Articles by Scott Gordon

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Seasonal workers who traveled from Mexico, and Texas-born people of Mexican descent, known as Tejanos, became a crucial part of Wisconsin's agricultural workforce during and after World War II.More
Two of Wisconsin's major cities, Madison and Eau Claire, have resolved to go carbon-neutral, by reducing their levels of energy usage and converting entirely to renewable sources.More
Wisconsin has not adopted state laws specifying how direct primary care should be regulated, what scope of services a direct primary care doctor should offer, how a direct primary care agreement differs from health insurance, or whether direct primary care practices can bill Medicare and Medicaid.More
The state of Wisconsin's efforts to attract and retain a younger workforce are coinciding with a growing public reckoning in Madison and surrounding Dane County with the fact that many of its minority residents don't necessarily experience the city as welcoming or inclusiveMore
Elected officials looking to get reelected or climb the political ladder or have a degree of leeway that most other public employees and private-sector workers don't.More
When it comes to the economy, the bold statistical strokes tell almost the opposite of some Wisconsinites' stories.More
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After yet another summer of dangerous and destructive flooding, from Ino to Madison to Coon Valley, Wisconsinites seem more ready than ever to discuss how climate change is affecting the state.More
The symptoms and causes of strokes can vary widely, but it's always crucial to get victims medical help as quickly as possible.More
Wisconsin environmental regulators announced in August 2018 that they will take new steps to track and try to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state's deer population.More
During World War I, civic life in the United States often centered around what civilians could do to help the war effort.More

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How often do flags fly at half-staff in Wisconsin? More than they used to.More
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Over the course of three months, a seemingly mundane state personnel matter snowballed into a string of inaction and action across all three branches of government that was unprecedented in Wisconsin's political landscape.More
The opioid crisis has encroached on arguably all levels of society across the United States, the federal government officially deemed it a public health emergency. An estimated 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose.More
Wisconsin's private sector job growth ranked 33rd in the country in 2016, according to detailed numbers released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data provides the most thorough picture yet of job creation since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.More