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CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

The third Monday in January is a national holiday in the United States — to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is time to remember his commitment to the cause of nonviolence and his work on behalf of the poor and the powerless.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) spoke to his own people and gave them hope — a sense of their inherent dignity and high destiny. He called other racial and ethnic groups to brotherhood and sisterhood — a caring concern for and commitment to others. King was a pioneer breaking down barriers, building bridges, and gathering us all together. His spirit lives on in those who strive to bring into ...

QUOTATIONS

“Something to think about: The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years. People have been here for four hours. Our Industrial Revolution began 1 minute ago.In that time we have destroyed more than 50 per cent of the world’s forests. This is not sustainable.”--Anonymous“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” –Robert F. Kennedy“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ------John Muir“The planet does not need more ...

THANK YOU FROM MIDDLE WISCONSIN

We are entering 2017. Somewhat to our own surprise, we at Middle Wisconsin are in our sixth year of publishing. For better or worse, those six years have witnessed remarkable history. Through it all we have had a wonderful readership. Many of you have been following our work since we began. We have received heartfelt support and encouragement, and have often heard how much we are appreciated. We simply want to take a moment to say thank you.Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts you have sent our way, and thank you for reading and spreading our work. It is much appreciated.As we enter the New Year we are going to be making some changes ...

FIGHTING BOB 2016

Please save the date: Saturday, September 17 for the 15th Annual Fighting Bob Fest. The place is Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wisconsin.The date is Saturday, September 17.Fighting Bob Fest is organized by The Progressive magazine, founded by Robert LaFollette.He gave many speeches in large outdoor meetings throughout Wisconsin. He organized people to fight for the common good. You can continue this tradition by attending.The day will be inspiring with: nationally recognized speakers, breakout sessions, networking, grassroots organizing, live music, good food, beer and lots of fun.Featured speakers include Senator Tammy ...

PART I: MINUTES REGARDING THE PEACE MARCH FROM THE COUNTY’S DIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMISSION IN APRIL 2016

(Editor's Note: The following is a record of the Diversity Affairs Commission meeting on April 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the Employers Resource Conference Room of the Marathon County Courthouse, 500 Forest Street, Wausau. You can read about the goals of the march as reflected in the minutes. The commission's discussion on the nature of the goals took place before the successful motion made in the county meeting to support the march.)The original can be found here: http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Portals/0/Departments/MCB/Archives/Boards%20Committees%20Commissions/Diversity%20Affairs%20Commission/2016/DVRS_20160422_Minutes.pdf)Hover over the bottom of ...

PART II: OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MARATHON COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCING RETENTION OF VON BRIESEN & ROPER, S.C. TO INVESTIGATE

(Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the Marathon County Executive Committee meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Assembly Room B-105, 500 Forest Street, Wausau. The committee and other individuals went into closed session to discuss a personnel matter before they returned to open session and the chairperson announced that Von Briesen & Roper, S.C. has been retained by the county to do an investigation on an employee matter.Recording secretary excused from closed session meeting. Non-committee members attend. View minutes below.The official minutes can be viewed here starting on page six: http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/...

PART III: THE OFFICIAL MEETING MINUTES OF THE VOTE LEADING TO BRAD KARGER’S 30-DAY SUSPENSION

(Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Marathon County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Marathon County Courthouse. You can learn about the specific amendments and votes of that evening. The original can be viewed here: http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Portals/0/Departments/MCB/Archives/County%20Board/Board%20of%20Supervisors/2016/COBD_20160719_Minutes.pdf )The meeting (the open-session portion) is available to watch online on the public access website: https://waac.viebit.com/#CnlyLh4XzEDdHover over the bottom of the document and click on the down arrow to move to the next page.

VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 9Be sure to vote Tuesday, August 9 in the primary election for congressional and state legislative races. Be sure to bring your voter ID. It is important to vote.Your vote matters.The winner goes to the November 8 ballot.Early voting (in person absentee voting) began Monday, July 25 and ends Friday, August 5.Vote at your municipal office.There is some good news. On July 19, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee decided that voters without a Voter ID should be able to cast a ballot by signing an affidavit.The affidavit states that the signer was unable to get a Voter ID and truly is the person ...

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker by UW-Madison Professor, Katherine Cramer Part 2In Part 1, I summarized three themes people in the 39 rural groups spoke about: The role and size of government, taxes, and the animosity toward public sector employees. In Part 2, I will continue with the concerns of the rural people who were interviewed.1. The need for good paying jobs. “[It’s a great place to live] if you like poverty.” Many people work two or more jobs while living in poverty. The mine was a contentious issue. “Come back if they shoot down this mining. Then we’ll really be mad.” The Koch ...

Vote on August 9th

Remember to vote on August 9, 2016, and bring your IDs!