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PHOTO: The Environmental Law & Policy Center is erecting another billboard between Milwaukee and Chicago to encourage political leaders to support high-speed rail. The ELPC says Wisconsin has to play catch-up now, since Gov. Scott Walker turned down federal funds for high-speed rail expansion. (Photo courtesy of ELPC)

CHICAGO, Ill. - Wisconsin now has to play catch-up, says Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), noting the state has been left behind by its Midwest neighbors in high-speed rail. The ELPC is expanding its advertising campaign in Wisconsin, erecting ano...Read More

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PHOTO: Taking a walk in the fall in Wisconsin can be a beautiful experience for both you and your heart. The American Heart Association is sponsoring fall walks at locations all around the state. Photo credit Friends of WI State Parks.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A good brisk walk in the fall in Wisconsin can be really good for your heart health. Jay Matz, communications director of the American Heart Association in Wisconsin, said that's one of the reasons they sponsor fall Heart Walks all around the state. "They're very fun, family-frie...Read More

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PHOTO: Rather than see their air polluted by burning fossil fuels, a new poll shows Wisconsin voters strongly favor the state mandating use of more renewable energy resources. Photo courtesy of Clean Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin voters are all about clean energy, no matter what their political views; that's the finding of a recent poll, conducted jointly by a democratic-and-republican research team. Keith Reopelle is senior policy director with the state's largest environmental group, Clean Wiscons...Read More

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PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at this year's Fighting Bob Fest at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Progressive Voters of America

BARABOO, Wis. – The 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest, called the largest annual political festival in the nation, will be this Saturday at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo. The festival is named for iconic Wisconsin political leader Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. Dave Z...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report analyzes the need to reduce racial disparities in Wisconsin, which it says has the largest gap in the nation in the well-being of white and black children. Photo courtesy of Annie E. Casey Foundation.

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin has the most dismal record in the nation for the well-being of its African-American children. That's the finding of a report released this morning by the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Ken Taylor is the council's executive director. "Not only do the African-Am...Read More

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PHOTO: Ragweed pollen is a principal source of allergy misery for millions of people every fall. The Wisconsin Asthma Coalition says it's important for sufferers to develop an asthma and allergy plan with their doctor. Photo courtesy of University of Texas.

MADISON, Wis. – It looks like it won't be an easy fall season for allergy and asthma sufferers, according to Dr. Mark Hermanoff, an allergist and member of the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition. "In Wisconsin, we've had a very wet and cool summer and so, that's led to a lot of growth of vegetation,&...Read More

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PHOTO: John Nichols of The Capital Times and The Nation will be among the local keynote speakers when the 28th Amendment National Roadshow makes a stop in Madison, Wis., on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Nation.

MADISON, Wis. – A grassroots movement called the 28th Amendment National Roadshow to permanently overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision comes to Wisconsin this Saturday. The Citizens United decision essentially says corporations are considered people, and the money they s...Read More

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PHOTO: Disaster can strike at any time. AARP-Wisconsin has teamed up with FEMA to provide tips on putting together a personal emergency disaster preparedness kit. Photo credit: Jeremy Lock, U.S. Air Force

MADISON, Wis. - AARP is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to try to make sure people are as ready as they can be if disaster strikes. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Seconds count in a disaster, and having a plan to deal with disaster is a task which should ...Read More

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