Wisconsin environmental regulators have settled a lawsuit alleging permit requirements they imposed on one of the state’s largest dairy operations are too harsh. Court documents show the state Department of Natural Resources’ settlement with Kewaunee County-based Kinnard Farms became effective Saturday.
Wisconsin Supreme Court: Marsy’s Law was valid ballot question, law stands
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a constitutional amendment expanding crime victims’ rights was properly worded in a statewide referendum and was legally adopted.
Rail merger means more hazmat shipped along upper Mississippi
A recently completed merger between two of the country’s top-tier rail lines will send more trains along the upper Mississippi River — and in some areas, thousands more car loads of hazardous materials.
Free speech, racial equity battles are playing out on Wisconsin campuses
The fight over racial equity and free speech on Wisconsin college campuses is intensifying, mirroring a national battle as Republicans work to close campus diversity offices and demand that students and faculty treat conservative speakers with respect.
Why I investigated Milwaukee Tool work gloves — and what we learned
The tip came into Wisconsin Watch: Milwaukee Tool, an internationally recognized brand, was using forced prison labor in China to produce work gloves.
No emergency needed: Community paramedics in Wisconsin, elsewhere visit patients at home
Community paramedics are providing non-emergency care in at least six cities in Wisconsin with eight others in the planning stages.
Why Wisconsin renters feel powerless in landlord disputes
A range of factors stack the odds against tenants, including landlords in the Legislature who have weakened local regulations of rental properties.
A former Wisconsin white supremacist helps extricate Americans from violent hate groups
Trauma, abuse and mental health problems can make people more vulnerable to violent extremism.
Should Wisconsin fund child care like it does roads? Here are some solutions to the child care crisis
Industry experts and child care providers say effectively addressing needs will require the efforts of government, employers and families.
It takes a village: How collaboration helped a small northern Wisconsin city add crucial child care
Langlade County, where Antigo is located, is a child care desert: an area either without child care or where there’s fewer than one slot per three children.
Judge: Wisconsin fake electors complaint must be reheard
A Wisconsin judge said Monday he will order that the state elections commission reconsider a complaint filed against fake Republican electors who attempted in 2020 to cast the state’s electoral ballots for former President Donald Trump. But this time, Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington said, the commission must consider the complaint without the participation of one […]
Wisconsin election officials want to revive ‘critical’ plan
Election officials in battleground Wisconsin hope to revive a bipartisan plan they say is critical to rebuilding confidence in elections but that was killed last week by Republicans without debate. The state’s chief elections official said a new division designed to handle voters’ concerns and deal with an onslaught of records requests and complaints was […]