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Several communities around the area are holding events to commemorate the anniversary.
09/10/2021
Local Communities Hosting Events to Mark 9/11

Several communities around the area are holding events to commemorate the anniversary.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks which claimed ...

Students who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can return to school with a negative antigen (“rapid”) test. If the ...
09/10/2021
Neenah Schools Update COVID Testing, Quarantine Protocols

Students who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can return to school with a negative antigen (“rapid”) test. If the test is positive, they will need a negative PCR test to return to school.

NEENAH, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - The Neenah school district is changing its COVID-19 quarantine and test procedures. S...

“It’s a tragedy, no matter if I was born then or not. It still happened, and those people still died,” Senior Jakub Knot...
09/10/2021
Students Hike Bleachers to Honor 9/11 First Responders

“It’s a tragedy, no matter if I was born then or not. It still happened, and those people still died,” Senior Jakub Knotz told WTAQ News. “I think it’s very important for everybody to remember. History teaches great lessons, and we need to remember those lessons.”

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Students climbed the bleachers at Green Bay West High School on Friday as a tribute to ...

Vaccine Requirements Get Mixed Reviews
09/10/2021
Vaccine Requirements Get Mixed Reviews

Vaccine Requirements Get Mixed Reviews

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - President Biden's new vaccine mandates could impact over 100 million Americans. In...

The change takes effect tomorrow.
09/09/2021
Ashwaubenon Schools Update Mask Policy

The change takes effect tomorrow.

ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- The Ashwaubenon School District has updated its mask policy within the first we...

"We promised that we would never forget 20 years ago, and we need to keep that promise," said Appleton Parade Committee ...
09/09/2021
Appleton Set to Hold Procession, Ceremony to Remember 9/11

"We promised that we would never forget 20 years ago, and we need to keep that promise," said Appleton Parade Committee Chairperson Corey Otis.

APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - The City of Appleton will hold a solemn procession and ceremony to honor the victims and...

According to online records, Schutz faces charges including Manufacturing/Delivering He**in as a repeat offender.
09/09/2021
Oshkosh Police Seeking Man with Multiple Felony Warrants

According to online records, Schutz faces charges including Manufacturing/Delivering He**in as a repeat offender.

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Oshkosh Police are looking to locate a man who has several outstanding felony warrants fo...

“I think our police have enough [other] work than to go around and fine people for idling in the McDonald’s drive thru,"...
09/09/2021
No-Idling Restrictions Proposed in Green Bay

“I think our police have enough [other] work than to go around and fine people for idling in the McDonald’s drive thru," said Alderman Chris Wery.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - People waiting to get their coffee and morning McMuffins might soon be asked to slow do...

“Homelessness is a problem that’s not going away anytime soon. We’re finding that there are more families in need of she...
09/09/2021
Freedom House Celebrates New Shelter with Ribbon Cutting

“Homelessness is a problem that’s not going away anytime soon. We’re finding that there are more families in need of shelter in this area, and having a larger facility is helping us to accommodate that population and the rising numbers," said Freedom House President, Jessica Diederich.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Freedom House finally cut the ribbon on their new shelter on Wednesday. The facility to...

The poll surveyed 698 likely Democratic Primary voters with 37% saying they’re likely to vote for Barnes. No other candi...
09/08/2021
Poll Shows Barnes Leading the 2022 Democratic US Senate Race

The poll surveyed 698 likely Democratic Primary voters with 37% saying they’re likely to vote for Barnes. No other candidate received more than 10% of the vote.

MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- It's early but a poll conducted by Clarity Campaign Labs and released by the Mandela Bar...

The two right lanes of Southbound Interstate 41 were blocked as crews responded to the scene this afternoon.
09/08/2021
Vehicle Fire Squeezes Afternoon Traffic Near Appleton

The two right lanes of Southbound Interstate 41 were blocked as crews responded to the scene this afternoon.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A vehicle fire blocked the two right lanes of Southbound Interstate 41, just sou...

The announcement comes as the Wisconsin Hospital Association reported more than 1,000 total COVID-19 patients on Tuesday...
09/07/2021
Advocate Aurora Reports Sharp Rise in Wisconsin COVID-19 Patients

The announcement comes as the Wisconsin Hospital Association reported more than 1,000 total COVID-19 patients on Tuesday for the first time since January.

MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- Advocate Aurora Health says it has seen the number of COVID-19 patients at its Wi...

“We’ve had people who’ve been isolated from others, who haven’t had access to the same kinds of programming that they wo...
09/07/2021
Speak Up, Speak Out Program Continues Aim to Keep Wisconsin Students Safe

“We’ve had people who’ve been isolated from others, who haven’t had access to the same kinds of programming that they would normally. That’s had real impacts on on people’s mental health, substance use disorder, and on public safety,” Kaul told WTAQ News.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - It's been a year since the Wisconsin Department of Justice introduced the Speak Up, Spe...

