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Wiscontext - The Hidden Costs And Value Of Wisconsin's Search And Rescue Apparatus

In the days following the October 2018 disappearance of Jayme Closs from her home near Barron where her parents were murdered and she was abducted, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across nearby fields, tramped through woods, and scoured ditches in search of any scrap of evidence that could help track down the missing teen.

LWV Releases Primary Voter Guide

[MADISON, WI] - Ahead of the Spring Primary, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin offers the nonpartisan election resource . This “one-stop-shop” for election information provides simple, easy tools to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process.

Citizen Lobbyists Head to Madison for Clean Water

Lobbyists with Senator Jeff Smith

Clean Water Legislation has been a major issue in the capitol this year. One effective model for people concerned with issues in our legislature is citizen lobbying. On Jan. 30 I took a trip with the citizen lobbyists from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters as they lobbied their legislators for better clean water laws. 

Joe Luginbill Releases Statement

Joe Luginbill

Joe Luginbill released a statement today about his disappearance and the financial troubles he has left in Eau Claire. The document is attached below.

I feel it is important to make a statement to the media at this time. I know that my absence has led many to ask questions, and I regret how it has left people in the dark.

Ripples Continue Through the Community From Joe Luginbill

Joe Luginbill

This morning local TV station WQOW announced that the Eau Claire Police Department into the finances of Joe Luginbill's family foundation in October.

Menomonie Special School Board Meeting 1/27/2020

Menomonie WI School Board Special Meeting 1/27/2020

Our coverage of the Menomonie School District board meetings will resume tonight after missing several meetings due to staff conflicts. The agenda is attached and video of the meeting will become available some time on Tues., Jan 28.

The Poison Squad

Poison Squad

A new American Experience will air on PBS Wisconsin tonight (Jan 28) at 8 PM. The new episode, The Poison Squad, is based on the book by Debora Blum which tells the story of government scientist Dr. Harvey Wiley. In a period where food and drugs could contain almost anything, Dr. Wiley was responsible for research that eventually pushed Congress to pass laws to protect consumers.

Updates to Joe Luginbill Story

Joe Luginbill

We have some short updates to the story yesterday about Joe Luginbill. , Luginbill's family today released a statement:

Dear Eau Claire friends and neighbors,

Jeff Smith - It’s Time to Prioritize Rural Prosperity

Senator Jeff Smith

During the State of the State, Governor Tony Evers reflected on the accomplishments made in 2019 and the priorities we must carry out in the year ahead. As we draw closer to the end of this legislative session, we have a stronger sense of urgency to get things done.

 

Where in the World is Joe Luginbill?

Updated to reflect previous small claims court issue at the foundation's previous address. Note also that recent information that has come to light brings much of his backstory mentioned below into question. Many of the previously-published stories about his life may be in error or exaggerated. 

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