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Reader disgusted by littering
To the Editor:

As Earth Day approaches on April 22 I find myself amazed at the lack of respect some people have for our one and only planet. There are many things we have limited control over regarding how our actions effect the health of the earth, and then there are some things we absolutely can control!
(2 comments)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Letter writer questions law enforcement's approach to Sanns Street incident
To the editor:

This letter is directed to Sheriff Grady Hartman.

From the department's Facebook page: It is the mission of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of those who live, work, and play in Oneida County.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
To the Editor:

This April, I invite our neighbors to take part in Parkinson's Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson's - which is more than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Muscular Dystrophy combined - and over 20,000 of our neighbors in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with the disease. If you don't already know someone living with Parkinson's today, there is a good chance that, someday, you will.
(1 comments)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Treasurers issue open book reminder
To the Editor:

We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their town/city Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property. If you are not satisfied with the outcome at the Open Book meeting then you can appeal the assessment at the Board of Review, which is a panel of your local officials.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Reader reflects on Trumpcare failure
To the Editor:

For 7 years, Republican obstructionists have attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) more than 60 times with no option. So instead of attempting to improve health care for Americans Republicans have served the insurance and pharmaceutical industries as usual.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reader wants paper to take hard line on Trump
To the Editor:

The very long article and very long opinion piece about a couple of sherriff's deputies having an affair were in poor taste and way too long. They went into such distasteful detail that all I could think, was "way too much information!!"
(1 comments)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Reader endorses Roskoskey for school board
To the Editor:

I've had the pleasure of knowing Ben Roskoskey for the past few years and can assure you he is the right choice for the school board of Rhinelander, based on my experiences with him in the past. He is patient and relatable, dependable and responsible. He has a strong background with public education, as his mother was teacher in his home state of Michigan. He has also made the admirable choice to serve in the National Guard.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Reader applauds Baldwin for fighting proposed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative cuts
To the Editor:

Like many other states, Wisconsin depends on the health of the Great Lakes for its economic, recreational, and cultural well-being. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a multi-state program that is vital to the continued integrity and vitality of our Great Lakes.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Writer challenges liberal idealogy regarding LGBT anti-discrimination laws
To the Editor:

On March 7, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against city officials in Madison and against Wisconsin state officials on behalf of a Madison photographer who does not want to cater to the weddings of heterophobic homosexuals because doing so would make her violate her beliefs.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trump Healthcare benefits the wealthy and young
To the editor:

Donald Trump promised Rural America he would repeal and replace Obamacare with something "terrific." He kept his promise.
(1 comments)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Howard Young board member opposes Marshfield Clinic's plan for new Minocqua facility
To the Editor:

I have been a resident of the Northwoods since 1974. During that time, I served as a lay professional at Ascension Lutheran in Minocqua and as pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reader weary of TrumpCare plan
To the Editor:

Candidate Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with "something terrific." The plan has now been released, and the only one using that adjective is Paul Ryan.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reader backs Holtz's platform for state superintendent
To the editor: 

We have become so accustomed to partisan elections and being bombarded with nauseating TV ads. Well, we have another election on Tuesday, April 4. It is the "silent" Wisconsin Spring Election with non-partisan candidates on your ballot.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The truth about town halls
To the editor:

I recently saw an article that shows that 24 of the top 28 members of Congress who hold town hall meetings are Republican. And to no surprise, who's right there near the top of the list?
(1 comments)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reader questions Republican's rush to push through AHCA
To the editor: 

The House Republicans, under Representative Paul Ryan's leadership, are attempting to quickly push their bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through committees and Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to analyze the bill's projected effect on consumers, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and the federal budget.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reader says health care bill will harm Medicare
To the editor:

President Trump has promised repeatedly not to harm Medicare or Social Security. By supporting the current healthcare bill going through Congress, he is violating that pledge.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reader challenges Duffy's assertions on Planned Parenthood
To the Editor:

I recently received a letter from Rep. Sean Duffy concerning Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately it continues his false statements concerning the issue.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reader backs Holtz in state superintendent race
To the editor: 

I'm voting for Dr. Lowell Holtz on April 4 for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Dr. Holtz opposes Common Core.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reader urges Congress to call Trump's bet
To the Editor:

It has been a surprise to me that people in the Trump administration seldom use analogies, similes or metaphors to make their points. Everything has to be straight forward. When someone suggested that the Trump cabinet "put a fox in every chicken house," I imagine the Trump people would have responded that the government does not run a zoo, and issues relative to chickens should be addressed (we think) by the Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reader: Legislators let the Northwoods down
Dear Senator Tiffany and Assemblyman Swearingen:

While attending the Oneida County Zoning Board meeting last night (Feb. 27) it came to my attention that Wisconsin Bill 55 in 2015 "prohibits a county shoreland zoning ordinance from...imposing more restrictive shoreline zoning than those established by the DNR..." which according to NR 115.05 on page 145 "Lots not served by public sanitary sewer shall have a minimum average width of 100 feet..."

Thus you have voided the single most effective means that our zoning board had to control the pollution of our sacred lakes in the Northwoods. Shame on you for allowing this to happen.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


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