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Mini-Documentary: Letter from Prominent Toxicologist to Wausau Environmentalist Group (Video)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZ4AEc77QY

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Harvard-Trained Toxicologist, Stephen Lester, Critiques State DHS Dioxin Assessment of Riverside Park & Thomas St. Neighborhood

Letter from Toxicologist, Stephen Lester
VIEW MORE INFORMATION ON THE CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN WAUSAU GROUP'S WEBSITE, CLEANWAUSAU.COMINFORMATION ON STEPHEN LESTERBiographical Source Information Courtesy of CHEJ• Master of Science degree in Toxicology from Harvard University• Second Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from New York University (NYU)• Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from American University• Mr. Lester has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including those of the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the ...

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Causes of Poverty

History often repeats itself but we seldom learn from the past. The Gilded Age is being repeated. A tiny few have unprecedented fortunes while many working people stay in poverty and the middle class is shrinking. Today Victorian attitudes about the poor still hold sway in 21st century America.In Victorian England “respectable” people believed the poor were poor because of their laziness and moral failings. They were in poverty because they didn't work hard enough. This is a commonly held belief in modern America. Today many politicians repeat the same false belief ...

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JOIN THE LABOR DAY PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 3….

Last year, the Citizen Action of WI North Central Organizing Co-op was honored to be awarded Citizens of the Year by the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO.The line-up for parade is on Monday, September 3rd @ 3:00 pm from the corner of 3rd Ave and West Wausau Ave.Parade starts at 4:00 pm and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple at 318 S 3rd Ave., Wausau, Wisconsin.We will recognize Grand Marshal, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year at the end the parade in the Wausau Labor Temple parking lot.Announcer for Parade: Chad ...

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End Child Poverty (Video) — Citizen Action of Wisconsin

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM5ijyvVioY

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The “Precedent” for DEMOCRACY: Marathon County’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Referendum (Video)

Marathon County's Proposed Referendum
Watch the brief film below on the Marathon County Board's upcoming vote tomorrow, July 24, regarding whether or not it will allow citizens to participate in the democratic process by giving their opinions in a non-binding county referendum in November.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HzApXVqLbg Public Access Video of Full Marathon County Board Meeting on July 19 Including an Agenda Item on the Medical Marijuana Referendum:https://waam.viebit.com/player.php?hash=6DeBTaO95xhsCounty Board Supervisor Districts and Contact Information:http://www.co....

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Wausau Pilot & Review’s Shereen Siewert Presents to The Westies (Video)


Opioids and Humane Treatment

We have two opioid problems in the U.S. The first one, I am certain you have heard of. It is opioid addiction, which is arguably fueled by the widespread availability of opioids. The second problem is one that was created by how government agencies and businesses decided to address the first problem.For people with chronic health conditions, access to opioid pain killers can restore some normalcy and improve the quality of life. Many people who, like myself, suffer from chronic pain, have very few good days, good hours, or even good minutes in which we must complete ...

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COMMON THEMES

Common themes intertwined from the Marchers who came to support the students during the March for Our Lives in Wausau. About 200 people joined student organizers on the 400 Block in Downtown Wausau to remember the 17 students who died February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Anna Klieber, one of the organizers from Wausau West, spoke about growing up with social media and technology. It is a way to stay connected. She also sees the harm that social media can do. Anna spoke about Emma Gonzalez, one of the survivors of the shooting, ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HOMELESSNESS, Part 2

Pam Anderson, co-chair of the Marathon County Housing and Homelessness Coalition, spoke about a husband and wife who became homeless after a car accident. The husband lost his job due to his injuries and had to be retrained for a different job. They slept on the floor in the attic of the wife’s father’s home. It was four years before they got back on their feet.In Marathon County, 41% of families are living from paycheck to paycheck. Ten percent of ALICE families are below the poverty level. (2017 United Way Quality of LIFE report for Wausau and Marathon County)...

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