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Local people reduce their carbon footprint

On April 30th Clean Green Action hosted a Climate Change Forum at the Fine Arts Center in McMillan Memorial Library. Professor Emeritus Alan Haney reported from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).“The IPCC was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environmental Program in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization to provide a sound scientific interpretation of the vast amount of information on climate change,” explained Haney. “IPCC enlisted the cooperation of nearly 1000 scientists from countries all over the world, including meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, computer modelers, and others.”...

Action Alert

“IF YOU ARE NOT OUTRAGED YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION” Action Alert #3What are the presidential emergency powers? The are many laws that allow a president to assume extraordinary “emergency” powers. The Brennan Center for Justice has identified 136 potential emergency powers available from such declarations. Many of these are reasonable responses to real emergencies. But others could be abused and used for political purposes.A few of the more dangerous powers include; the use of the military in domestic law enforcement, freezing assets and blocking financial transactions, controlling electronic information tools, and even ordering the ...

Wauleco Wood Waste Burning Plan

Site investigation Work PlanWauleco Wood Waste BurningBRRTS#02-37-000006Wausau, WisconsinMarch 15, 2019Prepared for Wauleco, Inc.Prepared by TRC Environmental Corporation of Madison, WisconsinThis letter to the editor will highlight two sections of the 140-page Site Investigation Work Plan.Section 3 IntroductionSection 3.2 Purpose and Approach“The Purpose of this Site Investigation Work Plan (SI Work Plan) is to respond to the request in the WDNR letter to ‘address aerial deposition of contaminants associated with the combustion of wood waste generated at the facility.’ We understand that the Department’s concern associated ...

Women 4 Women

You are invited to Women 4 Women. Special guest is Matt Rothschild who will speak on the issues of Voting, Gerrymandering and Money in our Elections.Thursday, April 4, 20196:00-7:30 PMMarathon County Democratic Office833 South 3rd Avenue (enter on the Sherman St. side)Matt Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.Prior to joining the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign at the start of 2015, Matt worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. For most of those, he was the editor and publisher of The Progressive.While there, he wrote a book entitled You Have No Rights: Stories of ...

Pilgrimage To Peace

 “Pilgrimage to Peace” Panel on Israel and PalestineGreater Wausau AreaMonday, April 1 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.630 Adams St.Obada ShtayehSuzann MollnerWausauTuesday, April 2 - YWCA, 6:30 p.m.613 5th St.WausauWednesday, April 3 – Holy Cross Clare Center, 6:30 p.m.1600 O’Day StreetMerrillAs part of a national tour by Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org), please join us for their panel presentation! Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff Sara Burback, Director of Outreach and Alison Glick, Director of Development and Mobilization as they host a conversation with Obada Shtayeh from ...

JERRY APPS speaks about Civilian Conservation Corps

Well-known author Jerry Apps is launching his latest book, “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7,at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.He will sign books and talk about what he learned while writing it. Please note the time, 1 p.m., which is different from other History Speaks presentationsThe Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular New Deal relief program from 1933 to 1942. The program hired young men to live in rustic camps while they planted trees, cut trails, and worked to reverse the effects of soil erosion.The book is the first comprehensive history of the CCC in Wisconsin. It ...

Getting Women Elected

You are invited to a Forum for Getting Women Elected.Monday, April. 8, 20196:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.YWCA613 N. 5th StreetWausau, WI 54403Sponsors are AAUW (American Association of University Women) Wausau Chapter and YWCA.(More information at YWCAWAUSAU.orgFeatured speakers will be Marathon County Democratic chair Nancy Stencil and Marathon County Republican chair Kevin Hermening.Stencil and Hermening will speak about women in politics. They will answer questions previously given to them. Lucy Harvey will monitor the questions/answers.After Stencil and Hermening have made their presentations, the audience may ask additional questions ...

Is Wisconsin’s Grey Wolf an endangered species?

On March 6, 2019 Middle Wisconsin received the following press release from Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R Minocqua):Contact: Senator Tom Tiffany FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (608) 266-2509 March 6, 2019Senator Tiffany’s Statement on the Plan to Lift Wolf Protections MADISON, Wis. - State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released this statement following reports the U.S. Department of Interior plans to lift endangered species protections:“I absolutely agree with Secretary Bernhardt’s decision to remove endangered species protections for the gray wolf. For several years, the state’s wolf population has gone unmanaged. Many of ...

Getting Women Elected


There is Hope

What are the legal limits to using corporate money to finance presidential campaigns? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows the broken campaign finance laws. Watch the video here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h810bO-4LIs#action=share