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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WI: Consumer

In addition to the Midwest and East Coast, the rusty patched bumble bee was also common in many parts of Canada. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

MADISON, Wis. -- A certain kind of bumble bee that once thrived in the Midwest and along the East Coast is now endangered, and federal officials are moving forward with plans to reverse the population decline of the insect. The rusty patched bumble bee was added to the federal Endangered Species L

Wisconsin leads the nation in farm bankruptcies, and outreach experts say diversifying their products can help them survive tough markets. (Morguefile/mensatic)

MADISON, Wis. — An outreach center for Wisconsin farmers says they need to focus on diversifying their operations to survive. That message comes as bankruptcy filings continue to mount for farms across the state. A new report from the American Farm Bureau Federation said Wisconsin had nearly

About 1 million Wisconsin workers do not have an employer-sponsored retirement savings program. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - As state leaders examine ways to improve retirement security, some small businesses are expressing interest in a Wisconsin retirement savings program. State data show 400,000 Wisconsinites are at risk of retiring in poverty by 2030, and nearly 1 million workers in the state don't ha

Fewer Wisconsin teens are smoking cigarettes than just five years ago, but the number who vape climbed from 7.9% in 2014 to more than 20% in 2018. (gsu.edu)

MADISON, Wis. – The latest push to discourage teen smoking has reached Wisconsin as lawmakers consider a bill that would raise the tobacco buying age from 18 to 21. Nearly 20 states have already adopted similar measures. The Wisconsin plan to boost the buying age received a committee heari

Wisconsin caregivers provide an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care each year. (AdobeStock)

MADISON, Wis. – New polling shows that Wisconsinites care about caregivers. Eight-in-10 voters in an AARP statewide survey support components of the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable), which would help define the steps hospitals must take to ensure a caregiver is educated and eng

Frank Abagnale was a notorious con artist, but now helps others from becoming victims of fraud.<br />(WikiMediaCommons)

MADISON, Wis. – With ever changing technology, con artists keep finding new tactics to scam people out of their hard earned cash or steal their identity. Next month, Wisconsinites can learn from one of the best about how they can fight back. Frank Abagnale is a reformed con artist who was

Licenses to hemp growers in Wisconsin grew from about 250 in 2018 to 1,400 in 2019. (StockPhotoPro/Adobe Stock)

EAST TROY, Wis. – An event in southern Wisconsin is offering tips to farmers interested in the booming business of hemp. The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is hosting the Industrial Hemp Production Field Day next month to showcase different growing methods for hemp that is high in a c

Cover crops could help prevent fallow syndrome, which can decrease crop yield. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin farmers are struggling after wet and cold weather this spring and summer. Jim Stute, research director at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, says farmers should consider cover crops to alleviate some of the pain. Stute points out the state has a lot of pre

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