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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


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

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.
(4 comments)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pastor offers suggestion to those donating to disaster relief efforts
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Reader: Republicans embrace socialism in Foxconn deal

(2 comments)

Tuesday, September 26, 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

Tri-County executive director responds to recent coverage
To the Editor:

My name is Shellie Holmes; I am the executive director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

What the heck is sulfide mining... and why is Tiffany's new mining law bad for northern Wisconsin?
A few weeks ago I shared a letter that I had sent to Senator Tiffany pleading for him to not introduce his proposed legislation repealing the 20-year old moratorium on industrial (sulfide) acid mining.
(5 comments)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hook should face civil service charges
Most people long ago figured out how the region's Brotherhood of Justice works. If you're a member in good standing of the good-ol'-boys-and-girls club, no problem.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Northern Wisconsin can have both tourism and mining
Northern Wisconsin is home to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and forests in the Midwest - if not the world. It is also home to an aging population and unemployment rates that lag behind the rest of the state.
(2 comments)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pastor offers update on Ruby's Pantry
To the Editor:

After almost four years of food distribution in Rhinelander, Grace Foursquare Church will host its last Ruby's Pantry monthly distribution on Sept. 19, 2017. We are close to letting you know about the new church that will be sponsoring this ministry and where it will be distributed in October.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Our View
Several weeks ago we wondered about all the state perks probably going to Foxconn - $2.85 billion in subsidies; environmental exemptions - that once again stack the deck against the northern half of the state and unfairly discriminate against already existing companies that didn't get the same preferential treatment.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Where's the Benjamins?
As we report in today's edition, our sister newspaper The Lakeland Times has filed yet another open-meetings complaint against the town board of Boulder Junction.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

High school activities bring communities together
Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that's exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Public beware: Sorensen wants to control your property
It's amazing the lengths to which big-government politicians will go to keep control of people's lives.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Good enough for us
We're just a little torn by the recent news that tech manufacturing giant Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin - somewhere in the southeastern part of the state - to build a 20-million-square-foot plant for its products.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's just another day
The liberals had their way again at the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands this week, with the big-government politicians - attorney general Brad Schimel and secretary of state Doug La Follette - outnumbering state treasurer Matt Adamczyk in voting to buy almost 1,000 acres of land in Oneida County.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The time to act on health care is now
There is apparently only one thing that is worse than having Democrats in complete control of the federal government, and that is having Republicans in control of it.
Thursday, July 20, 2017


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