September 14th, 2023 | 13 mins 35 secs
2024 election, artificial intelligence, democracy, elections, news, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Heading into the 2024 election, Wisconsin faces a new challenge state lawmakers here have so far failed to address: generative artificial intelligence. The state of Washington required political ads to disclose if they use artificial intelligence while others banned deepfake technology in the runup to an election.
September 14th, 2023 | 17 mins 24 secs
milwaukee police department, news, news414 / noticias414, police, transportation, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Milwaukee sees a surge in police pursuits in years since loosening policy to target reckless drivers. Critics say the trend makes streets more dangerous.
JusticePoint offers incarceration alternatives in Milwaukee. Two judges tried to cancel its contract.
August 30th, 2023 | 16 mins 24 secs
milwaukee, milwaukee municipal court, milwaukee neighborhood news service, news, news414 / noticias414, the appeal, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Municipal Court officials refuse to comment on efforts to cancel JusticePoint’s contract without lining up an alternative provider. A legal ruling allows the services to continue — for now.
August 30th, 2023 | 16 mins 1 sec
disinformation, misinformation, news, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Social media and deceptive actors are allowing falsehood to spread even faster than the truth, but there are ways to inoculate yourself from information disorder.
August 30th, 2023 | 13 mins 8 secs
amazon, home depot, milwaukee tool, news, walmart, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Walmart is no longer selling Milwaukee Tool-branded gloves on its online marketplace — responding to allegations that a subcontractor for the Brookfield, Wisconsin-based tool company relied on forced Chinese prison labor to manufacture certain models of gloves.
August 28th, 2023 | 16 mins 18 secs
insurance, medicaid, news, statehouse, voting, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
A group funded by deep-pocketed GOP donors is pushing to make it harder to vote and to receive unemployment insurance and Medicaid
August 25th, 2023 | 8 mins 16 secs
grants, news, statehouse, tony evers, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Gov. Tony Evers signs a budget that excludes his plan to help staff-strapped local governments track and apply for federal infrastructure dollars.
August 23rd, 2023 | 9 mins 26 secs
a changing basin, drought, mississippi river basin ag & water desk, news, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
Arid conditions are expected to persist in eastern Iowa and Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. River barges are affected, too.
August 23rd, 2023 | 16 mins 53 secs
confined animal feeding operations (cafos), mississippi river basin ag & water desk, news, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
A proposed pig CAFO spurred five northwest Wisconsin towns to regulate big farms. After one rescinded its ordinance, others wonder if they’ll face lawsuits.
Wisconsin law still refers to husband and wife, a reminder to LGBTQ+ families that their rights are at risk
August 23rd, 2023 | 19 mins 23 secs
lgbtq+, news, statehouse, wisconsin, wisconsin watch
The courts and Evers administration have stepped in, but bipartisan efforts to make state law neutral to reflect status of same-sex couples have stalled