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Small Farms: The backbone of a healthy local foodshed

(Menomonie, WI)-  In April the Menomonie Market Food Co-op (MMFC) launched the Fund our Foodshed Grant Program, a program funded by co-op customers through a round-up at the register program and a donation by the co-op. The program furthers the co-op’s mission of creating a thriving and healthy foodshed by supporting the growth of regional farming, food processing, and product development in the Chippewa Valley.
 

Farmers Union reponds to failed farm bill vote

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — The House version of the 2018 Farm Bill failed on the House floor today by a vote of 198 to 213. Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) opposed the bill as it was presented and stressed the need for a more partisan approach in the next draft.

WFU President Darin Von Ruden issued the following statement in response to the vote:

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WISCONSIN RELEASES ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT

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Date of Release or Mention: Thursday, May 17, 2018 

For Immediate Release  May 17, 2018    

Press Contact  Erin Grunze, Executive Director

608-256-0827,

LCV - Same Day Voter registration needs to be protected

Over the weekend, it was reported that at the Wisconsin Republican State Convention passed a

resolution   to abolish same day (Election Day) voter registration among other restrictive proposals

targeting students and other   eligible voters.  The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin opposes any such proposals that would eliminate same day voter registration. 

“Eliminating same day registration is reckless and costly.  It does nothing to protect the integrity of our

J Street: Trump's abandonment of Iran deal is assault on international peace & security

This is not strictly-speaking Wisconsin news, but all of us in WIsconsin will have to live with the outcome.

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2018 Contact: Josh Glasstetter at or 1-202-905-2921

NAMI: Wisconsinites Helping Those Affected by Mental Illness

Kathleen Vinehout

‘Mental health issues have touched my family in many ways,” Barb Habben recently told me. “Because of this [work with NAMI] has become my second career.” Barb is the local coordinator of NAMI Chippewa Valley.

Wisconsin Civil Rights Leaders Speak Against Troubling Vote on Brennan

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin civil rights leaders today held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Michael Brennan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Senate is expected to vote this week on Brennan’s nomination to be a lifetime judge.

 

Why do we stay on Facebook? It's complicated

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A protester wears a mask with the face of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in between men wearing angry face emoji masks, during a protest against Facebook in London in April 2018.

Audit Reveals Serious Management Issues at State Fair Park

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout

“The State Fair is greatly loved by people all over the state,” Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) said at a recent Audit Committee hearing. “But the back-office operations need to be improved.”

Most certainly, improvement must be made to resolve problems revealed by an audit conducted by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB).

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