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August 14, 2019

Trempealeau County Frac Sand Mine Shuts Down Operations

Wisconsin frac sand mine
Hi-Crush Proppants announced this week that it will close a mining and processing operation in the city of Whitehall due to "decreased profitability." Between 35 and 40 employees will be laid off as a result. Read more »

GOP Lawmakers Resurrect UW Campus Free Speech Bill

Republican legislators are re-introducing a bill that would punish students who interfere with campus speeches and presentations with suspension and expulsion. Read more »

Wet, Wild And High: Lakes and Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South

This summer, the high waters of Lake Michigan submerged the Juneway Terrace Beach in Chicago. Residents of an adjacent apartment building say they feel it is at risk. The beach sidewalk was also smashed, and barriers surround a sinkhole.
"Water, water everywhere." That line from poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge could be the mantra for rain-weary residents across the country. Read more »

Wisconsin Farmer Groups Agree With Evers' Calls To End US-China Trade War

Farmer driving tractor
Several Wisconsin farmer groups say they agree with Gov. Tony Evers' call for the Trump administration to end the country's trade war with China.  Read more »

GOP Senate Leader: 'I Don’t Have The Answer' On Preventing Mass Shootings

Scott Fitzgerald
The Republican leader of the state Senate said Tuesday he doesn’t know how states can curb mass shootings and downplayed the chances of two proposals from Wisconsin Democrats aimed at doing so.  Read more »

Milwaukee Police Shoot, Injure Man

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Milwaukee police have shot and wounded a suspect on the city's north side. Read more »

Wisconsin Republicans Push Mental Health Bills

Wisconsin capitol interior
Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are circulating a package of bills designed to improve access to mental health services in the state. Read more »
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