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PHOTO GALLERY: Ice fishing tourneys draw out anglers
MBC boys basketball: Benson's near triple-double paces Ellsworth
Block honored for distinguished service
WIAA boys basketball: Playoff brackets released
Ellsworth wrestling: Panthers 'embrace' target
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Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
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UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
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PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
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September 18, 2009
State agency gives $25,000 to child care provider allegedly overpaid in Wisconsin Shares program
State officials have been trying to get back $103,000 overpaid to a Milwaukee child care provider in the Wisconsin Shares program. But the same agency gave Latasha Jackson another $25,000 check this week. According to the Journal Sentinel, the money was for child care Jackson provided...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
April 29, 2009
Child care delivery vans now need alarms
State lawmakers gave their final approval Tuesday to making child care delivery vans have alarms, so drivers don't leave any kids behind. The Assembly OK'd the mandate 99-0, after the Senate passed it on a voice vote. It now goes to Gov. Jim Doyle, who's expected to sign it. Milwaukee...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
April 16, 2009
Child care center enforcements up 50 percent from 2007
State officials are keeping a closer eye on child care centers. The state's Bureau of Early Childcare made more than 1,200 enforcement actions last year. That's up 50 percent from 2007, even though the number of day-care centers remained about the same. Those actions ranged from...
April 16, 2009 - 9:49am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
February 12, 2009
More workers, swipe cards part of Doyle plan to fight abuse in child care program
Gov. Jim Doyle has announced part of his plan to reform Wisconsin Shares, the state-funded child care program for the working poor. On Wednesday, Doyle asked legislators to require that parents use electronic swipe cards whenever their kids go in and out of daycare centers. Also,...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Governor and others express need to reform child-care assistance program
Officials from the governor on down are expressing the need to reform Wisconsin's child-care assistance program. And they're also blaming each other for the fraud and abuse the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel uncovered over the past two days. Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, said she...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Four sisters rake in more than $500,000 through loophole in welfare law
In Racine, four sisters take care of each other's 17 children, and you're paying for it. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the four are in-home child care providers under the Wisconsin Shares program.
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Health care deductibles increasing across the state
More Wisconsin families are spending at least $1,000 a year on health care before their insurance benefits totally kick in. The Mercer consulting firm says the average deductible has more than doubled from last year's amount of $500. They averaged just $250 back in 2000. Raising...
November 20, 2008 - 9:00am
October 23, 2008
Two due in court in what's called state's biggest case of child care fraud
Two Milwaukee women are due in court today (Thursday) in what's called the biggest case of child care fraud in state history. Shartavia Adams, 23, and her mother, Bernice Watson, 41, are both accused of bilking at least $360,000 in state subsidies. Prosecutors said Adams was licensed...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Apply by Oct. 31 for health care scholarship
Non-traditional students pursuing degrees in health care have until Friday, Oct. 31, to apply for a scholarship from the Kinnickinnic Health Foundation. The goal of the foundation's Health Careers Scholarship Program for Non-Traditional Students is to increase the number of health...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
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
October 15, 2008
Editorial: No lack of health care
Pierce County is fortunate to be located in the midst of a large array of health care providers. Not only do county residents have ready access to hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities, but the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., isn't all that distant. Whether a serious...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Voters against health care added to crisis, he says
TO THE EDITOR: The recent bailout of financial institutions is an expensive boondoggle that will fail to correct the root problems of the American economic problems. A Harvard study in 2005 established that over half of all bankruptcies can be traced to medical costs. Many of these...
October 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.
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...
July 28, 2008 - 12:00am