Next week Tuesday, voters in the town of Presque Isle will head to the polls for a re-do of the spring election. This time, there is only one race on the ballot: town chair. In the spring, the difference between the winning and losing candidate was one vote. However, a judge ruled in September that there were irregularities and ordered the election to be held again.
The White House and VA have touted record processing rates of nearly two million claims in the past year, which is 13% more than the previous record. For some filers, though, there is an additional system -- in some cases -- creating a headache.
As a new year begins, nearly all -- if not all -- public water systems in Wisconsin will have results showing whether their drinking water supplies are contaminated by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS compounds.
The president and CEO of the South Wood County YMCA, Matt Lund told 7 Investigates he and child care center leadership will be meeting with parents Monday evening to answer their questions after the Early Learning Center was fined for violating child care regulations.
Department of Safety and Professional Services incident and inspection reports revealed what caused a carnival ride at the Forest County Festival in July to stop mid-ride leaving passengers strapped upside-down for hours.
Taylor County announced to the Veterans Service Committee in its meeting Monday that a preliminary investigation into the former veterans benefits specialist’s abrupt departure found no criminal wrongdoing.
Taylor County is investigating its former veteran benefits specialist, Nikki Sherman, after she abruptly resigned in May. Sherman responded, “This whole investigation is petty, baseless, and a waste of county resources.”
In January, Gov. Tony Evers declared 2023 as the year of mental health, calling it a “burgeoning crisis.” He laid out roughly $500 million in mental health budget priorities, many focused on supporting kids. However, many of those requests have been reduced or cut as the budget moves through the legislature.
Kids interact with a lot of spaces in the community. Increasingly, the adults in those spaces are needing to be trained in how to help children learn to manage their mental health; this includes the people who expect to see kids for things like ear infections.
After analyzing all of the data and elements impacting kids’ mental well-being, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health landed on fostering social connectedness as a key area to make the most change.
Kids do not always verbally express what is going on with them, especially if they do not know how. This can lead to behaviors adults find to be difficult, but educators say the behaviors are a form of communication themselves. Often they are symptoms of more troubling issues impacting students' mental well-being.
Addressing mental health and substance use continue to be among the top needs in the community health assessments nonprofit hospitals provide. Suicide is a particular focus that data show is creeping into the thoughts of younger and younger people, even before the age of 10.
Patients are beginning to speak up following the second round of layoffs at Marshfield Clinic in 2023. Of the 222 positions listed on the WARN notice, one had a very specific title that stands out and hits a community of people with a rare disease.
Customers of a business in Schofield are expressing their frustrations after they say they paid for services they did not receive. It comes as the Everest Metro Police Department asks for people to report if they believe they “have been a victim of theft” by Meraki Salon and Tattoo.
The Wausau investment agent and broker who was barred from the industry last year is now facing felony criminal charges in federal court, a day after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed its own set of charges against Tony Liddle for violating its laws.
Thursday, Wausau announced its municipal drinking water is “PFAS free,” after its new water treatment facility came online with new mitigation systems. It comes nearly a year after another announcement, sharing that all of its municipal wells had levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances above recommended state standards at the time.
Another department within the Marshfield Clinic Health System has been dissolved as of Thursday. The Telehealth team of 18 employees was told in a meeting Oct. 27 that their positions were being eliminated due to “business reasons,” effective Dec. 1.
Aspirus Network Inc. and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin on Wednesday announced a new agreement that ensures continued in-network access to care for all of Anthem’s members at Aspirus Network providers and facilities.
People who have been sexually assaulted and want to get a forensic exam in and around Marshfield will now have to travel to Weston to receive care within the Marshfield Clinic Health System. Last week Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield notified staff that the program is being eliminated due to “business reasons.”
For those currently on or anticipating coverage with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, many are crossing their fingers as the insurance company negotiates with one of the two primary medical providers in the area: Aspirus.
As Election Day draws near, crime has been a frequent topic in attack ads and campaign speeches, but some of the comments need more context. Many viewers have asked to have a breakdown of what has been said in the race for Wisconsin governor.
Aspirus patients with Network Health Medicare Advantage plans that cover out-of-network providers are in limbo as the two organizations disagree about the legal interpretation of certain Medicare rules.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aspirus are in active negotiations, with both organizations saying they are hoping to come to an agreement to become part of each other’s health network. However, patients are getting confused.
Some central Wisconsin patients have been having unusual experiences when checking in for appointments, and receiving letters from Aspirus and their insurance agencies relating to out-of-network notices.