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Citizens Invited to State Budget Town Hall Meeting-Eau Claire

May 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

Citizens Invited to State Budget Town Hall Meeting Senator Kathleen Vinehout and Representative Dana Wachs will host a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed 2017-19 State Budget in Eau Claire on May 20, 2017. “This state budget will have significant impact on our schools, our roads and our natural resources,” Vinehout said.  “The state budget is all ...

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Youth in Government Day Engages Teens

May 2, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 3, 2017 “Imagine you could make the laws. What would you change about how things are run?” My question to the students spurred a long discussion about change in our world. Almost 100 high school students recently participated in Trempealeau County Youth in Government Day. The daylong session was designed to encourage youth to become engaged ...

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High Capacity Well Proposal Makes Water Problems Worse

Apr 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 26, 2017 What if you woke up one morning turned on the faucet to wash your face and saw brown water coming out of your tap? Stacy Sylla of rural Lincoln Township in Trempealeau County texted me just such a photo of water the color of sludge. She has gone through three washing machines, dug fistfuls ...

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State Budget: Start with What’s Real

Apr 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 19, 2017 When it comes to paying the bills you’ve got to deal with what’s real. You can’t spend rhetoric. Lawmakers are doubling down to deal with the state budget. Public hearings and town hall meetings are scheduled across the state. Many civic groups are hosting legislators in a discussion of the state budget. Many are ...

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Meth Addiction: the Growing Epidemic in our Neighborhood

Apr 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

April 12, 2017 “We are up to our gills in meth,” the county worker told me. “Four years ago one quarter of our child-protection cases were related to meth. Now, 92% of these cases are related to meth.” “Our system just isn’t equipped to deal with the meth problem,” said another social worker. Recently, more than 400 county ...

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