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In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted

Gogebic gave the Wisconsin Club for Growth a total of $700,000 in 2011 and 2012 to help defeat candidates like Jessica King (D-Oshkosh)

An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed. BY Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When billionaire Chris Cline’s company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wisconsin in 2010, the company touted the project’s potential to bring up to 700 well- paid jobs to a hard-pressed ... Read More »

WI Attorney General Interviews


On 9/5/2014, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, and Oshkosh Scene writers Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, candidate for the Wisconsin Attorney General. This interview is the last in a series of candidate interviews that included the 54th Assembly District, State Treasurer, Wisconsin Attorney General, and Congress. Democrat candidate Susan Happ was invited ... Read More »

54th Assembly District Interviews

54th Assembly District Interview: (left to right) Rep. Gordon Hintz, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, Oshkosh Scene contributors Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann.  Photo by Justin Mitchell for the Scene.

On July 17th, Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz and guest co-hosts Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed incumbent Rep. Gordon Hintz from Wisconsin’s 54th Assembly District on his position on an array of political, economic, and social issues. This interview, done as a collaborative project of The Oshkosh Scene, Eye on Oshkosh, and the UW Oshkosh Journalism Internship Program, ... Read More »

Wisconsin’s Same Sex Marriage Recap


By Justin Mitchell   On June 6, 2014, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that the 2006 Wisconsin amendment which sought to ban same sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Following the ruling, over 550 marriage licenses were issued from 60 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties in one week. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on ... Read More »

The Political Circus Has Begun


BY JUSTIN MITCHELL The Fall 2014 election season has received a significant jolt this past month, with news of multiple long-time incumbents not seeking reelection.  Offices up for election for voters in our area this fall include Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, 6th and 8th Congressional District Seats, 19th District State Senate seat, and all ... Read More »

An Interview with Stan Mack


BY JUSTIN MITCHELL We had the opportunity to ask Oshkosh Area School District Superintendent Stan Mack a few questions about issues the district is facing, and where our schools are headed. By the time this paper is out, the referendum will have concluded, with the district left facing challenges in both cases. Scene: Oshkosh, like surrounding districts, is having problems ... Read More »

Community Partnership Helps Family Succeed, Improve The Community


By Hannah Opacich and Bethanie Vosters Habitat for Humanity believes that every family should have a safe and affordable place to live. Habitat works toward this goal by partnering with carefully selected families who are ready to dedicate their time and energy to the construction of new homes. The process gets everyone in the family involved in the build site, ... Read More »

Q&A with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff


By Justin Miller January marks the time for our annual question and answer with city manager Mark Rohloff. 2014 will be Mr. Rohloff’s sixth year as city manager. The city of Oshkosh saw excellent gains this past year, highlighted by the major progress achieved on the riverwalk, the completion of Oaklawn Elementary School, the completion of most Highway 41 work ... Read More »

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