Health Care

Teens hospitalized after vaping

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched an investigation after 11 Wisconsin youths were hospitalized with lung damage, possibly due to vaping. Although...

Evers and Dems seek Medicaid expansion…again Stand-alone bill would accept federal...

Gov. Tony Evers and two Democratic state legislators unveiled plans Monday to seek a stand-alone bill for Wisconsin to take federal funds to expand...

Senators ask for data on impact if ACA ends

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) wants the Trump Administration to produce data on what would happen if a pending lawsuit to throw out the Affordable...

Overdose weekend

Over the weekend, 14 fatal overdoses occurred in Milwaukee County, with the Medical Examiner’s office responding to three in just under an hour on...

Evers focuses on lead fight with executive order Governor endorses proposed...

Stymied in his efforts to set aside an extra $40 million in the state budget for lead abatement, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday...

Thumbs up for McCain’s thumbs down

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was many things, and very different things to different people. His legacy is complicated, whatever your politics or your feelings...

Data shows massive over-prescription of opioids in Wisconsin

From 2006 to 2012, Wisconsinites received 1,283,958,368 prescription pain pills. That’s according to a Drug Enforcement Administration database detailing the flow of pills nationwide....

Food stamp cuts harm low-income working families

Trump administration plans to cut nearly 10% of recipients from the federal food stamp program could hit school lunch programs and cut savings rates...

Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban could come back in force

Back in 1849, construction began on a railroad running westward from Milwaukee. That same year,  the state’s first telegram arrived. Wisconsin also passed a...

Sen. Baldwin and Slinger teen ensure ‘Lasting Smiles’

Major birth defects affect around 3% of babies born in the United States and are a significant cause of infant mortality, according to the...
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