Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Shawano County, has been fielding questions from the community regarding the federal shutdown and stoppage of funding obligated under treaty rights.
Wisconsin fell short from national trends and its closest Midwest neighbors when it came to electing more women to office in 2018. Hayley Sperling of WisContext discusses what contributed to the state's low numbers.
A analysis released in January 2019 shows more than 40 percent of private wells in southwestern Wisconsin failed to meet drinking water standards. Meanwhile, rules implemented in the summer of 2018 attempt to curb groundwater contamination in other parts of the state.
Indigenous languages are endangered in Wisconsin, but efforts to preserve and stabilize them has increased among Native American nations and tribes. Margaret Noodin, director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Eduction at UW-Milwaukee, explains what these efforts look like.
Gov.-elect Tony Evers announced a criminal justice reform advisory panel and listed its goals for Wisconsin. John Eason, a UW-Madison sociology professor specializing in criminal justice reform, discussed Wisconsin's incarceration rates.
Baraboo is grappling with how to handle a viral photo of students holding their arms in the position of a Nazi salute. Madison-based civil rights attorney and synagogue president Jeff Spitzer-Resnick wrote an open letter to the Baraboo school board asking they treat it as a teachable moment.
The Wisconsin Legislature has used last-minute maneuvers to anonymously move major budget and policy changes into law while minimizing opportunity for public input. Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism managing editor Dee Hall explains how these processes work.