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Ethics Commissioner Kinney resigns

Only a few months after the creation of the state Ethics Commission, one of the commisioners has resigned, expressing serious concerns about transparency in the behavior of the commission and the ability of the commission to actually enforce ethics on state politicians.

Senator Kathleen Vinehout - New Transportation Ideas Needed to Handle More Intense Storms

BySenator Kathleen Vinehout Winter came to Buffalo County. The weather turned to snow and then to ice. In our hilly part of the world, rural people are used to finding new ways out of the valleys during bad weather. However, for residents living in Schoepps Valley (pronounced “Sheps”) the usual way out is not an option. The story began early August 11, 2016 when torrential rains dumped up to 11 ½ inches in our area.

Army denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline - construction halted

People at the Oceti Sakowin Camp are rejoicing this afternoon as the Army has announced that the Corps of Engineers is denying the easement for the pipeline under Lake Oahe. This essentially halts construction for the time being, and the Army Corps of Engineers is planning for an Environmental Impact Study with public input.

Menomonie Political Organizing Meeting

Menoonie Orgnizing Meeting

Over 50 community members gathered at the Menomonie  Public Library on November 29 to discuss life after the 2016 presidential election, and ways to organize more effectively politically. The group identified a large number of issues which concerned them, various connections throughout the community, and actions that could be taken in the future. This is an initial meeting, and there will be more in the future. It's always exciting to see grassroots movement within the community. 

How and where Trump won Wisconsin in 2016

UW Applied Population Laboratory

Donald Trump's presidential victory in Wisconsin, the first time a Republican candidate has won the state's electoral votes since 1984, was the result of a complex shift in voting patterns in counties both large and small. Trump received just over 27,000 more votes than Clinton, out of more than 2.94 million cast overall. Wisconsin's turnout was about 66 percent of all eligible voters, reported the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the state's lowest since 1996.

The county-by-county voting results for Wisconsin in the 2016 election offer insight into Trump's victory in the state. So, too, does a look at the vote numbers in the victory by President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012. Overall, Trump received just about the same number of votes as Romney, but Clinton received nearly 240,000 fewer votes than Obama.

Wisconsin Recount - the continuing saga

This is one of the features we intend to use on Wis.commmunity - it's a Storify story, which is a collected page of web articles and social media. This begins with coverage of the recounts in Wisconsin. Click on the title of this article or the Read More link to see the entire page of information.

The Wisconsin Recount - where we stand

Voting

Since two recount petitions were filed for a Wisconsin recount of the presidental election, procedures for the recount are now under way. County clerks around the state are currently providing cost estimates for their recount efforts, and must provide both a cost and the method that will be used to recount optical scan ballots by the close of business today. 

President-Elect Trump settles Trump University suit for $25 million

In a surprising turn of events, President-Elect Donald Trump settled the civil suit against him for Trump University this afternoon.  A twitter message from the New York State Attorney General stated:

EPA Water Listening Session in Eau Claire

EPA Listening Session Attendees

EPA Listening Session Eau Claire, WI November 15, 2016

On Tuesday Nov. 15 approximately 300 people attended the EPA listening session at Chippewa Valley Technical College. The session was set up for the Administrator of US EPA’s Region V, Robert Kaplan to listen to citizens testifying about water quality in the state and to help determine if the EPA should take over the oversight of Wisconsin's compliance to the Clean Water Act.

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS VOW TO OPPOSE THREATS TO RACIAL JUSTICE UNDER TRUMP PRESIDENCY

For Immediate Release November 14, 2016

Discriminatory Voting Laws, Voter Intimidation Appear To Have Taken A Toll

NEW YORK —  Seven leading civil rights organizations today issued the following statement in response to the 2016 Presidential and Congressional election:

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