsin is running an advertising campaign is to attract new workers from Chicago to move to Wisconsin. Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses how cost-of-living calculations are determined and in what ways they vary between different places.
How and when do Wisconsin governors decide to hold special elections to fill legislative vacancies? Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses the potential political and financial reasons for the delay in filling two open seats and the 50 years of precedent related to special elections.

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A bubbling sense of uncertainty enveloping Foxconn's plans for its manufacturing and research operations in Wisconsin has sparked considerable speculation around the state in the opening months of 2019.More
In January, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill that addresses pre-existing conditions, but the scope of this proposal does not overlap completely with what is defined by the ACA.More
Would it be safe to assume that voters' early opinions about Tony Evers might hew somewhat closely to the November 2018 election results? Not quite.More
The state of Wisconsin's efforts to attract and retain a younger workforce are coinciding with a growing public reckoning in Madison and surrounding Dane County with the fact that many of its minority residents don't necessarily experience the city as welcoming or inclusiveMore
When it comes to the economy, the bold statistical strokes tell almost the opposite of some Wisconsinites' stories.More
The term "excited delirium" describes a physical and mental state that has been cited as a cause of death in dozens of officer-involved deaths across the United States in recent decades.More
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.More
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The Bon-Ton family of department stores is the most recent casualty in the decline of malls around the country.More
After years of Wisconsin testing fewer deer for chronic wasting disease but finding more cases of infections, a new study offered some additional clues about how CWD might spread through the environment.More
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Wisconsin is aging, and as its population of senior citizens grows, the health care workers who attend to them face growing risks of overwork and burnout.More