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This is the in-development Roku channel of Wis.Community. The Roku app is being developed, and we hope that it will go live and appear in the channel store for Roku by late April. 

Army denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline - construction halted

People at the Oceti Sakowin Camp are rejoicing this afternoon as the Army has announced that the Corps of Engineers is denying the easement for the pipeline under Lake Oahe. This essentially halts construction for the time being, and the Army Corps of Engineers is planning for an Environmental Impact Study with public input.

The Internet Archive is building a Canadian copy to protect itself from Trump

The Internet Archive, a digital library nonprofit that preserves billions of webpages for the historical record, is building a backup archive in Canada after the election of Donald Trump. Today, it began collecting donations for the Internet Archive of Canada, intended to create a copy of the archive outside the United States.

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Menomonie Political Organizing Meeting

Menoonie Orgnizing Meeting

Over 50 community members gathered at the Menomonie  Public Library on November 29 to discuss life after the 2016 presidential election, and ways to organize more effectively politically. The group identified a large number of issues which concerned them, various connections throughout the community, and actions that could be taken in the future. This is an initial meeting, and there will be more in the future. It's always exciting to see grassroots movement within the community. 

How and where Trump won Wisconsin in 2016

UW Applied Population Laboratory

Donald Trump's presidential victory in Wisconsin, the first time a Republican candidate has won the state's electoral votes since 1984, was the result of a complex shift in voting patterns in counties both large and small. Trump received just over 27,000 more votes than Clinton, out of more than 2.94 million cast overall. Wisconsin's turnout was about 66 percent of all eligible voters, reported the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the state's lowest since 1996.

The county-by-county voting results for Wisconsin in the 2016 election offer insight into Trump's victory in the state. So, too, does a look at the vote numbers in the victory by President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012. Overall, Trump received just about the same number of votes as Romney, but Clinton received nearly 240,000 fewer votes than Obama.

Wisconsin Recount - the continuing saga

This is one of the features we intend to use on Wis.commmunity - it's a Storify story, which is a collected page of web articles and social media. This begins with coverage of the recounts in Wisconsin. Click on the title of this article or the Read More link to see the entire page of information.

The Wisconsin Recount - where we stand

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Since two recount petitions were filed for a Wisconsin recount of the presidental election, procedures for the recount are now under way. County clerks around the state are currently providing cost estimates for their recount efforts, and must provide both a cost and the method that will be used to recount optical scan ballots by the close of business today. 

Demand For Support from Food Banks Has Increased Over The Past Year

Many people are looking forward to a big Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Meanwhile, Wisconsin food banks have been trying to bring a feast to those who are less fortunate this holiday season.

Shaye Moris, executive director of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, said they’ve given turkeys to more than 400 households in northwestern Wisconsin.

President-Elect Trump settles Trump University suit for $25 million

In a surprising turn of events, President-Elect Donald Trump settled the civil suit against him for Trump University this afternoon.  A twitter message from the New York State Attorney General stated:

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