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June 19, 2019


Our view
Gov. Tony Evers has called his budget proposal, which is now thankfully dead, a "people's budget," but it was anything but a blessing for hard-working Wisconsinites. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Our view
As we report in today's edition, there's a lot more at stake in the various challenges to laws passed in an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature last December, when lawmakers clipped the wings of the incoming governor and attorney general, than the legality of the session itself. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Our view
In Great Britain, there is such a thing known as the Shadow Cabinet, technically the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, wherein senior members of the out-of-power opposition party assume corresponding cabinet roles and scrutinize their peers who are actually in power. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 30, 2019

A better way for the future
The Joint Finance Committee has started taking votes to craft the biennial state budget. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Our view
In district attorney Michael Schiek's opinion, four members of the Rhinelander city council and mayor Chris Frederickson did not violate the open meetings law when they composed, signed, and circulated a letter to council president George Kirby questioning his leadership, suggesting he resign, and promising a forthcoming and uncomfortable conversation about it all. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Our view
Oneida County's demand for an independent transit commission audit is welcome news, assuming the transit commission complies, or doesn't try to be sneaky and play games with such an audit. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Our view
It was all just a joke. It was all said in jest. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Your Right to Know: Body cam bill balances privacy, openness
When so much about politics is partisan, one might expect a topic like police body cameras to be contentious, particularly as it relates to public access to recordings. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Wisconsin's hidden debt
In Wisconsin, our natural resources are an essential part of who we are as a state. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our view
Every day, most public servants go to work and do their jobs carrying out the public interest and protecting the public welfare without getting many thanks. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Our View
In these polarized days, there are very few issues that afford our nation a chance to work together to achieve a real and lasting result. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 27, 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).
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.
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.
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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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