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As Wisconinites prepare for another election next week, outside eyes are watching like they did in the governor's recall election. This time it's South Carolina Senator, Jim DeMint. Now, he has his eyes on the hotly contested senate race....like he did when Ron Johnson ran 2 years ago.
And as he did for the Republican Johnson, who beat out Russ Feingold in 2010, DeMint has given his support to Republican, Mark Neuman.
Governor Scott Walker is still shocked and saddened over the Sikh Temple shooting last Sunday near Milwaukee. He visited the families of those that died in the shooting rampage and after, used the experience in his weekly radio address.
Walker said he would place a visitor's book in the state Capitol rotunda where visitors could write notes of condolence to the Sikh community. He is attending their funerals later today.
With another election coming Tuesday...what ever happened to the state's new voter i.d. law? Still tied up in the courts says League of Women Voters Director, Andrea Kaminski.
One of those injunctions were put forth by the League. As for the elections in November....Kaminiski says it won't be enacted fully by then.
A suspected graffiti artist in La Crosse County could enter a negotiated plea next month...
A plea hearing is planned on September 20th for Bryant Koscianski of Onalaska. He was arrested in early July on charges of spray-painting dozens of graffiti symbols around La Crosse. A police search of Koscianski's home uncovered over 100 cans of spray paint, and a billboard where he apparently practiced graffiti technique. He's also facing charges in Minnesota of causing about a million dollars in damage to railroad equipment sprayed with graffiti.
The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays. But does that have an impact on renting school buildings where there are discrimination policy's in place?
La Crosse School Superintendent, Randy Nelson, says the Boy Scouts do rent buildings from the district for different events. But what about their policy against those that discriminate?
Nelson says after years of court cases nationwide.....they have to follow in line with renting to organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs and Parks and Recreation. The Scouts’ say that the exclusion policy is absolutely the best policy for the 102 year old organization.