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Mining, Politics and Valentine's Day Among Patch's Hottest Blog Posts

From the Paycheck Fairness Act to Supreme Court endorsements, Patch bloggers weighed in on a variety of topics this week. Here is a look at some of the most popular posts over the past week.

The most popular blog posts in Wisconsin Patch sites this past week ran the gamut — from responsible mining to Valentine's Day to Supreme Court endorsements.

Every day, Patch's Local Voices bloggers share information, insight and opinion about what matters to them. Here's a selection of blogs from throughout the past week.

In, "Paycheck Fairness Act and Its Attack on Private Businesses," Patch blogger J.B. Schmidt talks about the Paycheck Fairness Act which was brought before the U.S. Senate for the third time in four years. According to website for one of the authors, Senator Mikulski, this bill "will close the loopholes that allow pay discrimination to continue in the first place."

Responsible mining was a hot topic in Patch this week with Lyle Ruble's piece, "February Political Musings." He talks about his support for mining, but reminds readers that Wisconsin shouldn't commit to mining until after all studies are completed, including the EPA and Corps of Engineers. 

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, blogger Jamie Foshey ask readers, "Do You Know Where Your Valentine's Day Flowers Are Coming From?" As a local small business owner, she shed some light on the ripple effect when ordering flowers from big chains, like 1-800 Flowers instead of local shops.  

United For Wisconsin announced its official endorsement for Ed Fallone for Supreme Court in a post on Patch that garnered more than 60 comments, many challenging the endorsement. 

You can be a blogger for on Patch, too. Just click the "Start a Blog" button on any Patch homepage. It's a simple, free and fun way to express your thoughts and feelings on any topic to a wide audience. So what's stopping you? Start blogging on Patch today!

Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson February 11, 2013 at 07:10 PM
THOUGHTS? Here is the Registration Count to those who made appearance and registered their position at the 02.23.2013 Assembly Mining Committee Report - Public Hearing. For privacy purposes, I am not posting the document, as some may not want their names public. Still unable to gain access to the email registrations. Appearances For - 41 Appearances Against - 106 Registrations For - 98 Registrations Against - 787
Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson February 11, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Correction 01.23.13
Lyle Ruble February 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM
@Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson...Thank you for posting the numbers, very telling.
Bren February 11, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Ms. Kalmanson, could you share some insight into why there are exponentially more appearances and registrations against the mine? Thank you,

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