Education


Homeschool is a better option for some parents and children

Entering the 2021/2022 school year, many families are once again choosing to homeschool their children for the foreseeable future. With the Delta variant surging around the country, and numerous lawmakers and school districts failing to mandate masks or vaccination for staff and students, parents are understandably concerned for the safety of their family. Many of us have family members at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, or have children who are too young to be vaccinated. I think most parents will agree that last year didn’t go so great. Whether it was ...

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Education equity

Education helps everyone improve their lives as well as the lives of their families, and having everyone at a basic level of education helps us as a society as a whole.

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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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Wausau school board can still do right by workers, parents and students

The school board should consider the impact of legal action on peoples’ perception of the board after being given so many opportunities to do the right thing.

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What does it take to be an ambassador?

The term “ambassador” goes back to the 14th century, but the idea of sending emissaries to other countries to help in assuring international cooperation goes as far back as we have had nations.

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Keeping pests away doesn’t have to be toxic

Several summers ago, I developed a recipe for a skin-friendly bug repellent I named Vamp Away. It is designed to repel ticks and mosquitos mainly, but with a few modifications, it can also be quite effective at repelling fleas and gnats.

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New Options for Using EBT

During my working years, I spent a lot of time working for agencies that helped people living in poverty. I firmly believe that the poor are best served by those who have shared experiences.

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Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign holds teach-in

Housing costs and large scale acquisition of homes by multibillionaire asset manager groups such as Black Rock, as well as a gross miscalculation of the number of true homelessness — by half — paint a bleak future for working and low income people securing a safe abode or buying a home and building equity.

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Savion to hold public hearing on solar project

Savion will host a public meeting to offer information on their ongoing efforts on the Saratoga Solar Project.

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Earth Day dreams

On a cool, cloudy Saturday, April 24th, the Citizen's Climate Lobby of Marathon County and North central Area congregations Organized to Make an Impact (NAOMI) of Wausau were able to gather a gloriously diverse family of good folks who showed up to plant trees for Earth Day in one of our local parks.

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