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ELECTION RESULTS: Voters to Speak on Frac Sand; Recall Election Tuesday in Glenwood

first published on WIvoices.org UPDATE: Election Results According to the Glenwood City website, the unofficial results of the December 17, 2013 recall election are as follows:

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Voters to Speak on Frac Sand; Recall Election Tuesday in Glenwood

First published on WIvoices.org Four days from now, on December 17, citizens in Glenwood City will finally be able to voice their opinion on the fate of their small Wisconsin community which has been grappling with frac sand issues for … Continue reading

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In Wisconsin, “we are the underclass of the underclass,” Says Same-Sex Couple

first published on WIvoices.org HEARINGS have begun in WI Supreme Court challenging the Domestic Partnership law.

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Proposed Bill “dangerous and reckless” says Wisconsin Mother about Frac Sand Legislation

first published on WIvoices.org Senate Bill 349 “is dangerous and reckless,” says mother Julie Augesen, whose 7-year-old twins attend school near a proposed silica frac sand mine.   Augesen and other citizens around the state of Wisconsin may lose local … Continue reading

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Despite Burnt Petition, Three Recall Elections Likely over Frac Sand in Glenwood

[first published on WIvoices.org] On Wednesday, October 9, citizens in Glenwood City, WI presented the city clerk with enough signatures on petitions to trigger three recall elections against local officials for their decisions regarding frac sand mining issues. But getting … Continue reading

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Mother against Mining Files Recall Petitions for 3 Officials in Glenwood City

[First published on WIvoices.org] On September 20, a local citizen bustled into a Glenwood City restaurant and announced, “We’re recalling 3 local officials.” To the collective applause of the small group of diners at The Cafe, Julie Augesen, a mother … Continue reading

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“The democratic process is window dressing”, Man says of Frac Sand Mining in Glenwood

{first published on WIvoices.org} Over persistent opposition from citizens, on Monday night the Glenwood City council went into a closed-session meeting with representatives of Texas frac sand company Vista Sand. Before entering into a private meeting on September 16, people were given an … Continue reading

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Mining Referendum Stalled, Negotiations Begin with Frac Sand Company

[first published on WIvoices.org] In the most subdued city council meeting in months, Glenwood area residents in western Wisconsin anxiously awaited to hear the action that would be taken by council members in response to their petition on frac sand … Continue reading

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(Videos) Glenwood City Debates Frac Sand Mining

[First published on WIvoices.org]   With over 130 frac sand mine and processing sites in Wisconsin, we have made it a priority to report about the process of one in our area. Glenwood City may annex the Teigen/Crosby land in order to … Continue reading

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Mine? Let us Vote!” Glenwood Area Residents Want Referendum on Frac Sand

[First published on WIvoices.org]   Residents claim a right to vote on issues concerning frac sand mining in their community. But will they get it? That’s the billion-dollar question facing the Glenwood area residents in the western Wisconsin community.  ”Screws … Continue reading

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