During the investigation, it was determined that a package containing narcotics was delivered by mail to the home. Krueg...
09/07/2021
Police: Oconto Shooting Related to Package of Drugs

During the investigation, it was determined that a package containing narcotics was delivered by mail to the home. Krueger reportedly had prior knowledge and was waiting for the package to be delivered.

OCONTO, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- Oconto police say last week's attempted homicide was over a package of drugs deliver...

The employee reported the male displayed a weapon when he came into the store, then left on foot with an undisclosed amo...
09/06/2021
Appleton Police Investigating Armed Robbery

The employee reported the male displayed a weapon when he came into the store, then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

APPLETON, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- Police in Appleton are investigating an armed robbery from Sunday night. Authoriti...

Social Security could have to cut benefits by 2034, according to a recent federal audit.That could leave younger America...
09/04/2021
Social Security May Not Be There For Younger Americans

Social Security could have to cut benefits by 2034, according to a recent federal audit.

That could leave younger Americans without the same benefits enjoyed by the older generation.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) -- Social Security could have to cut benefits by 2034, according to a recent federal...

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What happened to Hannity at 2 pm? Not that I'm complaining. Just curious.
Why did you take the Sean Hannity show off the air?
What’s the new show on at 4Pm? It’s awful. Nothing but noise
Where is the Dan Bongino Show? President Trump is the guest at Noon Central.
Are you going to have Dan Bongino from 11-2pm on/play this month?
Why does WTAQ, at the top and bottom of the hour local news, only play the liberal comments, the liberal view, the liberal side of the issue?
Whose going to get the 11-2 time? Is it going to be Dan Bongino?
You guys ever going to fix your Android app so it doesn't constantly stop playing and shut down in the background? It's been like this for years.
A Cannabis Black Market is Still Alive & Well Image source: canva.com Legalization Posted Sep 17 2020 You may be wondering why an article about black market cannabis is still relevant during a time of continued ma*****na support and legalization. While there are more states than ever with improved cannabis laws and regulations, illegal sales and distribution are still high and a majority of cannabis users are still buying w**d black market style. In this piece, we'll explore all things related to the ma*****na black market - and how it can be stopped. The Legal Status of Ma*****na The first legalization of w**d came in 1996 when California passed the Compassionate Use Act to allow the use of medicinal ma*****na. Since then, a total of 33 states have allowed some variation of legalized medical ma*****na. In 2012, the first recreational w**d became legalized in both Washington and Colorado. Since then, a total of 11 states have legalized recreational ma*****na, including Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Vermont, Michigan, and Illinois. The History of Underground Ma*****na wikimedia.org Other states will likely join the ranks of ma*****na legalization sooner rather than later, including Virginia, Arizona, and New Mexico. However, there is still a lot of pushback depending on the state, and overarching social oppression remains a concern. The cannabis community has been marginalized for nearly half a century due to the war on drugs, and minorities (especially black men in underserved communities) have been subject to extreme policing prejudice in the name of cleaner streets. The initial categorization of ma*****na as a Schedule I drug in the 1970s was the primary force that drove cannabis cultivation, distribution, and consumption underground. Since then, as ma*****na's popularity and social relevance has continued to grow, the black market has concurrently grown with it. The only place to buy w**d has been through illicit dealers that receive their supplies through a massive underground system of illegal cannabis farms. Until Colorado and Washington opened the doors for legalized, regulated ma*****na production, illegal transactions were the only way to go (unless you were one of the few individuals with a medical card). Black Market Definition For those of you wondering "is the black market illegal," the answer is yes. Pretty much anything illicit you can think of is sold on the black market, and a lot of it is highly unethical. A black market is characterized by a knowingly subversive system that operates outside legal and institutional guidelines. However, when we talk about black market cannabis, we're simply referring to any cultivation, distribution, or transaction of ma*****na products conducted outside the limits of the law. Illegal black market cannabis activity ranges in risk and ethics, but it's always illegal. The Current Cannabis Black Market The truth is that black market salesare increasing not only in states where ma*****na is still illegal, but it's also increasing in states where ma*****na has been legalized. More specifically, the farming and cultivation of illicit cannabis has drastically increased in states like California, Washington, and Colorado. According to Colorado's Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, legalized ma*****na has simply given illicit farmers and dealers easier cover. The implications of this fact have been varied and wide-spread. Black Market Statistics wikimedia.org One of the more fortunate statistics about legal pot and its effect on the black market is a decrease in foreign ma*****na crossing U.S. borders. Because U.S. consumers are buying domestic product, and because legalization has offered illicit operations easier cover, most of the ma*****na circulated through the states is domestically cultivated. According to CATO, the average amount of confiscated ma*****na at ports of entry has dropped by a staggering 78% between 2013 and 2018. Another positive statistic involves crime rates. Many opponents of legalized ma*****na claim it increases crime rates; however, data continues to show that crime does not increase where ma*****na is legally available. Not only does it not increase crime, but it allows law enforcement to focus on more serious situations and has ultimately led to an increased percentage of crimes being solved. However, this does not mean that the w**d black market has seen