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Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

Friday, 21 July 2017
Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

McConnell promised Senate will finally vote to open debate on a health care bill. 

Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

Friday, 21 July 2017
Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

City parks and rec. dept. working with volunteers to clear areas. 

Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

Friday, 21 July 2017
Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

He told one young girl he was there to tutor her. 

Friday - January 14, 2011 11:49 am

Hetland Joining Special Assembly Race

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A former member of the West Salem School Board is ready to jump into a local Assembly race...

Jon Hetland will announce officially next week that he plans to run for the 94th District seat left open when Mike Huebsch joined Governor Walker's cabinet. Hetland says he'll run as a Republican. He has worked in real estate, and has operated some area Subway restaurants.  Lynnetta Kopp and Steve Doyle have entered the race already.

 

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Thursday - January 13, 2011 1:10 pm

Prison Population/Judge Horne Likes

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Wisconsin’s prison population has dropped for the second year in a row. The state Corrections Department said the average daily prisoner count was just over 20-thousand last year – down 14-percent from 2009.

Former Governor Jim Doyle’s early release program did not play a big role. Only 391 prisoners have been released before their terms expired. Republican Governor Scott Walker plans to end that program. Walker supports efforts to divert offenders before they go prison, in part by giving judges and prosecutors more leeway in sentences. Something Lacrosse County Judge Scott Horne agrees with.

 

Wisconsin’s prison population rose by almost four times from 1990-to-2008, due in part to the truth-in-sentencing law in which most prisoners must serve their full terms

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Thursday - January 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Don't Throw Away That Oil Filter

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Wisconsin environmental officials are reminding people they can't throw oil filters and oil absorbents into landfills any more.

Randy Nederlo of the Lacrosse County Solid Waste Department says a new law banning disposal of used automotive oil filters and oil absorbent materials in landfills took effect on January 1st.

The ban includes everyone in the state, from homeowners and farmers to businesses and industrial operations. Violators will face fines ranging from $50 to $2,000.

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Thursday - January 13, 2011 1:06 pm

94th Assembly Up To 4

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A 4th candidate has surfaced for the open 94th Assembly District seat.

According to the Wisconsin Campaign Finance Information System, Lacrosse County Board supervisor, Ray Ebert, of West Salem is the latest to announce his intention to run. Candidates must register with the state to run for public office.

Ebert joins fellow republicans Lynetta Kopp and Jake Speed and Democrat Steve Doyle in the growing list of candidates seeking the position previously held by Mike Huebsch, who held the seat for 16 years.

Governor Scott Walker is expected to order a special election for Huebsch’s seat, with a primary to coincide with the April 5th municipal and judicial election. The general election likely will be in May — possibly May 3rd.

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Wednesday - January 12, 2011 11:16 am

Vet's Memorial Hits Goal....Twice

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When you fund raise for a project, just hitting your monetary goal is sometimes hard enough. But hitting two of them?

 

Pete Peterson is the Co-Chair of the Tomah Veterans Memorial campaign, one that reached its extended goal of $150 thousand. The original goal of $125 thousand was increased in November because the cost of granite went up. He said then the checks came flying in....including a $7500 gift from the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Peterson said residents will start seeing a lot of changes in Butts Park when the snow melts. That’s when the ground will be re-leveled and the concrete will be set for the project. One problem Peterson says they are having is trying to find enough space now as they have already outgrown the memorial's original plans. And it's not even built yet. A great problem to have, says Peterson.

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Wednesday - January 12, 2011 10:24 am

West Salem Boys and Girls Club To Meet On New Site

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The Franciscan Skemp owned building that housed the West Salem Boys and Girls Club will be demolished after it was learned the building took to much damage when snow collapsed the roof on the structure last month.

Mike Desmond, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, says they need to find another location soon......as the numbers of kids served has dropped.

 

Every day, West Salem club members have been taken by bus to the Terry Erickson Boys & Girls Club site in La Crosse.

The board will meet tonight at 6pm to discuss a potential site in West Salem that could serve as their new home

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How about this for a solution to looming medicaid funding shortages in Wisconsin? Rationing health care to medicaid patients.   Although he wouldn't call it that exactly, Tim Bartholow, from the Wisconsin Medical Society, thinks something that could maintain medicaid coverage for the greatest number of people resembles rationing: Cutting back on the types of procedures that medicaid covers. Or some plan that's similar.  Bartholow says he's not sure what would be the best plan for the state to deal with Medicaid shortages.   But his group believes that removing some services for everyone on Medicaid is preferable to simply dropping patients from Medicaid coverage altogether.  The Medical Society has offered to help the new Republican administration in Madison deal with Medicaid shortages.

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A residency requirement idea may have taken an unexpected turn in the La Crosse city council. Mayor Matt Harter wanted to have new non-union employees living within the city permanently. Didn't go over well with guys like city council member Bob Seaquist, who says forcing employees to live in the city permanently is regressive and hateful and will make it difficult for the city to hire well-qualified employees. Seaquist's counter-proposal: come up with a plan to entice employees to live in the city, rather than force them. Maybe, he says, low interest loans to buy a home in the city or to live in a blighted area.

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Wednesday - January 12, 2011 9:38 am

Few Minorities, No African-Americans in City Hall

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In some ways, city government in La Crosse isn't exactly representative of the population of La Crosse. At least not when it comes to racial minorities. La Crosse is mostly white.  Over ninety percent.  But the African American population is around three percent and growing. The Asian American population is about five percent. And there's other minority populations as well. However, we've found very little diversity among full-time city employees. Of about five hundred forty that work for the city, 17 can be classified as racial minorities. 13 of those are Asian Americans. None are African American. Human Resources director, Wendy Oestreich tells us she'd love to hire some more minorities. But they just don't apply for jobs at city hall.

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Tuesday - January 11, 2011 1:41 pm

Doyle Says Yes To Run

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His county has the 4th lowest unemployment rate and 5th lowest property taxes in the state. Throw in an always balanced budget and Lacrosse County Board Chair Steve Doyle says he has all he needs to run for the 94th state assembly district seat.

Doyle announced this morning that he will give the open seat a shot......and says he knows he won't have much time to get his word out as a special election could be called for with a primary in April. But Doyle says if you expect him to spend the most money and sling the most mud....well he's not your guy.

His challengers........so far....Jake Speed and Lynetta Kopp.

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