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DHS Omits Key Details In Letter To We Energies Neighbors

For years, residents who live near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant have looked at the coal-based facility as the source of their health issues. This spring, they were told it was unlikely. In May, residents who filed a grievance with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in November 2015 received a letter from […]

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Zika Virus Reported In Wisconsin

A Wisconsin resident who traveled to Honduras has contracted the Zika virus infection, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. DHS officials are not disclosing where the person lives because of confidentiality reasons. “In addition to HIPAA, we are bound by state confidentiality laws that prohibit us from sharing personal health information. The law […]

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State Looking Into We Energies’ Neighbors Health Concerns

After neighbors living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant complained to area health departments, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now looking into those health concerns and complaints about the utility. Racine County Eye learned that of the 34 families (some have multiple family members) that have health issues, 30 people in […]

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Wheaton Franciscan Mental Health Unit Cited For Violations

A state and federal investigation uncovered inconsistent staffing levels resulting in an unsafe environment for patients at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints inpatient mental health unit. Acting on several complaints, surveyors from the State Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) conducted an unannounced visit in May to the […]

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Meeting Set To Talk About We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant Concerns

UPDATE: Organizers will meet at Crawford Park, 5051 Chester Lane, in the pavilion instead of at the East Side Community Center. Crawford Park is behind Kmart. ORIGINAL STORY: The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will host a meeting to talk about issues neighbors living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant are having. The meeting is […]

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