Loggers owner needs to get through Aug. primary
Anonymous source snitched on woman
Not so fast. That is the message being delivered by Wisconsin's Public Records Board is giving to the state Department of Corrections. The DOC requested permission to delete some videos...
No prayer to open city council meetings in Onalaska...
The council has voted 4-2 against beginning its meetings with a moment of prayer. The vote came after nearly an hour of comments on both sides from area residents. Alderman Jack Pogreba, who suggested the prayer idea, says he'd like to put it to a referendum in a city-wide ballot.
This hasn't happened in 600 years...a pope voluntarily giving up his job.
But Pope Benedict is doing just that, saying declining health has led him to resign. La Crosse Bishop William Callahan says he certainly didn't expect to hear the resignation announcement today, and wonders why the pope is choosing to make this move now. Callahan does not think that Benedict will try to endorse a successor...arguing that the pope is beyond the age where he would be allowed to participate in the selection process. Some church-watchers have mentioned former La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke, who is now a cardinal, as a potential choice for pope.
(AP) Gov. Terry Branstad wants Iowa to be in the top 10 states for student standardized reading and math scores by 2019. Branstad laid out the goal during a news conference Monday, as he continued to push lawmakers to approve his $187 million education reform plan.
Arguing that the state needs ``world class schools,'' Branstad noted Iowa now ranks 25th in the nation for eighth grade math and 29th for fourth grade reading. He said he wants to get those scores into the top 10 by boosting minimum teacher salaries and pay incentives to senior teachers who take on tasks like mentoring.
Lawmakers are reviewing Branstad's proposal, but there has been some conflict with Democratic legislators who want to first set a general level of school funding.