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Cap Times finds young progressives in Eau Claire - you may recognize them.

I note this morning that Jesse Opoien from the Cap Times has written an article about young progressives in Eau Claire and Oshkosh. You may recognize some of them. It's a nice article and it points out a lot of the initiatives going on in the Chippewa Valley. Take a look. 

One Wisconsin Now Press Conference on Scott Walker Travel Expenses

News Conference: One Wisconsin Now Reveals Results of Gov. Walker Investigation

This morning One Wisconsin Now held a press conference in Madison to discuss the travel expenses to send Scott Walker via private state plane. 

Peering in the Schoolroom Window

Kathleen Vinehout

“Welcome back to school,” the newsletter proclaimed. The Superintendent welcomed all with a cheery letter describing the amazing team at the school.

As students walk toward the school doors, they see from the outside that everything looks great. My local school district is proud of the new asphalt on the parking lot.

Evers Campaign: CNN Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 17, 2018

Contact: (608) 501-2762

BREAKING: CNN Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November

Voting Guide for the Wisconsin Primary

We are down to the wire. On Tuesday you will all get the opportunity to help to direct the future of the state and the nation. Read that again. People often pass up the opportunity to vote and to be politically engaged. But trust me, this is important. I always vote, and I hope you do too. If you've already voted - thank you.  If you have not, here are some resources you may find useful.

The Fall of Wisconsin by Dan Kaufman

Dan Kaufman

This week I have been having the interesting experience of simultaneously reading two books about the conservative takeover of Wisconsin politics, and the way that Wisconsin became the model for the following ultra-conservative takeover of the country. We have, sadly, become the workshop for the promotion of bad ideas in government.

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

Ballot Box

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.

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