Three nurses describe the ‘surreal’ experience of reusing protective equipment to care for gravely ill patients while strangers send food and notes of encouragement.
Returned to sender: Postal officials investigating Wisconsin absentee ballots that were never delivered
Fox Point officials say scores of ballots did not get to voters after the post office repeatedly returned them. The U.S. Postal Service is investigating.
Wisconsin’s pandemic election: Long waits, face masks as voters go to polls
Wisconsin’s election during the coronavirus pandemic was marked by lines of voters stretching for blocks on Tuesday in Milwaukee and frustration that some residents — many wearing face masks or respirators — were forced to choose between risking their health and relinquishing their right to vote.
‘Everyone has to have it’: Broadband gap leaves rural Wisconsin behind during coronavirus crisis
Wisconsin’s dearth of high-speed internet in rural areas makes virtual schooling, remote health care and working from home even more difficult.
Cuts in Wisconsin hospitals push nurses to the limit
Hospital executives are turning to algorithms to slash labor costs. Nurses say they are feeling the pinch, putting patients at risk.
University of Wisconsin child abuse doctor leaves a trail of accusations of bullying from colleagues, parents
A couple says Dr. Barbara Knox wrongly suspected child abuse. A forensic pathologist testifies Knox pressured him to report an injury he did not see.
Counting Wisconsin: What you should know about the 2020 Census
With political power and a share of $675 billion in federal funding on the line, civic groups are trying to make sure that Wisconsinites get counted.
As rains intensify, sewage surges into Wisconsin waters
Climate change is bringing heavier rains, making it tougher to keep untreated sewage and stormwater out of the Great Lakes.
Bringing Wisconsin news to life: Our top 10 photos of 2019
A look at some of our most compelling documentary work and portraiture from 2019.
As wolves recover, calls in Wisconsin to end endangered species listing grow
Conflicts with farmers and hunters continue as the state’s wolf population has risen from extinction in 1960 to more than 900 animals today.
While millions are spent to fight the opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wisconsin
Methamphetamine cases in Wisconsin have ballooned by 450 percent. Service providers and health officials say more money is needed to combat it.
How one small Wisconsin hospital was saved amid a statewide rural health crisis
Mergers, reduced services and expanding Medicaid are some ways to save rural hospitals; proposals for new funding models are stalled in Congress.