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With each word he sang, with each note he strummed, Chris Kroeze looked and sounded every bit like an up-and-coming country music star during his performance Monday of the Marshall Tucker Band’s 1973 hit “Can’t You See” on NBC’s “The Voice.”

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With a regional task force on housing affordability nearing its finale, Eau Claire leaders want to see what that group comes up with before crafting a strategy to meet the city’s needs.

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Increases to Eau Claire’s city-issued permits, licenses and fees were approved after a month of delays.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College has received two $100,000 Wisconsin Fast Forward grants from the state Department of Workforce Development for training high school students in northwestern Wisconsin.

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Homeowners in Altoona will receive an early Christmas present in the form of lower property tax bills, thanks in large part to the largest lottery credit in state history.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — The case of a 10-year-old Chippewa Falls girl who is accused of stomping on 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter on Oct. 30, causing his death, will be handled by the state Department of Justice.

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A Madison man hoping to become a PGA golf professional is suing the for-profit Florida-based corporation.

LAKE HALLIE -- A Lake Hallie man who was arrested Saturday for leading police on a high-speed chase and drunken driving has now been arrested three times in a 10-day span.

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WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals.

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MADISON — Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power.

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WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers.

GIVE A KID A BOOK: Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, a nonprofit volunteer organization in Eau Claire, is collecting new, unwrapped books for the 24th annual Give a Kid a Book project.

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They stepped in unison to their right, shimmied, swung their arms in unison and then stepped to the left, bodies shaking with energetic joy.

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Since its Sept. 22 grand opening ceremony that featured flowing, colored puppetry along with music and dance, the Pablo Center at the Confluence lineup during its inaugural season has included artistic presentations both familiar and outside the norm compared with past performances in the city.

A total of 95 employees were recently honored at UW-Stout for reaching service milestones ranging from 10 to 40 years.

DINNER DRIVE: The Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club conducted its third annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive in November to put a traditional Thanksgiving meal on the tables of local families in need.

MADISON — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They’re also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general.