Mary Kate McCoy

Recent Articles

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.