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Students UNITE! from UW Stout and community send supplies to Standing Rock

Water is Life
November 11, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 11 members of the Menomonie community joined with Students UNITE! from UW-Stout to send money, food, firewood, and supplies to those protecting the water at Standing Rock. The event was a huge success, meeting the fundraising goals and sending the surplus to the Standing Rock Defense Fund. The event took place at the Acoustic Cafe in downtown Menomonie. Kids and adults made signs to send along to Standing Rock, and a truck full of firewood and supplies is making it's way there right now. 

This is another great example of groups in Menomonie making a difference and creating better community - thanks to everyone who participated, and particularly to Casey Green for heading up the event at The Acoustic.

Kathleen Vinehout - Mr. Humphries - Long on Blame, Short on Facts

November 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2016     Mr. Humphries - Long on Blame, Short on Facts   Recent voucher-convert John Humphries has been busy spending his days writing pieces for Right Wisconsin, retweeting voucher leaders, and creating conspiracy theories that school report cards are rigged.  

Voter ID isn't the issue

October 28, 2016

Once again this election season we're hearing about the need for voter ID - fixing a problem that doesn't really exist, while completely ignoring all of the ways our elections can really be compromised on a large scale. Certainly voter suppression is one of these, and is a real issue, but we're also continuing to ignore the technological weaknesses of our voting infrastructure.

Sabotage by Health Care Industry & Conservative Politicians True Cause of Rising Health Premiums

October 11, 2016

 

John Doe II investigation is officially dead

October 3, 2016

This morning the US Supreme Court denied the appeal brought by three coundy attorneys to continue what has come to be known as John Doe II. This was the last hope of continuing the investigation. Scott Walker's office has so far had no comment on the ruling. 

Because Scott Walker Asked

Scott Walker
September 14, 2016

We all knew it was going on, and we all knew it was deplorable. But it's always a great day to see the documentation.

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

September 12, 2016

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

By Senator Kathleen Vinehout

 

“Happy Birthday!” I told eighty auditors and other legislative leaders at a recent Capitol gathering. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) recently celebrated 50 years of service to the people of the State of Wisconsin.

 

Clean Water Activists Eye Assembly Seats for Solutions

August 18, 2016

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Reprinted with permission from Uppity Wisconsin - written by WaterWarriors

Lynn Utesch and David Gorski are two environmental activists seeking to knock off Republican incumbents this November.

The veteran and small farmer, Utesch, and former wrestling champion and counselor, Gorski, are fronting, in effect, for 1,000s of citizens fighting for clean and safe water of their communities.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

July 20, 2016

No, that's not a quote from Melania Trump's speech.  I wrote it myself with a little help.  Though it does have a familiar ring to it. Not to beat a dead horse.

Kathleen Vinehout - UWEC and Local Business: A Flourishing Relationship Worthy of Investment

July 14, 2016

“One hundred years ago the Chamber rented a rail car to go down to Madison,” President Bob McCoy of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce told the gathering of business leaders. A century ago, Chamber members traveled to Madison to advocate for a new UW campus in Eau Claire.

“Maybe next time we’ll have to take a high speed train,” he joked.

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