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Jeff Smith - Recognizing Indigenous People’s Day

Senator Jeff Smith

There’s quite an interest in genealogy these days. We can now order a kit to learn what ethnicities make up our DNA to better understand our heritage and ancestry. Even beyond this initial discovery, we can connect to unknown relatives. It’s a privilege to learn more about who we are from our ancestry.

 

Live Stream of President Trump Rally in Minneapolis

Live: President Trump holds rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Normally we do not do this, but since the rally is so close to home - this live stream should come up when the rally in Minneapolis starts.

State Assembly turmoil over resolution 12 - update

Robin Vos

WisEye Morning Minute: Assembly Rule Changes

The state assembly has been involved in an acrimonious debate over the proposed rule changes in the Assembly. Rep Jimmy Anderson (D - District 37), whose request for the ability to call in to assembly meetings  has been stonewalled by GOP leadership for months, provided a heartbreaking testimony to his attempts to have the Asseembly conform to the ADA by allowing him to call in when he is incapable of attending meetings. This is already allowed by state senate rules.

Assembly Leadership cannot resist slipping in a fast one

The state assembly today will address a set of rule changes that is ostensibly aimed at addressing the request made by Rep. Jimmy Anderson to have his needs accommodated so that he can participate more effectively in the Assembly. Though this particular rule change seems a reasonable accommodation the GOP apparently could not resist sticking a set of poison pills into the bill to make life difficult for the Democrats. The requirements of Rep.

Governor Evers Declares Indigenous Peoples' Day in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, signed Executive Order , declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin. The executive order was signed on Tuesday at Indian Community School in Franklin. In the executive order, Gov.

Gov. Evers considering new special election dates

Governor Tony Evers

Governor Tony Evers is considering moving the dates of the special election to replace Sean Duffy in the 7th congressional district. Previously Evers had for the primary as December 30 and the final election on Jan. 27, 2020.

Jeff Smith - Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

Senator Jeff Smith

Please note, this weekly column contains sensitive information regarding domestic violence and assault, which may be triggering for some readers.

We often focus on highly visible forms of violence in our society, like mass shootings. However, domestic violence happens every day in every town and neighborhood, and it often goes unreported or even unnoticed.

Mike McCabe at the 21st Century Political Chautauqua in Menomonie

Mike McCabe

Mike McCabe at the 21st Century Chautauqua in Menomonie, WI

We have been bringing you video of the speeches from the 21st Century Political Chautauqua held on Sept. 7 and 8 in Menomonie. This is another of this series. Mike McCabe of We Are Many - United Against Hate gives one of his typical barn-burner speeches at the Chautauqua about how progressive citizens can prevail.

Jeff Smith - Listen Up to Save Lives

Sen. Jeff Smith

Recently I joined 700 community members at Carson Park for the Sharing Hope Walk, a fundraiser to promote awareness for suicide prevention. Before the walk began, I read a board describing the walk’s importance. Right below the board, there were hundreds of shoes lined up neatly along the course. When I read the bottom of the board, I learned the empty shoes symbolized the number of community members that died by suicide.

Gov. Evers sets Duffy seat election dates

Governor Evers today signed an executive order setting the date for a special election to replace U.S. Representative Sean Duffy in the 7th Congressional District. Today was the effective date of Rep. Duffy's resignation. The special election will be held on Jan. 27, 2020, and the primary (if any) will be held on December 30.