Articles by Frederica Freyberg

Gov. Tony Evers announced he is seeking to renegotiate Wisconsin's contract with Foxconn, drawing ire from state Republicans. Bejing-based economics commentator Einar Tangen speaks to these developments.
WisContext reporter Will Cushman delves into what declining milk prices mean for Wisconsin dairy producers. He highlights specific counties in the state that have shown stark declines in herd numbers, and discusses what the outlook is for future milk prices.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay political science professor Aaron Weinschenk delves into how state Supreme Court races have become more partisan.
With an ongoing teacher shortage in Wisconsin, Unified School District of Antigo Superintendent Julie Sprague discusses the challenges faced in that district.
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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the center of controversial avian influenza research 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.

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One important issue contributing to and compounding 53206 residents' woes is a lack of transportation options from the urban center to the suburbs, where the Milwaukee metro area's job growth has been centered for decades.More
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Spring flooding is a familiar frustration around Wisconsin — it's about as expected as a dangerous blizzard striking in winter.More
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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