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Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Friday, 18 August 2017
Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Van plowing into pedestrians killed at least 13, injured over 100 

Park board reviews La Crosse Center's $40-million renovation plans

Friday, 18 August 2017
Park board reviews La Crosse Center's $40-million renovation plans

The new plans for enlarging the La Crosse Center are getting good reviews from members of the city p...

La Crosse County's jail population has steadily increased over its 20 years - as predicted

Friday, 18 August 2017
La Crosse County's jail population has steadily increased over its 20 years - as predicted

This year, jail has seen 13 fights, almost 100 suicide threats 

Friday - February 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Nerison Votes No On Budget, Shilling Doesn't Vote

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One area Republican broke ranks with his party when the Assembly passed Governor Walker's budget plan today.

Lee Nerison of Vernon County was among a handful of Republicans voting 'no' on the bill, which has been widely criticized for taking away some collective bargaining rights of state workers. Nerison cast one of 17 'no' votes, while 28 other lawmakers did not vote...including La Crosse Democrat Jennifer Shilling. The bill moves to the Senate, but no vote can be taken until 14 Democratic Senators return from Illinois.

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Friday - February 25, 2011 11:05 am

School Board Votes On Non Paid Day

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March 17th on the Lacrosse school calendar was an off day for students and teachers. Not anymore.

The board voted last night to allow that day as the replacement day from 2 weeks ago when teachers called in mass to use a sick day.....which then shut the district down. The sick day was used so some teachers could head to Madison to protest Governor Scott Walkers budget repair bill that would squeeze collecting bargaining rights.

Superintendent Jerry Kember says they will be open for business.......though it is a non paid day for staff.

 

The vote passed 6-3

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Friday - February 25, 2011 11:01 am

Humane Society Secures Grant For Emergency Plan

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The Coulee Region Humane Society is using the flooding from 3 years ago as an example as to why they have been searching for funds to get an emergency plan in place.

 

Director Heath Schmid says better communcation and what do when the power goes out at the humane society are two critical areas of their emergency plan.........which will now be funded by a $3800 grant given to them by the Lacrosse Community Foundation this week.

Seven other agencies also received grants from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

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Friday - February 25, 2011 10:39 am

La Crosse's Water Clean, Other Cities May Get Dirty

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The thousands of pounds of chlorine that goes into La Crosse's water supply every year isn't to decontaminate what comes out of the ground. That stuff's safe, says city water utility manager Mark Johnson. Contamination can occur once water gets out of the ground. And does in cities and towns without disinfected water. Could be a bunch more of those as a bill in Madison would overturn the state's mandate for disinfected water supplies. Johnson says he'd rather not go back to that point.   He says not disinfecting could save money but puts the public at risk.   For him, a pretty easy decision to make.  

The vast majority of Wisconsin municipalities currently disinfect their water supplies

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 1:26 pm

Vinehout To Stay In Land Of Lincoln

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She's not coming back any time soon....and though rumors are swirling that some Wisconsin Democratic Senators may have slipped back to their homes....Kathleen Vinehout says they are all staying put in secret areas of Illinois.

Vinehout is one of 13 democratic senators to skip town last week to delay indefinitely the Senate's ability to take up the Governor's budget repair bill. They have vowed to stay away until Walker agrees to make a compromise, something he has been unwilling to do. She says they won't budge.

 

Vinehout told WIZM news from her hideout in Illinois that a power grab is a main focal point here.

 

The Alma Senator says the state patrol never visited her home today as was reported.......and her husband and children are holding down the fort til she gets home.....whenever that is.

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 1:24 pm

MoCo Admin Staying

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At the end of the fiscal year in Monroe County, taxpayers will see $2 million thrown back into the genral fund. All due in part to County Administrator, Cathy Schmitt. And that's just the beginning. Since Schmitt took the position a year and a half ago.....Monroe County has implemented a new finance department.......cost controls in other departments and a conservative 2011 budget. So why would she want a job in Adams County?

Family. And though the position there would have gotten her closer to them, Schmitt says she just felt it was right to stay in Monroe County.

 

And though her family is scattered throughout the state, Schmitt notified Monroe County earlier this week that she is staying put. Schmitt says she will continue to perform her job in the capacity for which she was hired.

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 1:20 pm

O'Malley Says Unions, County Brace For Cuts

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It's a matter of working together. That's what Lacrosse County Administrator Steve O' Malley says is the main reason the county board approved a union wage and benefits agreement this week.

The contract is for a one year wage freeze, no increase in health and dental insurance for the county or employees, and all remaining conditions to stay the same through the end of 2011. Also, union and non-union employees agreed to take voluntary unpaid time off, which he says will save the county about $270 thousand. O’Malley says the county has been working with union leaders to come to a wage and benefits agreement for about five months. He says that this is the first time the unions and county agreed to a one-year contract. Usually it’s for two years

O’Malley says the county won’t be able to determine what else needs to be worked out with the unions until Governor Walker unveils his budget.

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 12:34 pm

Harter Not Among Leaders Crying Foul on Budget Repair Bill

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Many local leaders don't support Scott Walker. Mayors, school board members, county board supervisors, and even town clerks from all over the state have signed a letter condemning proposed changes to collective bargaining in governor Walker's budget repair bill.   La Crosse mayor Matt Harter says he's more inclined to see how the whole budget repair bill turns out before passing judgment.  Harter says he'd like to see some agreement on the legislation but, he says, "we gotta change something."

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 12:15 pm

Fears Abound Over Health Assistance in Wisconsin

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Medicaid programs in Wisconsin face huge potential changes if governor Walker's proposed budget repair bill gets signed into law. The extent of those changes are hard to gauge accurately right now, says Bob Jacobson from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, but over a million people could be affected by changes to Badger Care and similar programs.  And unilateral changes made under the bill and not approved by the feds would likely result in tens of thousands adults and children losing their state health coverage altogether. 

 

Jacobson's group believes some of the changes that Walker wants to work in the state's Medicaid system are, at the least, a blatant power grab by the governor. At the most, a violation of the state's constitution.

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Thursday - February 24, 2011 12:12 pm

Heim: Dems Disappearance Not Completely Dumb

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The week-long hiatus of the state senate democrats from Wisconsin continues. And UW La Crosse political scientist Joe Heim says absconding from their jobs wasn't a completely useless thing to do in the face of legislation they couldn't prevent from passing. 

 

Heim says democrats wanted to get some compromises from governor Walker on his controversial budget repair bill. When those compromises weren't forthcoming, their last move to stall the bill was to just leave the state.

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Illinois could benefit from Foxconn without the risk

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