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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.
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When then Rep. Sean Duffy resigned from Congress in September 2019, a political fight broke out over the special election to fill it. WisContex t engagement editor Hayley Sperling discusses what happened and what the 7th Congressional District's vacancy means in terms of political representation.
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More than one-third of adults don't plan on getting a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season, according to a survey from National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
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Nearly 60 years after gray wolves were considered extinct in Wisconsin, the population has rebounded dramatically. But the conservation success story has turned into a nuisance for hunters, farmers and others whose animals are increasingly encountering wolves.
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With Wisconsin's wild elk population numbering only in the hundreds, wildlife managers are keeping tabs on the threat chronic wasting disease may pose to the animal. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses work to reintroduce elk in the state and assess its risk to CWD.
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Signs with names like BB, CV, N and SS flank Wisconsin's county roads. Why are they labeled with letters?
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The American Public Health Association is calling on federal, state and local governments to halt approval of large livestock farms until more is known about their impacts to public health.
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As communities are under threat from more frequent, intense storms, a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts found Wisconsin is among 13 cities and states that have been able to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.
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Turkey farms in Wisconsin continue to cater to local markets. But 2017 numbers numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show some decline in production.
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Many students in rural areas in Wisconsin and across the country are still facing inequity, according to a new study from the Rural School and Community Trust, a national nonprofit that helps rural schools and communities.