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  • Feb. 23, AI vs. Fake News

    With an election year upon us, it is more important than ever to ensure the news we’re consuming is factually accurate. At UW-Stout, researchers wanted to know whether artificial intelligence systems could determine whether news stories are real or fabricated. The results of that research are eye-opening. Shereen Siewert welcomes Dr. Kevin Matthe Caramancion, assistant…

    Feb. 23, AI vs. Fake News
  • Evers signs new maps into law, effectively ending Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit

    Gov. Tony Evers has signed new legislative maps into law, potentially loosening the GOP grip on power in Wisconsin state government for the first time in well over a decade.

    Evers signs new maps into law, effectively ending Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit
  • GOP bill would let standards move forward for PFAS in groundwater

    GOP lawmakers are introducing a bill that would let standards move forward for toxic forever chemicals in groundwater after state environmental regulators were forced to abandon regulations due to excessive compliance costs.

    GOP bill would let standards move forward for PFAS in groundwater
  • GOP bill seeks to end program that promotes sustainability

    A GOP bill would eliminate a state program that encourages businesses and local governments to strive for superior environmental performance.

    GOP bill seeks to end program that promotes sustainability
  • Feb. 9, All of Us Wisconsin

    Environment, lifestyle and DNA play important roles in personal health. By studying these factors, researchers aim to find ways to improve the health of future generations. The All of Us Research Program, a national initiative that includes the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is inviting people across the country to help build one of the most…

    Feb. 9, All of Us Wisconsin
  • Maple tapping season begins earlier than usual

    With unseasonably warm temperatures in the 40s, farmers and enthusiasts across the state have started tapping maple trees earlier than usual.

    Maple tapping season begins earlier than usual
  • Advocates call for investments in public transit

    The local events were in coordination with a national day of action organized by the Labor Network for Sustainability. The event is held annually on or around civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ birthday anniversary, Feb. 4.

    Advocates call for investments in public transit
  • Wisconsin Rapids workers vote against unionizing Ocean Spray Plant

    Workers at an Ocean Spray plant in Wisconsin Rapids voted against unionizing on Friday.

    Wisconsin Rapids workers vote against unionizing Ocean Spray Plant
  • Feb. 2 – Waldorf, Montessori and More

    New educational models are emerging in school districts throughout the state, with more choices than ever before when it comes to public school programs. Montessori and Waldorf methods offer a different approach to childhood education compared to traditional classrooms, while some districts are focusing on immersion programs that teach lessons in multiple languages. How can…

    Feb. 2 – Waldorf, Montessori and More
  • Ocean Spray workers in Wisconsin Rapids will have union vote this week

    Roughly 94 workers at an Ocean Spray plant in Wisconsin Rapids will vote this week on whether to unionize.

    Ocean Spray workers in Wisconsin Rapids will have union vote this week