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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

Jonah Chester

Born and raised in Indiana, Jonah Chester has been covering issues in Wisconsin for the past several years. He previously worked at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, where he earned awards for his coverage of everything from law enforcement and policing to the 2020 presidential election.


Honors and Awards: Silver in Best Continuing Coverage for Radio, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Gold in Best Spot News for Radio, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Silver and Bronze in Best Coverage of a Single or Ongoing Breaking News Story for Radio, Milwaukee Press Club 2020 Bronze in Best Use of Audio in Radio News, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Policing, law enforcement, Wisconsin state politics

Local Expertise: Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois

Location: Wisconsin

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Premio pretende honrar trabajo de enfermeros en Illinois

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Community Farm Could Be Model for Economic Sustainability

As Virginia's farms continue to cope with unstable economic markets, one operation is blazing a new trail for a more equitable and economically …

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Award Aims to Honor Work of Illinois Nurses

Illinois nurses have worked tirelessly to ensure the best care for the state's residents since the pandemic began. Now, one nonprofit organization is …

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WI Public Information Campaign to Teach Folks about Elections

In the next few months, the Wisconsin Elections Commission will roll out a new public information campaign aimed at teaching voters more about how …

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IN Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure Plan Open for Public Comment

The Indiana Department of Transportation wants Hoosiers to weigh in on the state's proposed electric vehicle charging network. The state is …

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Advocate: IL Schools Should Adopt Restorative-Justice Policies

The start of the fall semester is just around the corner for Illinois students. As children return to class, one advocate is urging school …

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Program Aims to Support Rural LGBTQ Virginians

New research out of the University of Minnesota reveals rural LGBTQ folks face unique, and often unmet, mental- and physical-health needs. The …

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Despite Challenges, IN Clean-Job Sector Poised for Growth

By Laura Aka for Working Nation.Broadcast version by Jonah Chester for Indiana News Service reporting for the Working Nation-Public News Service Colla…

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Report: IN Ranks Third in Nation for Black Homicide Victimization Rate

More than 200 Black Hoosiers lost their lives to homicide in 2019, and a new report reveals the state has one of the highest overall rates of Black …

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Planned Parenthood of IL, WI Partner to Bolster Abortion Access

Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Wisconsin are partnering to improve abortion access for Wisconsinites. Abortion in Wisconsin was functionally …

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