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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Bitter Cold Closes Burton Field Ice Rink

Bitter Cold Closes Burton Field Ice Rink

The City of Hudson says the rink and warming house are shut until further notice.
St. Croix County Jail Bookings: Jan. 27, 2014

St. Croix County Jail Bookings: Jan. 27, 2014

Those listed are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Weather Stops Garbage Collection Cold

Weather Stops Garbage Collection Cold

Advanced Disposal won't collect refuse Monday, delaying its schedule by one day for the week of Jan. 27.
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
'Return It to Taxpayers' Pockets': Hudson's Legislators Respond to $1B State Budget Surplus

'Return It to Taxpayers' Pockets': Hudson's Legislators Respond to $1B State Budget Surplus

'This money belongs to Wisconsin taxpayers, said Rep. Knudson. 'Another opportunity to return tax dollars to hardworking taxpayers,' Sen. Harsdorf said.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
WI Assembly Passes Heroin Bills

WI Assembly Passes Heroin Bills

Hudson state Rep. Dean Knudson backed the measures, which now move to the state Senate.
Minneapolis Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Gay-to-Straight’ Therapy

Minneapolis Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Gay-to-Straight’ Therapy

Rep. Susan Allen says reparative or conversion therapy has been ‘discredited’ and should not be allowed for licensed practitioners.
Winter Weather Advisory, Snowplowing Event in Hudson

Winter Weather Advisory, Snowplowing Event in Hudson

Long delays reported on the westbound I-94 commute route.
MONDAY AT 7 P.M.: Heroin Is Topic of Hudson Listening Session

MONDAY AT 7 P.M.: Heroin Is Topic of Hudson Listening Session

State Rep. Dean Knudsen is hosting the public meeting at Hudson High School. Four bills he backs go to the full WI Assembly Tuesday.
New Minnesota Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

New Minnesota Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

‘Our citizens and businesses deserve a less restrictive regulatory climate,’ Eden Prairie Rep. Jenifer Loon says. What do you think of removing the Sunday liquor sales ban?
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31

2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31

E-file and Free File can speed refunds, the IRS says.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather: Cloudy With a Chance Of Crazy

Weather gone wild: Current cold temperatures across America fuel the debate over global warming.
3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

3 Steps to Your Obamacare Success

Three simple steps to help you rest easy about your Affordable Care Act enrollment.
A Case of Winter Hiccups for St. Croix Crossing Cameras

A Case of Winter Hiccups for St. Croix Crossing Cameras

The live webcam returned to service Monday but the project's solar-powered construction camera still wasn't working.