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The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the Wisconsin Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by launching “#WICsconsin Enrollment Week” from Aug. 19-23. During the week, local WIC agencies will talk about the available …

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, along with Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, recently unveiled legislation to improve access to telehealth health services for Medicaid recipients. 

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Gov. Tony Evers this week called on President Donald Trump to listen to farmers and put an end to the unnecessary trade war between the United States and our international partners, including China.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to investigate cases of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing (which is vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates). While cases in the investigation initially included only teens and young …

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Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer, gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received 11 cases of teenagers and young adults hospitalized with severe lung disease that has been linked to recent vaping. Seven other cases are under further investigation. Counties with confirmed cases include Door, Racine, Walworth, …

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Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 36 to address the issue of lead exposure in drinking water. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Jeanne Ayers from Department of Health Services, Mark Melotik from Kenosha County Public Health Department, and Department of Natural R…

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As a parent, you want your child to be happy, safe and well cared for. Childcare is expensive, and for some families, help is available. If you need help paying for child care while you work, Wisconsin Shares could help! Wisconsin Shares helps income-eligible families pay for child care so t…

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Republican lawmakers dialed back both the spending and tax increases in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, but left one key aspect largely unchanged: a drawdown of hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves in the state’s main fund.

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With rising costs in areas like fringe benefits and infrastructure, stagnant state aids, and restrictions on property tax levies and other local taxes, municipalities and counties in Wisconsin have increasingly turned to fees for services — also known as charges to residents — to support the…

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On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision against the Wisconsin Legislature, restoring the laws enacted during the outgoing legislature’s undemocratic lame-duck session to limit the power of newly elected officials following the 2018 midterms.

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To enhance safety for all travelers, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to use aircraft and ground-based officers to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws on Thursday (June 6) along I-39/90 in Dane County. If weather conditions are unfavorable for flying, enforcement typically proceeds u…

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced the launch of a statewide campaign to encourage parents to get their children immunized. The campaign includes advertisements on radio, the web, and social media platforms, and is targeted to parents of children 0-3 years old, and p…

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“Drinking Water Week,” established in 1988, and celebrated this year between May 5 and 11, brings recognition to the “vital role drinking water plays in everyone’s daily lives,” according to a recent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) press release.

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By the time President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in 2017, abuse had gradually increased for two decades.

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Work is underway to reconstruct and expand Interstate 39/90 from Kennedy Road near Janesville to Knutson Road, just south of the Rock River bridges near Newville in Rock County. In preparation for the Interstate expansion, temporary widening work will occur on I-39/90 southbound from Townlin…

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The 2019 construction season of a multiyear, multimillion dollar reconstruction of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison will kick off this week, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.

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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes toured the Milton House Museum Friday. It was Barnes' second time. He first toured the museum with his dad, Jesse Barnes, who attended Milton College and played football for Rudy Gaddini.

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The foundation of Wisconsin agriculture is strong, says Brad Pfaff, DATCP Secretary-designee in response to the release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Census data shows that the vast majority of farms in our state are less than 500 acres, with the majority of farms owned by one or two pr…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn emerged victorious in the statewide race today (April 10), after liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer decided against a recount, calling Hagedorn to offer congratulations.

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The Wisconsin Department of Revenue reminds that free tax help is available to individuals with low to moderate income, seniors, members of the military and people with disabilities. There are more than 200 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites…

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Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca announced last week in a speech to the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) that the Department of Revenue (DOR) has resumed publishing the Wisconsin Economic Outlook. Published quarterly from the late 1970s until 2015, the report prov…

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Attitudes on industrial hemp are changing statewide after the first growing season in more than six decades, leading farmers and legislators to believe that it could be the next “huge cash crop.”