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September 18, 2019


Lawmakers use costs to rebuff records requests
In May, as the state Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee considered a plan to spend far less on education than what Democrat Gov. Tony Evers proposed, Sheila Plotkin started filing public records requests. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The biggest challenge facing high school sports today
Inappropriate adult behavior at high school athletic events has reached epidemic proportion. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Our View
This week, as we report in today's edition, The Times has filed an open-meetings complaint against two supervisors, Robb Jensen and Jack Sorensen, for what we believe to be talking out of turn at a recent meeting, in which they took it upon themselves to plug a new $10-million-plus expense for county taxpayers, namely, a new county highway department facility. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Our View
Back about 1740, when a potato famine hit Ireland, a prominent philanthropist in the Irish village of Maynooth decided to do something good for starving village farmers: she put them to work building a gigantic and ornate stone structure, and paid them by giving them food for free. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Our View
The long anticipated audit of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission is in, and, as expected, the company performing the audit, Wipfli, found no condemnations or misconduct that would result in blaring headlines. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 24, 2019

OUR VIEW
There is a palpable sense of frustration in the nation after two more mass shootings with more than 30 deaths, this time in Texas and Ohio. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

OUR VIEW
Back in the day, when kids caught their parents doing something those parents had told them it was wrong for people to do, the parents had a ready answer:

"Don't do as we do," the thundering command would come. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019

OUR VIEW
For some time now, those who question the nation's vaccination schedule - the potential for some 69 recommended doses by the age of 18, with sometimes as many as five vaccines at once for young children - have pointed to the nation's vaccine court and its staggering compensation numbers to prove that vaccinations can have deadly effects. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Our view
Even though they went to great lengths in their decision to downplay its ramifications, the U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling earlier this month that governments must pay property owners before they take their property, or at the time they do so, or they have violated the property owner's constitutional rights. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Your Right to Know
Wisconsin's open records law applies to all records requests, big or small. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our View
No, we haven't gone crazy - readers will notice that there is an asterisk on the headline. The asterisk is: As a general rule, that's a terribly bad idea. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 20, 2019

It's time to rein in the DNR's trespassing
As we report in today's edition, the state is pushing forward with the re-prosecution of a man who has already served a year in prison for intentionally pointing a firearm at DNR wardens but whose conviction the state Supreme Court recently overturned.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Reader sounds off on wolf 'fear-mongering'
To the Editor: It looks like the anti-wolf crowd was out in force at the latest meeting of our Natural Resources Board, spouting the same tired misinformation and fear-mongering they usually do about the effect wolves have on our deer population (NRB hears wolf woes from the Northwoods, Oct. 7).
(1 comments)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Trump and Gold Star families
In the 1970 film "Patton," Ed Binns portrays Lt. General Walter "Bedell" Smith, who was Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief of staff.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Thanks to Trump, health care reform is on the way
If you were listening only to the mainstream media and political liberals last week, you might be convinced the sky is falling.
(1 comments)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Getting in a tiff over TIFs
As we report in today's edition, the city of Eau Claire and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) have gotten themselves into a tiff over TIFs, or tax incremental financing districts.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gunfight at the Not OK Corral
There's trouble brewing at the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, and, if what we hear on the street turns out to be true, next year's sheriff's election might take the brew to an outright boil.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dangerous Dan had better be
Years ago there was an amusement park nestled in the mountains of North Carolina called Ghost Town in the Sky.
(5 comments)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Health care, tax reform: It's now or never
Republicans can argue about immigration and dreamers, they can argue about defense spending and Russia, they can argue about trade and marijuana (yes, they are fighting over that), but there are two issues they had better stop squabbling about and pass: a health care overhaul and tax reform.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump makes the right move on Dreamers
President Donald Trump pulled the plug this week on the so-called Dreamers' program that gave deportation relief to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, ending the amnesty order created by President Obama.
Saturday, September 9, 2017


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