April 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Thousands of residents across the state are delinquent in paying heating bills. Photo: midnightcomm (CC-BY)
It's the “day of reckoning” for those who haven't paid their utility bills this winter: The state's moratorium on heat shut-offs ends at midnight on Tuesday
April 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Heroin-related deaths are on the rise across the state. Photo: Richie C. (CC-BY-SA)
Milwaukee County, the most populous county in the state, had 67 people die last year from heroin-related overdoses – a number that is up 600 percent from 10 years ago, according to the county's medical examiner.
April 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
A row of rental properties near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR.
Rental properties in La Crosse, which constitute about half of all homes in the city, must now be registered annually.
April 14, 2014 - 11:00am
A U.S. State Department official will visit the Fox Valley Monday to learn about the area's work with refugees. More than one hundred people from around the world are expected to resettle in the region this year.
April 10, 2014 - 7:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker will be asked on Friday to support tougher penalties for criminals found carrying a gun, a request that comes amid more gun violence this week in Milwaukee that has left two people dead.
April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Rep. John Nygren was one Swift and Certain's supporters in the Legislature. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
A new law will lead to the implementation of a “Swift and Certain” system, designed to help convicted drug addicts kick their habit and avoid getting sent back to prison.
April 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
The WPR-St. Norbert Survey shows that a majority of Republicans, Democrats and Independents all support raising the minimum wage to some higher amount, if not $10.10 per hour.
April 10, 2014 - 10:30am
Above, the La Crosse River marsh. Photo: Vicky Somma (CC-BY-NC-SA)
A newly formed group in La Crosse wants to see greater protections for the La Crosse River marsh, a wetland with a history that involves constant talks of development.
April 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
State Schools Superintendant Tony Evers.
Educators gathered in Madison today to start their work on a new task force created to address the achievement gap in the state
April 9, 2014 - 5:00am
While most respondents to a new survey said that they still support Wisconsin's constitutional amendment that effectively bans same-sex marriage, the poll also found most people think gay couples should be granted certain civil rights.