146 results for author: Middle Wisconsin


Payday Loans

No relief from Wisconsin’s 565 percent payday loan interest under new rules‘We need better laws,’ says struggling borrower; Wisconsin is one of eight states with no cap on high-interest loans By Bridgit Bowden (Wisconsin Public Radio/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism) Michelle Warne, 73, examines documents from the Check ‘n Go store in Green Bay where she borrowed money in 2014 to buy food. "I had no food in the house at all," she said. "I just couldn't take any more."In 2014, hunger drove Michelle Warne of Green Bay to take out a loan from a local Check ‘n Go. “I had no food in the house at all,” she said. ...

Quotations

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”By Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.“The reasonable person does what everyone else is doing.The unreasonable person does something completely different.Therefore, all progress is due to the unreasonable.”By George Bernard Shaw“The two most important variables determining the value of research are the questions that are asked and how the results are interpreted and applied,Neither of these are determined by science; both are determined by the paradigm, the logic and the intellect of the researcher.”By Dr. James L.Chestnut in The Wellness and ...

Vigil to End Gun Violence

Friday, December 14 is the Vigil to End Gun Violence. YWCA 613 N. 5th Street, Wausau, WI, 544036:30 p.m.This vigil will call for common sense measures to reduce gun deaths and injuries in our nation. This vigil will honor all victims and survivors of gun violence, and shine a light on the epidemic of gun violence in our country.December 14 marks six years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT where 20 children and 6 educators were killed.YWCA of Wausau is partnering with the Newtown Foundation, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety and many other organizations.YWCA ...

Canada Adopts Carbon Fee & Dividend

By Citizen Climate LobbyCarbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming.Beginning in 2019, Canada’s federal policy will put a rising fee on carbon emissions and return the revenue directly to Canadians. The federal policy is a backstop to cover the four provinces that have not initiated their own carbon-pricing policies. Nearly half of Canadians live in these provinces.“For years, CCL grassroots lobbyists have pressed both the U.S. and the Canadian ...

VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH

Vote Tuesday, November 6, in this very important election. You can vote early. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office. Remember to bring your voter ID. You can use your driver’s license or your passport.If you need a voter ID, you can get one free at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). In Wisconsin, you have the right to leave work to vote. You must tell your employer at least a day in advance. You can take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off.Your employer can set the time for you to leave work. Remember, it is the law in Wisconsin (WI State Statute 6.76). Learn more at LWVWI.ORG (League of Women Voters of ...

DO YOU TRUST THE MEDIA IN WAUSAU?

What is Beyond the Headlines?“Beyond the Headlines” brings Wisconsinites together for discussions that explore journalism’s crucial role in enabling productive citizen engagement in American democracy. What role do media have in society to inform the public and protect democracy? What do residents expect from media and law enforcement? The national dialogue reveals a shaky trust between the public and law enforcement or media. Where does Wausau fit in this picture and what has this exploration of Beyond the Headlines told us about where we’re succeeding, and what yet needs to be done?Please join us for a mediated discussion ...

CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR SPEAK FOR EDUCATION

WSAA (Wisconsin State Administrators Alliance) has asked both candidates Tony Evers and Scott Walker to answer these questions for education in Wisconsin.Scott Walker has not responded.Tony Evers has given the following answers:You can read the entire interview at this link:http://www.wsaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Evers-Answers-2.pdf1. What is your motivation to be Wisconsin’s governor?I’m running for governor because I believe what is best for our kids is best for our state. I love Wisconsin, and I’ve had the privilege of living and working in communities all around the state. Yet, I’ve had more than a few ...

In Search of America

In Search of America is a documentary film created by Marc Kornblatt, a retired teacher from Madison, Wisconsin. He decided to travel across America and interview people.He spoke with people during the 2016 presidential primaries. But this film is not about politics. Rather, with the primaries as the background, Kornblatt focuses on people from diverse backgrounds and their values.You can see this film on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First Street, Wausau, Wisconsin.The time is 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.For more information, phone the ...

Beyond The Headlines Wausau … November 14

What is Beyond the Headlines?“Beyond the Headlines” brings Wisconsinites together for discussions that explore journalism’s crucial role in enabling productive citizen engagement in American democracy. What role do media have in society to inform the public and protect democracy? What do residents expect from media and law enforcement? The national dialogue reveals a shaky trust between the public and law enforcement or media. Where does Wausau fit in this picture and what has this exploration of Beyond the Headlines told us about where we’re succeeding, and what yet needs to be done?Please join us for a mediated discussion ...

Solar Power Coming to Wausau

You can learn more about Solar Power for you. In October Solar Power Hour will be held in the Wausau Area.Learn how to save money with solar power. The program is well on its way to reaching the next benchmark of 100 kW, triggering a $.10 per watt ($1,000) rebate. Currently the average homeowner buying through the program will receive a $500 rebate, we need just 18 kW more to reach the program's second benchmark.Attend an upcoming Solar Power Hour to learn more about going solar!Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home owners as well as businesses.Check out their website www.growsolar.org.Join ...