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Mayor Kabat to testify on climate change in D.C.



The mayor of La Crosse is going to Washington, D.C., this week to testify before a Congressional committee on climate change. 

Mayor Tim Kabat is one of three scheduled witnesses for Tuesday’s hearing by a Senate Democrats’ special committee, which will focus on how communities in the U.S. can deal with severe weather and natural disasters, such as floods.

La Crosse has set goals for using more solar power and eliminating the consumption of fossil fuels. 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office announced that Kabat is one of the witnesses. The others represent the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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