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(AP) Progressive advocacy organization Democracy for America says it is all-in for Tom Barrett in the June 5 recall targeting Gov. Scott Walker. The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean issued a statement Tuesday saying its members plan to knock on 80,000 doors and make 100,000 calls over the next two weeks. Democracy for America says over the past 15 months it has already made more than 382,000 calls and knocked on 123,000 doors. The group's chairman Jim Dean says the election will come down to how many Democrats turn out in Dane County, where the liberal capital city of Madison is located. He says turnout efforts will be focused on Madison, Racine and Eau Claire.
88 percent of recent UW-L graduates found work within their major after graduating. But Tim Tritch of career services says you may have to look deeper into that number to see why it seems so high.
Other numbers from UW-L's latest graduate survey includes 98 percent of undergraduates seeking employment found work within six months of graduation and the average salary of a UW-L graduate in the 2010-11 report was about $41,300.
Monday was a day of on your mark, get set and go when it came to absentee voting in the state.
That's La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke. Absentee voting continues through Friday, June first in the recall elections.
An ethics board meeting has been scheduled for the La Crosse county administrator. Steve O'Malley asked for the ethics board to review his advocacy for an April binding referendum that would have led to the hiring of a professional administrator in the city of La Crosse. Under its ethical guidelines, O'Malley's professional association says advocating for a manager-type form of government is acceptable. But La Crosse Tea Party members say O'Malley violated state ethics laws and, possibly, federal campaign restrictions. The three person ethics board meets on Thursday.
Among the many drunk drivers nabbed by La Crosse police this week-end, was one guy who was literally falling down drunk. Cops say 28 year-old Adam Kamla is on his third owi. They say he nearly hit a couple when he ran a red light on Friday night on the southside. The couple followed Kamla for several blocks and watched him almost hit several parked cars and a city bus. Then they watched the West Salem guy park his Chevy Blazer, open the door and fall out into the street. That's where police found him; lying facedown in the street. Took a little bit to wake him up. And when they did, they had to skip the field tests, because he was just too drunk to do them.