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Seattle approach to teachers different than in Wisconsin

On a recent salmon fishing trip to the state of Washington, I picked up one issue of the Seattle Times and started reading a story about a governor with some harsh words for

1 day ago
Add drugged drivers to danger list

It’s simple probability that the more people drive, the more likely they are to be in an accident. That’s one of several reasons why I consider my short commute

3 days ago
Soccer notes: Khang makes impact for Blugolds

Eau Claire North graduate Shoua Khang has seized a starting role at UW-Eau Claire. The freshman forward has played in seven of the Blugolds’ nine games. She’s

5 days ago
Football alumni update: Paulson has big week for St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica junior Dakota Paulson, a 2013 Menomonie graduate, threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with six seconds left, to give St.

1 week ago
Eau Claire deer plan recommends hunting expansion in future years

Reducing Eau Claire’s urban deer population will be limited to bowhunting on private property this fall and winter, but the city’s adopted management plan

1 week ago
Soccer notes: Wagner, Van de Loo score

Eau Claire Memorial graduate Aaron Wagner converted a 78th-minute penalty kick to give Viterbo University a 2-1 win over Clarke University on Tuesday in La Crosse.

1 week ago
Night at the Mabel raises funds for arts center

The fourth annual “A Night at the Mabel” fundraising event for the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is Saturday.

1 week ago
Blugolds notes from Wheaton: Hulman missed time Saturday for internal matter, Ellis hurt

Senior linebacker Erik Hulman didn’t accompany the Blugolds’ other three captains — quarterback Joel Newman, defensive end Jayden Dobbs and offensive

2 weeks ago
More than 30 felines find forever homes through special

BJ Lillo of ClearWater Computer Services recently made a sales call to the Eau Claire County Humane Association, where he was asked if he wanted any cats.

2 weeks ago
Eau Claire's disposable shopping bag effort still hung up

An ecologically minded Eau Claire city commission found its effort to reduce local use of disposable shopping bags is still stuck in a stalemate.

2 weeks ago
UW-River Falls tops ranking of safe college towns

Two Wisconsin campuses have been named in the “50 Safest College Towns in America,” according to The SafeWise Report.

2 weeks ago
Assault on high school football referee is wrong on many levels

The recent physical assault of a high school football official working a game in Texas is disturbing on many levels.

3 weeks ago
Walker wants K-12 schools to promote technical colleges more

The business community should encourage public schools to better promote technical college educations as a route for students to get high-demand jobs, Gov. Scott Walker said

3 weeks ago


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