Eric Lindquist / Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
MADISON, Wis. — Four weeks after Democrats swept all statewide elections, incoming and outgoing Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin decried Monday’s launch of a lame-duck legislative session they characterized as Republicans seeking to circumvent the results of those midterms. Republicans, meanwhile, sought to downplay the significance of a series of bills that would limit the power of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - The everyday products used for “huffing” seem so ordinary, but their abuse can lead to consequences that are extraordinarily tragic. Never was that more apparent than on Nov. 3 in Lake Hallie, Wis., when a driver who admitted to police he had been inhaling chemical fumes killed three Girl Scouts and a mother after striking them and another girl with his pickup truck as they were picking up trash along the side of Highway P.
First Board of Regents president from Chippewa Valley lauds value of UW System education EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — John Behling doesn't have to look far to see the transformative power of a degree from the University of Wisconsin system. The Eau Claire attorney, who took over last month as the first UW System Board of Regents president from the Chippewa Valley, points to himself as an example of how a diploma from a UW campus can be what he calls a "great equalizer."
CHETEK, Wis. — Ten weeks after a tornado turned her life and many of her belongings upside down, Shasta Westaby is set to start over this week. Westaby had just driven away after the last "kiddos" were picked up from her in-home day care center on the night of May 16 when a tornado ripped through the center of Prairie Lake Estates, destroying her mobile home and most of those belonging to her neighbors.