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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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Build Trust in Wausau

You’re invited to a community dialogue on Wednesday, October 3 entitled ‘Building Trust in Wausau: The Impact of Race’How do news headlines, pictures and language that identify race, ethnicity or religion affect how we understand the news and the people in the news? What is the responsibility of media and law enforcement in reporting incidents that involve minority populations?Join us in a FREE facilitated community conversation that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about the impact of media coverage of incidents involving ...

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CHRISTIANS IN AN AGE OF OUTRAGE

Nationally recognized evangelist, author and executive director of the Billy Graham Center will headline the eighth Veninga Lecture on Religion and Society on September 13.7 p.m.Wausau West high School Auditorium1200 West Wausau Ave., WausauEd Stetzer, Ph.D., will speak on “Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring our Best When the World is at its Worst.” This is the title of his most recent book, which will be released in October.Dr. Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission and Evangelism at Wheaton College in ...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN….

In February 2018, US News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the country for its road conditions. The report, based on 2016-2017 data, noted that 31 percent of Wisconsin's roads are in poor condition compared to Minnesota's 10 percent.The National Bridge Inventory rates the structural fitness of bridges from 0 to 9; 0 indicates the bridge is closed, 9 is a superior rating. Wisconsin's average bridge rating decreased from 6.5 in 2008 to 6.3 in 2016. If this trend continues, we will have increased numbers of bridges closing or imposing weight limits, negatively ...

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3rd Annual Unity Concert

3rd AnnualUnity ConcertSaturday, August 4, 2018Wausau’s 400 Block2:00 pm – 5:00 pmFree Admission! Free Food! Free Fun! Join us as we celebrate the diversity of our community and demonstrate the joys that come from living in a community without boundaries dividing us. Musical entertainment by David Deon and Unified Soul.715-301-8385Naomi4justice@yahoo.comFacebook page: [U]nity [P]roject 

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BUILDING TRUST…BEYOND THE HEADLINES

Building Trust: What is News & Whose Story is it?Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Northcentral Technical College Auditorium in the Health Science CenterAddress: 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau WisconsinDetails:Building Trust: Law Enforcement, the Media & You is a series of events that bring the national discussion of law enforcement and media coverage home to Wausau.ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!Building Trust: What is News & Whose Story is it? is the second event in the series. This event will feature presenters Clayton ...

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Law Enforcement, the Media, and You