Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
When Governor Scott Walker put $35 million towards the state's tech colleges and high school's last week, he said it s all about training more people and giving them the skills needed to fill jobs today and the ones that will be coming up in the next couple of years. Western Technical College President, Lee Raasch agrees. A portion of the money will also be used to help employers identify the skill sets disabled residents in the state bring to the workplace. Raasch says the money's could be used by the state's tech colleges as soon as this fall. Other one year programs that will reap the benefits....networking, medical assistant, information technology and license practical nursing. Both on the La Crosse and Juneau County campuses.
Anti-smoking laws passed around the U-S seem to be having the desired effect of getting people to give up tobacco...
The effect is more pronounced in cities than in rural areas, according to a nationwide study of smoking rates since the 1990's. La Crosse County health educator Judi Zabel says a lack of funding for tobacco education may be preventing young people in rural counties from going tobacco-free. She's looking at ways to increase health education to small town kids.
The University of Washington study shows that the number of smokers in La Crosse County dropped at least 25 per cent over a 16-year period. Close behind in their declines were Jackson, Monroe, and Vernon Counties.
Those idle ticket gates installed in La Crosse's parking ramps could begin working any day now.
And this afternoon, we could find out exactly what day the equipment will be turned on. The city parking utility board is scheduled to set a date for activitating the ticket machines, as part of its meeting today. Mayor Tim Kabat told the board last month that he hopes charging for hourly parking will help pay for proper maintenance of the ramps.
The hourly parking rate in the ramps would be 75 cents, after three hours of free parking.
The Saturday morning Farmers’ Market previously held in the La Crosse County parking lot will relocate to Riverside Park. The Riverside Park Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The market season runs from May 10th thru October 25th.
Vendors set up along Harborview Plaza on the sidewalk adjacent to Riverside Park. A variety of goods are sold including fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, potted plants, hand-crafted items, and much more.
Vendors interested in securing a stall for the season should contact Whitney Croell at the La Crosse Parks and Recreation office.
It's been awhile, but it's coming back to Newstalk 1410 WIZM and AM 580 WKTY. NASCAR and NATIONWIDE RACING! That's right! Starting this Sunday with the race at Martinsville, WIZM will be your station for NASCAR and 580 WKTY will be the home for several Nationwide races. We will also be carrying a live call in show and a weekly race report, details coming. Also coming back for it's 4th year, is Dan Deicher's Mississippi Thunder Race Report to be heard Saturday's from 1-2pm on WKTY.
If you sign up, there's a good chance Wisconsin will get money from Washington. And that money will help develop new jobs in the state.
That theory is being promoted by Citizen Action of Wisconsin as an incentive to get uninsured people to enroll in Obamacare before the deadline of next Monday. Citizen Action director Robert Kraig is frustrated because Wisconsin state leaders are not doing much to encourage people to enroll in the health program, by running commercials about enrollment.
Kraig says that compared to Wisconsin, only West Virginia is doing worse in signing up younger residents for the federal health care coverage.