Articles by Zac Schultz

At 5 a.m. it's still dark outside, but the lights are on in the barn at Cherryland Dairy in Door County.
The number of women seeking state legislative seats is up in 2018, with two-thirds of these candidates running as Democrats. Emerge Wisconsin is a group that helps recruit and train Democratic women to run for office in the state.
Ángel Flores grew up on a farm in Mexico with the familiar smell of home cooked tortillas wafting through the air.
The Fox River Locks are all operated by hand, and with a simple understanding of physics.
Twice a week, a group of retired veterans shows up at the Mobility 4 Vets Wheelchair Shop in Waupaca. They'll spend the next few hours fixing up donated wheelchairs and scooters.
Refugee resettlement numbers in Wisconsin have dropped by two-thirds between 2016-2017. Scott Gordon of WisContext discusses how U.S. policies in 2017 helped shape the decline.
As a farmer, Mark Shepard appears hard to pin down.
Picking the right Christmas tree can be the biggest choice of the season.
A hill in Vernon County was overrun with red cedar and prickly ash, it contained a secret past. It was once a hillside prairie and an oak savanna.
China-based electronics company Foxconn is one step closer to building a facility in Wisconsin, after signing a memorandum of understanding with Gov. Scott Walker.

Video by Zac Schultz

Efforts to have science inform law have played out vividly over the past 20 years of disputes over high-capacity groundwater wells in Wisconsin.More
Amid several frustrated attempts to get Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is taking multiple steps to simply inhibit the law's annual implementation.More
In its proposed incentives package to lure electronics manufacturer Foxconn, the Wisconsin legislature is not only offering unprecedented economic incentives, but also carves out significant exemptions to state-level environmental regulations for the company.More
When Wisconsin's legislature crafts the state budget every two years, it relies in part on state income tax payments from about 2.5 million households.More
As Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. recover from the 2008-9 economic crash, there's been no shortage of debate about how to measure the gains for people in the workforce.More
As Wisconsin struggles to grow private-sector jobs, there is potential to expand telecommuting work outside urbanized areas of the state by improving broadband connections.More
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As in many other places in the U.S. and around the world, Wisconsin is getting older, enough so that its aging population will have profound economic consequences.More
One organism, exploding in population, thrives at the expense of others in its ecosystem. That's essentially what happens when a toxic algal bloom spreads a slimy, stinky trail across a body of water.More
The year 2070 may sound like an impossibly distant date from the vantage point of 2016, but it's as near into the future as John Glenn's first orbit of the Earth is in the past.More
In an economic debate that can devolve into a pitched battle over philosophers and welders, several University of Wisconsin-based researchers believe businesses, policymakers, and educators could strike a balance.More