‘West Wing’ actor Bradley Whitford visits Wausau to advocate for Baldwin, Democrats

If you ask Bradley Whitford his favorite line from his character during “The West Wing,” he’ll say this one: “What in God’s name is happening right now?” That’s also how he feels about the current state of politics, he told a group of Democrats in Wausau on Wednesday. > Wausau Daily Herald

Baldwin hosts roundtable in Wausau, pushes for conservation fund renewal

US Senator Tammy Baldwin spent an hour in Wausau on Tuesday listening to conservation leaders from across the state regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is set to expire at the end of September. > WSAU Radio Wausau

Dems hammer Walker on road funding during Wausau stop, claim Evers would be ‘adult in the room’

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Democrats point to an InfrastructureReportcard.org chart showing Wisconsinites pay an average of $637 per year in car maintenance from driving on rough roads. The chart shows those rates run about $100 less in Minnesota and Michigan. > NBC 12 Wausau

Duffy says opponent wants socialist policies; Engebretson calls him ‘absentee representative’

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After U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said his November general election opponent would push for socialist policies, Polk Co. Democrat Margaret Engebretson said: “That is an incorrect label. If he looks it up in the dictionary he’ll find it doesn’t apply to me.” > CBS 7 Wausau

Walker promotes his child tax credit in Wausau

Gov. Scott Walker stopped in Wausau Thursday to promote the new child tax rebate. Families with children under 18 living at home have until July 2 to sign up for the rebate at childtaxrebate.WI.gov. Some critics have asked why the money wasn’t spent on roads, while others have called it an election year bribe. > WSAU Radio Wausau

This rural Wisconsin county is famous in China. A trade war could take it all away.

There are ginseng farms in Marathon County where phones are answered in Mandarin. Others have opened storefronts to welcome busloads of Chinese tourists and business people. But now trade tensions threaten this niche market that employs hundreds and supports dozens of family farms in a rural community where other options are limited. > Washington Post

Marathon County is first in Wisconsin to pass sulfide mining ordinance

Marathon County is now the first in Wisconsin to pass an ordinance regulating sulfide mining, following the repeal of the state’s mining moratorium law. Counties have until July 1 to enact their own local regulations before gold and copper mining in the state becomes easier to initiate. > Wisconsin Public Radio