Survey Says, Early Start To School Reduces Family Travel Throughout Summer
We're still about four weeks away from Labor Day...but for some people in the tourism business, the peak travel season only lasts for another week-and-a-half.
After about the 20th of August, long family trips are scarce in some parts of the country...especially in areas where school starts before Labor Day. Dave Clements from the La Crosse Convention and Visitor Bureau has seen that trend happen. He believes schools and industry are still following patterns that existed when the country was more rural, decades ago.
A University of Minnesota tourism study says the number of overnight family trips, even early in the summer, drops off sharply in communities where school starts in late August.
Obama Administration Accused Of Intimidating Defense Contractors
The Obama administration has been accused of intimidating defense contractors and seeking to hide job losses from pending cuts to the Pentagon’s budget in order to help the president’s re-election campaign. Double that with accusations of secret meetings and emails.....RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus, says it's time it all stopped.
Republicans pointed to guidance issued last week by the Department of Labor that said it would be inappropriate for defense firms to issue layoff notices to employees before the election due to the pending cuts.
Will Referendum Hit Ballot
$15.7 million. That is the voted on price tag by the La Crosse School Board for a possible fall referendum for a Northside Elementary School. But Superintendent, Randy Nelson says there's a chance it won't make it to the fall ballots.
Nelson and and board have to agree on the referendum by August 24th to make the November 6th General Election. If it is not approved by then, the board then must act by December 11th to make the February 19th primary.
Doyle To Run Again
Steve Doyle thinks he has what it takes to win another term in the 94th State Assembly this November. He gave a sample during his re-election announcement Tuesday.
Doyle says his work record this past year stands alone against any opponent he will have. He will find out who that person is after next Tuesday's primary where Bruce Evers faces Kevin Hintz.
Burglary Suspect Will Serve Jail Term For Past Police Encounter
Anthony Lee already was stuck in jail on a high cash bond, for an alleged break-in and a fight with La Crosse police last month...
Now, Lee has an eight-month jail sentence to serve for running from a cop two years ago. Before his July arrest, Lee had gone missing for nearly a year after a domestic incident. he apologized in court today for his behavior.
Lee's family tells Judge Elliott Levine that the 23-year-old sometimes gets into trouble when he goes off medication.