Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
The Onalaska park department tackled the subject of youth sports last fall, when it sent out a survey on whether tackle football should expand to lower grades.
Families are saying, keep the program as it is. About 80 families answered the survey, with about half of those responding saying 3rd and 4th graders should continue playing flag football. A previous survey years ago also showed little demand for starting tackle football as early as 3rd grade.
They've printed a few hundred ballots, in case there's a big turnout...
But the La Crosse City Clerk's office isn't making a prediction about how many voters could cast ballots in a special recall race tomorrow. City council president Audrey Kader is being opposed for her 11th district council seat by Gage Maurer and Jerome Gundersen. Kader is accused of trying to limit the amount of public comment at city council meetings, and of ignoring the wishes of the public. Just one polling place will be open for the election...St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on West Avenue. If no one gets more than 50 per cent of the vote on Tuesday, there will be a second election in late February.
A judge from out-of-county will be assigned to try a town of Campbell man who made threats against one La Crosse judge.
All of the judges in La Crosse County are recusing themselves from the case of Raymond Smith Jr., who allegedly threatened to harm Judge Ramona Gonzalez during a talk with a counselor. Smith's attorney, Kyle Davis, says it's unfair to bar his client from the courthouse or other public buildings, claiming that would make Smith a "court-ordered recluse." Judge Elliott Levine says Smith can enter county buildings, if he has a specific appointment in one of those buildings. Smith's cash bond was reduced by more than half, to 10-thousand dollars.