Bridgit Bowden

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New UW Chancellor Mnookin Seeks ‘Common Ground’ With GOP Critics

New UW Chancellor Mnookin Seeks ‘Common Ground’ With GOP Critics

Vos, Kleefisch, Nass assail regents' choice of UCLA Law School dean.

Arts Organizations Recovering From Pandemic

Arts Organizations Recovering From Pandemic

Across the state, arts and culture organizations and events struggled to continue during pandemic.

GOP Effort Seeks to Woo Latino Voters

GOP Effort Seeks to Woo Latino Voters

Operación ¡Vamos! is a seven-figure investment in state by Republican Party.

Mount Pleasant Seeks Company for Foxconn Site

Mount Pleasant Seeks Company for Foxconn Site

First project update in two years. Site remains largely vacant.

Foxconn Qualifies For $29 Million Tax Credits

Foxconn Qualifies For $29 Million Tax Credits

Project meets benchmarks for state aid for first time since 2018.

Wisconsin Saw More Deaths Than Births in 2021

Wisconsin Saw More Deaths Than Births in 2021

State had a net of 5,000 people migrate here. Population stayed flat.

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Evers Vetoes Republican Legislative Maps

Veto sends redistricting process to court. But which court?

Commission Proposes Legislative Maps Reducing GOP Advantage

Commission Proposes Legislative Maps Reducing GOP Advantage

State Legislature not required to consider maps from The People's Maps Commission.

District Attorney Races Often Uncontested

District Attorney Races Often Uncontested

Only 7 of 71 seats in state contested in 2020. Impacts criminal justice reform.

How the Performing Arts Responded to the Pandemic

How the Performing Arts Responded to the Pandemic

A year of virtual performances and socially distanced rehearsals.

Four Labs in State Tracking Coronavirus Variants

Four Labs in State Tracking Coronavirus Variants

Processing several hundred samples per week as new strains of virus grow.

Drunk Driving Offenses, Crashes Decline

Drunk Driving Offenses, Crashes Decline

Convictions down by 17,720 in Wisconsin between 2004 and 2018, new report finds.

State Officials Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine

State Officials Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine

Looking for facilities with ultra-cold freezers.

Blue-Green Algae On Rise In Lakes

Blue-Green Algae On Rise In Lakes

High temperatures causing November blooms in some of state’s lakes.

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

As state suffers deadliest week yet, President downplays pandemic at campaign rally.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

State’s College Towns Top U.S. Pandemic List

State’s College Towns Top U.S. Pandemic List

Wisconsin has 6 of nation’s 20 metro areas with most COVID-19 cases in past two weeks.

Pandemic Imperils Arts and Culture Industry

Pandemic Imperils Arts and Culture Industry

These organizations may be among the last to bounce back.

Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

A real contact tracer will never ask you for personal information.

Losing a Loved One to COVID-19

Losing a Loved One to COVID-19

Nothing is the same for families trying to grieve during the pandemic.

Scores of People Attend State Budget Hearing

Scores of People Attend State Budget Hearing

Education funding and Medicaid expansion are top concerns of citizens.

State Officials Gear Up for Election

State Officials Gear Up for Election

Tuesday’s spring election not expected to have high turnout.

For Some Wisconsin Voters, Road Quality is a Major Concern

For Some Wisconsin Voters, Road Quality is a Major Concern

People all over state worry about transportation infrastructure

No Relief from 565% Payday Loan Interest

No Relief from 565% Payday Loan Interest

Wisconsin one of eight states with no rules capping interest, despite calls for reform.

New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

Makes it easy for debt buyers to target consumers with poorly documented claims.