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In 2015, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued three employment agencies in Chicago's Chinatown, and two Illinois restaurants that had used their services, for allegedly exploiting Latino immigrant workers in several states, including Wisconsin.
While efforts after August 2018 storms focused on cleaning up and limiting flooding, Madison will need to address its vulnerability to extreme rainfall if it wants to prepare for the future.
People tend to see a river as an immutable part of the landscape. If we look a little deeper, however, we see evidence of rivers responding to changes in land and water uses, even changes in climate.
Mercury levels remain high in the lakes, rivers and fish of the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula despite a substantial decline in airborne mercury emissions over the past 30 years.
Limited access to reliable, high-speed internet services is an issue facing rural Wisconsin that generates a lot of attention and calls for action, yet may seem to be moving at a crawl.
For land-owning farmers facing tough economic circumstances, the decision to forgo another year’s crop or to liquidate their livestock is not an easy one.
While the idea of rural economic development is an increasing mainstay of political rhetoric, its implementation is not as widely discussed.
Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford and Grant — these seven counties running north-to-south along the Mississippi River comprise nearly half of Wisconsin's western border.
The length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking, records and interviews show.
The soon-to-be-celebrated 10th anniversary of the Great Lakes Compact's creation comes at a time when the durability and effectiveness of the agreement are under close scrutiny.