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More people are being locked up in Wisconsin, and the increase in inmates in county jails and state prisons is costing taxpayers and straining capacity of corrections facilities in some places.
A group of chemicals known as PFAS are prompting increasing attention and concern across Wisconsin. What are these chemicals and why are they such a big deal?
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Wisconsin in 2018 saw its most sewer overflow events since 2010, with increasing volumes of discharged waste. Experts say the problem plagues communities across the Great Lakes. Driving the spike: intensifying rainfall due to climate change.
While the ketogenic diet may be trendy, it’s important to know what it is before jumping onto another health bandwagon.
Although humans need to consume a certain amount of fat, not all fats are created equally.
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Hundreds of people in Wisconsin have been hospitalized for influenza so far in the 2019-20 season. Wisconsin Department of Health Services influenza surveillance coordinator Tom Haupt discusses this seasonal strains of the flu virus and why numbers are up for the season.
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Every year in Wisconsin, dozens of people get lost in the woods or need rescuing on the water. The people who are called out to look for them are trained like professionals, but get paid like volunteers.
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study underscores a longstanding problem in Wisconsin: Rural residents are more likely to die from preventable causes like cancer and heart disease.
WisContext is focused on the long haul. Examining how Wisconsin's history shapes its contemporary issues and looking forward at how these trends may develop was a consistent element of our coverage in 2019.
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Selah Freedom is opening its flagship safe house in Wisconsin to help survivors of sex trafficking resume normal, healthy lives. The organization's co-founder, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, discusses the purpose of this housing and how it will allow young women a fresh start.