Wisconsin counties include: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebagoa
An Outagamie County judge is using his authority to offer defendants alternatives to jail time, but the terms shift and are indefinite, reports Wisconsin Watch in its new investigative series "Justice Deferred." Reporter Phoebe Petrovic discusses their reporting about the judge.
July 28, 2021
Natalie Brophy, Appleton Post-Crescent Patrick Neph is limiting reservations at his Green Bay steakhouse because he doesn’t have enough staff to serve a full house. Neph owns Republic Chophouse and the soon-to-open Mangiare, an Italian restaurant just down the street. Between the two eateries, he needs to hire 10 ...
July 22, 2021
A Wisconsin Watch and WPR analysis shows Judge Vincent Biskupic is the top user of this ‘de facto’ probation, which raises questions of judicial authority — and fairness.
July 20, 2021
A National Marine Sanctuary established off the shores of Lake Michigan to protect and promote dozens of sites where historic sunken ships sit at the bottom followed a years-long saga of local disputes and whiplash in support at the state and federal levels.
July 13, 2021
Businesses in busy summer communities like Minocqua, Bayfield and Door County are racing to serve more customers while also struggling with maintaining enough employees as travel swells in the wake of the pandemic.
July 2, 2021
A study predicts the incidence of gastrointestinal illness in private drinking wells among residents of Kewaunee County, identifying manure as the main cause of contamination.
June 28, 2021
Four years after a facility disclosed water contamination in the region, residents in the northeast corner of Wisconsin deal with the impact of dangerous "forever chemicals."
May 4, 2021
With their clients and families stuck in limbo, advocates for refugees are calling on Biden to follow through on promises to raise the federal cap on new arrivals.
April 27, 2021
Here & Now Extra: By the end of June, a community clinic at the home of the Green Bay Packers is gearing up to vaccinate tens of thousands of people from around the region.
March 23, 2021
Planning for the February 2021 wolf hunt was rushed following a court order, and the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission charges the Wisconsin DNR with neglecting tribal obligations.
March 18, 2021
State and local efforts to expand equitable internet access across the state grow in priority as both education and the economy moved more online in the wake of the coronavirus.
March 5, 2021
In the county with the second-lowest population in Wisconsin, Menominee has recently become the state’s largest COVID-19 case burden.
October 27, 2020
Emergency Department Medical Director at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay Dr. Paul Casey talks about how the region’s hospitals are handling the influx of COVID-19 patients.
October 16, 2020
As COVID-19 cases spike in Green Bay, President and CEO of Prevea Health Dr. Ashok Rai joins to discuss the pressure that spiraling COVID cases in Brown County is placing on hospitals and health professionals; and how the area’s health care infrastructure is handling the surge.
October 2, 2020
As a member a House Judiciary Committee Member, Tiffany participated in the questioning of U.S. Attorney General William Barr about Federal agents in U.S. cities. He'll speak to that as well as the status of Congressional help on coronavirus relief to Americans. Tiffany also weighs in on the state's recent mask mandate.
July 31, 2020
In lieu of a statewide order, local public health officials have implemented their own orders to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris discusses the challenges and pushbacks he’s faced while navigating a local response to the virus.
July 10, 2020
President Donald Trump visited Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Thursday. He toured the shipyard in Marinette that was awarded a $5.5 billion Navy contract to build new frigates. The company is expected to invest more than $200 million and create 1,000 jobs at the shipyard as a result of that contract.
June 26, 2020
Despite the State Supreme Court ruling this week, work on the front lines continues. The number of people able to get tested for COVID-19 is on the rise. More than 20 Wisconsin counties are benefiting from the increased testing at community-based sites. 1600 members of the National Guard are now serving in direct support of the state’s coronavirus response.
May 15, 2020
The Supreme Court order striking down the state's "Safer at Home" order has caused confusion among counties that issued their own stay-at-home orders. Now counties are rescinding their orders in fear of legal retribution.
May 15, 2020
USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue says meat processing plants should remain open or reopen soon, but advocates say plants are not following CDC recommendations.
May 6, 2020
Thousands of test kits from the state help officials track the spread of the disease among outbreaks in three meatpacking plants, as the president encourages meatpacking plants to stay open as essential businesses.
April 28, 2020
Meatpacking plants are essential parts of food infrastructure, especially during a pandemic, but a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Brown County facilities is causing a full-court press to ensure workers and the community are safe.
April 27, 2020
A report on COVID-19 in Door County and the healthcare impact of people arriving at tourist destinations during the pandemic. “I never thought in my wildest dreams I would ask people not to come to Door County,” said Door County Board Chair Dave Lienau.
April 17, 2020
Door County residents wish Wisconsinites could visit, but urge them to stay home during the public health crisis.
April 17, 2020
Advocacy groups in Wisconsin work to help the homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 11, 2020
Dale Witkowski of Fond du Lac County developed the disease after an Egyptian River Cruise.
March 21, 2020
With new state numbers, Wisconsin has 33 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. In response, Dane County announces new restrictions on public gatherings.
March 15, 2020
At the end of the session, Assembly Republicans added new legislation to address contamination by so-called 'forever chemicals' PFAS. The amendment to an existing bill creates new testing standards, but must clear the Senate before heading to Evers's desk.
February 21, 2020
The non-white population in Green Bay is projected to double or triple by 2040. Mohammed Bey, director of diversity and inclusion at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, discusses what diversity and equity looks like in the greater Green Bay area and how the event will examine the community’s “successes and shortcomings.”
January 15, 2020
According to a new special study by economists at George Mason University in Virginia, Foxconn could depress the state economic activity by tens of billions of dollars over the next 15 years. Michael Farren, a George Mason University researcher, talks about the new study and the economic risks that it reveals.
December 4, 2019
A look at Marquette poll numbers on the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the state. Four hunters explain differing reasons why some get their deer tested for CWD and the overwhelming reason why most do not. The poll shows that of the people who have heard of CWD, 64% feel it represents a threat to the future of deer hunting in Wisconsin.
November 22, 2019
The Republican Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Democratic Committee Member Rep. LaKeshia Myers address the declining school test score results. The 2018-2019 statewide test score results show a decline in student performance overall. Scores from tests such as the ACT also show that the achievement gap between Black and white students persists.
September 20, 2019
The push to fund more trauma-informed programming in the state continues in Wisconsin. Here & Now shares children’s stories from the new documentary “Not Enough Apologies,” and CEO of the Fox Valley Boys and Girls Club Greg Lempke-Rochon discusses his efforts to bring trauma-informed programming to his community.
May 17, 2019
Congressman Glenn Grothman says House Appropriation bills are "too free spending" when asked why he voted against some House Appropriation bills. Grothman also stated, "I have no problem paying people who are working," when asked about his opposition to back pay for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
January 11, 2019
Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Shawano County, has been fielding questions from the community regarding the federal shutdown and stoppage of funding that's obligated under treaty rights. Community services including health care, education, public safety and care for the elderly are all supported by the tribe.
January 11, 2019