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Today, the City of La Crosse’s Community Development Block Grant Committee released its annual report. Last year, the City spent just over $1.4 million on community development, economic development, and housing programs. The report addresses the results of an annual grant given to the City from US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Its purpose is to help address urgent community needs. Highlights from the report include that the City provided grants to 15 community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army, and St. Clare Health Mission. Together, these 15 organizations provided services to over 5,500 low-income families ranging from health care for the uninsured to after-school programming for teens in the Powell-Hood-Hamilton neighborhood. The City also provided low-interest loans to two area small businesses. The City of La Crosse Housing Program also worked towards improving the city’s housing stock and creating affordable housing. The program demolished blighted properties and built new homes and significantly renovated others. Last year, the City sold nine homes, began construction on 10 new properties, renovated seven homes, and acquired five additional blighted properties for demolition. Finally, the City’s housing and small business revolving loan programs brought in over $500,000 in income which leveraged private resources to support these programs. The full report is available on the City’s website, http://www.cityoflacrosse.org/index.aspx?NID=2604.
A leader of the 7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center in La Crosse is 'elated' by a Supreme Court ruling nullifying part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Agency director Cindy Killion says same-sex couples who get married in Iowa and Minnesota will be covered by federal benefits offered to straight couples. The benefits would still be provided to married gay couples in Wisconsin, if they were married in a state where those weddings are performed. Killion still hopes to change the gay marriage ban in Wisconsin, although that would involve multiple sessions of the Legislature.
Hunters and anglers who enjoy the riches of Wisconsin's land and waters now can enjoy another time-honored tradition at reduced prices. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Milwaukee Brewers are teaming up to offer DNR Days at Miller Park. Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible for discounted tickets on select home games at Miller Park in Milwaukee. In addition, each ticket purchased through the DNR Days program will include a free regulation blaze orange ball cap with the Brewers logo on it. The following dates are designated DNR Days: Friday, July 19 7:10 p.m. vs. Marlins Tuesday, July 23 7:10 p.m. vs. Padres Friday, August 2 7:10 p.m. vs. Nationals Thursday, August 15 7:10 p.m. vs. Reds Friday, August 30 7:10 p.m. vs. Angels Friday, September 13 7:10 p.m. vs. Reds Thursday, September 19 1:10 p.m. vs. Cubs Sunday, September 22 1:10 p.m. vs. Cardinals Terrace box seats, which normally are $24 each, are available for $17 under this program. Likewise, field outfield box seats which are normally $42 each, will be sold for $26. License holders can take advantage of this program by going to the DNR website at http://dnr.wi.gov and putting in the keyword "DNR Days" in the search box.