State

Mon
20
Jun

FISCAL FACTS: Air travel in Wisconsin gains altitude but still trails pre-pandemic levels

Passenger volumes on commercial flights in Wisconsin increased in 2021 after the freefall of a year earlier, but continued to trail pre-pandemic levels to a greater extent than the nation.

Mon
20
Jun

Celebrate Pollinator Week with free webinar


Deirdre Birmingham of the Cider Farm will be part of a webinar hosted by Women in Conservation this month. (Submitted photo)

Wisconsin Women in Conservation will hold a free webinar in honor of Pollinator Week.

The Women’s Summer Camp Lunch webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. June 23 over Zoom. All female farmers, landowners and conservationists are welcome to attend. Register at WiWiC.org under the events tab.

Mon
20
Jun

Youth prisons still struggling

Years after they were slated to close, the state's youth prisons continue to struggle.

Mon
20
Jun

State crime labs performance is possible issue in this year’s attorney general race

There's a big race for governor this fall. And maybe even a bigger race for U.S. Senate.

Another race to watch: The contest for Wisconsin's "top cop,'' the state attorney general.

Thu
09
Jun

Law of the Month: Graduated driver’s licenses helps keep young people safe

This summer, many teenagers will get behind the wheel for the first time as they work to earn their driver license, but it can be a dangerous time of year for young drivers.

More than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers happen during the 100 Deadliest Days of summer – Memorial Day to Labor Day – according to AAA.

Thu
26
May

Southern border visits ramp up with controversy over possible Biden policy switch

Immigration policy could be an election issue in Wisconsin this fall, even if the Mexican border is thousands of miles away from Wisconsin.

Thu
26
May

Sudden warmth brings risk of buckling pavement

Wisconsin got a taste of summer this month, and the heat brought more than just bugs and barbecues.

Thu
26
May

Residents can check out State Parks for free in early June


A segment of the 400 State Trail is seen here. The trail is always free for pedestrians but other users must pay a fee. However, during the weekend of June 4 and 5, fees will be waived by the State to give people a chance to discover their local natural areas. (Reedsburg Independent file photo)

The State of Wisconsin will hold its free weekend for State Trails, Parks and fishing areas June 4 and 5.

This means guests will not need trail passes or vehicle stickers to access these areas. Normally, different fees are charged in order to cover the costs of maintaining these natural areas.

Thu
26
May

‘We’ve got to get gaming out of our blood:’ Pandemic shock pushes Wisconsin tribes to diversify economy


A blackjack table is seen at Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls in Black River Falls on Feb. 9. (Ilana Bar-av for Wisconsin Watch)

Jackpots, left and right.

Thu
19
May

Spread of bird flu results in further restrictions

A Wisconsin department has expanded its restrictions to address the spread of highly pathogenic avian flu.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has extended its order prohibiting the movement of domestic birds to all live events. This includes shows, exhibitions and swap meets.

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