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February 21, 2020


Our View
At a recent county public hearing to consider a hotel project planned for Hwy. 51 where once stood the Bay View Inn and a laundromat, the project's developer, Glenn Schiffmann, who was obviously exasperated, said what many in the room must have been thinking: There's just too much government. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our View
As on the Republican side, the Democratic primary for the seventh congressional district this coming Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress -offers a clear choice. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Our View
The Republican and Democratic primaries for the seventh congressional district are Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress - and in both parties the choice is straightforward and clear. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Our View
In a story in today's edition, Minocqua town chairman Mark Hartzheim was quoted as saying he could not remember roads being in as poor a shape as they are right now. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Our View
After President Trump finished his triumphant State of the Union speech Tuesday night, House speaker Nancy Pelosi did something no one was anticipating: She stood up and ripped apart the printed copy of the speech, calling it a manifesto of untruths. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Our View
It's a rough start to the year 2020.

Politically, the nation, at least its major media, seems to be consumed by ongoing attempts to remove President Trump from office, and, in general, political polarization has reached ever new heights around the world, from Brexit in Britain to Hong Kong protests. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Our View
For those who wanted Oneida County to borrow up to $2 million from the state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) to fund some pretty important capital improvement projects, Tuesday was a bitter blow to their big-government dreams.
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Our View
It was a sweet and important win for the average person and for accountability when, as we report in today's edition, cable giant CNN agreed last week to settle a defamation suit filed by Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann, who counterpunched against the network for painting him as a racist. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Our View
Remember the good old days when politicians talked about policy? (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pollution records must be open
Just shy of two years ago, this column explored the heightened importance of open government when public health is at risk. Multiple examples showed the government was not sharing timely information with the public, or even other branches of government, on issues such as clean drinking water and chronic wasting disease. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Our View
This past month we have been awash in various studies abut the efficacy of industrial clusters - those focused government efforts to provide tax breaks and other financial incentives sufficient to boost a particular industry in a particular place - so it's time to weigh in about the potential effects of these clusters on northern Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 2, 2020

'Tis the season for liberal folly
Actually, it's always the season for liberal folly, but these cheerless folks have given us a bounty during this holiday, for their single issue - impeachment - is a gift to conservatives that likely will keep on giving right through next November. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, December 25, 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


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