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Democrats and Republicans must unite
To the editor:

Democrats are united in their belief that health care is a basic human right. Americans should not die because they can't afford insurance.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Reader responds to letter about Dems bad month
To the Editor:

A recent letter by Mr. Gullan listed a litany of points he apparently believes show that the Democrats are having a bad month.

If you check his claims you find:

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Reader shares experience with Habitat for Humanity
To the Editor:

It happened at a time in my life when I was searching for a positive and rewarding hobby to fill a creative void.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Readers salute Fourth of July parade organizers
To the editor:

Thank you to Dale Schlieve and the volunteers that helped organize a fantastic Fourth of July parade. Also, thanks to the sponsors, the participants and the spectators. It was another great Rhinelander event.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Letter writer frustrated by DNR red tape
To the editor:

Tony Chambers' letter on the red tape and layers of bureaucracy within the DNR is spot on. Like Tony was with bobcat, I was getting impatient on otter. The state knew they had issues and those issues were negatively impacting the resource.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Reader responds to poll question
To the editor:

In your recent poll, reported in the June 29 issue, 47 percent of the respondents said, "I am in favor of literally anything that isn't Obamacare".
(1 comments)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Reader shares thoughts on city's road repair list
To the editor:

Today, I read with interest (and disbelief) the article regarding upcoming city road repairs. Again, it seems that drivers will have to endure the conditions on Kemp from Oneida to Wabash and Lincoln from Oneida to Evergreen.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Reader: Dems are having a bad month
To the editor,

It hasn't been a good month for the Socialist Democrats and the liberal "Fake News" media.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Second property tax installment due July 31
To the editor:

The second installment of the 2016 Oneida County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2017. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

More middle managers and red tape coming from DNR
To the editor:

Six weeks ago, I wrote a letter that implored the Joint Finance Committee to help both the DNR and the hunting public by reducing the red tape and excessive layers of supervision. I gave an example of how it took over two and a half years for a bobcat experiment idea to work through the layers of bureaucracy in a top-heavy and bloated agency.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Speakers highlight Lincoln Reagan picnic
To the Editor:

The Vilas County Republicans hosted a Lincoln Reagan picnic on June 25 at the Kula Ranch, home to Butch and Kim Simac. Despite the rain, we stayed dry in the big tent and approximately 60 people heard our guest speakers explain actual experiences that continue to massively mold their lives today.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tiffany wrong on climate change
To the Editor:

From today's newspapers: Tom Tiffany doesn't accept the findings of 97 percent of working climate scientists that the climate is changing rapidly in large part because of human-caused pollution. "It's theoretical," Tiffany said. "It's based on models that have not been proven." The only conclusion one can take from such comments is that his lust for power and money has affected his brain. Tragically, such climate-change denial will destroy Wisconsin, indeed our entire planet.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The real threat
To the editor:

More double-speak from the Republicans!

Claiming [in the June 20 paper] that we're under threat from the "administrative state," legislators are trying to destroy as many as possible of our hard-earned protections and to concentrate even more power in a few people in Madison.

Rules and regulations exist primarily because legislators can't and won't pass laws with enough detail to cover every situation and be enforceable by state agencies.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Proposed VA cuts target disabled, elderly vets
To the Editor:

We now know what some feared.

Just before this past Memorial Day, as part of Donald Trump's first budget, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, announced the expansion of the Veterans Choice Program allowing veterans, in certain situations, to be seen by private doctors.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fully fund the property tax repeal
To the Editor:

I understand that legislative efforts to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax are gaining momentum in the State Legislature. I'm writing to ask that you please make sure any repeal of the personal property include a full, 100 percent backfill for lost revenue to local governments.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Reader: Baldwin is looking out for Wisconsin
To the Editor: When it comes to Republicans, promises and assurances don't amount to much. Remember when Donald Trump promised that the Republican health care plan would provide health care for all?
(2 comments)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Balloons and lead balls
To the editor:

I have a suggestion for the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and the Rhinelander City Council. They should set a table in the front of their meeting room and on the table they should place a helium-filled balloon and a lead ball.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reader doesn't believe Trump colluded with Russians
To the Editor:

In response to the letter from James Carroll, 5/30/17 ... the problem for the Trump haters out there is that no solid evidence has been presented by anyone that there is any "Russian connection" with our election, or any "collusion." Same old tactic ... if you tell a lie long enough and often enough, it seems to become true, or at least you can convince enough people. The Washington Post is not exactly a credible source of information, printing mostly negative stories about Trump daily.
(1 comments)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reader wants Northwoods climate protected
To the Editor:

It's ridiculous how beautiful it is in the Northwoods.

This morning, Thursday, June 1, I see wood ducks and mallards, hummingbirds and muskrats. The sky is bluer than it has been in days and it seems we have a reprieve from the rain.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Reader: Rape kit analysis is not a priority for Schimel
To the editor:

Rape is a most personal and invasive crime. WCASA estimates that one million lives are affected by rape in Wisconsin per year.
(1 comments)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Reader weighs in on issues at City Hall
To the Editor:

I spy with my little eye, something happening. You have multiple people leaving good paying jobs, with great benefits, who are uprooting their families! The common place of work? The city.
(1 comments)

Saturday, June 3, 2017


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