State

Thu
02
Nov

Webinar offers tips for student loan repayment

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), together with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Savi, will host a free student loan repayment webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Thu
02
Nov

Fiscal Facts: State’s immunization rates remainl depressed

Amid the pandemic, health officials worried that debate and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines could influence public attitudes toward other vaccinations.

Thu
26
Oct

Know the signs of a heating problem

With the arrival of cooler weather, Alliant Energy encourages its customers to be mindful of natural gas safety principles.

Thu
26
Oct

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, biosafety advocates join forces on pathogen bill


Some of the world’s most high-profile and controversial gain-of-function research on potential pandemic pathogens has taken place at the Influenza Research Institute (IRI) at UW-Madison, under the guidance of Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of virology in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine. The high-security research facility was photographed during a media tour on Feb. 28, 2017 in Madison, Wis. (Jeff Miller/Courtesy of UW-Madison)

Legislation banning a certain type of research on dangerous pathogens is bringing together an unlikely alliance of public health scientists, community activists and Republicans who spurned COVID-19 safety protocols.

Thu
26
Oct

Libraries play vital role in mental health

One space that remains free, welcoming and safe for all children is the library.

Thu
26
Oct

DATCP reminds farmers to check runoff risk before spreading manure

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding farmers and manure applicators to check the runoff risk advisory forecast before spreading manure on fields. This tool helps determine the potential for manure runoff from a field depending on weather conditions and soil temperature.

Thu
26
Oct

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE: Squashing the harvest

Did you know that the word “squash” comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked?”

And did you know there are more than 100 varieties of squash – some of them categorized as summer and others winter, which are broken down into edible and inedible?

Thu
19
Oct

Take notice of School Bus Safety Week

The School District of Reedsburg is among the numerous entities statewide who are reminding the public about School Bus Safety Week.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, drivers need to understand and follow the laws designed to protect children at the bus stop.

Thu
19
Oct
Thu
19
Oct

BACK HOME WITH CHRIS HARDIE: Nothing bitter about this island tour


Chris Hardie chugging bitters, joining the thousands each year that enter the Nelsen's Bitters Club on Washington Island in Door County. (Sherry Hardie photos)

You can feel the history as you cross Death’s Door across the turbulent currents of Lake Michigan from the mainland tip of Door County to Washington Island.

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