School board recalls; nursing home deaths; GOP redistricting maps; PFAS action; jail’s letter ban
Color of justice; dark history at Indigenous boarding schools; power of vaccination; misinforming chiropractors; PFAS-shuttered water wells
A new Sentencing Project report confirms the state’s deep racial disparities in incarceration, which one advocate calls ‘a slap in the face.’
Polluted waters; knowledge void in partisan election review; solar’s big potential; vanishing campus disability accommodations
The latest contaminants of concern in the creek draining Madison’s East Side: PFAS, hazardous chemicals being flagged across Wisconsin.
Over the past five decades, state support for special ed has dwindled, and staff shortages and turnover make it difficult to provide required services.
Bill Lueders was a young journalist at Madison’s Isthmus newspaper in the late 1980s when he learned the value of public records. Lueders wanted to see the complaints filed by citizens against the Madison police.
Inside a COVID unit; GOP redistricting strategy; food shortages in schools; children’s college savings programs; unemployment system overhaul
Student police referrals high; COVID-19 spreading among Wisconsin kids; Milwaukee’s killing epidemic; tribes sue to halt wolf hunt; restoring March’s legacy
School officials refer thousands of children to the police each year. In Wisconsin, children with disabilities or who are Black, Latino or Native bear the brunt of it.
Unvaxxed nursing home workers; Wisconsin’s ‘shadow governor;’ custody rules endanger abused parents; refugees decry conditions; rocky start for election probe
Wisconsin is considered a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers when parents separate. Shared parenting is usually better for children — but the model fails for many women forced to co-parent with their abusers.