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The core question: Why was an Oneida County deputy put on paid leave?
When it comes down to it, this newspaper's open records case against the Oneida County Sheriff's Department is as much about justice as it is about open records. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Shame, Shame, Shame
Remember that chant from 2011, when Gov. Scott Walker took on special-interest public-sector unions and cut them down to size.

Shame, Shame, Shame, the protesters yelled.

In the end, though, as we pointed out then, the shame was really on the protesters. They were defending an indefensible special-interest elite class of bureaucrats who had milked Wisconsin taxpayers almost to the fiscal end.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Senior citizen supports referendum
We need to be very concerned about the future of Rhinelander if the upcoming referendum does not pass. It is a given that professionals will not locate where there isn't an opportunity for good education. New business will look elsewhere. This will have a negative impact on our young people, school district and our economy.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Remember photo ID when voting
In order to receive a ballot at all elections in Wisconsin, you must provide a state approved photo ID. The following IDs would be acceptable:

• Wisconsin Driver's License or a DOT-issued Wisconsin Identification Card which expire on or after Nov. 4, 2014 or an unexpired receipt for the license or card

• Tribal ID Card

• Passport which expires on or after Nov. 4, 2014.

• U.S Military Photo ID Card which expires on or after Nov. 4, 2014

• Certificate of Naturalization issued within the last 2 years

• Wisconsin Accredited College ID Card (unexpired) and Proof of Enrollment

Friday, February 5, 2016

Be careful what you ask for
They keep talking about raising the minimum wage, and if they do your $1 menu at McDonalds will go to a $2 menu. Plus they will have robots flipping your burgers, and the 16, 17 and 18 year olds will be losing their jobs, along with a lot of older folks who cannot afford to live on Social Security.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Welcome back, democracy: We've really missed you!
For most of the last year, the political class predicted that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas would win the Iowa Republican caucuses.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strong schools, strong community
When we moved to Rhinelander nearly 16 years ago, one of our top priorities was to ensure the highest quality education for our children. Even though two of our children have graduated, education remains a high priority for us!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vote yes for continued excellence
As the Rhinelander school district faces its upcoming referendum, I can't help but reflect on my 34 years as a teacher at RHS, JWMS, and NCSS.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Former RHS student urges residents to vote 'yes'
I am an alumnus and former valedictorian of Rhinelander High School, class of '13. As someone who benefited immensely from the rich educational opportunities and diverse resources offered by the school district during my years at the public middle and high schools, I feel compelled to say a few words about the upcoming referendum.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rhinelander Lions Club planning fisheree, winter festival
We have been waiting to announce the 40th Annual Rhinelander Lions Fisheree and Winter Festival will take place this year Feb. 13 and 14 on Boom and Bass Lake and part of the Wisconsin River Flowage. This announcement was delayed due to prolonged mild weather. Who would have thought 40 years ago there would have been a question of ice on Boom Lake in February?
Friday, January 15, 2016

Rhinelander makes us proud
Coming up, our Hodag community has a chance to once again live out the old adage that "actions speak louder than words."


Friday, January 15, 2016

Bring back the flag
When you drive around Rhinelander, do you feel like something is missing? When you are coming back into town, do you feel like you should see something peeking over all the trees? When the wind is blowing, do you feel like your ears should hear the snapping of fabric above you?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nail prank not funny
I would like to know who the stupid people are who thought it would be fun to dump a box of nails on the roads (North Shore Drive and others) in the Rhinelander area recently.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Our View: The irony of the GOP's assault on open government
The Republican Party's assault on transparency in Wisconsin government this past year has posed the greatest threat to honest government in several generations - perhaps ever - and is astounding in its scope and its constitutional depravity.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Are you ready to vote?
Judging by the headlines, you might think the only election this year is the one that will name President Obama's successor. In fact there will be four important elections in Wisconsin in 2016.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

There are so many horrible aspects to President Obama's latest attempt to kill the Second Amendment, it's hard to know where to begin in dissecting them.

Perhaps the biggest flaw is in the process - as in the process by which we make laws in this country, you know, according to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Is this the end of the Republican Party?
On his radio show the other week, Rush Limbaugh wondered if the Republican Party should just be disbanded. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 31, 2015

The very real dangers of legislative privilege
As our recent stories on legislative privilege indicate, there's more than one way to skin a cat, especially if that cat goes by the name of public records.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Who is more outrageous, Trump or the establishment?
After French elections last week, the global establishment is likely shaking in its collective boots - pun intended - and, if it isn't, it should be.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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