Contributions by Hayley Sperling

When it comes to elections in Wisconsin, just about everything seems to be growing more complicated.More
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The 2017-18 influenza season is well underway across the United States, and it's proving to be a rough one.More
While much of the nation's eyes were turned toward the South, struggle for equal opportunities and accompanying social unrest also reached a boiling point in northern states, particularly in cities like Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee.More
A building intended to serve as a symbol of freedom and democracy marks its centennial in 2017. But before the Wisconsin State Capitol building rose in the center of Madison, two earlier state houses stood in its place.More
What started off as an "open secret" in Hollywood quickly became central to the national conversation as dozens of men in positions of power were alleged to have engaged in sexual assault and harassment at remarkable levels.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
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No one knows yet for sure how much water Foxconn's planned electronics manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant will need for its daily operations, but just getting it there will be a big job.More
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When economic recession struck in 2008, big banks weren't the only industry dealt a blow. Manufacturers suffered major setbacks, too, particularly automakers. Their struggles sent a ripple effect across the United States, but were felt in one Wisconsin city in particular.More
With the summer of 2017 in the record books, many parts of Wisconsin are still feeling the impact of the season's wet weather.More
Language shapes how people view the world, build ideas and communicate with others people — it's an integral part of community culture and personal identity. But for many Native American nations, their ancestral languages are on the verge of disappearing.More