Articles by Kate Archer Kent

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There are simply not enough resources available to test most people who are sick in Wisconsin and across the United States.The dilemma is spurring local and regional health systems to increasingly take testing matters into their own hands, a move state officials not only endorse but are actively pursuing.
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More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses the pandemic, including what has been learned since the state's first confirmed case was identified.
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Winter is historically when water levels recede in the Great Lakes. But in January 2020, Lake Michigan broke a 33-year-old record high, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Public health authorities and medical professionals in Wisconsin are preparing for potential cases of a respiratory virus that's new to humans, having emerged in China and subsequently spreading around the world.
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As climate change increases the likelihood of more extreme storms and subsequent floods in coming years, what is the state doing about the potential risks to dams? What does the situation look like at a more local level?
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As heavy autumn rains fall over much of Wisconsin, WisContext associate editor Will Cushman talks about extreme precipitation and how sever flooding is affecting infrastructure at the local level.
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Wisconsin has the highest number of dairy goats in the United States. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses these numbers and explains how the dairy goat industry took shape and expanded in America's Dairyland.
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Wisconsin's self-proclaimed moniker as "America's Dairyland" is taking on fresh meaning in the 21st century thanks to a growing market for milk from an animal that bleats rather than moos.
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With peak tick season imminent in the upper Midwest, researchers are hopeful more people will download and use a free smartphone app that helps track and identify the tiny arachnids.