Why some Hyundai and Kia cars are easy prey for car thieves

Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs lack an anti-theft “key” device, making them an easy target for car thieves. An insurance industry group says these cars are stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry because their engines lack “immobilizer” systems, which is an electronic safety device that prevents … Read more

WI schools face shortage of mental health professionals, Sauk Prairie innovates to provide appropriate care

SAUK PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) – As a new academic year begins, many Wisconsin schools continue to face uphill battles in addressing mental health concerns amid staff shortages and growing demands for care. The Sauk Prairie School District is fortunate to have a full staff of school counselors, psychologists and social workers this year, but officials … Read more

Author Q&A: A Movement That Surprised and Changed the World | fun

GENA KITNER For the State Gazette In the 1970s and 1980s, women office workers across the country began to make it clear that they wanted to be more than coffee and lunch makers. These women wanted higher wages and a harassment-free work environment. As a result, the National 9-5 Association of Women at Work labor … Read more

Mickey Mantle card breaks record, as sports memorabilia grows

A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million on Sunday, entering the record books as the highest ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has become exponentially more lucrative in recent years. The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record set a few months earlier – $9.3 million for the shirt … Read more

Author Q&A: Her inspiration comes from the everyday | fun

GENA KITNER For the State Gazette Patti See is no stranger to Chippewa County’s Lake Hallie. She grew up in nearby Chippewa Falls and in her 40s bought a house on (almost) the lake. The movement inspired and connected her to many of the people highlighted in her collection of essays, “Here on Lake Hallie: … Read more

The MMK executive committee responds to the June artwork vandalism

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is apologizing to an artist and standing by its staff Wednesday in an incident that occurred in June when a Madison artist’s work was vandalized during an exhibit. Artwork contributed to the museum by Lilada Gee in the Wisconsin Triennial presentation of “Ain’t IA Woman?” … Read more

1 in 6 native tree species in the US may face extinction

According to a first-of-its-kind assessment, one in six native tree species in the contiguous 48 states is threatened with extinction. What you need to know According to a first-of-its-kind assessment, one in six native tree species in the contiguous 48 states is threatened with extinction. The most common threats to Native American trees are invasive … Read more

Busy time ahead for Power | Washington County Sports

The Milwaukee Power junior hockey team, a young team in its first full year in West Bend, is holding its training camp Monday through Friday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday camp starts at 5:15pm and on Wednesday at 7:30pm and the team will be on the ice for 90 minutes at the Kettle Moraine Ice … Read more

Music, art and family fun at Ashley for the Arts brings in nearly $650,000 in donations for over 70 area nonprofits |

ARCADE, Wis., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It was a successful weekend at the Arcadia at Ashley for the Arts that took place August 11-13. The annual three-day music and arts festival hosted tens of thousands of fans with a variety of top entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, rows of food vendors, an inflatable air … Read more

The US House of Representatives passes the Inflation Reduction Act, advancing historic climate investments

Wisconsin lawmakers were divided over the Inflation Reduction Act that passed the US House of Representatives on Friday, legislation that includes a historic investment in efforts to combat climate change. The legislation now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The bill provides about $375 billion over 10 years to help industry and consumers … Read more