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What Are PFAS And Why Are They A Problem?

A group of chemicals known as PFAS are prompting increasing attention and concern across Wisconsin, turning up in drinking water in Marinette and rivers in Madison and elsewhere

7th CD Democratic Candidate Forum - New Video

Tricia Zunker

Wisconsin Senate District 7 Candidate Forum

Even though it is a little out of our normal coverage area, tonight we will be driving up to Rice Lake to cover the 7th CD Candidate Forum. will include the Democratic candidates (Tricia Zunker and Lawrence Dale) for the 7th CD seat which is vacant due to Sean Duffy's resignation.

Time to Patch and Upgrade on Windows

Windows

There is lots of security news for your windows computer today. First off, Microsoft has released their January 2020 patch bundle, and you really want to install this one. It features a serious patch to a cryptographic library . Get patching.

Appeals Court Blocks Voter Purge

The legal struggle over the purge of Wisconsin voters from the voter polls continues.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Refuses to Expedite Voter Purge Case

In a somewhat surprising move, the state Supreme Court today decided 3-3 not to hear the pending litigation on the purging of possibly-moved voters in an expedited manner. Newly-elected conservative justice Brian Hagedorn joined the two more liberal judges Ann Walsh Bradley and Rebecca Dallet in voting to not hear the case.

Affordable Housing in Dunn County

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Menomonie Wi Affordable Housing Panel 2

The city of Menomonie is working on a 20-year housing plan. The goal of this plan is to increase the amount of affordable housing in the area. Affordable housing is defined as housing that can be rented by families making 60% of the median income in the are, or purchased by families making 120% of the median income. 

Opinion

Jeff Smith - Good Government Demands Redistricting Reform

Senator Jeff Smith

Every new year is an opportunity to reflect on what we can do better moving forward. When the New Year is the first of a new decade we think even bigger. What can we do in this new decade to become the sibling, parent, neighbor, colleague or citizen we’re expected to be?

 

Jeff Smith - Let’s Finish What We Started

Senator Jeff Smith

During this time of year, we’re surrounded by reminders to set goals for the next twelve months and fulfill our New Year’s resolutions. As the weeks pass by, we typically find ourselves falling back into our old habits and routines. Once we slip up, it may seem like our resolutions are hopeless and we push off our goals to next year.

 

Every Conversation Sparks a New Idea

State Senator Jeff Smith

The past year pushed me to learn and grow as a leader. As I spent time with my family over the holiday season, I reflected on the value of collaboration, a lesson learned in 2019. I thought about all the conversations I had with others, and how accomplishments were possible from the time spent learning from others.

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Green & Gold

Green & Gold (Old Town Road Parody)

In honor of the Packers today Charlie Berens brings us the Old Town Road parody we had no idea we needed.

Senator Jeff Smith on Fair Maps

Senator Jeff Smith

MADISON – Today, Senator Smith (D – Brunswick) and Representative Diane Hesselbein (D – Middleton) introduced LRB-5162/LRB-3797, to establish a constitutional amendment for non-partisan redistricting reform.

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