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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Aug. 8, 2018

WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus, The Progressive Magazine: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

This is the live stream of last night's Democratic Forum hosted by WORT, Isthmus, The Progressive Magazine, and the Madison Public Library.

The forum is emceed by Dylan Brogan of Isthmus, with questions posed by Isthmus Editor Judith Davidoff, The Progressive Managing Editor Bill Lueders, and WORT FM News Director Molly Stentz.

An Appeal for Progressive Unity

Robert Kraig

As the primary election nears, I find myself worried about progressive disunity, and the threat it could help deliver a third term to Scott Walker. I am uneasy about the dynamic of the primary election, but at a deeper level about a disturbing level of self-destructive rancor coming from a small number of progressives.

WPT Gubernatorial Candidate Special

WPT Here & Now Primary Election Special

Still undecided about the Democratic Gubernatorial primary? This is the special that Here and Now recently produced with interviews with the candidates. Thanks to WPT for making this available.

Fix State-Local Mental Health Partnerships

Kathleen Vinehout

“Let me tell you a story,” the county supervisor said.

A man I’ll call Frank was picked up for drunk driving. Frank faced a felony charge. Frank was sent by our local judge to a county-based program funded with a grant. Over the years, the county supervisor helped the county get funding from the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program.

What A National Decline In Refugee Resettlement Looks Like For Wisconsin

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Over the first sixth months of 2018, 221 refugees were resettled in Wisconsin. During the same period in 2017, that number was 443. In 2016, it was 778.

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Dunn County Sheriff Forum

Approximately 200 people packed the County Sheriff Candidate Forum in Menomonie last night. Democratic candidates Rodney Dicus and Randy Knaack appeared along with Republican candidates Jacob T. Ohman, Adam Zukowski, and Kevin Bygd.

Randy Knaack is the current mayor of Menomonie, and has stated that if elected he will serve as sheriff full-time, mayor part-time, and will turn over his business Knaack's Advertising to family members.

From Detention To Court, Wisconsin Immigration Lawyers Labor To Represent Their Clients

Aissa Olivarez

Imagine not being able to speak English, or not very much of it, and facing deportation proceedings in federal immigration court. An undocumented immigrant in this situation might not know what their rights are or what avenues of relief — such as seeking asylum — are available, much less how to mount a convincing legal defense. If they can't persuade an immigration judge to let them stay in the country, the government will deport them.

Federal and State Decisions affect Health Insurance Premiums for Wisconsinites

Recent news on the health front should give Wisconsinites pause when considering the direction our state is headed related to affordable health coverage.

Voter Registration - Time is running out

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The upcoming primary election is very important for the future of Wisconsin. You will have a chance to vote in primaries for many state legislative offices, and to select the Democratic candidate for Governor. 

Which Wisconsin Exports Are Canada's Tariffs Hitting The Hardest?

"Let's keep a good thing growing!" declares a 2017 fact sheet in which the Canadian government's agriculture agency touts the nation's trade relationship with Wisconsin.

Honoring Our Aging Veterans

Kathleen Vinehout

“How are things at our veterans’ homes?” the Korean War vet asked me at a forum on veterans’ issues. The man was particularly concerned about what he heard about care at our Veterans Homes.

Foxconn on the Chippewa

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Article corrected to reflect which facility will go in which building.

Video of Tammy Baldwin/Bernie Sanders Rally in Eau Claire

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Tammy Baldwin and Bernie Sanders Rally Eau Claire

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.

Wisconsin Governor Debate on TMJ4 and WisconsinEye

Today's TMJ4 & UW Milwaukee Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

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.

Primary Elections are Coming! Watch this governor forum

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Eau Claire Governor Forum

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.

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 boundary
from the next~it is a valid question now

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