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    Historic Veto Override Fails

    It looks like the governor will go on appointing Wisconsin’s chief outdoors leader. The state Assembly has failed to override Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto of a bill that would have stripped governors of their power to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary. The bill would have handed appointment power instead to...

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    You Gave Me Promises, Promises

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is offering a bold promise of jobs for the state if he’s elected governor. The Republican says the state’s business climate is hurting because of too much government interference. He says his six-step plan will bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 new businesses to the state by 2015....

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    CITY CENSUS COMMITTEE

    FOR DECADES, 50-THOUSAND HAS BEEN A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE. CITY LEADERS OFTEN POINT OUT THAT KEEPING LA CROSSE’S POPULATION ABOVE 50-THOUSAND MAKES THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBLE FOR ALL SORTS OF GOVERNMENT HELP. THAT’S WHY THOSE LEADERS WANT AN ACCURATE CENSUS COUNT THIS YEAR. TODAY, A SPECIAL COMMITTEE PROMOTING...

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    HUMAN WALL PLANNED ALONG RIVER

    IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA ON HOW LA CROSSE CAN PREVENT FUTURE RIVER DEATHS, THERE WILL BE A CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT THIS WEEKEND. A COMMUNITY GATHERING IS PLANNED THIS SUNDAY AT NOON IN RIVERSIDE PARK, WHERE CITIZENS CAN TALK ABOUT THE DROWNINGS FROM THE RECENT PAST. ORGANIZER PAULA HOMP HAS A...

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    Onalaska tourism

    The area still has a lot to attract tourists.  But, the economic recession has definitely had an impact on local tourism numbers.  The city of Onalaska was looking at taking another hit this year when Sunfish Days was cancelled.  It looks like their will be some events at the Omni Center to...

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    Correction

    Last week, WIZM News reported on a story about an electronic monitoring bracelet that was found in a local grocery store. It appears someone who was being electronically monitored cut off the bracelet, and is now a wanted fugitive. WIZM erroneously mis-identified the name of the person police are looking for. WIZM...

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    MAN CHARGED WITH SEX ABUSE OF CHILD

    A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM FRENCH ISLAND FACES SERIOUS SEX-RELATED CHARGES, INVOLVING A YOUNG CHILD. RAYMOND SMITH JUNIOR HAS BEEN JAILED FOR FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A GIRL UNDER 12, AND FOR CAUSING BODILY HARM. INVESTIGATORS SAY SMITH CAUSED INJURY TO THE GIRL’S PRIVATE PARTS WITH A PAIR OF PLIERS. THE CHARGES DATE...

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    FEINGOLD STILL BACKS HEALTH REFORM

    HE THOUGHT THE HEALTH CARE FIGHT WAS WRAPPED UP LAST CHRISTMAS EVE… SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD OF WISCONSIN SAYS THAT’S WHY HE DIDN’T INCLUDE HEALTH CARE REFORM ON A LIST OF HIS PRIORITIES FOR 2010. BUT FEINGOLD’S LEADING REPUBLICAN OPPONENT HAS SEIZED ON THAT LIST. TERRENCE WALL ACCUSES DEMOCRAT FEINGOLD OF PRETENDING HE...

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    Override Attempt Today For Doyle Veto of DNR Bill

    This could be a pretty big day for Wisconsin governor Doyle. The governor faces a veto override attempt in an assembly controlled by his party. La Crosse county conservation alliance chair Marc Schultz is hopeful for success on the override attempt. The governor vetoed a bill that would have restored DNR secretary...

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    Four Guys, One River, One Night Downtown

    You’d probably have fewer people falling in the Mississippi if fewer people would stumble drunkenly to the river. One La Crosse officer this week-end corralled not one, not two, but four guys dangerously inebriated, teetering and wandering in a somewhat disoriented fashion near Riverside park after a night downtown. Two of the...

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    INDIAN LOGO DEBATE

    The Wisconsin Assembly could vote tomorrow on a new bill to let the state crack down on school districts using race-based logos or nicknames.  The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau district reviewed its “Redmen” logo last year.  But Superintendent Troy Gunderson says no action was taken, because the board knew that a logo bill was coming...

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    DEBATE OVER RIVER SAFETY

    Should the Riverwatch programs in La Crosse be expanded? The most recent drowning in the Mississippi may lead to a review of how the waterfront safety program is working.  Matt Vogel from the Tri-Campus Advocacy Group praises the work of the Riverwatch group.  He hopes people will not blame that group for...