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It’s the New Year, and with it come new sales and greater opportunities to save money on this year’s travel experiences. January, the first month of the year, also is the first month of "Wave Season" in the travel industry. The so-called Wave Season is typically the first quarter of the year and is aptly named for the new “wave” of clients that travel advisers get during this time period. ...

After a half century or so in politics, Joe Biden sure didn’t need to be reminded — by a pollster, or a poli-sci prof or a media pundit— of the secret of winning elections. Because this is one secret that every politico knows. Namely: A politician will never be able to convince people that their perceived problems aren’t real — or aren’t being fixed — if voters are sure the problem is real ...

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman on quarter The U.S. Mint recently began shipping out a new series of quarters, including ones featuring writer Maya Angelou, making her the first Black woman to ever appear on a quarter. The new coin is part of the American Women Quarters Program, which will later have coins bearing the likeness of Wilma Mankiller, the Cherokee Nation’s first female ...

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sen. Rand Paul’s attacks on his response to the coronavirus pandemic were meant to raise money for the Kentuckian’s reelection campaign, as the two clashed again during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. Holding up a printout of a page on Paul’s political website that reads “Fire Dr. Fauci,” the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden noted, “There’s a ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — A NASA change of guard took place Tuesday morning when the space weather agency officially welcomed its new chief scientist and climate adviser. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson welcomed Katherine Calvin in a press call Tuesday to the dual leadership role in the agency after the agency announced her arrival to the agency on Monday. “I’m thrilled to welcome Kate to the NASA ...

Longtime Democratic strategist Symone Sanders is joining MSNBC as a weekend host for the progressive-leaning cable news channel. Sanders, 32, most recently served as chief spokesperson and senior adviser for Vice President Kamala Harris. She left that post last month. Beginning this spring, the Nebraska native will be a Washington, D.C.-based weekend host on the NBCUniversal-owned outlet. She ...

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The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s ‘Distinguished Service to Wisconsin Agriculture’ award was granted posthumously to Jeff Hicken for his outstanding contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. Hicken passed away in June 2021.

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Brenda Boetel, a professor of agricultural economics, has been named the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Adviser of the Year. She’s the fourth faculty member from the university’s agricultural economics department to receive the award since its inception in 2000. Current students and alumni submit nominations for the award each spring. The faculty senate advising committee reviews the nominations and makes the final selection.

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Students who enroll in Finger Lakes Community College’s Adult Basic Education program are provided with a support system that will all but gua…