Democrat Josh Kaul is claiming victory in an extremely tight race for Wisconsin attorney general. At a press conference in Madison on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Kaul said that while the election was close, the "results are clear." His opponent, Republican incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel, seemed to acknowledge Wednesday that initial vote numbers were not in his favor but stopped short of conceding. "I just got off the phone with Josh Kaul. While the results are not final, it appears he has won this race," Schimel said in a statement.
Voters approved advisory referendums by large majorities in Wisconsin communities Tuesday, Nov. 6, that asked whether lawmakers should legalize marijuana or close the so-called dark store loophole. Marijuana advisory referendums
It's been called an epidemic and can have deadly consequences, but falls among the elderly often get less attention than other pressing health concerns like opioids, obesity and diabetes. Still, health officials around Wisconsin say falls are taking a financial and physical toll that can't be ignored, especially in a state that is older than most. Wisconsin ranks second in fall-related deaths in the U.S. among those 65 and older, with a rate that's twice the U.S. average, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging.