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Solar energy is cheaper, more efficient and more widely available than ever, but its viability was never assured. Technologies that enable the conversion of sunlight into usable electricity are the products of an uncoordinated, decades-long series of events that followed a circuitous and halting path
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Hundreds of people in Wisconsin have been hospitalized for influenza so far in the 2019-20 season. Wisconsin Department of Health Services influenza surveillance coordinator Tom Haupt discusses this seasonal strains of the flu virus and why numbers are up for the season.
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Every year in Wisconsin, dozens of people get lost in the woods or need rescuing on the water. The people who are called out to look for them are trained like professionals, but get paid like volunteers.
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An Ozaukee County Circuit Court ruling ordered the deactivation of over 200,000 registered Wisconsin voters flagged as having changed their address. Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe discusses the voter purge lawsuit and the ongoing appeal process.
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Correspondence between Foxconn and the state of Wisconsin show growing conflict over the company's contract and status of public tax subsidies. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan discusses the current status of the state's position on the agreement.
Before the widespread availability of electricity allowed Americans to cool food with the flip of a switch, they relied on iceboxes.
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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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High-paying jobs in Wisconsin are on the rise, according to a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The report's author, Joe Peterangelo, discusses the state's overall employment trends, how they're growing in metro areas, and what's happening with high- and low-wage jobs.
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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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Selah Freedom is opening its flagship safe house in Wisconsin to help survivors of sex trafficking resume normal, healthy lives. The organization's co-founder, Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, discusses the purpose of this housing and how it will allow young women a fresh start.