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November 24, 2017

Hail Mary ... for the Democrats
Twice this week - at least twice this week - Democrats criticizing the state's $3-billion deal with Foxconn referred to the whole thing as Gov. Scott Walker's Hail Mary re-election scheme.
Thursday, November 16, 2017


Reader: Global warming is a threat to national security
To the Editor:

November 11 is Veterans' Day, a time to reflect on those who have served this country. But it also is a time to look to the future concerning our national security and learn from what our military is telling us.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Support our veterans
To the Editor:

This Saturday is Veterans Day when we honor all of those who have served and are still serving.

Friday, November 10, 2017

How to help veterans in need
On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of over 21 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Enterprise land deal should be rejected
Some people are on the right side of history and some people are on the wrong side of history, and pretty soon we'll find out whether members of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors are racing back to the bygone days of government land grabs or are forging ahead in a new world of expanding property rights.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

An old GOP learns new tricks to close state government
You can always count on Republicans to promote efficiency.

For instance, take the old saying, "one step forward and two steps back." Well, when it comes to open government in Wisconsin, the Republicans decided that such a fitful march to the rear was too inefficient.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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.
(5 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


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