The local evening news takes a look at marijuana in Wisconsin in 2019: various executive and legislative moves to decriminalize marijuana or legalize it for medical purposes, issues in the state’s burgeoning hemp industry, a journalism project on the disproportionate outcomes of prohibition, and the social justice provisions included in Illinois’ legalization that begins January […]
In 33 states and DC, marijuna can be prescribed as a part of medical treatment. It’s used to treat patients with chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, and several other ailments. But in Wisconsin, marijuana is not a legal treatment–despite efforts by Governor Evers and Democratic state lawmakers. Two Republican lawmakers today announced legislation that could legalize […]
Wisconsin Getting Hotter is a monthly series exploring the impact of the climate crisis on Wisconsin and how we can take action to change our current trajectory. To hear the series, tune in to WORT 89.9 FM every first Monday of the month at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m.
According to the Annenberg Constitution Day Civics survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. The survey, which is annually administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has a variety of questions related to civics and government. The responses are often surprising and show just how […]
It’s been a decade since anyone in the Allied Drive neighborhood could walk to a local grocery store. But that changed on Monday. Joe and Mariam Maldonado’s dream of opening a grocery store in Allied Drive has been a long time coming. They moved to the neighborhood six years ago. Joe says that from the […]
State Department of Public Instruction leader Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination for governor last night. He pulled ahead of seven other candidates and will take on Governor Scott Walker in the November election. W-O-R-T reporters were on the scene at election night parties last night where Tony Evers celebrated his victory with supporters at […]