Kathryn McKenzie, Superior
The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will host a public town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the University of Wisconsin Superior's Yellowjacket Union in Superior about the Husky Energy refinery explosion and fire. The meeting is open to the public and attendees can make public comments for up to three minutes. The Board will provide the public with a "factual update" on its inquiry into the refinery's April 26 explosion and fire.
In the Superior Telegram on Friday, Sept. 7, an article about a proposed ATV ordinance ("Council weighs new ATV routes") was the first time I was made aware of this change.
With the wind from the northeast, the smell coming through the doors and windows last evening and night was that of refinery and sewerage, or so it seemed to me. With the refinery inoperable I got to thinking. With the ground bone dry, humid air and a well that we won't use to water the grass ... could it have been the combination of a warm humid day and the chemicals coming out of the ground after April's explosion? We were told to water when it's dry to help the chemicals dissipate. I pity the poor souls who ignored the pleas not to vegetable garden and continue to do so.
A vote for Brian Benczkowski for Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division of the Justice Department, which includes the FBI, who has no civil, criminal or motions or prosecutions before the federal court and has recent work with Alfa Bank in Russia means to me that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has no belief in the justice system as a professional agency. The the only reason would be to replace Assistant Attorney General Rob Rosenstein and curtail the Robert Mueller investigation. If you vote in the affirmative, I can believe nothing else.
Recently in talking with friends and neighbors, I realized many of them were unaware of the upcoming primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. There are three candidates for Supreme Court justice: Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County judge Michael Screnock. This is traditionally a low-turnout election so your vote will make a difference. The top two candidates will move on to the general election April 3.
Today I tried to demonstrate that I am a concerned citizen and contacted the chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. asking for the release of President's Trump's financial dealings in Russia. I sent the following to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and a part to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. I was told by Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner's office that my message would be received. Sen. Burr's office would not receive my message. I am concerned.