Articles by Rob Ferrett

Several factors combined to make the 2017-18 flu season particularly bad in Wisconsin. Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses how serious it was.
Wisconsin is in the midst the worst flu season in years, and public health officials are working to stop the spread of the disease. Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene communicable disease division director Peter Shult discusses efforts to track the virus.
People often look at alternative transportation as a big city issue. But rural communities in Wisconsin and around the country are facing the challenges of providing mobility to local residents — especially for an aging population.More

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A bubbling sense of uncertainty enveloping Foxconn's plans for its manufacturing and research operations in Wisconsin has sparked considerable speculation around the state in the opening months of 2019.More
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The Bon-Ton family of department stores is the most recent casualty in the decline of malls around the country.More
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Epic has become increasingly associated with the labor controversies that arise in the IT industry.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
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When longtime city of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker resigned on Jan. 12, it brought renewed attention to the city's broader struggle to address the problem of lead poisoning.More
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While perceived social and political divides between the urban and rural areas of Wisconsin remains a frequent topic of discussion, gaining a better understanding of the relationships between the two is very influenced by where people work.More
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The opioid crisis is a grave and growing burden on local governments, in one way or another.More
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What would happen if a devastating rainstorm that hits an area and causes damaging floods instead struck somewhere else?More
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The rising popularity of "pizza farms" may seem like just another quaint foodie trend, but there's business sense behind the idea.More
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Fresh water is an increasingly precious necessity around the planet, and Wisconsin has better access to it than most places.More