July 9, 2014 - 8:30pm
Above, the Kewaunee Power Station, which was shut down last year. Photo: Lenka Riznicek (CC-BY-SA).
Owners of the now-closed Kewaunee nuclear power plant want to move highly-radioactive spent fuel from inside the plant to containers kept outdoors near Lake Michigan more quickly.
July 9, 2014 (All day)
Thanks to a series of rainstorms, the rain, many homes need their septic tanks drained immediately. Photo: Andy Melton (CC-BY).
A heavy snowmelt and series of rainstorms in northwestern Wisconsin have saturated the soil and are causing septic systems to back up.
July 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
Trains carrying Bakken and Alberta tar sands crude have been involved in 11 train derailments and explosions in the past year. Photo: Randen Pederson (CC-BY).
Information obtained from an open records request shows that Canadian Pacific and BNSF Railways are transferring substantial train loads of volatile Bakken crude oil through 18 Wisconsin counties at an average of 45 times per week.
July 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Brick and mortar stores have long pushed for a federal system to collect taxes on Internet sales. Photo: Erik Lorenzsonn/WPR News.
A national group that's against taxing Internet sales is touting a poll it commissioned showing that Wisconsin residents also oppose the idea.
July 7, 2014 - 12:30pm
Thanks to recent research suggesting it’s not as unhealthy as people once thought, butter has been rising in popularity. Photo: Paul Swansen (CC-BY-ND).
The nation’s butter inventory is much lower than it usually is at this time of year, which could mean higher prices for consumers.
July 7, 2014 - 11:15am
The UW-Superior campus, where campus administrators are in the process of outsourcing various campus services. Photo: Adelie Freydja Annabel (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A member of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee says there’s a real danger the University of Wisconsin System will follow UW-Superior’s lead and privatize services and even faculty. UW-Superior privatized its campus bookstore on July 1. It also sent “at-risk” notices to 26 of its...
July 4, 2014 - 1:15pm
Wholesale prices for gasoline jumped about 10 cents per gallon over the past month. Photo: Futureatlas.com (CC-BY).
Wisconsin gas prices aren’t expected to spike this holiday weekend despite the ongoing turmoil in Iraq.
July 3, 2014 - 1:30pm
Fresh and raw products are not covered under the trade agreement, which could affect Wisconsin’s cranberry industry. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
After months of negotiations, the United States and South Korea have finally reached an organic food trade agreement, a development that could benefit Wisconsin's dairy industry.
July 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
E-cigarette sales are soaring nationwide. Photo: Apollostowel (CC-BY-NC-SA).
E-cigarette sales are booming nationally, and local stores that sell the nicotine delivery devices say business couldn't be better.
June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
Workers unions are ending at University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics -- three years after state lawmakers passed a law restricting collective bargaining.