Will Cushman

Recent Articles

Why State’s Schools Teach Native History

Why State’s Schools Teach Native History

1989 law sought to expand our understanding of many native tribes with deep roots in Wisconsin.

Lives of the Urban Coyotes and Foxes

Lives of the Urban Coyotes and Foxes

UW Project studies how they can survive and even thrive in a city.

Where State Is Heating Up the Most

Where State Is Heating Up the Most

Yep, it’s cooler near the lake — Lake Michigan and Lake Superior —as climate changes.

How State Created Strongest Veto Power

How State Created Strongest Veto Power

No governor has more power to rewrite bills. How and why Wisconsin adopted this.

What Makes A Lake Healthy?

What Makes A Lake Healthy?

Algal blooms, invasive species and shoreline development disrupt the healthy balance of lakes.

New App Tracks Deer Ticks

New App Tracks Deer Ticks

UW-Madison researchers hope The Tick App can help monitor the spread of Lyme disease.

High Tolerance: State Has 22,000 OWI Convictions Per Year
High Tolerance

State Has 22,000 OWI Convictions Per Year

Still high, but way down from 10 years ago when it was 40,000.

Kids Sent Out of State for Mental Health Care

Kids Sent Out of State for Mental Health Care

Wisconsin sends hundreds of children to other states for residential treatment as in-state beds decline.

State Vulnerable to Measles Outbreak

State Vulnerable to Measles Outbreak

Wisconsin has nation's fifth-highest rate of measles vaccine refusal, creates “perfect opportunity."

The Hidden Lives of Wild Animals

The Hidden Lives of Wild Animals

DNR has thousands of trail cameras recording changes of forests, deer, wolves and bobcats.

53206 ZIP Code Has “Stealth Depression”

53206 ZIP Code Has “Stealth Depression”

Research finds adult male employment up since Great Recession, but still faces concentrated economic disadvantage.

We’re Not In Wisconsin Anymore

We’re Not In Wisconsin Anymore

Climate change could make us more like Kansas, climate change projections show.

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

4 Forces Causing Foxconn Uncertainty

Even with massive state and local subsidy, wage costs will be too high.

Huge Water Project for Foxconn Continues

Huge Water Project for Foxconn Continues

Racine water utility expected company to use 7 million gallons daily, but current needs unclear.

2018 Had Fewest Refugees In 10 Years

2018 Had Fewest Refugees In 10 Years

472 refugees to Wisconsin last year, down from 585 in 2017.