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Alternate-side parking in March could remain

04 May 2016
Alternate-side parking in March could remain

Police says it needs money from law, council members call it money grab

Discussions continue over overcrowding in La Crosse schools

04 May 2016
Discussions continue over overcrowding in La Crosse schools

Board voted against purchase of building for administration

La Crosse police finally equipped with body cams ... kind of

04 May 2016
La Crosse police finally equipped with body cams ... kind of

Dept. only has four cameras, which cost $1,500 each

Racist jokes don't belong at White House

03 May 2016

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:35

Baby It's Cold Outside

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(AP) Police officers in Milwaukee checked under freeway overpasses and other spots to find the homeless and urge them to get out of the dangerous cold and stay at a shelter. The United Way of Greater Milwaukee has donated $50,000 to help crowded homeless shelters open overflow centers.

To the north in Superior, temperatures dropped to 20 and 30 below zero Tuesday. The wind made those temperatures feel even colder.

Ashland, Bayfield, Hurley, Washburn and Superior are among school districts telling students to stay home Tuesday. Forecasters say with wind chills of minus 20 and below, exposed skin can freeze within a minute.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:33

Supreme Court Talks

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(AP) All seven members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court have met with 20 Wisconsin state lawmakers as part of the biennial tradition at the beginning of each new legislative session. Lawmakers and court members at Tuesday's meeting talked about a variety of issues related to the judiciary, including Wisconsin's unique position as the only state that allows law school graduates to practice without taking a bar exam.

Justices spoke supportively of that so-called diploma privilege, which dates back to 1870.

State Sen. Glenn Grothman asked what could be done to lower law student debt. He says the amount of debt students graduate with is scandalous. He suggested looking at alternative and less expensive ways to get licensed to practice law.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:32

School Vouchers Get A Hard Look

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(AP) Three former Republican speakers of the state Assembly are now lobbying to expand school vouchers in Wisconsin.

Jeff Fitzgerald registered on Jan. 10 to lobby for School Choice Wisconsin, just days after his term ended. Another former Republican Assembly speaker, John Gard, is also registered as a lobbyist for the group. Its president is Jim Bender, a former legislative staffer who worked for Fitzgerald. A third Republican former speaker, Scott Jensen, is a registered lobbyist for the American Federation for Children, another group that supports expanding vouchers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker supports expanding vouchers, but he hasn't said what exactly his plan will look like.

Common Cause Wisconsin on Tuesday renewed its call for a prohibition on lawmakers becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving office.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 10:52

Warming Center Not Seeing High Numbers

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You'd think the colder it got that more people would be using the La Crosse

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:19

Schools Can Earm Extra Cash

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No one really knows if Governor Scott Walker slashed funding for schools last

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:18

Dems Map Out Walker Defeat

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A half a million dollars. That's what state democratic leaders hope to raise

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Monday, 21 January 2013 12:19

Time For Onalaska Council To Pray?

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Why doesn't the city council in Onalaska start its meetings with a prayer?

One city resident asked that question of a council member recently, and the councilman tried a prayer at the monthly meeting. Now, an Onalaska council committee is going to study the idea of having a prayer every month, which is opposed by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Onalaska mayor Joe Chilsen is hearing evenly mixed reactions from the public.  At La Crosse city council meetings, a member of the clergy is often invited to speak at the start of the evening.

 

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Monday, 21 January 2013 11:51

No Idling In La Crosse

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(AP) La Crosse residents are being reminded of a local ordinance that prevents them from walking away while they warm up their cars. The city's ordinance prevents people from leaving unattended vehicles running. It applies to vehicles on the street or in other public places, and it carries a fine of $114.

Police Lt. Patrick Hogan says the ordinance is in place to protect people from car thieves. He says when vehicles are left unlocked with the key in the ignition, someone passing by who might not have thought about stealing a car might be tempted to take advantage of an easy opportunity.

Police say the ordinance doesn't apply to cars that use an electric starter because keys aren't left in the vehicle that way.

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Monday, 21 January 2013 11:50

State Drug Program Not Ready

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(AP) Wisconsin is one of a handful of states that hasn't implemented an active prescription drug monitoring program. Under a law passed in 2009, the state's 1,200 pharmacies and other dispensers of frequently abused prescription drugs had to start gathering data on each order filled starting Jan. 1. However, a database to collect the information isn't ready.

Greg Gasper, executive assistant with the Department of Safety and Professional Services, says the state is negotiating with the vendor and it's not clear when the database might be available.

According to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, at least 44 states have active prescription drug monitoring programs. The programs collect and store drug information so pharmacists, health care providers and others can better track abusers.

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