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Wisconsin’s record youth voter registration predicted to greatly impact election results

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October 28, 2020

As Wisconsin reaches record numbers of absentee ballot returns, hundreds of thousands of young voters have become registered to vote and are estimated to make up a generous portion of this year’s electorate. According...

FIXED: Former UW football star talks addiction

FIXED: Former UW football star talks addiction
'What happened to Montee Ball?'
October 21, 2020

Pain and addiction “What happened to Montee Ball? That is the million-dollar question. That is the question I saw on Google, on Twitter, all the time. I was so anxious to go out and to talk to people,...

UWO Chancellor Leavitt discusses leading a lab, COVID and furloughs

Carter Uslaber / The Advance-Titan — Chancellor Andrew Leavitt in his chemistry 105 class.
October 21, 2020

“I’m not a PC user, you’ll have to forgive me,” Chancellor — or rather, Dr. Andrew Leavitt told his chemistry 105 lab section Monday afternoon, as he swiveled around and pulled up a graphic of...

Odd one out: A family fights addiction and for each other

Jenna Washuleski
and her niece, Makayla Brewington, look through a photo
album together. Jenna took legal kinship of Makayla when she was 13.
October 21, 2020

Just a day in the life Jenna Washuleski is in her element. Despite the chaos of kids running around at the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, she glides in with a special guest for a H.O.P.E. Group —...

Life as a remote student during a pandemic

October 14, 2020

Every day starts just like the day before: my alarm wakes me up at 8 a.m. It’s time for me to get ready for a day of college classes, but something is very different. The room I’m waking up in is...

Brenda: Wisconsin is ‘what we needed to get clean’

Brenda: Wisconsin is ‘what we needed to get clean’
October 14, 2020

As told to Joseph Schulz “What led me to drugs was losing my kids — the pain of it. I was like, ‘Well, I tried pot and I didn't get addicted. I tried acid and I didn't get addicted. Why would...

Responsibility at the heart of Nick’s recovery

Responsibility at the heart of Nick’s recovery
October 14, 2020

As told to Gabrielle Fischer Pain and addiction “My mother was a heroin addict. When I was 7, she dropped me off at a place called the Friendship House in Pennsylvania. It was supposed to be for the...

Kessler: ‘By the time I was 12, I was a full-blown alcoholic’

Chris and his cat, Rommel, whom he adopted after Mr. Pooh died. Chris credits Mr. Pooh for saving
his life after the cat came up to him and rubbed against his leg, giving him a moment of clarity just
before he was about to kill himself.
Chris Kessler's path to recovery
October 14, 2020

A Tumultuous Childhood At 6 years old, most children are experiencing a lot of firsts, whether it’s their first time losing a tooth, their first grade on an assignment, or their first sleepover....

Why Wisconsin has become a COVID-19 hotspot within a month

Why Wisconsin has become a COVID-19 hotspot within a month
October 14, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) confirmed that COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin have risen from around 1,000 cases per day in early September to a record 3,000 cases per day the first few...

WI breaks COVID records for cases, deaths

Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths are at an all time high.
October 14, 2020

Wisconsin saw 33 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, breaking the state’s record for the largest number of deaths in a single day from its previous high of 27 on Sept. 30, according to the state’s Department...

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