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New Man Behind the Menu


replied to: Interesting that this, of all articles,…

Articles that are new get first billing. This was the "top article" only because it was the newest for a while.

There's no "conflict of interest" in a news and culture magazine reporting on news and culture.

IT'S HAPPENING: Downtown Speakers Pumping…


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I heard some quite wonderful buskers in Asheville, NC.

The reason you don’t have other cities pumping canned smooth jazz in their downtowns is that it’s annoying and horrible. Unfortunately, Eau Claire is too provincial to admit a mistake.

5 Ways Eau Claire Is (And Isn’t)…


replied to: Eau Claire should be building housing for…

The birth rate in the USA at the moment is 1.8. Our birth rate, for the most part, has been BELOW replacement level since 1972. The average age of a woman having her first birth is 26. Single person households make up 30% of Wisconsin's population and that % has been going up for about the last 30 years.

We're building apartments and condos because we need apartments and condos.

As baby boomers enter their late 70's and start to die we're going to have to figure out what to do with a whole lot of, no longer needed, single family homes. There will be no market for most of the empty homes they leave behind.

Friends Indeed


Great to hear that a Friends Of group is forming up. Putnam Park is one of the Jewels Of The City and needs to be protected.

Weld at the Helm


" the council passed a number of progressive initiatives, including dropping the city fine for marijuana possession to $1"



Legal weed (I don't think people should smoke it, but I don't think it should be illegal) isn't a "liberal" issue it's an anti-authoritarian issue. keeping Marijuana illegal is not about conservatism, it's about cracking heads. There are no shortage of true conservatives want the state, to the greatest extent possible, to stay out of peoples lives and that agree with Louis Brandeis when he said that "the right to be let alone [was] the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men."