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Voucher amendment will cost districts $22.7 million:

Well, Republican legislators are at it again, trying to mislead taxpayers into believing they can add thousands of private school students to a publicly-funded system (with vouchers) without having to pay for them.

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Chetek Alert needs to promote positive news:

Growing up in Chetek, a community of hardly 2,000, it’s a given that everybody knows everybody’s business. As our city grows, the pages of The Chetek Alert have grown with it; unfortunately these expanding sections are not for the better of the readers but comparable to what you’d find in a tabloid or National Enquirer. With a full page consumed by just courthouse news, what does the editor want to depict of the City of Chetek and surrounding communities? The motto for Chetek is “The City of Pride.” I don’t feel publishing the misfortunes of area residents is promoting the pride of our community. As a 25-year-old and putting myself in unfortunate life-learning situations, as most do growing up, I myself have been the focus of The Alert’s targeted negative articles.

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Bills should be made with debate, open government:

We want good jobs in our part of the state but we also appreciate clean groundwater and clean air. Before we take risks, especially with air and water, we want to know the facts and have a voice in the debate. We want local control where appropriate, and representation of our interests in Madison when not. We don’t want what happened in Flint, Mich., where an entire city got 20 months of stinky water because of decisions imposed by a non-elected administrator.

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District 75 needs someone to challenge Rep. Quinn:

Rep. Romaine Quinn says on his fundraising page that “local control means local control all of the time” and that he’s working “hard to put our communities on a path of independence from state and federal influences.”

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Chetek drivers are victim to gas price war, disparity:

For over 20 years I’ve lived in Chetek and commuted to Eau Claire for work. Never have I seen such a disparity in gas prices between the two. As of today, Jan. 13, Eau Claire stations are charging $1.75. Chetek stations remain at $1.89.

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Climate change affects us, future generations to come:

So there are skeptics out there who doubt climate change. Well, probably you sleep just fine at night and are able to tell the youngsters in your family “not to worry” and actually believe that environmental changes are short-term. I sometimes wish I were in that group.

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Forum: Taxes and city services

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