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Evers Calls Lawmakers Into Special Session On Guns; Tiffany Bashes Move As ‘Political Stunt’

Gov. Tony Evers will call lawmakers into a special session to act on gun violence next month, saying it’s needed to save lives. He announced the move in a swing of stops, including Wausau, on Monday. “These are common-sense solutions that we know can save lives because they have already done so in states that have adopted them. It’s that simple,” Evers said in Wausau. “Two bills that we know, without a doubt, without ambiguity, this is what the majority of the people in the state want.” One...

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Gov. Tony Evers will call lawmakers into a special session to act on gun violence next month, saying it’s needed to save lives.

He announced the move in a swing of stops, including Wausau, on Monday.

“These are common-sense solutions that we know can save lives because they have already done so in states that have adopted them.  It’s that simple,” Evers said in Wausau.  “Two bills that we know, without a doubt, without ambiguity, this is what the majority of the people in the state want.”

  • A program coming to Nicolet College will train people to help in medical emergencies
  • People with trouble paying their heating bills can get help 
  • The large number of deer in the state may be altering the makeup of the forest
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear arguments over "lame-duck" laws in December

UW-Madison

A retired UW-Madison professor believes Wisconsin has a crisis in deer management.

During a presentation at the Science in the Northwoods conference this month in Woodruff, Don Waller, the former John Curtis Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies, said the state has about two million deer.

That’s more than any time in about 10,000 years.

It’s an issue because deer eat about seven pounds of plants per day..

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To rake or not to rake, that is the question.

The Masked Biologist touts the merits of mulching your leaves in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

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There's a shortage of trained personnel to help in emergencies and a new program through Nicolet College is designed to train more people.

The launch in January of the new EMT-Paramedic training program at Nicolet College is set.

Paramedic classes start on Nicolet’s Rhinelander Campus Jan. 20 next year.

The one-year, 44-credit technical diploma is being made possible through a partnership between Nicolet and Lakeshore Technical College.

U.S. Department of Energy

The furnaces have come on for the season and local governments are again offering heating assistance to eligible residents.

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Operating with federal and state funding, the program helps lower the burden from monthly energy costs. Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.

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Governor Tony Evers has released the dates for the special elections to fill the seat left open by the resignation of 7th District U.S. Congressmember Sean Duffy.

Duffy resigned last month to tend for one of his children.

Evers says nomination papers for the federal seat will be due on December 2.

The special primary will occur on the same day as the spring primary, February 18, 2020.

The special election will take place on May 12, 2020.

  • Chronic conditions lead to more older adults falling, according to a new report,
  • The DNR is warning hunters to be on the lookout for websites selling worthless licenses,
  • A Pine Lake first responder is honored,
  • Legislation is helping people with prescriptions.

Chronic Conditions Cause More Traumatic Falls Among Baby Boomers

Oct 18, 2019
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - More than 3 million older adults are treated for falls in emergency rooms each year, with 1 in 5 of them suffering serious injuries such as broken bones or head trauma.

Caregivers Could Receive Tax Credits Under State Proposal

Oct 18, 2019
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MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers's Caregiver task force explores ways to provide better wages and benefits to the state's caregivers. And two bills also would help caregivers get updated medical information about the people they care for as well as tax credits.

Republican Sen. Patrick Testin of Stevens Point and Rep. Ken Skowronski of Franklin have introduced the Wisconsin Credit for Caring Act, designed to shrink the financial burden on caregivers by providing a tax credit.

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