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Two new CEOs took the helm of the Crawford County Federated Library System (CCFLS) starting June 1, 2022. After the retirement of longtime CCFLS CEO John Brice at the end of May, Jessica Hilburn and Dan Slozat were named co-CEOs and System Administrators. In addition to their new roles, Hilb… Read more

Titusville Community Development Agencies (TCDA) recently wrote a grant application to PetSafe brand to be selected for a chance to win funds for a new dog park at the Ed Myer Complex. Titusville was chosen and is one of 30 finalists for the popular Bark for Your Park grant contest. This yea… Read more

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A judge has ruled that the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election is no longer in contempt of court for refusing to comply with open records requests. Dane County Judge Frank Remington held Michael Gableman in contempt in June after Gableman berated Remington and refused to answer questions about how his office responded to liberal watchdog group American Oversight's record requests. The ruling came with a fine of $2,000 a day until Gableman conducted a thorough search for the records. Remington said in a written order Wednesday that he's satisfied Gableman tried to find the records and ordered him to pay $24,000 to the court.

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In 2008, in Heller v District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of an individual, though unconnected with militia service, to keep and bear arms in the District of Columbia for traditionally lawful purposes – such as defending a home. In 2010, in McDonald v City of Chica…

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The latest album from Watkins Family Hour lasts just 39 minutes, but that’s not to say it falls short. The Associated Press' Steven Wine writes that “Vol. II” captures the adventurous spirit of the musical variety shows hosted by siblings Sara and Sean Watkins during their enduring residency at the Los Angeles club Largo. Like those shows, the album features a range of collaborators including Jackson Browne, who sings harmony on a stirring rendition of his song “The Late Show.” Watkins Family Hour’s new album will be released Friday.

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Matthew Desmond’s first book since his Pulitzer Prize winning “Evicted” is not just a study of who is poor in the world’s richest country. It also asks why. Crown will publish “Poverty, by America” on March 21, 2023. Crown says Desmond will document how the wealthy harm the poor, knowingly and unknowingly. Desmond’s “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” was published in 2016 and focused on eight families in an impoverished area of Milwaukee. The Pulitzer-winning book also received an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and a National Book Critics Circle award.