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Memorial Day: It's supposed to be a day of reflection
We've taken something that's supposed to be a solemn observance and turn it into a another marketing ploy - Memorial Day.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our View: The case of the missing sheriff
A missing child is one of the worst ordeals a family can endure, and its stresses and pressures tremor through a community, too, not merely for those who know the family and the child but for everybody concerned about the well-being of a community's members.
Monday, May 18, 2015

The 'family' budget
When talking about budget cuts, Republicans like to use an analogy to a family, presumably one like yours or mine.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Don't miss this opportunity
I'm making one more plea for the property that now houses the Oneida County shop, the property that Kwik Trip would love to get its hands on for their empire that exists across the state.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Dam dust-up: Prelude to an election?
The issue of a political bulk mailing in the 2014 Oneida County board spring elections is still simmering in political circles, and this year it has even taken on state overtones, primarily because state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) is smack dab in the middle of the mix.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Our View: Give the good-ol'-boys a break!
Life isn't fair. Or, as one blogger put it, life is like a good-ol'-boys club.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tiffany leading witch hunt against natural resources education and science
Natural resources education and science at Wisconsin DNR, our state park system, the Stewardship fund, and public resources in general are all under an unprecedented attack in the current proposed state budget.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ministry Health Care lauds legislation
On behalf of Ministry Health Care's Northern Region and our 1,630 associates and health care providers in Crandon, Eagle River, Laona, Rhinelander, Tomahawk and Woodruff, a heartfelt thank you to House and Senate legislators for supporting those we serve in the community and voting for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Friday, May 8, 2015

Our View: Local option sales tax won't really be an option
Generally speaking, we think state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) is a pretty good lawmaker, but this week he really missed the boat - actually he jumped right out of it and over the shark - with his bill to allow a local option sales tax to fund local transportation needs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Telephone game and climate change
Ever play the telephone game? One person whispers a message to another, which is passed softly through a line of people, until the last player announces the message to the entire group.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Our View: The NRB is not what democracy looks like
Environmentalists and liberals love to spout off about preserving "the people's voice" and protecting our state's cherished democratic traditions from corrupt special interests.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Our view: Dismantling alarmism
In general, the journalists of the state-run media aren't too smart. That goes without saying. That's why they end up as talking heads for establishment broadcast outlets, or as pen-pushing propagandists for government bureaucracies.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Our View: Standing up for their rights
In the years since Scott Walker was elected governor, the Republican-controlled state Legislature - and the governor himself - have stood up for the rights of many oppressed people and threatened population groups, as opposed to the Democrats' stubborn defense of exclusive special interests.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Our view - Candidates, voters: Job well done
The spring elections have come and gone, and, from our perspective, it's time to say to everyone: Thank you for a job well done.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Moore: The falsity of false balance
These days, in the shallow channels of state-run journalism, what's really, really liked is the notion of squashing false balance. Journalists are obsessed with the idea of providing true objectivity in their stories and avoiding false balance at all costs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our View: Time to investigate the investigation
The death of a woman in Presque Isle in early January has attracted a lot of attention and stirred even more emotion. The late-night or early-morning death of Corrine Gerster as she attempted to take a neighbor's dog home was, at the most basic level, a human tragedy.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Our View: Taxpayers should attend special county board meeting
As the story in today's edition indicates, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors could hold a special meeting as soon as Monday afternoon to discuss proposals to either renovate the county's highway department or build a new facility altogether.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Our View: County needs to slow down decision on highway department
Government generally moves at a snail's pace when it comes to providing services to citizens - ever try to get a building permit? - but just let the opportunity to spend more tax dollars arise and suddenly the bureaucratic pulse quickens and the race is on to spend and spend again.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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