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Looking back at the World-Wide-Web

WIscommunity in CERN browser

This brings back memories.  Many many years ago in what seems like another lifetime, I was the head of the UNIX administration team at FERMILAB. We had I believe the 3rd website in the United States. Life was much simpler then - web browsers such as they were only showed text. Links were new and exotic.

Local roads are very slippery - be careful

Snow

Please note that local roads are deteriorating quickly with this morning's heavy snowfall. Reports are coming in for crashes on I94 and Highway 29 that have closed traffic lanes.

Former Senator Vinehout's home lost in fire Saturday

Kathleen Vinehout

Former State Senator Kathleen Vinehout's home burned down in a fire on Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post from her official account, the home is a complete loss, but the family is safe. Later posts indicate that Kathleen and her husband escaped the fire with only the clothes on their back. Eau Claire City Council President Andrew Werthmann has started a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for the family for immediate needs.

4 Forces Feeding Uncertainty About Foxconn's Future In Wisconsin

President Trump at Foxconn Groundbreaking

A bubbling sense of uncertainty enveloping Foxconn's plans for its manufacturing and research operations in Wisconsin has sparked considerable speculation around the state in the opening months of 2019. Industry analysts and other observers are wondering to what extent the company's promises would, or even could, come to fruition as its public commitments evolve at a fast clip.

Opinion

Jeff Smith: Part Three - Water is Precious

State Senator Jeff Smith

This is the third of three columns describing the importance of water in Wisconsin

 

Jeff Smith: Part Two: Water is Prosperity

Last week I wrote about how water is life. This week I hope to show how important water is for all of us to not only survive, but also to thrive.

No Quarters for Kathy

Kathy Bernier
Shame on you, Kathy Bernier. Don't you for a moment try to normalize the prospect of toll roads in Wisconsin. For the first 100 years of automobile travel in Wisconsin, we have ensured that our taxes are enough to provide good roads.

Press Releases and more

Farmers Union members set 2019 policy priorities

Policy Discussion

APPLETON – At the 88th annual Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention Jan. 25-27 in Appleton, delegates from across the state adopted policy that will guide the family farm organization’s work in the coming year.

Conservation voters applaud plans to join U.S. Climate Alliance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or [email protected]

Erin Link - Finding the Right Fit

Hey! It's the first week of February, and we just got done with the polar vortex of DOOM! Seeing negative forty on my thermometer is a bit frightening. Thankfully these cold temps didn't last for long, and all the farm critters were tucked away and did just fine. The geese even opted to sleep outside on hay piles during this cold snap. They are such hardy little critters!

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