Mary Kate McCoy

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New Bills Would Fully Fund And Expand 4-Year-Old Kindergarten

New Bills Would Fully Fund And Expand 4-Year-Old Kindergarten

Bills could help close the achievement gap, says State Sen. Luther Olsen

The Search for Lake Michigan’s Meteorite

The Search for Lake Michigan’s Meteorite

It crashed into lake two years ago. Scientists are close to finding it.

Deaths From Running Red Lights Rising

Deaths From Running Red Lights Rising

Up nationally but Wisconsin “has one of the worst increases.”

Unanimous Senate Committee Vote on Hemp Bill

Unanimous Senate Committee Vote on Hemp Bill

Bipartisan bill would make pilot program for growing hemp in the state permanent.

Can State Reduce Long Lines at DMV?

Can State Reduce Long Lines at DMV?

Agency has made efforts and some progress, but Evers wants faster service.

Baldwin Bill Hikes Great Lakes Funding

Baldwin Bill Hikes Great Lakes Funding

Bipartisan bill boosts allocation for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

State’s Honey Production Hits 10-Year Low

State’s Honey Production Hits 10-Year Low

Yet wild honey bees are rebounding, thriving after steep decline.

Drunk Driving On Rise for Corrections Staff?

Drunk Driving On Rise for Corrections Staff?

State Corrections Secretary concerned about stress causing workers to abuse alcohol.

Lives of Wisconsin’s LGBTQ Pioneers

Lives of Wisconsin’s LGBTQ Pioneers

50 years after Stonewall, new book chronicles early leaders in state’s gay history.

New Plan for Bradford Beach Ramp

New Plan for Bradford Beach Ramp

The Ability Center announces $100,000 plan to make beach accessible for people with disabilities.

Visual Art: Artist Embraces Tintype Photography
Visual Art

Artist Embraces Tintype Photography

Margaret Muza, former Pfister artist in residence, uses technique dating back to Civil War.

Counting the State’s Frogs and Toads

Counting the State’s Frogs and Toads

Annual survey overseen by DNR covers about 100 roadside routes across the state, measuring growth or decline.

Three Hospitals Offer 40 Recovery Coaches

Three Hospitals Offer 40 Recovery Coaches

Ascension hospitals have new way to treat opioid addiction.

Public Museum Show is Pure Poison

Public Museum Show is Pure Poison

"The Power of Poison" looks at how its used by insects, snakes, animals to kill and save.

Chisholm Supports Probe of Clergy Sex Abuse

Chisholm Supports Probe of Clergy Sex Abuse

Calls for statewide investigation of Catholic Church’s handling of child sex abuse allegations.

Kaul Calls Lame Duck Laws ‘Terrible’

Kaul Calls Lame Duck Laws ‘Terrible’

Changes for Department of Justice will endanger public safety, new Attorney General says.

Climate Change Hurting State Highways

Climate Change Hurting State Highways

Federal report says flooding a particular problem in Midwest.

Most Americans Want Walkable Cities

Most Americans Want Walkable Cities

Polls show 53% want this. But urban planning still dominated by needs of cars.

Study Finds Public Transportation Inequities

Study Finds Public Transportation Inequities

Funding rose 67% for state roads but only 1% for local roads.

Milwaukee County Poverty Persists

Milwaukee County Poverty Persists

New study shows Milwaukee is now state’s only county worse than national average in poverty.

ACLU Targets Anti-Panhandling Laws

ACLU Targets Anti-Panhandling Laws

Citing Supreme Court case, calls on five suburbs to repeal ordinances against panhandling.

Meth Use Up 167% Since 2013

Meth Use Up 167% Since 2013

New report tracks Midwest, as prevention, treatment in state remains a huge challenge.

Conference Shows Latino Economic Impact

Conference Shows Latino Economic Impact

Latinos drive one quarter of national GDP and 93% of metro population growth.

Tainted Water: State’s Drinking Water Has Radium Problem
Tainted Water

State’s Drinking Water Has Radium Problem

Waukesha is among dozens of communities in Wisconsin with radium-tainted well water.