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Chippewa Valley Votes holds voter registration Sept. 25

Chippewa Valley Votes

Tuesday Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Chippewa Vally Votes is holding voter registration events throughout the Chippewa Valley Tuesday as part of that effort. 

Potato Disease, the UW and the Wisconsin Idea

Kathleen Vinehout

Late blight is a devastating potato and tomato disease that spreads quickly in late summer. It can wipe out a crop in just a few days. This disease caused the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s which led to the starvation or relocation of millions of Irish, including my ancestors.

Election Commission will have ambitious meeting before Nov. Election

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will hold a particularly long and extensive meeting tomorrow, Sept. 25. Part of the meeting will be devoted to getting feedback on plans to spend the $7 million federal grant for election security. Approximately $2.4 million of that money has been allocated to hire additional staff for security purposes, particularly before the November election. This money will be used to hire six additional staff for the next four years.

S. Barstow closed in Eau Claire due to water main break

According to the Eau Claire Streets Department on Twitter this morning (Monday, Sept. 24):


A water main break has S. Barstow St. closed between the EC River & Eau Claire St. The closure should be expected to last through the day. If you have questions about the repair or are in the area & are experiencing dirty water please call the utility division at 715-839-5045

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Tribes and Lawmakers Meet to Resolve Issues - Senator Vinehout

“Can you fix Syria?” a woman asked me. “No,” I said as I shook my head. “Syria is a bit above my pay-grade. My international work [as State Senator] is limited to work with our Native Tribes.”

Native Tribes are sovereign nations.

Tribes have their own government including legislatures and courts. Many federal laws and treaties govern Wisconsin Tribes. But so do our state laws.

New Study: Speed and Secrecy in Lawmaking

Kathleen Vinehout

“The length of time bills were deliberated [in the Wisconsin Legislature] dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011,” wrote investigative reporter Teodor Teofilov.

Supporting the UW Helps All of Wisconsin

Kathleen Vinehout

“Investing in the UW System is an investment in Wisconsin,” said University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross, calling for an investment of another $107.5 million in the next biennial budget.

Over the past several years, budget cuts and tuition freezes hampered the UW System’s ability to retain professors, continue research and deliver high quality affordable education.

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League of Women Voters to Host Assembly District 29 Forum

MENOMONIE - League of Women Voters of Greater Chippewa Valley this week announced a forum for the three candidates for Assembly District 29 on Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Judicial Center, 615 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie. Candidates to represent Assembly District 29 are: Republican Rob Stafsholt, Libertarian Brian Corriea and Democrat John Calabrese.

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November Election Voter Guide from League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Available Now

Date of Release or Mention: 
Friday, September 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2018   
Contact:  Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Coordinator

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