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    We regularly encounter stories of Americans struggling to stay financially afloat, buffeted by the day's economic challenges. So many focus on a woman who is identified a quarter of the way in as a "single mother." She's often portrayed facing impossible demands of holding a paying job while caring for the young ones.

      SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — There was no time to waste. As Hurricane Ian lashed southwest Florida, Bryan Stern, a veteran of the U.S. military, and others began gathering crews, boats and even crowbars for the urgent task that would soon be at hand: rescuing hundreds of people who might get trapped by floodwaters.

      It is a concerning question. If you listen to the words of some elected officials or follow the message of political ads leading up to the November election, the answer is stark and clear. Many believe that it is the role of elected representatives to defend us against the villainous actions…

      I appreciated reading last Sunday’s La Crosse Tribune editorial, “Van Orden throws verbal darts rather than be part of a La Crosse tradition.” The Editorial Board laments Van Orden’s non-response to the La Crosse Debate Coalition’s invitation to help citizens prepare for their vote on Novemb…

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      The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area (LWVLA) was founded in 1924, and since that time has acted as a grassroots nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the civic health of the community. Its mission is “Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.”

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