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Timeline of Shame: How a Mining Company Got State and Local Governments to Allow Destruction of Wetlands

November 3, 2014 by Maureen Matesuwic and Barbara With This timeline details how local officials, mining supporters and politicians helped conceal from the public the fact that the new Wisconsin Wetlands and Mining Bills are designed to give Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams what he was asking for in order to build a 22-mile open pit […]

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Deutsch a no-show for debates; endorsed by John Doe target

November 3, 2014 by Barbara With Last week, Republican candidate for Senate District 25 Dane Deutsch failed to show up for a debate with Democratic challenger Janet Bewley. The week prior, Deutsch issued a press release falsely accusing Bewley of lying about the real dangers mining poses to the wetlands. In response, Bewley issued the […]

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ESS&S iVotronics voting machine. Photo: Popular Mechanics

UPDATE: Voting Machines Reported Flipping in Early Elections

October 31, 2014 by Marianne Moonhouse and Barbara With Last week, Wisconsin Citizen Media Coop (WCMC) responded to Craig Gilbert’s October 18 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article regarding Wisconsin’s dramatic voting swings. In it, he mentions Clark County, Wisconsin as one district that showed big swings in voting patterns. Clark and Taylor Counties are the only two in Wisconsin […]

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Sean Duffy Attacks the Wisconsin Chippewa Federation

October 24, 2014 by Barbara With Rep. Sean Duffy (WI­-R-­7) is leading the fight to dismantle the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which could greatly damage air and water quality in his own district in northern Wisconsin, which is located in Ceded Territory. On June 4, 2014, in an effort to address climate change, the […]

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Wisconsin’s Dramatic Vote Swings Raise Election Integrity Concerns

October 24, 2014 by Marianne Moonhouse and Barbara With Craig Gilbert’s recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Wisconsin’s red-blue swings offer a map to victory for each party” is a rather unusual “Get Out the Vote” message. Election Integrity advocates may see this not so much as a map to victory than as a […]

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Jamey Francis: Identity Thief and Plagiarist

October 23, 2014 by Barbara With In a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Republican candidate for Assembly District 74 Jamey Francis responded to his criminal record for identity theft of an elementary school teacher by saying, “I’ve become a better person because of it.” Francis’ 2006 theft conviction came after he was charged with […]

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What the public was told at the January 2011 mining presentation at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Photo: Eric Iverson.

Dear Mary Burke: Repeal and Restore Mining Law

October 21, 2014 by Barbara With Dear Mary Burke, I’m not sure where you were back in January 2011, before Scott Walker and his Tea Party Republicans turned this state into a dysfunctional corporate-driven train wreck. I was at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center with Matt Fifield from Gogebic Taconite (GTac) and several hundred of my friends […]

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Brad Schimel looking towards the door during an interview with Fox News 6. Schimel refused to answers questions about his failure to investigate Joe Kleefisch.

Republican AG Candidate Schimel promises to fight against clean air quality

October 19, 2014 by Barbara With Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel (R) promises he will fight against new EPA regulations to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants if he is elected Attorney General. In his October 12 debate with Susan Happ (D), he vowed to defend the use of coal as the sole source of […]

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The Tyler Forks, one of the "puddles" that could be legally filled in by mining waste.

Wisconsin Tribes Set to Meet with EPA Regarding Proposed Penokee Mine

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On August 21, 2014, the six tribes of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Federation will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to urge them to stop mining activity in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin. Tribal leaders sent a letter in May requesting the meeting and asking the EPA to invoke a section of […]

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Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) helped sponsor this billboard south of Hurley on Highway 51. Photo: Bill Heart.

Penokee Hills Education Project Provides the Truth Amid a Sea of Mining Misinformation

July 21, 2014 by Barbara With On June 27, 2014, Penokee Hills Education Project (PHEP) offered information sessions at three locations around the proposed mine site in the Penokee Hills as a way to bring truth to the massive amounts of misinformation being spread by Gogebic Taconite (GTac), pro-mining elected officials, and state and local […]

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