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Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — There's not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren't moving the needle. "Everything they say, it's so repetitive. To me, it's like they're beating their heads against the wall," said [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:47:23+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the remote town of Goldendale, [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:46:29+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|

Downtown group helps sex trafficking survivors move into working world

Freedom A La Cart, a social enterprise that supports sex trafficking survivors, has announced it’s moving into a new downtown home. The 6,000-square-foot facility on Spring Street will include a kitchen to continue its catering service; and the addition of a space with resources and a café to expand its workforce training program for survivors. [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:50:16+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|

Democrats push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, with Democrats scheduling a hearing for this week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors." The Judiciary panel scheduled the hearing as the separate Intelligence Committee released two [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:44:29+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|

Bill offered as solution to unclaimed vehicles overpopulating impound lots

A Harrison County lawmaker has worked with representatives from state and local law enforcement agencies and the towing industry to devise a system to clear out unwanted cars from tow lots and storage facilities. Rep. Don Jones, a Freeport Republican, introduced recently a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would reduce the glut [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:50:10+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|

Making gift wrap sustainable

Growing unease about waste has some Americans rethinking wrapping paper. Gift wrap is still a huge business. U.S. sales of wrapping paper climbed 4 percent to $8.14 billion last year, according to a recent report by Sundale Research. But sales of reusable gift bags rose faster, the company said. Sundale said it's also closely watching [...]

By | 2019-11-27T14:42:32+00:00 Monday, December 2, 2019|