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But....... Democrat Jennifer Shilling....can both sides work together to create more jobs for the state? She tells WIZM news that yes both sides can sit down and discuss jobs, the economy....anything. But...agreeing...now that may be totally different.She says the Democrats have already sent a letter to Governor Walker with their ideas and proposals for job growth, but they have not heard back from their boss yet.
Besides the special session.....Walker also gave the attorney general the OK to sue the federal government over the health insurance reform law.
To better help patients identify their caregivers and co-workers know who is who....a new dress code went into effect throughout the Gunderson Lutheran Medical System Monday.
Registered nurses will now wear white tops and navy bottoms......LPN's will now wear a Caribbean blue scrub and medical assistants will wear a charcoal grey scrub. No word yet as to what color nursing assistants will wear.
Kathy Koehne says that discussions and studies have gone on for the past 2 years about the apparel change and the effects it would have on patients primarily.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday. Getting robbed at gunpoint is probably not one of the best ones. But that's exactly what La Crosse police say happened to a Holmen middle schooler on New Year's Eve. They say he was cased, stalked, and then accosted in the parking lot of the High Rollers Skating Rink on La Crosse southside. A couple punks with blaze orange hats, cops say, held up the middle schooler with a BB gun. They got 45 bucks. But he got a picture of one of the thugs with his cell phone. Police have charged 17 Leon Hesser-Thompson with armed robbery as an adult. A 16 year-old boy is charged as a child.
A La Crosse guy has apparently found a way to supplement his social security. Illegal though it may be. La Crosse cops say they've busted 29 year-old Keith Atwell junior for dealing pot. Apparently they've been on to the unemployed social security recipient for a couple of months. They used some marked bills to nab Atwell, busting him in his car with the buy money on him during a traffic stop on the northside last night.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.
Every day, 57 Americans die from lung cancer caused by Radon gas. Exposure to Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as Radon Action Month to raise awareness about Radon.
La Crosse County Health Department recommends every home be tested. Winter months are a good time for testing, because Radon is likely to be at its highest concentration. Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive. Radon kits are available for $6.00 at the following locations:
La Crosse County Health Department, 300 4th St N, La Crosse
Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library, West Salem
Onalaska Public Library, Onalaska
Gundersen Clinic Pharmacies, La Crosse and Onalaska