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EDITORIAL: We Fail By Our Inaction

March 15, 2015 by Brian Benford In a week-long state of shock over the senseless death of a 19-year-old man, I feel a profound sadness and a heaviness within my heart like never before. I write today to offer my humble reflections as a father of five beautiful bi/multiracial children (four are adults), as a person […]

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Scientist Suggests Using Metric to Evaluate Impact of UW Budget Cuts

  March 5, 2015 Dear Representatives, Senators, and Citizens of Wisconsin: I’ve been a publishing research physicist for twenty years, and there is an aspect of science that I am very proud of that I would like to share with you now. For over a century, science has realized that each of us has an […]

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A Vote to Rebuild. A Vote for Love. A Vote for Wisconsin.

November 4, 2014  By Ryan Wherley With Election Day finally upon us and polls opening at 7 a.m. statewide, I can’t stop thinking about everything we’ve been through in the last four years in Wisconsin. And while my emotions are leaping about from one moment to the next, what I keep coming back to is […]

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Know Your Governor

October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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Civilians, Law Enforcement Share Views On Officer-Involved Deaths, Greater Investigative Oversight

February 11, 2014  by Nathan Royko Maurer, Amelia Royko Maurer, Michael Bell, Mark Caras and Michael Scott [Paulie Heenan was fatally shot by Madison Police Officer Stephen Heimsness in November, 2012. Kenosha police shot and killed 21-year-old Michael Bell, Jr. in November, 2004.- Editors] On Feb 6th 2014, an unprecedented gathering of civilians, sheriffs, police chiefs, district attorneys, law […]

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We Cannot Bear the Cost of a Mine

December 13, 2013 by Russell Buccanero [Russell Buccanero lives on Moore Park Road in the Town of Anderson, Iron County, Wisconsin. His property is near the the land on which Gogebic Taconite plans to construct a 22-mile long, 1,000 foot deep open pit iron mine. Despite GTac’s offers to buy his land, Buck has steadfastly […]

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Ashland County Board Chair Calls for Repeal of Mining Law

December 8, 2013 by Pete Russo and Charles Ortman [On December 7, 2013, in an editorial ran in the Ashland Daily Press, Ashland County Board Chair Pete Russo and Board Member Charles Ortman called for a repeal of Act 1, the new ferrous mining law that was written by Gogebic Taconite and passed into law […]

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Dispatch from the Penokee Hills

December 2, 2013  by Mel Gasper Booshoo, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mel Gasper. I’m a Lac Courte Oreilles tribal member from Hayward, Wisconsin. I’m the administrator for the HELP project (Harvest Educational Learning Project) located on Moore Park Road near Mellen, Wisconsin. I have been here in the Penokee Mountain […]

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Wis. Republicans Disregard Public Health and Safety in Favor of Frac Sand Mining

October 25, 2013  by Bruce Johnson [Bruce Johnson is a Supervisor on the Town of Pepin board and serves as the Pepin Plan Commission chair. -Editors] I travelled to Madison this week to present a unanimous resolution from the Town of Pepin Board opposing an attempt in the state legislature to preempt all local units […]

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Militarized Mining in Wisconsin

September 27, 2013  by Al Gedicks [This is a reprint of an article in Z Magazine  vol. 26  no. 10, October 2013, copyright Al Gedicks.] Armed guards protecting extractive resource operations is not an uncommon sight in Central and South American countries where there is growing community resistance to ecologically destructive mining and oil projects. As […]

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