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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

Environmental groups sue over Endangered Species Act

Seven environmental groups including the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, and the Natural Resources Defense Council have united behind a lawsuit...

Planned Parenthood reassures Wisconsin women

Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced earlier this week that it will withdraw from the federal Title X family-planning program rather than comply with...

Democrats continue push for gun-safety measures

This week’s Democratic Radio address is yet another sign that despite being rebuffed and ignored by GOP lawmakers, Wisconsin’s Democratic legislators are continuing their...

Neighbors shocked by Michael’s closure

The news that Michael’s Frozen Custard on Monroe Street in Madison will be closing after the owner’s husband was barred from returning to the...

DNR warns “incidental loss” of threatened reptile species

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a notice that a La Crosse County bridge project may cause the “incidental taking” of two...

Wisconsin death toll

Life expectancy is falling in Wisconsin, as it is nationwide, a new report published on Monday found, and death rates are rising -- especially...

Environmental coalition takes on Trump coal push

Clean Wisconsin is joining nine other environmental groups to challenge the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. A lawsuit filed by the collective...

Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers distributed in Dane County

On Monday, Dane County resident Christian Foust came home to find “white supremacist recruitment propaganda thrown at the end of my driveway.” Foust, who...

Democrats unify to push gun sale background checks

Democrats showed what a difference it makes in being able to magnify their voices by having statewide-elected officials that come together behind an issue...

Hearings focus on rules for CAFOs

Hearings begin today on proposed revisions to state rules affecting CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) and similar large scale livestock facilities, and they promise...
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