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Utah lawsuits to test Trump's power to shrink national monuments

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Bears Ears protects more than 100,000 archaeological sites.

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Manafort received over $17 million from pro-Russian ruling party.

Wisconsin lawmakers reconsidering tollways to pay for road construction

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Wisconsin lawmakers reconsidering tollways to pay for road construction

Onalaska Assemblyman Steve Doyle isn't on board.

City council member happy with decision making Losey 25 mph

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
City council member happy with decision making Losey 25 mph

Police have ticketed numerous people still doing over 40.

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Friday - July 10, 2015 12:00 am

Hot dog eating robber expected to plea

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A guy charged with robbing a La Crosse area credit union last winter is expected to plead guilty today. Jonathan Smith was arrested in February just after a robbery at the Community Credit Union in Onalaska. Police say Smith was driving a stolen truck, and abandoned it. Cops followed footprints from the truck, leading them to Bridgeview Plaza, where they found Smith eating at Coney Island.

 

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On a day when the Republican governor of Wisconsin greeted the Democratic president arriving in La Crosse, that president had some cutting things to say about the Republicans who want to replace him.  President Obama briefly spoke to Governor Scott Walker at the La Crosse airport.  Later, at the U-W-L campus, Obama criticized the field of would-be successors as people with 'bad ideas' who will be 'makin' stuff up' about him.  To laughter and applause, Obama quipped that, while there was some healthy competition in the democratic field of candidates for president, he had, "lost count of how many Republicans were running for this job."

News stories yesterday reported that Walker officially will announce for president on July 13th.  Several Democratic lawmakers attended Obama's speech, including Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Ron Kind. 

 

 

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Friday - July 3, 2015 12:00 am

Lawmakers Flock to Presidential Visit

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A strong showing for La Crosse area lawmakers Thursday as they greeted President Barack Obama at the La Crosse airport. Lining up to meet their chief...Steve Doyle, Chris Danou, Congressman Ron Kind and Senator Tammy Baldwin.

State Representative Jill Billings says La Crosse has been lucky to have been visited by each of the last four presidents and called it a very exciting day.

Billings says she was encouraged at what the president had to say. She told us that if the overtime package Obama presented at UWL doesn't fly federally wise...she may on board to introduce it state wide.

 

Meanwhile, some are still wondering why Obama picked La Crosse to outline new proposed overtime rules and trade packages. Word was that he was here due to the work Congressman Ron Kind put into a new Pacific trade deal. As the president flew away, Kind deflected those claims, saying they were largely overstated.  Kind also suggested that it was important for the president to travel to places like La Crosse to "get out of the bubble" of Washington.

 

As for the new overtime pay package, Kind said he shares President Obama’s belief that anyone who puts in a hard day’s work should be paid fairly, and he is looking forward to working with the Administration on this proposal as it moves forward.

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Friday - July 3, 2015 12:00 am

Walker Announcement Means Money Spigot Slows

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Governor Walker finally filing his papers to enter the presidential campaign.  He plans an official announcement on July 13th.  That means no more unlimited fundraising as a non-candidate.  Not by him.  Other groups are more than welcome to do that, says Jay Heck with Wisconsin Common Cause, and he's sure they will.  As Heck says, there will be shortage of money in the Walker campaign for president. 

 

As an official candidate for president, Walker himself can collect just 27 hundred dollars from individual donors for the primary election and another 27 hundred during a general election.  If he makes it that far.  

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Friday - July 3, 2015 12:00 am

Big Grant Funds Natural Area Improvements

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  Ten grand to help preserve some land near Prairie du Chien is a welcome gift for local conservationists.  The Mississippi Valley Conservancy has just landed a ten thousand dollar grant from 3M to help fund improvements to recently acquired land at its recently acquired property at the Sugar Creek Bluff state natural area, says Conservancy executive director Carol Abrahamzon.  She says the grant will be used to open up trails, improve accessibility as well as work on restoration of the property. 

The Sugar Creek property is close to a 3M plant and Abrahamzon says, the company is active in promoting conservation of the area. Abrahamzon says large grants like the one from 3M, though rare, are essential to not only preserving land but maintaining it as well.

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Friday - July 3, 2015 12:00 am

Secrecy Shrouds Budget Talks

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Supposed to be final details of a two year budget deal for Wisconsin getting hammered out in Madison today.  Which would be fine, says Jay Heck, from Wisconsin Common Cause; if there wasn't so much secrecy in the process leading up to the final version.  But it's all secret, he says; everything done behind closed doors and mostly with Republicans calling the shots. 

 

Republicans did announce a deal earlier this week that will leave a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and changes to the state's prevailing wage laws out of the new two-year spending plan.   

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A Tomah man arrested last year for his fourth drunk-driving charge is trying to get the state to nullify his first OWI, from more than 20 years ago.  But an appeals court says John Navrestad did not make a convincing case for dropping the 1992 charge.  Navrestad says his very first arrest should not count on his record, because the court mistakenly did not count it after his second arrest.  His most recent OWI case in Monroe County has not concluded yet.

 

 

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Thursday - July 2, 2015 12:00 am

President Visit to La Crosse Partially a Payback

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The last 10 days have been pretty good for President Obama...with Supreme Court rulings in his favor, and passage of new trade rules.  Pundits are saying that Obama's trip to La Crosse today is sort of a 'victory lap' for him.  We spoke this morning with White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who says that sometimes, different things that have been in the works for years can reach a peak at the same time.  

 

Earnest says the La Crosse trip for Obama is partly a thank-you to Congressman Ron Kind for his help in passing fast-track trade legislation.

 

 

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Thursday - July 2, 2015 12:00 am

Chart to Layoff More

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More layoffs for a La Crosse company that only recently went through a massive expansion.  Chart Industries in La Crosse plans another 45 layoffs because of declining business.  The company layed off 50 in April and another 55 in December not long after completing a $50 million plant expansion in La Crosse.  

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Thursday - July 2, 2015 12:00 am

Education Budgets Flat, Group Complains

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According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project, Governor Scott Walker and the Republican led legislature have proposed a budget that doesn't provide much in the way of new resources for the state's public schools.

Tamarine Cornelius, with the organization, says what's really happening is the additional funds for public education promised in the budget will be delivered in a way that won't allow district to put that money to work educating public school students.
 
 
 

 

Cornelius says the complexities of the school funding system in Wisconsin make it difficult for the average person to understand, but according to her, Governor Walker actually is giving the money as a tax cut.

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The lower limit on Losey leads to lament. Many drivers are upset that the city has chosen to lower the speed limit on Losey Boulevard. The new lower limit, 25...

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The CB radio fad may have been done by 1984, but special radios were still popular...especially police scanners, for people to listen to squad-car radios. Wettstein's in La Crosse was...

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