a decline or that its numbers have slowed. Legal potsaw an increase from $3.5 billion in 2014 to over $10 billion in 2018. At that same time, illicit cannabis sales grew from $56.5 billion to over $64 billion. While it's not as steep of a percentage climb as legal ma*****na sales, it proves the black market has seen a positive boost from legalization. Why the Cannabis Black Market is Still Thriving Like we addressed before, legalized ma*****na has made it easier for illicit farms to operate in the U.S., concurrently making it easier to distribute throughout states without legalized ma*****na. However, black market cannabis sales have also increased in many states where w**d is legal. The amount of illicit ma*****na farmed in California might even have you wondering "is w**d legal in California?" There are around 14 million pounds of ma*****na grown in California every year, but only about 20% of it is legally sold in the state - the rest is shipped out and sold illegally in other states. There's a variety of reasons as to why this is happening. wikimedia.org First off, while certain states might have legalized w**d, it's often up to individual cities to decide if retail ma*****na is allowed. California legal w**d is only available in roughly 20% of the state's municipalities. This means residents are either traveling to cities that have legalized ma*****na for sale, or they're still buying off the black market. There's also the problem of ma*****na's federal status as a Schedule I drug. Under the 280E Internal Revenue Code, ma*****na businesses do not receive any tax deductions and may pay upward of 70% in federal taxes. It also means that cannabis institutions have to operate on a cash-only basis. Additionally, there are often only so many retail permits to go around. A lot of people want to get into the legitimized industry, but a state permit is required before conducting any business, and these aren't easy to come by. All of this goes to say that there are still a lot of roadblocks between a fully regulated, safely-monitored legal cannabis industry. However, while it has seen an increase over the last decade, New Frontier Data projects that black market cannabis sales will decrease by 11% by 2025. This decline will most likely be attributed to continued legalization across more states and increased pressure from task forces and law enforcement to find and shut down illegal farming operations. This is a good thing based on legitimized financial potential and the negative environmental impact of illicit cannabis operations. The Negative Implications of Black Market Cannabis Black market cannabis causes several serious problems, both for the legitimacy of the industry and the health of our environment. There's currently an oversupply issue, especially in the northwest. Because of this, it's not uncommon for farmers to sell to the black market and ship their w**d into other states because of decreased prices in legitimate dispensaries. The black market is also continuing to drag the cannabis industry into a perpetual state of taboo, something the cannabis community has been attempting to correct for generations. Additionally, and most importantly, is the heavy impact illegal farms have on the environment. Many illicit farming operations are conducted on public lands, in national forests, and within tribal boundaries. These farms are operated by "trespass growers," who use up invaluable water supplies and apply overwhelming amounts of chemical pesticides to their crops. Between the water and the chemicals, national parks, forests, and endangered lands are being ravaged by illicit ma*****na operations. So, while the black market might seem like the way to go for some consumers, it comes at a greater cost than they probably think.
Why has the Fox Business Report been the same for days?
@the regular joe show. I do not know who wrote this, but oh the irony. Remember in 2011 when tens of thousands of Democrats surged on the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison and physically occupied it for more than two weeks? We were told, "This is what democracy looks like." Remember in 2016 when Obama was President and hundreds of BLM blocked interstate highways and violently accosted police (even killing several)? We were told, "To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible." Remember in 2018 during the Kavanaugh hearings when a mob of Democrats stormed the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, and pounded their fists in rage on the door. We were told, "It's understandable." Remember this summer's riots in major cities across the country when groups of Democrats marched in the streets, set buildings on fire, looted businesses, assaulted and even killed bystanders and police? We were told, "These are mostly peaceful protests." Remember when Democrats seized several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, declaring it an autonomous zone? Remember the guns ad deaths and utter destruction? We were told, "It's a block party atmosphere." Remember when a crazed mob gathered after the Republican National Convention and attacked Rand Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator? We were told, "No justice, no peace." Remember how police were told to stand down, governors refused to call in the national guard, and Democrats paid bail for violent protesters who were arrested? We were told, "This is the only way oppressed people can be heard." I have condemned violent protests and lawlessness every single time they've been reported. I condemn the actions of those who stormed the Capitol yesterday. But I refuse to condemn hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors because a handful (52 arrested) chose to be lawless and to defy everything the vast majority of the crowd stood for. Conservatives are defenders of the Constitution, the police, and the rule of law. Because a relative few people decided to do something stupid doesn't nullify the concerns of the many. The real culprit here? The mainstream media has been telling us for years that violence is the only way people who feel oppressed can be heard, it's the only way to get justice, and this is what democracy looks like. Apparently, a few who were in the crowd on Wednesday listened to them. The inflammatory rhetoric of the Left caused this, and it's about time Democrats and the mainstream media took responsibility for dividing Americans and attempting to humiliate those who support the President or any conservative ideals. They have pushed people to the brink, even while claiming, "It's time for unity." It's time for careful reflection and change on all sides. God help us!