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DIGGING DEEPER: Half of Eau Claire County renters considered "cost burdened" Video included

The basic necessities of life are food, water and shelter; but does the price of one mean sacrificing the others?

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Digging Deeper: Overdose Epidemic Video included

As the battle against drug use in our community wages on, Eau Claire police report a troubling trend is developing. They've seen a sharp spike in overdose cases, and believe the introduction of a new deadly drug into the Eau Claire community is to blame.

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Digging Deeper: Eau Claire retail workers have a bright future Video included

As the old Kmart building in Eau Claire still stands empty and with Gordy's locations closing all summer, some might think it's not a good time to be in retail in the Chippewa Valley. 

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Digging Deeper: Barbershops in Eau Claire Video included

For nearly six decades, some barbershops in Eau Claire have been sharpening their shears with a touch of tradition.

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Digging Deeper: Below the Surface Video included

Nestled at the confluence of two rivers, Eau Claire has become a top spot for water enthusiasts. 

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Digging Deeper: "Untested" Video included

Nearly 6,000 untested sexual assault kits have been discovered at hospitals and law enforcement offices across Wisconsin. The inventory was first identified three years ago. Today, the backlog is still significant.

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Digging Deeper: Road to Resilience Part 3

Sometimes the hardest fight is the one happening within oneself. In the Chippewa Valley that battle often times starts with drug addiction. In the third and final part of News 18's Road to Resilience series, Christopher Davidson shares how he turned a life of hardships in to one of hope. 

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Digging Deeper: "Road to Resilience" Part 2

Sometimes the hardest fight is one happening within oneself. Here in the Chippewa Valley one of those battles is with addiction. In part two of News 18's continued coverage, local drug addiction survivors are sharing their stories on how they switched lanes, from the road to destruction, to the road to resilience. 

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Digging Deeper: "Road to Resilience" Part 1 Video included

Sometimes the scariest demons are those that can't be seen, and the hardest fight is the one happening within oneself. In the Chippewa Valley one of those battles is with addiction. 

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Digging Deeper: Chippewa Falls School District looks at what's next for facilities after referendum fails Video included

After a failed referendum in November, leaders at the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District are scratching their heads as with what to do next.

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