WUWM News

Environment
6:17 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Mining 3: Dissenting Voices

Pete Rasmussen outside his home

Environmental groups are not any happier with a new Senate mining bill, than with legislation the Assembly passed weeks ago.

Advocates of streamlined regulations want to pave the way for an open pit iron mine just south of Lake Superior.

People who live nearby have mixed opinions.

Yesterday we spoke with residents who support mining because of the hundreds of jobs it would create.

Today, WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence steps into the Penokee Range where some people hope to stop or at least slow the process.

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Environment
5:56 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Mining 2: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Terry Peters owns a logging business in Mellen

A state lawmaker revealed a much-anticipated iron mining bill Monday. It’s still in draft form.
Senator Neal Kedzie of Elkhorn wants the Select Committee on Mining Jobs, which he heads - along with the public - to comment on both the preliminary document as well as a mining bill the Assembly passed last month.

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Recall Election
1:47 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Crowd Cheers as Truck Delivers One Million Recall Signatures

A volunteer carries a box of signatures into the Government Accountability Board office.

Hundreds of people celebrated on the streets of downtown Madison Tuesday, as a truck full of petitions aimed at recalling Gov. Scott Walker pulled up to the Governmental Accountability Board office. Volunteers carried dozens of boxes into the building as organizers claimed they’ve collected more than one million signatures to force an election. The recall effort began last year in response to Walker’s push to end most collective bargaining rights for public unions. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, election officials now have their work cut out for them.

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Environment
5:35 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Wielding Words to Conserve Wilderness

Michael Frome in his Port Washington office

We conclude our year-end tradition, Life’s Voices. WUWM shares the stories and perspectives of people making a difference, often without public fanfare. Today, our installment takes a green turn, as we meet a man dedicating his life to preserving open and wild spaces.

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Veterans
7:57 am
Tue December 27, 2011

War's End Rekindles Grief For Educator

Pat Farrell studies the names of former Catholic Memorial students killed in action.

American troops have been leaving Iraq this month, as President Obama adheres to the schedule for ending the war and the task of rebuilding the country which began nine years ago.

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