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August 9, 2019

UN Report: Agriculture Must Change To Reduce Effects Of Climate Change

Colton Murdock drives a bale of hay on a tractor
The latest report from a United Nations panel on climate change says agriculture must change in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming.  Read more »

Wisconsin Tribes Plan Green Updates With Help Of Department Of Energy Grants

The Chief Blackbird Center in Odanah
Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead to energy independence. Read more »

Rising Summerfest Security Costs Force Milwaukee Officials To Reevaluate Contract

Summerfest
Milwaukee city officials want to reevaluate their security contract with Summerfest organizers because of increasing public safety costs. Read more »

Why Is The Census Bureau Still Asking A Citizenship Question On Forms?

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You won't see a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Read more »

DHS Head Looks To Build On Wisconsin's Approach To Opioid Addiction

Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services Building
The head of Wisconsin's Department of Health Services is emphasizing the importance of coordinating care for those dealing with opioid addiction. Read more »

Gov. Tony Evers' Transportation Secretary Moves Toward Confirmation

Wisconsin capitol building
Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the state Department of Transportation has cleared a legislative hurdle, but still faces an uncertain future before the state Senate.  Read more »

Jackson County Frac Sand Mine Spill Caused By Pumping Malfunction

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A DNR Report says "slurry sludge" spilled from a Wisconsin Proppants frac sand mine in the Jackson County Town of Curran due to pumping error. Read more »

4 Women Report Child Sex Abuse At Madison Church

Calvary Gospel Church in Madison
Four women say that men in the Calvary Gospel Church in Madison sexually assaulted, groomed and manipulated them when they were children — and that the church did not put a stop to it. Read more »
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