Lawmakers unanimously passed a brand new bill out of an Assembly committee that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison today. That facility’s been at the center of abuse allegations from both inmates and staff for years, but now the bill to shut it down is moving through the legislature at a break-neck pace. […]
The state Assembly has passed bills aimed at improving the foster care system. They include a bill that would waive UW tuition for kids formerly in the foster care system. The slate of bills stem from a bipartisan task force that looked into ways to improve the foster care system in Wisconsin. One of those […]
With just a few hours left until Valentine’s Day, tensions are running high and reservations are running out. Tonight, Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke look at some less-successful stories from the big, romantic day and share their thoughts on the holiday.
The sturgeon spear-fishing season in the Lake Winnebago system started over this past weekend. To learn more about this unique Wisconsin tradition, WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with the state Department of Natural Resources’ sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs who oversees hunting of these giant, prehistoric animals.
The annual State of the Tribes address begins at 1pm on Tuesday, Feb 13th. This year, the keynote speaker will be Gary Besaw, the Former Chairman of the Menominee nation. Each year, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council selects a member to give the address, which constitutional officers, members of the state Supreme Court and Senate are […]
The Beacon Day Shelter opened in October on East Washington Avenue. This is the first winter it has been active, serving members of Dane County’s homeless population. The Beacon’s director, Judith Metzger, says the shelter can act as a one-stop shop for homeless families and individuals. “The Beacon provides those services and resources for […]