50 results for author: Middle Wisconsin Staff


Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

On the afternoon of July 20, 2022, a celebration of the legacy of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson was held in the gardens of the Marathon County Historical Society. After two years, the work has been completed. The Reading Room of the Wisconsin Historical Society has been dedicated to her with a portrait of her on display. A traveling exhibit is now on display as well after a month in Madison. In September it will move to UWM and City Hall in Milwaukee and then onto other cities throughout Wisconsin. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley spoke and a scholarship in Justice Abrahamson's name has been established to honor 4 graduating law students each ...

Concerns about exploration drilling at the Wausau-Reef gold deposit in Marathon County

The long known gold deposit 10-miles east of Wausau is being considered for a 450-foot deep open-pit gold mine. Although gold is in abundance and already stored in vast quantities in bank vaults and jewelry collections around the world, advocates for the project are claiming that the world needs more for the new “green economy”. This is an unsupported claim as the manufacturers of smart phones and computers confirm there are only trace amounts of gold in their products and they are moving away from the mineral. However, even the small amount of gold contained in a smart phone is vastly more worthwhile recycling rather than digging a new gold mine. ...

Changing Your Ballot

Early voting is underway in Wisconsin’s Primary as of July 26. There have been several candidates in both parties who are no longer running. Among the candidates who have left in the last few weeks are: Democratic Senate candidates Alex Lasry, Sarah Godlewski and Tom Nelson, as well as  Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson. If you, or someone you know, already voted for a candidate who is no longer running for office, it's not too late to void your ballot and request a new ballot. A voter can request to void their ballot by either a handwritten or emailed note to their local election clerk or in person at their polling ...

We Are in This Together

Are you going to do anything about toxic open-pit metallic mining coming to this area? Because of the repeal of the “Prove It First” mining law in 2017, foreign-owned mining companies are planning to develop open-pit mining in Northern Wisconsin starting at the Wausau-Reef and Medford-Bend deposits. Plans also call for developing mining in the Headwaters of the Wolf River in Oneida County near Crandon. It was just announced that exploration drilling is to start immediately. The drilling involves the use of toxic drilling fluids that will be emitted into the water aquifer where you get your drinking water from. Are you going to allow this? ...

Brewski’s for Godlewski

Join Sarah July 19, 5:30 PM-7 PM, Mosinee Brewing Company *not an endorsement

Become a Poll Worker

We trust election results because we trust election officials. In Wisconsin, 1,852 municipal clerks have been trained to administer elections. Some municipalities are large enough to have deputy clerks, who are also trained. Each polling place has multiple election workers who are also trained regarding Wisconsin election laws and must be certified by the municipal clerk. These clerks and poll workers are our friends and neighbors who step up to help with a vital civic process. Now, a new “army” is being recruited and trained by partisan actors who question the integrity of our friends and neighbors. They want to disrupt the electoral ...

The World of Botched Abortions

Ward 41 of the old Cook County Hospital in Chicago was home to the department of “septic obstetrics,” which was code for the botched abortions women underwent in the 1960s. Between 1961 and 1965, doctors treated over 20,000 women after their illegal abortions. Their patients were desperate, and they had no other options. Sixty years later, the U.S. Supreme Court has placed us in a new, horrific scenario. Medication abortion is available and safe, but people who seek and doctors who provide abortion care could be risking jail in some states. The court has turned this issue over to extremist state legislators who are increasingly removed from the ...

The Poor People’s Campaign Heads to the Polls With an Agenda to lift From the Bottom

Campaign demands meeting with Biden, pledges to register poor & low-income voters, will return to DC in September Following a powerful and passionate march and moral assembly of poor and low-wage workers and faith leaders that drew thousands of people from every state in the nation, the Poor People’s Campaign has announced its plans for the midterm elections in November. The Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls was Saturday with the U.S. Capitol in the background. People gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue from 3rd Street to 14th Street. In addition to the thousands in the ...

Water Celebration

 

Wausau Pro Choice March

Join us Sunday, July 10 at 3 PM on Wausau’s 400 Block for a Pro Choice March We won’t go back! Bans off our Bodies! This is a march for OUR RIGHTS! We will be collecting personal hygiene items the day of the March! - Tampons (unopened) - Pads (unopened) -Pregnancy Tests (unopened) - Contraceptives (unopened condoms, dental dams, etc.) - Unopened Prepaid phones and cards - Gas cards - Monetary donations (Please try and refrain from written checks, we will however take them if it’s your only option) All donations will be collected at the front of the stage and then in turn will be donated and dispersed among local ...