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Video of Tammy Baldwin/Bernie Sanders Rally in Eau Claire

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Over 1000 people attended the Tammy Baldwin rally today in Eau Claire. The guest of honor at the Rally was Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. There were three guest speakers at the event. Senator Baldwin gave a hearty campaign speech touching on multiple issues, particularly touching on healthcare issues and the threat to civil liberties of the new Supreme Court nominee.

After some brief ribbing  between  Baldwin and Sanders on the relative merits of...

Wisconsin Governor Debate on TMJ4 and WisconsinEye

For those of you who missed the debate on TV or on-line, here is the debate in its entirety. Thank you to TM4 and WisEye for making this avaiailable to other news outlets. We will continue to bring you information on the candidates and the election as we approach the election.

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

Re-published from an article at ProPublica

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

Did we miss anything? Leave a link in the comments or tweet to us with #scotusnominee.

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Vinehout - Critical Needs Go Unmet - Study Provides Insight to Struggling Schools

Kathleen Vinehout

How can a rural school meet critical needs when money for schools is less than adequate?

“A school board member went door-to-door asking for support,” Birchwood Superintendent Diane Johnson said to members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. “He raised $3,000 to get the front doors locked.” The money raised was for purchase of a long-needed intercom system at the front door. “The doors were not locked during the day...

Primary Elections are Coming! Watch this governor forum

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The primary elections are coming on August 14. Many issues in Wisconsin will be formed by who you elect to represent you. Your vote in this election and in the November election is important. As time goes on we will be putting out reminders for resources to get registered to vote, getting to your polling place, and to help give you information on the candidates.  We will be bringing you the candidate forums we can, either from our own video vault or from other organizations that have made...

Menononie School Board Meeting 7/9/2018

Unfortunately due to lack of staff and conflicts, we will not be recording this month's Menomonie School Board Meeting. Take this as a subtle hint that it would be helpful to have more community members step up to learn how to do video and audio recordings of meetings so these important parts of our democracy can get covered. If any of these items interest you please consider attending the meeting Monday Night.

Nonetheless, these are the agenda items for this month's meeting - they're...

What Next? Your Choice!

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I have a pile of possible projects for the site in the hopper.  I'd like to ask our readers what you think should be a priority.  They're all feasible.  Some of the require the kindness of strangers. Let me know what you think:  If you have other ideas, log in to the site and leave a comment.

Really? Hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners? And they all voted for Trump?

Bikers for Trump Patch

No matter what your opinion on current politics in the US, I think almost everyone can agree that it is often difficult to understand what the current president is trying to say. The new uproar over tariffs and the fallout from them is an example. And living in a state that is going to be particularly hard-hit in this tariff war (take your pick - cranberries, dairy products, soybeans, Harleys, we're suceptible) I am touchy about this. In regard to the Harleys, the president recently said...

From the Menomonie Keep Families Together March

This from my friend Casey Green yesterday (with her permission).

how to move forward from here
saturday, june 30, 2018 3:03 p.m.

the weather was brutal-wet
oppressive-hot and disciplining
like it was sent to mock us or

maybe just to teach us~it is so 

hard to tell~there are invisible lines
everywhere these days~and even
the most learned among us fail to
fully know when begins~one

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Keep Families Together in Eau Claire

Over 500 people came to Wilson Park in Eau Claire today to protest the border policies of the Trump administration, particularly the separation of families. This is a quick edit of the entire event, the speeches, and the brief march afterward. The speakers brought a powerful message about immigrants, fairness, and the reality of what immigrants face coming to the United States today. 

Over 700 marches and rallies were scheduled across the United States today. The mission statement for...

Hemp Growing Pains

“I, as a licensed hemp grower, cannot get a list of hemp processors in Wisconsin,” wrote Butch Mondeau. He stressed the problem is "a state road block.”

Mr. Mondeau is an Eau Claire County hemp farmer. He was planning to sell his crop to the company that supplied seeds but recently learned the company will only buy back certified organic hemp crops. Mr. Mondeau’s farm is not certified organic. Looking for someone to buy the crops growing in...

Trump Live at Foxconn

Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the feed.

Ald. Bauman - Trump visit to cause traffic gridlock in Milwaukee

The visit by the president to a fundraiser and the Foxconn ribbon cutting will cause a serious traffic snarl in Milwaukee, since it falls on the first day of Summerfest and a major fireworks display on the lakefront. A great number of people will be heading toward the lakeftont while there is a large security presence around the Pfister Hotel, and several closed streets. The city is asking people to go to the lakefront by public transportation, bicycle, or on foot.

The press release is...

DNR Revisions for Manure Spreading Take Effect July 1

MADISON - New rule revisions designed to reduce manure groundwater contamination, specifically in the northeast section of the state, take effect July 1.

The changes, under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to Silurian bedrock, which are areas where the soil depth to bedrock is shallow and the bedrock may be fractured.

"The main purpose of this targeted performance...

Hey, Jim Buchanan - You Can Come Out Now

Donald L. Sheppard

Guest Opinion Piece by Donald L. Sheppard

Until recently, you could find consensus among members of both political parties by asking a simple question: 

Who was the worst President in U.S. history?

The answer was predictable: James Buchanan.

Historians supply a number of reasons for labelling Buchanan this way. He had lousy leadership talents, lacked moral authority, stubbornly refused to compromise on any of his decisions, and claimed Congress had no...

The Two Wisconsin Jails That House ICE Detainees

Kenosha Immigration Facility

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The American public, advocacy groups and elected officials across the political spectrum are scrutinizing federal immigration detentions perhaps more intensely than ever before. The Trump administration's zealous crackdown on undocumented and even legal immigrants — which has included...

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision

June 25, 2018

 

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Texas Racial Gerrymandering Decision (Abbott v. Perez)

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -...

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