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PHOTO: An AARP national official says Wisconsinites need to quiz candidates this fall ahead of the November election on their positions on strengthening Social Security, Medicare, and health care in retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

MILWAUKEE - Candidates are not saying enough about how they would strengthen Social Security and improve financial security for older Wisconsinites, according to Eric Schneidewind, president-elect of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) National Board. He says their incomes have not ke...Read More

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PHOTO: A Wisconsin driver's license is one of the few forms of accepted photo identification for the state's November election. A federal appeals court recently removed the injunction against Wisconsin's Voter ID law and said the law should be in force for the November election. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The recent decision by a federal appeals court that cleared the way to reinstate Wisconsin's Voter ID law for the November election may create unforeseen problems, according to Milwaukee attorney Ann Jacobs, a member of the legal coordinating committee for Wisconsin Election Protec...Read More

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PHOTO: Later this month, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will mark 30 years of service to sustainable agriculture with a cover crop field day and celebration. (Photo courtesy MFAI)

EAST TROY, Wis. – This month the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will mark 30 years of service to organic and sustainable agriculture. Jim Stute, the Institute’s research director, says the past three decades have seen huge growth and the future is bright because of consumer dema...Read More

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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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