April 22, 2015
I have been attempting to follow the actions of the UW-River Falls Student Senate through their records. Senate’s records as posted online aren’t complete and show alteration. For example, all of the agendas posted by Senate in 2014-2015 show as being posted at 9:02 a.m. on April 21. This makes it impossible for a citizen to ascertain if the agendas were posted late, changed after the fact or altered in some way. What should be an official government document now has no validity and is impossible to verify.
October 14, 2014
Tonight I enjoyed a fine dinner and reflected on political power in America. I had salmon with a maple sauce, parmesan risotto, and perfectly seared root vegetables.
October 3, 2014
After several setbacks, the documents students need to register and be voters in the Nov. 4 election are available. Voter ID cards are free in the card office, lower level of Davee Library.
March 30, 2012
Wisconsin will be holding local elections and the presidential primary on Tuesday, April 3. UW-River Falls students who are U.S. citizens and have lived in Wisconsin for 28 days (including those who live on campus) are eligible voters in these elections.
October 7, 2010
Wisconsin is not Rome — you do not have to go to Bethlehem or whatever hamlet your parents are from to vote. If you live here you can vote here.
September 30, 2010
On Nov. 2 it will again be Election Day in America. Offices up for election this year include U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, governor and other state offices, State Assembly, State Senate and county offices such as sheriff.
February 11, 2010
On Tuesday February 16 there will be Primary Elections for local elected offi ces across Wisconsin. In River Falls there will be a Primary Election for Pierce County Judge and for City Council District 4. In both of these elections the Primary will eliminate 1 out of 3 candidates, leaving the top 2 in the […]
October 8, 2009
The term “Fourth Estate” has been used to describe the press. The term was supposedly first used by the British politician Edmund Burke, who stated, “There were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.” This importance continues past 19th century England; […]
October 2, 2009
Many have observed the necessity of a free and independent press in America. Indeed, for the proper functioning of a democracy, the public must have access to the information required to be an informed citizen.
April 3, 2009
It’s spring in Wisconsin, and that means it is time for elections. On Tuesday, April 7, citizens from across Wisconsin will head to the polls to vote for their choices for State Supreme Court, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, School Boards, City Councils, local judges and other choices depending on where they live.
October 10, 2008
Registering to vote in advance of election day is easy, quick, and helps reduce lines at the polls for everyone. In Wisconsin any US citizen who will have lived in the state for 10 days before the election can vote here.
April 17, 2008
Pierce County is developing the county comprehensive plan that will determine future land use and zoning. Pierce County is seeking public input for future land use planning. Effects of land use can include where commercial zones and business development take place, the population density in an area, planning for future mass transit or walking and […]