Archive | June, 2013
"No Means No! rally to begin the action. Photo by Leslie Amsterdam

Eight Arrested Storming WI Senate Over Mandatory Ultrasounds

By Leslie Amsterdam June 21, 2013 Eight citizens were arrested and cited for Disorderly Conduct Thursday June 20, after they stormed the Wisconsin State Senate budget debate, demanding that legislators focus on jobs, not on women’s reproductive rights. The protest occurred as several spectators in the observation gallery chanted, “Focus on jobs, not our vaginas”, […]

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GTAC's letter to Wisconsin the last time they threatened to leave the state.

Ashland County Passes New Metallic Mining Zoning Ordinance 18 to 1; Iron County to Follow

June 20, 2013 by Barbara With Ashland County Board passed a strict new Metallic Mining Ordinance today on a vote of 18 to 1. Read a first draft of a new metallic mining zoning ordinance here. Board member Charles Ortman indicated that the new ordinance was a collaborative effort on the part of the board, […]

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Mine and County Lease site.

Iron County Residents Concerned About Land Lease to Mining Company

June 6, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble The Iron County Citizens Forum held a public meeting at the Oma Town Hall last night to learn about County Forest Law and the Iron County option to lease contract with Gogebic Taconite (GTac), a newly formed company with plans for a large mountain top removal iron mine in […]

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