Milwaukee holds the second-highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities, leaving many residents with impossible choices.
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Mississippi River mayors gather in St. Louis, push for program to safeguard lower basin
A coalition of Mississippi River mayors is celebrating the Senate approval of a lower river basin plan. At their annual meeting in St. Louis, members of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) discussed policy priorities and strategized ways to benefit the region.
As Midwest summers get hotter, Milwaukee’s most at risk have an unmet need: air conditioning
Wisconsin’s primary energy aid program focuses mostly on winter heating, leaving few summer cooling options. A neighborhood group is stepping up.
Wisconsin doctors split on whether risky child pregnancies warrant life-saving exception
Under Wisconsin’s near-total abortion ban, the physical and psychological risks of pregnancy and childbirth for young teenagers and girls present new challenges.
‘I had to speak up’: Two Northwoods friends push Wisconsin DNR to protect lakeshore forests
A retired forester and a writer say the DNR allows logging perilously close to lakes. State officials disagree. Now the agency’s auditor is being audited.
Calls for more coronavirus testing as Wisconsin sees ‘significant community spread’
Wisconsin has dramatically expanded its testing capacity, but experts say too few Wisconsinites are showing up — potentially thwarting efforts to neutralize a virus that killed at least 831 people in the state.