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Nearly 1 in 4 adults dumped from Medicaid are now uninsured, survey finds
HealthPolitics

Nearly 1 in 4 adults dumped from Medicaid are now uninsured, survey finds

Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP grew to a record of nearly 94.5 million in April of last year.

As bans spread, fluoride in drinking water divides communities across the US
HealthPolitics

As bans spread, fluoride in drinking water divides communities across the US

Public health officials say removing fluoride could be particularly harmful to low-income families — for whom drinking water may be the only source of preventive dental care.

Representative Donna Rozar Announces Candidacy for 86th Assembly District
Politics

Representative Donna Rozar Announces Candidacy for 86th Assembly District

Rep. Donna Rozar is running for re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Rozar currently serves in Assembly District 69.

71st Assembly District: Bob Pahmeier Announces His Candidacy
Politics

71st Assembly District: Bob Pahmeier Announces His Candidacy

Bob Pahmeier is running for the 71st State Assembly District, a seat held by Katrina Shankland since 2012. Shankland is running for Congress.

Wisconsin, other states prepare for new PFAS drinking water rule
HealthNews

Wisconsin, other states prepare for new PFAS drinking water rule

Public officials are sounding the alarm about health risks associated with the chemicals, including their presence in drinking water.

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley not seeking re-election to state Supreme Court
NewsPolitics

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley not seeking re-election to state Supreme Court

Justice Bradley's departure sets up another high-profile state Supreme Court election next spring.

Congress likely to kick the can on covid-era telehealth policies
HealthPolitics

Congress likely to kick the can on covid-era telehealth policies

With an end-of-year deadline and a presidential election approaching, payment rules that fueled rapid expansion of telehealth in the United States face a last-minute congressional decision.

Wisconsin utilities make union jobs a priority for green projects
News

Wisconsin utilities make union jobs a priority for green projects

Analysts said the hiring pledge and associated projects could lead to nearly 19,000 construction jobs with prevailing wages.

Total number of law enforcement officers in Wisconsin keeps dropping to new lows
News

Total number of law enforcement officers in Wisconsin keeps dropping to new lows

Nearly 14,500 officers patrolled the state in 2008. Fewer than 13,000 officers were on the streets at the end of 2023, a drop of 11%, and another record low.

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