Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of seventy-seven. Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:30 PM, for 15h 13m 41s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 11.6% of its visible disk illuminated.
Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission is scheduled to meet at 6 PM.
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The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide, saying the immigration influx at the southern border has created critical budget pressures.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement has begun discontinuing the funding stream for activities — including soccer — that have been deemed “not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation,” said Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber.
(The denial of simple services for minor children is a present to Trump’s base, a gift to his most bigoted admirers.)
Paul Farhi reports Lies? The news media is starting to describe Trump’s ‘falsehoods’ that way:
It’s (almost) official: The president of the United States is a liar.
This will not come as a revelation to people who have closely followed President Trump’s public statements and Twitter feed and have long doubted his veracity. It is, instead, a late-dawning recognition by mainstream news organizations, which until fairly recently shied away from branding the president’s many questionable utterances as outright lies.
Nowadays, many in the news media are no longer bothering to grant Trump the benefit of the doubt. In routine news and feature stories, Trump’s dishonesty carries no fig leaf. It is described baldly.
A recent sampling:
– CNN: “The Mueller report: A catalog of 77 Trump team lies and falsehoods.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune: “President Trump lies to troops about pay raise.”
– Financial Times: “The real reason Donald Trump lies.”
(Trump is a liar – we should say so about him.)
Molly Beck writes Wisconsin will soon become an island surrounded by legal weed:
MADISON – When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs into law a bill making way for recreational marijuana use in our neighbor to the south, his signature will put Wisconsin on an island surrounded by legal weed.
Three out of the four states that border Wisconsin — Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota — have now legalized marijuana use and two of them allow residents to purchase and consume cannabis for any reason.
While more and more state legislatures are embracing legal marijuana for medical or recreational reasons — 33 in all — Wisconsin isn’t likely to anytime soon.
Republican lawmakers who control which bills arrive at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ desk are opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana use and are split on whether the plant should be widely available for medicinal purposes.