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When University of Wisconsin-Madison student journalist Peter Coutu investigated frequent lottery winners in Wisconsin in 2018, he uncovered a pattern: The owners and clerks of stores that sell lottery tickets seemed to have more luck than normal.

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As we move into summer, one of the busiest travel times of the year, it is important to remember the importance of being a defensive driver. Many people get in the car and think about where they are going, the music they are listening to, or conversations with the people in their car. That i…

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The co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee have announced plans to reject Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal for Medicaid expansion in the biennial state budget.

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From the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0’s early meetings, members highlighted the need for research and innovation to maintain Wisconsin’s world leadership in all things dairy. Across the 51 recommendations that members have developed and approved in the past seven months, there is a consist…

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At this moment, Gov. Tony Evers and the Legislature are working on the biennial budget. The Governor’s budget includes, among other things, accepting Medicaid expansion funds, also known as Badgercare, so that 80,000 more very low income individuals will have access to health care. This meas…

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Gov. Tony Evers’ pick to lead the Public Service Commission (PSC) is dismissing concerns the now two-member body won’t be able to do its job overseeing public utilities, saying it’s “patently false” to say uncertainty surrounding appointments has destabilized the body.

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As the 2018-19 school year enters its final months, perhaps you know a young person heading into the next chapter of their life not knowing what comes beyond this school year. Yes, we’ve all heard someone say it’s necessary for young people to get a four-year degree. Or that youth should foc…

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Nearly 130 outstanding undergraduates from across the University of Wisconsin System last week filled the Capitol Rotunda to share findings from the important research they have conducted over the past year.

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Too many Wisconsin consumers fell victim to identity theft in 2018, according to a report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Credit card fraud was the most commonly reported type of theft for consumers age 20 and over, and those under 19 reported mostly employment or tax-related fraud.

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As the sheriff’s office continues to conduct extra traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities and serious crashes, I often hear statements that we are only doing this to generate revenue. I also hear the similar assumption that there are quotas that need to be met.

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There is a great deal of discussion on the country’s mental health crisis. Those in the veterinary profession are not immune, with one in six experiencing a significant psychological event. We are the fourth most likely profession to commit self-harm.

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Cell phones are an excellent tool that can be used for keeping in contact with family and friends, checking our email, posting a picture on social media, reading what is happening in the news or checking on our favorite sports team. We have always been able to call 911 with our cell phones, …

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It was half-past New Year’s, and a quarter ‘til St. Patrick’s Day. Outside Tyranena Brewing Company it was as dark as a suit closet and colder than the front door of a Catholic Church on a January confession. Inside, it was hotter than The Kingston Mines circa 1969. The W.C. Handy Award Winn…

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Jon Bound is the Jefferson Township builder of choice. He is also Sheila’s cousin-by-marriage. A skilled and brilliant man, he took leave of his sanity long enough to agree to build our home.

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It’s time for Wisconsin to rethink the runaway tax break that allows manufacturers and other businesses to pay next to nothing in income taxes. Gov. Tony Evers wants to rein in this wasteful tax break and redirect the benefits to the middle class, but Republican lawmakers are fighting tooth …

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Have you been on social media lately? There is so much good information that you can get from social media such as reading about the news, learning about your friend’s vacation, or connecting with friends and family that live either long distances away or just around the corner.

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This spring, I taught an investigative reporting class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that investigated the state of Wisconsin’s democracy. We interviewed current and former lawmakers and activists on the left and right, consulted public opinion polls, talked to regular people and ta…

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In recent months there has been talk about investigations and arrests surrounding patrons and employees at gentlemen’s clubs in Dodge County. The sheriff’s office has been diligently working on these investigations. I feel that it is important that the public be made aware of these incidents…