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School district steps up to address drug problems
Lots of options acceptable for voter ID's, says GAB director; tax collection picture improving; 10 more Wisconsin stories
First cases of likely Enterovirus surface; photo ID needed to vote absentee too; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Pepin man, toddler die when trench collapses; DOT begins process to provide ID cards for November election; 11 more state news items
City moves forward with First Street parking expansion
crime and courts
Raiders run over Menomonie
Raider volleyball team opens strong
Raider boys post two Big Rivers soccer shutouts
Superior stuns Raiders in BRC opener
Meet Luke Howard, Hudson School District’s new athletic trainer
'Free Concert for Peace and Love' rescheduled to Sunday afternoon
St. Croix Valley potters share ancient craft
NETworks Youth Ministries has a new director
Eagle Scout project a hit at Homestead Parklands Bookworm Trail
Cruise into downtown Hudson Sept. 21, enjoy classic cars
arts and entertainment
Allen R. Finholt, 64
Jeni Meuwissen, 59
Marcella A. Lewis, 93
Joseph Score, 33
Larry Parfitt, 75
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ST. CROIX COUNTY: Community Right-To-Know About Hazardous Materials
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/25/14 Special Meeting Minutes
Randy's Ramblings: Referendums make fall election especially interesting
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Doug's Diggings: The day the NFL became ‘all powerful’
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October 22, 2008
Health care hot topic on state campaign trail
Only 13 percent of Wisconsinites in a recent poll cited health care as the top issue in the presidential race. But it's a sizzling topic among those running for the state Legislature. Last year, the state Senate passed the tax-funded Healthy Wisconsin plan in which employers would...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Citizen Action petitions for health care reform
Members of Citizen Action of Wisconsin canvassed neighborhoods in western Wisconsin communities recently in an effort to improve health care in the state. Citizens were asked to sign a petition to support improved health care in the state by placing an advisory referendum on the...
news / health
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
August 7, 2008
Atheist group loses suit against VA over religious assessments
Madison's Freedom from Religion Foundation had no right to sue the Department of Veterans Affairs for putting religion in its veterans' health care programs. That's what a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled this week.
religion / health
August 7, 2008 - 12:00am
July 28, 2008
Small business health care cooperative looks to form in western Wisconsin
Affordable health care for small business owners and their employees in western Wisconsin is the goal of a group looking to form a health care cooperative. A steering committee is now asking small business owners from 18 western Wisconsin counties to complete a confidential survey...
news / health
July 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 25, 2008
Court strikes down tighter rules for Medicaid home care program
A state appeals court has struck down tighter eligibility standards for a Medicaid home care program. The Fourth District Appellate Court in Madison said the Health Services department should have put the new standards in an administrative rule in which the public could have had...
July 25, 2008 - 12:00am
July 15, 2008
Group pushes deadline on health care reforms in state
When Republicans controlled the state Legislature, Democrats tried in vain to promise affordable health care to all Wisconsinites by a certain date. Now, with the prospect of Democrats ruling the Capitol, the liberal-leaning Citizen Action group is pressing the issue again. It got...
news / health
July 15, 2008 - 9:00am
June 26, 2008
Mother's worry prompts change in Wisconsin law
When the pharmacist called to say he couldn't refill a prescription for her special needs son's anti-anxiety medication, Mary Boots was surprised. Boots, who lives near Hudson, asked one of her son's caregivers, who said she had disposed of the pills because they were outdated....
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 20, 2008
Letter: Supports health care
Dear Editor Last night I had the pleasure of attending an informative talk on the Healthy Wisconsin health care reform bill by one of its sponsors, State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout who lives on a farm in Alma. For an hour Sen. Vinehout laid out in clear terms how Healthy Wisconsin works...
opinion / health
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
Back to Nature Hoof Care gives horse owners an alternative to nails
Barb McConaughey gave her husband, Scott, a book for Christmas in 2002. Little did she know it was the start of a quiet revolution that now includes one of her sons, Kyle, and herself. The book was about natural hoof care, and Barb thought it might be something Scott could do for...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 2, 2008
State ranks high in child health care, but high cost
Wisconsin ranks 11th among the 50 states for the health care it provides to children. But the Commonwealth Fund says cost is a sore spot. The Badger State ranked 38th in the cost of children's care.
news / health
June 2, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Taxes, health care, social security will tackle nation if Congress doesn't act says WI congressman
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville admits Congress will never pass a sweeping bill he introduced Wednesday to reform taxes and health care.
news / health
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
Building a bridge to India
Several families in the Hudson area are reaching out to destitute children in India through a non-profit organization called Care & Share. Hudson residents Jim and Lori Guhl have been sponsoring two children through Care & Share for the past five years. Approximately 18 months ago,...
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am