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PHOTO: The extremely long and harsh Wisconsin winter last year caused a propane price and shortage crisis, and consumer experts say now is the time to order your winter propane. (Photo courtesy of Purdue University)

MADISON, Wis. - It may be the last thing on your mind in the heat of summer, but a state official says it's probably the best time to order your winter propane. "Energy experts advise that consumers plan ahead by looking at options now," said Sandy Chalmers, administrator of the state Trade and Con...Read More

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PHOTO: Erin Rice of Middleton was misdiagnosed in a trip to a Madison emergency room and died as a result of what was determined to be malpractice. But by Wisconsin law, her parents could not file a wrongful death claim. Her father wants Gov. Scott Walker to help change that law. Photo courtesy of the Rice family.

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin and Florida are the only two states that completely bar recovery of legal damages by adult children in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. If you are 18 or over and your divorced or widowed parent dies as a result of medical malpractice, you cannot file a laws...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Operation Wisconsin Dawn Thursday at 7 a.m. will simulate a bombing at Camp Randall Stadium on the UW Campus, and will involve hundreds of law enforcement personnel, medical first responders and volunteer victims. (Logo courtesy of UW Police Department.

MADISON, Wis. – They're calling it Operation Wisconsin Dawn. Thursday at 7 a.m., Camp Randall Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus will be the scene of a simulated bombing, involving hundreds of law enforcement personnel and emergency responders. UW Police spokesman Marc Lovicott ...Read More

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PHOTO: Dan Stein of Second Harvest Foodbank says summer is a tough season for hungry kids and families, in part because thousands of kids miss meals ordinarily available to them when school is in session. Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Foodbank.

MADISON, Wis. - Summer means picnics and outdoor grilling for many in Wisconsin, but for thousands of children of low-income families, it's a time of missed meals and hunger. Signe Anderson, Senior Child Nutrition Policy Analyst with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), says the federal Summ...Read More

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PHOTO: Jane Hawley Stevens, an herb-growing sustainable agriculture entrepreneur, hosts a July 25 workshop in North Freedom, Wis., for women in agriculture. Photo courtesy Four Elements Herbals.

BROWNTOWN, Wis. – While the number of farms in Wisconsin has been declining for years, the number owned and operated by women has been steadily rising. Lisa Kivirist is coordinator of the Rural Women's Project, which is sponsoring an on-farm workshop on July 25 at Four Elements Organic Herba...Read More

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PHOTO: The near total freezeover of the Great Lakes during the brutal winter is impacting summer weather for millions of Wisconsinites because of the much colder water temperature of Lake Michigan. Photo credit: NASA

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Summer is officially under way, but for a lot of Wisconsin communities, the lingering effects of a brutally cold winter are still being felt. The extremely rare near total freezeover of the Great Lakes this winter has left Lake Michigan 10 degrees colder than it usually is at this...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer beach-goers to Kohler-Andrae Beach near Sheboygan might not have realized the National Resources Defense Council has just ranked Wisconsin beaches eighth-worst in the nation for water pollution. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The water quality at Wisconsin beaches is eighth-worst in the nation, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Anne Sayers, program director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, sees the findings as a shocking wake-up call. "I would certain...Read More

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PHOTO: Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, chairwoman of the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, calls the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case "a blow to all women." Photo courtesy Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice.

MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, that some for-profit corporations, such as Hobby Lobby, can deny coverage of birth control to their workers, based on the religious beliefs of the corporation's owners. Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Madison, chairwoman ...Read More

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