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Judge blocks lame-duck session laws, Evers and Kaul move to drop ACA Lawsuit

Governor Tony Evers

Update - 1:30 PM

Moving rather quickly after the injunction, Governor Evers has instructed AG Josh Kaul to start the process of withdrawing from the multi-state lawsuit against the ACA. One of the lame-duck session laws prohibited the administration from withdrawing from this suit. There were many predictions that the passing of the lame-duck session laws would create a legal quagmire, and it appears that we are now well into the process a few hours after the initial injunction.

Menomonie Market Receives Grant

Menomonie Market Logo

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has received a grant from The Micah Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Dunn County. The $3000 award will further support the co-op's Double Dollars food access program, which incentivizes FoodShare participants to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables. Any customer using their FoodShare card to buy fruits or vegetables any Tuesday receives a voucher to match up to $10 to be redeemed for fruits or vegetables on their next visit.

More big changes in Chippewa Valley Retail

Retail in the Chippewa Valley and across the state continues to shape-shift. Two announcements today of particular interest:

Eau Claire School Board At-Large Candidate Forum

Eau Claire School Board At-Large Candidate Forum, March 14, 2019

This is the video of the Eau Claire School Board Candidate forum that was held 3/14/2019. Thank you to Valley Media Works for the video of the event.

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Time to decide what ‘reality’ we want for America’s Dairyland

Danielle Endvick

Upcoming Dairy Together Road Show brings hope, research for a path forward

By Danielle Endvick | WFU Communications Director

“Reality.” It’s a word I’ve run across lately more than I’d like.

Jeff Smith - You be the Judge of the Budget at Our Listening Sessions

Senator Jeff Smith

Ever since my two daughters were young and able to ice skate, I attended their figure skating practices and competitions. I’ve respected the work and dedication these young women put in for such an incredible sport. I became so interested that I started volunteering as the announcer for the Eau Claire Figure Skating Club competitions.

Jeff Smith - Celebrating Women's History Month

Last week we welcomed the beginning of Women’s History Month – a time for us to celebrate

women's achievements, honor women's history and reflect on the work that still needs to be done. At an early age, I was most inspired and influenced by the women in my life. I’m fortunate to have these relationships throughout my life. Women have motivated me in so many different ways and have shaped me to be the person I am today.

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The League of Women Voters Celebrates Wisconsin Win for Democracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director, LWVWI

Farm groups collaborate on proposals to address dairy crisis at upcoming Dairy Together events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 March 19, 2019

WFU Communications, Danielle Endvick, 715-471-0398 or [email protected]

Winter Was Hard

Winter Was Hard

Winter continues to unleash upon us. More stories are coming on about barn collapses, accidents, and more caused by the incredible weather we have been experiencing. Today almost all of the area schools are closed due to water covering the roads, making them impassable. I am at the moment sitting out at the farm and wondering if I will be able to get into town tomorrow for the Red Cedar Watershed Conference.

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