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January 21, 2018



Wisconsin wetland protection is under discussion
To the Editor:

Currently, the state legislature is discussing two bills, AB457 and SB600, both of which would remove restrictions on wetland protection in Wisconsin. These bills would exempt nonfederal wetlands from permitting requirements.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Reader shares thoughts on mining and water
To the Editor:

I remember back in the early 1980s when Exxon was proposing a mine southwest of Crandon near Mole Lake and there was a huge promotional campaign going on.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Generosity and gratitude
To the Editor:

Generosity is defined as, "the quality of being kind and generous; or the quality or fact of being plentiful or large."

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Reader: County board must protect wetlands
To the Editor:

I was pleased to read in the Northwoods River News (Dec. 28) about Bob Martini's call for Oneida County to protect our endangered wetlands by placing them under general zoning.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Trump, you're fired
To the Editor:

I am shocked at Trump's latest tweet referring to the location of the nuclear activativation button and its size in response to North Korea's leader.
(4 comments)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

We need to vote for change
To the Editor:

This presidency has been an expensive lesson for the middle class. It is time for us to change Washington for our survival.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lions recognize Lights of the Northwoods contributors
To the Editor:

The Rhinelander Lions Club congratulates the Lights of the Northwoods for the extremely successful preview of the light displays in Hodag Park.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Golfer thanks Buckley
To the Editor:

I first met Dan Buckley when I began taking golf lessons with him at the age of 12. Since then I have realized that there is no better ambassador for the game of golf than Dan.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Kudos to the organizers of 'Lights of the Northwoods'
To the Editor:

The Lights of the Northwoods made a spectacular debut! They were a wonderful addition to the holidays.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

County treasurer offers tax bill reminder
To the Editor:

Oneida County taxpayers should have received their 2017 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact the county or your local treasurer.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Reader blasts City Council for callous treatment of employee
To the Editor:

I observed something very sad last Monday night. I watched the Rhinelander City Council terminate a good and loyal employee with a 28-year professional relationship without even so much as a "thank you, good luck and Godspeed."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Reader objects to River News editorial
Your 7 December editorial, "On the brink of a golden era, or another disaster?" is another classic. It certainly alerts us to how disastrous this tax bill is.

While extolling the w
(1 comments)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A new kind of tax reform
As I have followed the debates in Congress as our legislators try to come up with tax reforms that are fair and equitable, that stimulate the economy by adding jobs, and put more spending money back in people's pockets, it has occurred to me that such an opportunity already exists.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Reader has a transit program idea
Like a lot of programs, when the grassroots idea started out, it was for a good cause and is needed in the community. I'm sure when the Northwood Transit idea was tossed around this was the case.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Investors beware, climate change is happening
To the Editor:

Moody's Investors Service Inc. provides credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. The company offers risk measurement, economic and consumer credit analytics, enterprise risk management, valuation, and training and certification services.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reader: Reject Trump's Christmas 'gift'
To the Editor:

President Trump promises Americans a wonderful gift for Christmas this year. Congressional Republicans are working at breakneck speed to reconcile the House and Senate bills to pass GOP tax-cut legislation.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.
(1 comments)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Reader opposed to tax code changes
To the Editor:

There was a time in history when giants ruled Europe. Some men declared themselves rulers over others. The most successful of them became kings, and very wealthy.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reader offers thoughts on shootings
To the Editor:

I'm saddened that with all these multiple gun deaths and the fact that it's ignored and nothing is done to lessen or prevent future deaths. Politicians are puppets guided and manipulated by pro-Second Amendment groups.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Watch your mail for voter registration postcard
To the Editor:

The State of Wisconsin recently mailed postcards to over 300,000 registered voters who may have recently moved within the state or out of state.
(1 comments)

Thursday, November 30, 2017


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