...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MONDAY MORNING...
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air
Quality Advisory for particulates, or PM2.5, which will remain in
effect until 08:00 AM CDT Monday morning. This advisory affects
people in the following counties: Iron, Price, Rusk, Taylor, Vilas
and other counties in Wisconsin to the south and southwest.
Smoke originating from wildfires in Quebec, Canada is currently
impacting particulate concentrations at the surface across much of
the state. The air quality index is expected to range from the
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level to the UNHEALTHY level across
the advisory area.
In general, the lowest particulate concentrations are expected to
the northwest, while highest concentrations are expected near north
central and northeast Wisconsin, within and around the Fox River
Valley. It is recommended that people with heart or lung disease,
older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion,
while everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
For more information on current air quality...please visit the Wisconsin
DNR Air Quality web site at https://airquality.wi.gov
Opinion: Senate needs freedom from minority oppression
On July 4, 1776, the 13 “united States of America” declared their independence, throwing off oppression from Great Britain. The government in the new country would derive its “just powers from the consent of the governed.”
The recent celebration of our country’s independence was tragically marred by the Highland Park, Ill., massacre of seven Americans with dozens more wounded during a patriotic parade. This tragedy underscores that our nation is still being oppressed, not by another country but by a minority of U.S. senators who use the undemocratic Senate filibuster rule to block even debate on a bill to address critical national issues like gun violence.
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