Molly Stentz


Molly Stentz

The CBD industry is booming, with shops sprouting up all over Madison. An ounce of the oil can fetch as much as $200. But in an industry will little regulatory oversight, it’s buyer beware. Read more



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Wisconsin was once a leader in hemp production. Now that growing hemp is legal again, many farmers are trying to relearn what their grandparents knew well. The learning curve is steep. Read more

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Thousands of Dane County residents have struggled with addiction from opioids. Dane County has also struggled to cover the costs of dealing with the epidemic. Now the county is joining a national effort to get Big Pharma to help pay for the fallout. Read more

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​As honeybees continue to die off in droves, Wisconsin has proposed a plan to help them survive. But in offering only advice, some fear the plan falls short. Read more


For years, Dane County and Madison partnered to provide Madison with cheap composting. But the two governments have had a falling out over the program, leaving gardeners in the lurch. Read more

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It's been a long and winding path from I-94 to the dusty and rutted streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, for journalist Jeremy Scahill. Scahill, an award-winning author and correspondent for "The Nation", is the subject of a new documentary based on his reporting on America's covert wars in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The film, "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield", opens at Sundance Cinemas on Friday, Aug. 9. Read more


Bees pollinate much of the food we eat, but they're dying in huge numbers. This year was worse than most, a new low in a trend that's only getting worse. What will this mean for us and our food supply? Read more

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