Ted Auch speaks at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

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Live Stream of the Gubernatorial Debate

At 8 PM tonight this should become a live stream of the Wisconsin Gubernatorial Debate. The debate will be shown on Wisconsin Public Television stations as well. Thanks to Wisconsin Public Television.

The Future of Voting in Wisconsin

Automatic Voter Registration Forum

Candidates from western Wisconsin participated in a forum on voting in Wisconsin. Issues discussed included automatic voter registration, voting by mail, election security, gerrymandering, and more. The candidates invited had all pledged to support automatic voter registration in Wisconsin, in an attempt to increase participation in voting. It should be noted that the candidates were all representatives of the Democratic Party, the Green Party, or Independent. 

US Senate Debate - Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir

Watch it again: Wisconsin Senate Debate with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Leah Vukmir

If you did not get a chance to watch the Vukmir/Baldwin debate last night, here is another chance to watch it thanks to WTMJ.

Menomonie School District Meeting 10/8/2018 - Sports Complex funding passes 5-4

Menomonie School Board Regular Meeting 10/8/2018

Agendas and supporting documents for tonight's school board meeting are attached. Perhaps the most interesting portion of the meeting will be the vote on funding Phase 2 of the Sports Complex.

Menomonie School District Strategic Listening Sessions

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The Menomonie School District will conduct strategic listening sessions at different times and places in the next few weeks:

First debate between Vukmir and Baldwin tonight

The first debate between the two 2018 US Senate candidates will take place tonight at 6 PM. You can listen at WTMJ,  or the Journal-Sentinel website.

Hi-Crush will not be fined by DNR for May sludge release

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The Wisconsin DNR will not fine Hi-Crush Proppants for the May spill of mining sludge that polluted area property and flowed into the Trempealeau River. The DNR will not levy the fine because state law allows WPDES permits to be violated in the case of an emergency (and in this case the side of the pond was breached to save the life of an operator who had fallen into the pond). 

Eau Claire County Board Approves CAFO Moratorium

Tuesday night the Eau Claire County Board approved the CAFO moratorium ordinance that has been drifting through various committees for the last few months. The original moratorium proposal had been passed through the Planning and Development Committee previously but had failed to pass through the Land Conservation Committee by a 6-2 vote. 

Chippewa Valley Goes All In For Journalism

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Through October and early November the Chippewa Valley will be immersed in the news. The Eau Claire and Menomonie Public Libraries will be promoting discussion about journalism in multiple ways:

The Phillips Library in Eau Claire is participating in a state-wide Beyond The Headlines initiative with the Wisconsin Humanities Council including the following events:

Ted Auch speaks at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

Ted Auch Speaks about Frac Sand Mining at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

Dr. Ted Auch spoke at the Eau Claire Grassroots Festival about the current status of fracking, frac sand mining in Wisconsin, and what we can expect in the future. The slide deck from his talk is attached to this article. Please note that the audio quality is sketchy as there was a fairly loud presentation going on in the next room, and the room dividers in this building are not great for sound isolation.