State

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27
Nov

Midwest river towns seek answers after 3M factory taints water with PFAS

This fall, the towns and rural farmsteads along the Mississippi River received alarming news about their drinking water. Chemicals from a large 3M factory north of Cordova, Illinois found a way into the river and their wells.

Sun
27
Nov

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

Holiday hosts toil for hours to create lavish meals everyone will enjoy. It’s not uncommon for Thanksgiving tables to be covered with more food than guests can conceivably (and comfortably) consume. Leftovers are the norm, but without a plan for what to do with leftovers, food can spoil or end up in the trash.

Sun
27
Nov

Wisconsin case raises question: Who pays, profits from energy transition?

A proposed rate increase by We Energies is facing pushback from community groups that say the Milwaukee utility is failing to meet its legal obligation to provide affordable power.

Sun
27
Nov

Seasonal quiche puts sweet potatoes front and center

Sweet potatoes are a favorite side dish at Thanksgiving dinner tables. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and delectable flavor, sweet potatoes have earned their place on holiday dinner tables. While many holiday hosts bake, fry or mash their sweet potatoes, these beloved tubers can be prepared in other ways as well.

Sun
27
Nov

How to participate in Giving Tuesday

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is widely referred to as the holiday season. Holidays such as Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa all take place in this typically six-week window.

Thu
17
Nov

State receives complaints of gift cards being drained by criminals


A gift card wrack at a Reedsburg store advises customers to be wary of scams. The DATCP has warned consumers of scammers who expect gift cards as payment for online goods. Criminals’ latest move is scanning numbers using bots or technology and quickly draining activated cards. (Photo by Heather Stanek)

Gift cards are a hot item during the holiday season, and scammers are already pulling a Grinch move.

Thu
17
Nov

Move over, slow down to keep emergency roadside workers safe


Fire trucks are lined up near the Reedsburg Fire Station. It’s the time of year when authorities are advising the motorists to be careful when first responders are busy on the scene of an incident. (Photo by Heather Stanek)

Wisconsin's emergency responders work to save lives and keep highways safe, responding to approximately 134,700 traffic crashes in Wisconsin every year.

Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week and WisDOT reminds motorists to always practice safe driving habits and protect emergency roadside workers.

Thu
17
Nov

What to know about abortion access in post-Roe Wisconsin

Since the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal constitutional right to an abortion in June, Wisconsin physicians have operated under a near-total abortion ban from the 1800s. Physicians say the language articulating the ban’s narrow exceptions is vague.

Mon
14
Nov

Wisconsin districts seek solutions as school lunch quality comes under fire


Students dish up lunch at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in Brookfield, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Supply chain problems prompted federal waivers that loosened some nutrition standards during the pandemic. Both are expected to continue into the 2022-23 school year, according to the School Nutrition Association. (Kayla Wolf for Wisconsin Watch)

When Sadie Perez entered Indian Trail High School and Academy on a November morning, school work was not on her mind. Instead, the then-junior was focused on an upcoming speech to the Kenosha School Board. She planned to bring a pressing concern to their next meeting — bad lunches.

Sun
13
Nov

Fiscal Facts: State tax burden drops again

Amid the pandemic and resulting recession, Wisconsin's tax burden -- or its state and local tax collections as a share of personal income in the state -- fell in 2020 to its lowest level in at least a generation.

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