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Not Just Farmers, Rural Residents ‘In Town’ Have Their Own Issues

Written by LOPPW | 01/31/2020

Not Just Farmers, Rural Residents ‘In Town’ Have Issues JULIAN EMERSON ORIGINALLY PUBLISHEDJANUARY 29, 2020 6:58 PM (Imagine by Shutterstock) Gap growing between monthly expenses and an affordable home The Wisconsin Legislature’s new special session on rural issues is designed primarily to assist farmers in crisis and give a boost to economic development, but it […]

There’s a nationwide shortage of poll workers. Cities are relying on teens for help

Written by LOPPW | 01/31/2020

There’s a nationwide shortage of poll workers. Cities are relying on teens for help   Rory Linnane Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE – In the 2018 midterm elections, Faye Darga was too young to vote, but she wasn’t too young to help. As a junior at Edgewood High School in Madison, Darga signed up as a poll […]

Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV’s longtime chief meteorologist, talks straight on climate change

Written by LOPPW | 01/02/2020

Bob Lindmeier talks straight on climate change

Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25

Written by LOPPW | 12/07/2019

Faith communities mobilize in Madrid on eve of COP25 MADRID, Spain/GENEVA | 2/12/2019

Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Collapse without Latino Immigrants Wisconsin’s dairy industry would collapse without the work of Latino immigrants — many of them undocumented Maria Perez, Milwaukee Journal SentinelUpdated 3:24 p.m. CST Nov. 20, 2019 Dairyland in Distress   ASTACINGA, VERACRUZ, Mexico — The last time Roberto Tecpile left his home in the mountains of central Veracruz, his daughter […]

Gov. Evers signs bill requiring human trafficking education for commercial drivers

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Requiring Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Drivers MADISON (WAOW)— Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that requires educational training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers, a press release says. Per the release, the bill also directs the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin […]

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

Written by LOPPW | 11/06/2019

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency  11/5/19 William J Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, William R Moomaw Author Notes BioScience, biz088, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088 Published: 05 November 2019 PDF  Split View Cite Permissions Icon Permissions   Share   Issue Section: Viewpoint Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it […]

Trump Sets Refugee Cap at 18,000

Written by LOPPW | 11/06/2019

Trump Sets Refugee Cap at 18,000 By VOA News November 4/19 07:07 PM Faith leaders and members of human rights groups wearing a life vests symbolizing the life-saving program are arrested by Capitol police, during a protest calling on congress not to end the refugee resettlement program, at the steps of the U.S. Capitol  The White […]

Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

Evers sets up new office to reach carbon-free goal By: Associated Press August 16, 2019 2:21 pm MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is setting up a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Evers included the goal in his state budget in March. Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee […]

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee

Written by LOPPW | 08/23/2019

ELCA declares self a ‘sanctuary church body,’ marches to ICE building in Milwaukee Emily McFarlan Milleremmillerwrites MILWAUKEE (RNS) — More than 500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses outlining his grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. On Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 7), members […]