Community


Want a shovel ready project? Clear the sidewalks!

I am trying to understand why the city of Wausau has forced us to navigate poorly cleared sidewalks along Grand Avenue.

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Vigil to be held for Wausau’s homeless

The Northcentral Chapter of Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign is holding Wausau’s first Vigil for the Unhoused on the day that has the longest night of the year, December 21st, starting at 2:30 p.m.on the 400 block.

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City of Wausau should rethink bonuses

Knowingly or not, this suggestion represents anti-worker practice and hurts the public.

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Ep. 25: Shop Local Serve Local

In this issue we share an episode of the "Up North" podcast which covers shopping locally and running for local office.

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ADRC-CW 2021 Aging Plan Public Hearing

Join the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin to discuss the aging plan which they use to decide which services to focus on for its customers.

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Environmental and social justice resolutions needed for Wausau

Why are we now seeing a surge of calls for acknowledgement and justice for marginalized and underrepresented groups in our community? Business as usual has failed them and we won’t be silent anymore. What’s best for business and the Chamber of Commerce hasn’t trickled down to poor, low income, working class, and people of color. The economic success and cultural dominance of the top one percent hasn’t created a community of love, empathy, and understanding for all. The heart of gold image of the Chamber is tarnished by it’s generous contributions to ...

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A message from the Editor

Last edition, which was scheduled to come out a couple days after I would have surgery, I made the call to not have any feature photos. Will agreed with my decision, so we consulted the board and ran with it.

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Remote workers would offer much needed diversity to small cities

Recently, a bill aimed at saving two paper mills, one in Wisconsin Rapids and one in Park Falls, was passed in the Assembly. Three Democrats joined Republicans in passing the bill, which now will advance to the Senate.

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Patriotism is learning to live with one another

Since I was a young child I was fascinated by pyrotechnics. While the chemistry of fireworks is fascinating, and the artistry that goes into creating the visual display is impressive, I have never really cared for the volume of the resulting booms. While I personally have never been in a war zone, I think about all the friends and family that have and imagine how hard it is for some of them to deal with a display which could look and sound something like a battleground. So, during this celebratory season around the 4th of July, I often think about the people I know who ...

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Sorting ourselves out

We shift between groups throughout our lives and other people put us in groups without our knowledge or consent all the time.

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