More than 200 people of all ages and a wide range of complexions celebrated Juneteenth Monday evening at Carson Park. The turnout was almost certainly the largest in the 18 years that Juneteenth has been celebrated here. The event is designed to bring area residents together to celebrate a mutual commitment to a more united […]
Eau Claire’s L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has launched a building feasibility study and space needs analysis, and is looking for public input. The studies are intended to guide the planning of possible changes to the Library building and grounds to meet the community’s immediate and long-term needs. Area residents can register their opinions via […]
A pilot program to reduce or eliminate human trafficking in Chippewa Valley hotels has been launched by Fierce Freedom, Visit Eau Claire and the Eau Claire police department. Staff at Fierce Freedom and the police department have developed a training curriculum called “Be Aware” which will be used to train hospitality workers to spot prostitution […]
In an age when anyone can post information online and social media can spread misinformation instantaneously, news consumers need to use care in selecting the sources they use to inform themselves, according to a quartet of journalists who took part in a panel discussion Tuesday evening on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus.
The panelists included Rusty Cunningham, executive editor at the La Crosse Tribune; Dan Schillinger, news director
A local leader in the campaign to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons said recently that its opponents must work together to hold the state Department of Corrections accountable for how it treats prisoners – “the people in their care.” Sarah Ferber, the Chippewa Valley organizer for JONAH/EXPO, added that “the use of solitary confinement […]
Plans for nine inter-related approaches to issues surrounding poverty in the Chippewa Valley were unveiled Thursday evening (April 6) before an audience of some 95 people at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. The event marked a milestone for the Eau Claire County Poverty Summit, which began the project’s planning phase last October. The nine […]