Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
In the spectrum of fireworks dangers, people rarely think of sparklers as a major hazard. But last year around the Fourth of July, the season with nearly 70% of fireworks related injuries, 16% of reported injuries were caused by sparklers. Erica Kane with Gunderson in La Crosse says sparklers are not as always as safe as some people think they are. She says plain and simple, children should not handle sparklers or other fireworks. The safest way to prevent sparkler related injuries is to enjoy professional fireworks displays. Or, glow sticks can be a fun alternative to sparkler.
Despite protests from neighbors, a La Crosse bar owner likely will get to add a beer garden. Bluffside Tavern owner Mike Gazeley draws resistance every time he plans an expansion of his bar. Same this time, with neighbors surrounding his bar at the foot of the bluff worried about noise from the beer garden. But after a bit of a delay from the city, Gazeley has been okay'ed for the outdoor seating area after a city council committee meeting on Tuesday night. With the promise from the council that the beer garden license might not be renewed next year if Gazeley allows his late night crowds to get too rambunctious.
A legacy could be coming to La Crosse tomorrow. That legacy.....President Barack Obama. At least that's how UW-L Political professor, Joe Heim views things. With the Supreme Court siding with a few Obama policies....that could set the stage for the president to go out on top. And Obama could leave office with more local folks on his side. More Wisconsinites would qualify for overtime pay under a plan proposed by President Obama. The president says the current limit is low and undercuts the intent of the overtime law. He will formally announce the rule Thursday in La Crosse.
No more parties in the streets of La Crosse? Appears to be the direction city council member Bob Seaquist wants to take in opposing the latest application by downtown bar and restaurant, Dublin Square to hold a street party when college students come back at the end of fall. The city's police department has not taken a position on the application for the Dublin Square block party.
More than 200-thousand dollars in the black. A pretty good showing for the La Crosse Center during the first half of this year...but not quite as good as a year ago. Center manager Art Fahey says the arena is 30-thousand dollars behind where it was financially at this point in 2014. On the other hand, the center made 50-thousand dollars, just in May, when it hosted the state Republican Party convention.