Scott Gordon

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Climate Change Causing Huge Rainstorms

Climate Change Causing Huge Rainstorms

And algae blooms, more sediment in Lake Superior. Researchers track worrisome changes.

Could Foxconn Increase Downstream Flooding?

Could Foxconn Increase Downstream Flooding?

Illinois officials fear Foxconn development will worsen Des Plaines River flooding.

Huge Drop in Refugees to State

Huge Drop in Refugees to State

Big drop in 2017, 2018, part of national trend, biggest state impact on Milwaukee.

Canada’s Tariffs Target Wisconsin

Canada’s Tariffs Target Wisconsin

Trump trade war pushes Canada to slap tariffs on 163 products made in state.

A Map of Wisconsin Obesity

A Map of Wisconsin Obesity

Highest in rural areas, but researchers sill filling in data for some zip codes.

Two Jails in State House ICE Detainees

Two Jails in State House ICE Detainees

Located in Kenosha and Dodge counties, getting millions in federal funds for jailing immigrants.

Why State Needs Startup Businesses

Why State Needs Startup Businesses

And how expanded entrepreneurship can fit into Wisconsin’s economy.

Wrangling Over Foxconn’s Massive Water Plan

Wrangling Over Foxconn’s Massive Water Plan

Legal battle over Great Lakes Compact language and company’s draw down of Lake Michigan water.

Wisconsin’s Modest Population Growth

Wisconsin’s Modest Population Growth

2010-17 Census numbers capture patterns of urban growth and rural losses.

Lyme Disease Cases Up 22% in 2017

Lyme Disease Cases Up 22% in 2017

But still below high point of 2010-2011 for confirmed cases.

Worker Shortages, Burnout Threaten Nursing Homes

Worker Shortages, Burnout Threaten Nursing Homes

Report finds rise in stress, fatigue, financial pressures at state’s long-term care facilities.

Eviction Law Impacts Domestic Violence Victims

Eviction Law Impacts Domestic Violence Victims

State’s latest pro-landlord law makes it harder for abused partners with financial difficulties.

The Lust for Great Lakes Water

The Lust for Great Lakes Water

Expert notes past attempts and future threats to five Great Lakes.

The Contrarian Professor

The Contrarian Professor

Geoscientist John Skalbeck backed Waukesha diversion of lake water but opposes it for Foxconn.

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

Legality of Foxconn’s Water Use At Issue

New York and Michigan officials question whether Lake Michigan water diversion only for residential users.

The Future of the Great Lakes

The Future of the Great Lakes

Climate change, Foxconn, other issues could impact this huge reservoir of water.

Trade War Threatens State’s Ginseng Growers

Trade War Threatens State’s Ginseng Growers

Trump hikes steel and aluminum tariffs, so China ups it on ginseng, a big state export.

The Battle Over Great Lakes Water

The Battle Over Great Lakes Water

Big users Nestlé and Waukesha to be joined by Foxconn. Who’s next?

Where The Great Lakes Compact Ends and Wisconsin Law Begins

Where The Great Lakes Compact Ends and Wisconsin Law Begins

Why the Waukesha and Foxconn water diversions involve different rules.