When Eau Claire city officials applied for a federal grant in October to help pay for a proposed $23.5 million development that would include a new transit transfer center, the odds of receiving that money weren’t in their favor. The city was seeking $5 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Typically only about 6 percent of applicants receive money through that program.
Action needed It is now clear the adopted strategy of Republicans following a mass shooting is to offer prayers and dismiss it to mental illness, as if that’s all we have at our disposal in dealing with the ongoing national tragedy of gun violence. These spineless politicians are unwilling to challenge the NRA, but all too willing to let children die from guns in the hands of those who should not have them. Every country has citizens with mental illness, but no other country experiences