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A state statute explicitly protects agricultural operators from all but the most serious nuisance lawsuits brought by neighbors. It's known as Wisconsin’s "right-to-farm" law.
Vapers across the country are swarming Twitter, the White House comment line and statehouse steps with the message "We Vape, We Vote."
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A years-long slump in Wisconsin school enrollment is continuing. Sarah Kemp, a researcher with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Lab explains why — and in which types of school districts — these drops are happening.
The connection between Wisconsin's rivers and the wetlands that feed them has become increasingly tenuous. Its consequences for human communities come into clearer focus when heavy rains transform streams and rivers into forces of wanton destruction.
Iron County has among the worst health outcomes in Wisconsin, with a high rate of premature death. The area suffers from high unemployment, high rates of mental illness, social isolation during winter months and childhood traumas.
Trapped under antiquated policies and infrastructure in communities with dwindling populations, some rural hospitals cannot afford to adapt to a rapidly evolving health care system.
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The U.S. Air Force is determining whether or not to base F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Badger Air Community Council executive director Chris Arenz discuss the potential health and economic impacts of this decision.
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Statewide standardized test stores dropped slightly in Wisconsin in 2019. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor discusses this decline, and elaborates on the variety of factors that affect the achievement of students and resources of teachers.
The stage had been set for a public health scare prompted by vaping long before July 2019, when health officials in Wisconsin announced a cluster of severe lung illnesses in eight otherwise healthy teens in the state.
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Wisconsin is funding more than 60 assistant district attorneys in 56 counties around the state. Wisconsin District Attorneys Association president Louis Molepske, who is the DA for Portage County, speaks to the effects of additional prosecutors in the criminal justice system.