Stories tagged: "women"


Meet the Woman Making Wisconsin Buildings Brighter One Mural at a Time

Fresh off finishing a 95-foot mural on the side of a Janesville school, Emily Balsey shares her biggest projects, her proudest accomplishments, and the advice she’d give any aspiring artist.

The Gavel Gap: What It Is & Why It Matters

Six of the seven justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are women, tying the state with Oregon for the second-highest percentage of women. But all are white.

Save This Number in Your Phone. You Don’t Know When You Might Need It.

During the pandemic, domestic violence rates skyrocketed in Wisconsin. But good news quickly followed the bad, and one county launched a free, local 24/7 text line for people living in abusive situations.

The Best Of: Wisconsin Health & Wellness in 2022

To borrow a line from Disney's Frozen, "for the first time in forever" every moment of 2022 was not defined by COVID. Instead, a large chunk of the year's health headlines was devoted to the overturning of reproductive options and its impact on Wisconsin women. But not all headlines were bad. Here are several "good news" standouts.

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The Biggest ‘Winner’ of the 2022 Midterms? Women.

Both Democrats and Republicans are celebrating historic victories for Latino women, LGBTQ+ women, and all women. Period.

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UW Researchers Developing New Way to Detect Ovarian Cancer Early 

Ovarian cancer, often called the ‘silent killer,’ is the deadliest form of gynecological cancer. That could soon change.

Wisconsin Woman Struggled With Her Mental Health for a Decade. Now She Hides ‘Little Hearts’ to Help Others.

The hearts, with encouraging messages attached, are now appearing as far away as Connecticut. Learn how you can join the movement!