Assembly Speaker Robin Vos responds to harsh criticism from Rhinelander's Robert Kinney, a former member of the Ethics Commission who resigned a month ago saying the board "require(s) too much secrecy and too little transparency."
We'll tell you why it's important to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species even in winter.
We'll introduce you to a Land O' Lakes elementary student who didn't want anything for himself this Christmas but instead wanted help from the community so he could give to his classmates.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
MINOCQUA - It takes a lot of guts to quit your day job and follow your passion. But one Minocqua woman has had success with her painting. And now she's sharing it with others. Benson quit her job as a dental assistant three years ago to follow her passion as an artist. "When I learned that I could make people happy with things I created…it was more of an encouragement for me to pursue it more," said Benson. Now, she teaches others about how to step out of their comfort zones. "Persuade you to take up something new or something you thought you couldn't do is always a good thing," said Benson.
LAND O' LAKES - Many kids asked for video games, iPads, or other toys for Christmas this year. But for one Land O' Lakes Elementary student, the holiday wasn't about what he could get, but what he could give back to his fellow classmates instead.
Chris Hunt, a 9-year-old from Land O' Lakes, always has his nose in a book. But being able to read every night just wasn't enough.
PHILLIPS - The Phillips School District covers 600 square miles. That means a lot of time on the bus for many students, and a lot in fuel costs. This year Phillips is trying something new, hoping that investing a little extra money now pays off down the road.
The Phillips School District bought two new buses for this school year. Both buses run entirely on propane, rather than diesel.
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