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The Poison Squad

Poison Squad

A new American Experience will air on PBS Wisconsin tonight (Jan 28) at 8 PM. The new episode, The Poison Squad, is based on the book by Debora Blum which tells the story of government scientist Dr. Harvey Wiley. In a period where food and drugs could contain almost anything, Dr. Wiley was responsible for research that eventually pushed Congress to pass laws to protect consumers.

Updates to Joe Luginbill Story

Joe Luginbill

We have some short updates to the story yesterday about Joe Luginbill. , Luginbill's family today released a statement:

Dear Eau Claire friends and neighbors,

2020 School Board Candidate Forum in Menomonie

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Candidates for the Board of the School District of Menomonie will speak to the public Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 E Main, Menomonie.

Supreme Court Forum in Menomonie

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Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will speak to the public Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Sorensen Hall (formerly Millenium Hall), Room 205, 121 10th Ave. E, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. Parking is available to the public on adjacent university lots after 4 p.m.

Where in the World is Joe Luginbill?

Updated to reflect previous small claims court issue at the foundation's previous address.

Local philanthropist, school board member, and activist in the LGBTQ+ community Joe Luginbill has suddenly disappeared  after the news broke that the utilities at the State Theater were shut off for non-payment. This has been shocking to many  local citizens. But first, let's take a step back to this young man's quick rise to fame.

Our Environmental Film Festival - Right To Harm Canceled

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We just received word from Tugg that they have canceled our film showing because they are "no longer operating in our area". We are more than a little bewildered by this and are exploring alternatives to show the film here. Watch this space.

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Jeff Smith - It’s Time to Prioritize Rural Prosperity

Senator Jeff Smith

During the State of the State, Governor Tony Evers reflected on the accomplishments made in 2019 and the priorities we must carry out in the year ahead. As we draw closer to the end of this legislative session, we have a stronger sense of urgency to get things done.

 

Democracy Fatigue

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Tired of fighting? Feel like voting / marching / calling Congress / all of it is pointless? Maybe you are suffering from democracy fatigue, which threatens to become both epidemic and chronic in the United States.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Responds to State of the State Address

Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden has offered the following statement in response to Governor Evers' 2020 State of the State address:

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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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