From left: Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse), Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) testify before the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on Thursday in support of a bill that bars charging minors with prostitution and instead provides resources to them as sex trafficking survivors. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
‘Safe Harbor’ Bill Aimed at Protecting Young Victims of Sex Trafficking Gaining Momentum

Sponsors are confident bipartisan the proposal, which would expand protections for child sex trafficking victims, will win enough votes to become law.

Jeff Lamont grew up in the Town of Peshtigo and returned to enjoy his retirement after 30 years as a hydrologist working on remediation sites across the country, including one on the Menominee River, which Tyco had contaminated with arsenic. Now he's involved with the citizen group monitoring the PFAS cleanup in his hometown. “It'll be decades before this has been cleaned up,” he said. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

A corporation impedes progress on tracing and fixing PFAS contamination in the local water supply—pollution that it caused.

Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) speaks during a June 22, 2021, Assembly floor session. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Fight to End Wisconsin’s Abortion Ban Intensifies After Restrictive Texas Law Goes Into Effect

State law still has a 1849 abortion ban on the books. The only thing holding it back is Roe v. Wade.

Democratic state and federal lawmakers speak to reporters Tuesday after visiting Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy.
Vaccinations and Vetting Going Smoothly for Afghan Allies Being Staged at Fort McCoy

Group of Democrats from Congress and the Legislature: “We can pay them back now” for supporting US troops in harm’s way.

Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
Wisconsin’s Labor Movement is Having a Big Moment

As Labor Day 2021 rolls around, Wisconsin workers face their greatest opportunity for wage growth and unionization in years.

Gov. Tony Evers, speaking during an event hosted by the Democratic Party to promote President Joe Biden's agenda, said Republicans are spreading "dog whistle crap" when they raise baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted before coming to Fort McCoy. (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Dog Whistle Crap’: Evers Slams Baseless ‘Vetting’ Concerns About Afghan Refugees

Republicans have raised baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted, despite assurances from the White House.

The parents of Lennon, left, and Abram Stanley say their family is benefiting from the child tax credit expansion. (Photo courtesy of the Stanley family)
Wisconsin Families Seeing Benefits Two Months Into Child Tax Credit Expansion

The expanded credit, which lasts through December, is benefitting an estimated 90% of Wisconsin children.