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October 24, 2017

LWVNOW director calls for local non-partisan candidates
To the Editor:

Ever thought of serving on a school board or in local government - town or city or at the county level? The spring election for these levels of public office will take place April 3, 2018 with a spring primary, if needed, on Feb. 20, 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Decoding 'double-speak'
To the Editor: "Double-speak" is using words as if they mean the opposite of their true meaning. Your Sept. 28 issue was so filled with it that I feel compelled to comment.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Get money out of politics
To the Editor: A year and one month before an election the attack ads begin. Supposedly, Tammy Baldwin is against tax reform. The ad almost appears sane when one pays no attention or does not think critically when watching it.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It could be you
To the Editor: Your son and daughter went to Hodag Country Festival to listen to some great music and have fun. When the police appeared at your door, you figured they'd been picked up for DUI or maybe had been in an accident.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Reader shares thoughts on athletes and the national anthem
To the Editor:

I can still remember lacing up my cleats and running out on the field. I can still hear the sound the dirt made when I would make a sharp right turn and the way the cold spring air felt on my face as I was dribbling up the sidelines.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Graham-Cassidy targets Americans with pre-existing conditions
To the Editor:

As I write this article, Republicans are one vote away from passage of Graham-Cassidy, legislation which would rescind the Affordable Care Act. By the time you read this article, you will know whether they succeeded in putting health care out of the reach of millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.

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


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When is a debate not a debate?
To the Editor:

When is a debate not a debate? This apparent paradox is particularly relevant to discussions of climate change. E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, for instance, is planning a "debate" about the science of global warming.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Reader shares thoughts on jury duty
To the Editor:

I'd like to respond to the "Jurors serve justice and justice serves us all" letter to the editor.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Reader: McCabe has something better to offer Wisconsin
To the Editor:

As a sportsman and patriot, I support the Second Amendment and responsibly exercise my right.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reader: Lyin' Tom's at it again
To the Editor:

At 9 a.m. on the 7th of September, a hearing was held in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on the proposal to repeal the "prove it first" Sulfide Mining Moratorium law.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hoffmann offers more information on utility reconnection request
To the Editor:

I am Dennis Hoffmann, subject of your River News front page article in your Saturday Sept. 2, 2017 edition. Thank you for documenting my struggles and frustration in dealing with the city of Rhinelander bureaucracy. Please allow me to respond to and comment on your article to further explain and more thoroughly express my views on the main issues.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jurors serve justice - justice serves us all
To the Editor: 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has designated September as Juror Appreciation Month.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Reader: Tiffany is no friend of the Northwoods
To the Editor:

Political mischief is afoot in Wisconsin, especially in the person of state senator Tom Tiffany. Nicknamed Toxic Tom, Tiffany's raked in over a million dollars, 70 percent from out-of-state donors (

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The lessons of Harvey
To the Editor:

Having had one of the wettest years on record in the Northwoods has inspired more than just sympathy for the tragedy that Hurricane Harvey has caused in the Gulf Coast region, it has given me pause to think about it's relationship to global warming.

Tuesday, September 12, 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

Classroom posters provide food for thought
To the Editor:

I recently enjoyed going to my class reunion for the first time and being able to surround myself with those that I shared a large portion of my life. It was comforting to be amongst them once again.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Reader shares thoughts on Tiffany's mining bill
To the Editor:

Living in the Wisconsin Northwoods for over 40 years, I've seen many people come and go. All the roofers, loggers, bartenders, resort owners, yard men, masons, painters, cooks, artists and laborers that make it up here have at least two things in common.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Organizer thanks community for support of concert series
To the Editor:

Another Concerts on the Riverwalk series has come and gone and what a summer it was! We had a full lineup of amazing bands and great audiences.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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