8 results for tag: safety
Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign stands with the people of Wausau to demand clean water
Last week, residents of Wausau found that every single drinking water well in their municipal water system revealed higher levels of PFAS...than recommended by proposed state thresholds for these chemicals.
The chaos of constant toxic competition must end
Honestly, there are times when I feel like I should self-censure and retreat into a reclusive existence for the sake of self-preservation.
Imagine for a moment America has undergone an attack from a foreign nation. Incendiary bombs have been dropped on the west coast.
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.
New regulations carry the promise of under-enforcement
This lack of enforcement is nothing new. The big difference in the circumstance of the mask mandate is that the decision not to enforce was politically motivated.
Discrimination isn’t always a bad thing
When you hear the word discrimination, what comes to mind? Likely you equate the term with prejudice. But one doesn’t need to prejudge or generalize in order to discriminate.
Joint Finance Committee designates funds to in-person schools
Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) announced that they will use $68.6 million (10%) of federal funds designated for K-12 schools to reward schools offering in-person instruction. This money will be awarded to school districts based on the number of hours of in-person instruction provided during the 2020-2021 school year. This does not affect the $617.5 million of federal funding earmarked for schools based on the Title I formula.
Wisconsin Legislature strikes mask order; Governor reinstates four hours later
Talk to your friends and neighbors; this is not a partisan political issue. It's an issue of what is right vs. what is wrong, and what is good vs. what is bad for the people in our communities and state.