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The first of three proposals to change eligibility for food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has been finalized by the Trump administration. Here's what the finalized rule means for Wisconsin.
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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.
For the second time in as many years, Wisconsin's gears of democracy have slipped and slowed on the questions of how and when a special election would be set by the governor's office.
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The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit against the state Elections Commission to remove unresponsive voters from rolls 30 days after getting a letter about whether they've moved. Commission Chair Dean Knudson and Institute President Will Esenberg discuss state elections law.
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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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Wisconsin saw 60 fatal car collisions as a result of distracted driving in 2018. One family's tragic experience led a Hudson man to pursue laws that would restrict the use of smart phones by drivers, including a proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature.
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According to a study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the state's subsidies for Foxconn could depress economic activity in Wisconsin by tens of billions of dollars over the next 15 years. Economist Michael Farren discusses the study's findings.
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Significant disparities between black and white people persist in Wisconsin in terms of income, unemployment and homeownership in Wisconsin. The African American Leadership Alliance In Milwaukee board president Antonio Riley discusses the group's efforts to address these issues.
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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 2019 gun deer season marks the 18th since the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's herd. Four hunters explain why they do and do not get their harvest tested for CWD. Meanwhile, researchers are using a depopulated deer farm to investigate how the disease is spread.