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This is the area for all things about the Chippewa Valley - for general purposes we're considering this to be Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, and Pepin Counties..

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Eau Claire Governor Forum

Eau Claire Governor Forum

February 11, 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 10 the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin held a candidate forum at the Eau Claire Children's Theater. The event was attended by over 220 people, and gave 7 of the Democratic candidates for governor a chance to explain their positions. This is a video of the entire event. Candidates present were Paul Soglin, Andy Gronik, Matt Flynn, Kelda Roys, Dana Wachs, Mike McCabe, and Mahlon Mitchell. 

Patty Schachtner wins race in SD 10

Patty Schachtner
January 17, 2018

In a surprisingly big victory last night, Democratic candidate Patty Schachtner defeated Republican Adam Jarchnow in the race for State Senate District 10.

SD 10 election Tuesday

Patty Schactner
January 15, 2018

A special election will be held tomorrow, Jan 16 for the Senate District 10 seat left vacant by Sheila Harsdorf. Normally I have not endorsed candidates in the past, but this is a very important race both for the people of SD 10 and symbolically for the country. This race pits a Wisconsin progressive candidate against a die-hard new-style Wisconsin Republican and is being watched nation-wide as a bellweather of things to come in the mid-term elections later in the year. 

Look & See - A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Look and See Poster

Nick Offerman On The Film "Look & See"

January 8, 2018

We are sponsoring our first Wis.Community community film showing. We hope to do more of these in the coming months - films that enlighten and entertain, and that will not show in local theaters otherwise.

LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.

Why Are My Property Taxes So High?

Kathleen Vinehout
January 8, 2018
“I’m paying higher property taxes and I haven’t had a raise in years.” Sound familiar?   You are not alone.   Property taxes are a regressive tax – the tax falls harder on those with less means. Property tax bills take a bigger bite out of the paychecks of people who have not received a raise in years. At the same time, the very wealthy see their tax bill as a smaller share of their increasing piece of the pie.   I fielded many questions lately about property taxes.  

Frac Sand Sentinel Issue #171 - 12/25/2017

December 26, 2017

Subject: HOW DID BIG OIL LOSE CONTROL OF CLIMATE MISINFORMATION MACHINE?

YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS ARTICLE.......AND BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING

ON BEHIND THE SCENES WITH INFLUENCERS WHO HAVE OPINIONS BUT NOT

SCIENCE.

......keeping

watch on the

industry

Issue: # 171

Date: DECEMBER 25,

2017

IN THE END, WILL OPINION WEIGH OUT OVER

SCIENCE? THE POWER AND WILL OF THE

PEOPLE MAY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.