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REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestroomsstay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
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Rule quietly tucked into state budget ends local power to restrict broadcast towers.
How would you like to come home to engineers measuring out land close to your half million dollar house for a huge, ugly, and possibly dangerous transmission tower, after you had successfully beaten it’s placement before you signed on the line to build your dream home.
This time it’s Wisconsin.
It was the perfect piece of land for their dream home. Fifty acres in the town of Rutland, in rural Dane County, a few miles south of Madison. Jessica Polakowski and her husband, Nicholas, closed the deal on Sept. 7, 2010.
Later that same day, Jessica recalls, the couple learned that Magnum Communications, a Tomah-based broadcast company, wanted to erect a nearly 500-foot radio tower on an adjacent plot. The application was filed in November 2010.
a provision passed in last year’s state budget bill greatly restricts the ability of local communities in Wisconsin to reject broadcast towers. Any denial must now be based solely on public health or safety concerns, backed with “substantial written evidence.”
Reflects town of Rutland chairman Dale Beske, “The rules of the game are changed after the game is over and you have to replay the game.”
Bill White, an attorney for Michael Best & Friedrich, which has represented Magnum on the Rutland tower, acknowledges the company’s involvement in the legislative process: “We tried to make sure that the concerns and benefits of broadcast media were known to the Legislature.”
Locals have rights? What kind of silly idea is that when there’s big campaign donations to be had from deep pocketed businesses.