Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state’s 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next year.
Category: Health & Welfare
USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies
U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes Thursday to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including extending a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What should I do about PFAS in my water?
A consumer guide for dealing with harmful PFAS being detected nationwide, including Wisconsin.
Midwest river towns seek answers after 3M factory taints water with PFAS
Local officials want to reassure residents about their drinking water, even amid questions about health risks and who will pay to clean up the contamination.
Unhoused and underserved: Milwaukee sees increase in homeless resident deaths
At least 52 Milwaukee County residents died while experiencing homelessness in 2021 — a significant increase that’s likely undercounted, officials say.
In election, support for abortion rights was about much more
Support for abortion rights drove women to the polls in Tuesday’s elections. But for many, the issue took on higher meaning, part of an overarching concern about the future of democracy.
As fentanyl drives overdose deaths, mistaken beliefs persist
Fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids ingrained in the nation’s illicit drug supply are killing more people in the U.S. than any other drug has. But mistaken beliefs persist about fentanyl, how it is trafficked and why so many people are dying.
The baby formula shortage is easing. Here’s what Wisconsin parents and caregivers should know.
Answers to questions about baby formula access, particularly for those enrolled in Wisconsin’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
Recovery programs seek to solve food waste – and insecurity – in Wisconsin
Groups across the state have searched for alternatives to get food that would be wasted to people in need.
Mobile markets bring fresh food to Wisconsin customers
Retrofitted semi-trailers carrying produce, dairy and meat bring needed fresh food to underserved areas — but the economics are daunting
Wisconsin’s French Island faces stark choices as PFAS water crisis lingers
A lifeline could disappear due to a pollution lawsuit that has implications for the 1.7 million Wisconsinites who rely on private wells.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind among French Island residents grappling with PFAS contamination
‘There’s nothing that hits you in the gut harder than the thought that you don’t have safe drinking water,’ the retiring Democrat says.