Veterans’ health services are not being affected by the government shutdown. Iron Mountain VA Health Center spokesman Brad Nelson says other aspects of Veterans Affairs may be impacted, but clinics and health services are funded well in advance.
“We already have advance appropriations for 2014, so we’re remaining fully open in that regard. So we are not impacted by this current lapse in appropriations.”
Lac du Flambeau tribal voters yesterday elected four of eight candidates to the tribal council and elected a secretary and treasurer.
The top four candidates for the council were Henry "Butch" St. Germaine with 363 votes, Alice Soulier with 330 votes, Betty Jo Graveen with 323, and Eric Chapman, Sr. with 292.
Jamie Armstrong defeated Vicki Doud for Secretary and Mary Peterson defeated Barry LeSieur(lah-soor) for Treasurer. There were a total of 307 write-in votes in all races that did not affect the outcomes.
Providing broadband access is about more than just building infrastructure; education is also needed.
That’s the message from Tithi Chattopadhyay, Broadband Chair for the state Public Service Commission. She says people who don’t have access may not realize what they’re missing - especially when it comes to business owners.
A new report says 89 deaths in Wisconsin were the result of domestic violence in the past two years. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WXPR News Director Ken Krall spoke with Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's Shellie Holmes about the report from the statewide advocacy group End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She says the report is numbers, but the people involved are real as are the impacts.
Nicolet College will put together two mobile classrooms by next year.
The project is thanks to a grant from the federal department of labor, totaling almost three-quarters of a million dollars. Nicolet President Libby Burmaster says the classrooms will serve as a new kind of educational platform.
“And so instead of students traveling to campus, we’re taking some of the classroom instruction to them, which is gonna make training in these credentials available to people in a whole new way.”
It’s launch day for Wisconsin’s health exchange. Individuals will be able to compare and shop for health insurance plans online. One of the many questions raised by changes to the health care system…is what will happen to private insurance agents…now that people have easy access to purchase insurance directly. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down called up private insurance agent Brian Diel, and found out he’s not too worried.