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December 14, 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

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.

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

Reader questions 'Hail Mary' editorial
To the Editor:

By your own definition "Hail Marys" are the trademarks of desperate losers. Your 16 November editorial is just that: a long and desperate list of conspiracy theories, distortions, and outright lies that Republicans have used to instill fear for the purpose of gaining votes.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Reader assails legislators over recent proposals
To the Editor:

Let's see. Rob Swearingen, Tom Tiffany and the rest of the Republicans:

• Can't pass a budget on time.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U
To the Editor:

Thanksgiving means "an expression of gratitude" that I am expressing for the

Honor that the Rhinelander High School/staff bestowed on me when they

Asked me to be the grand marshal for the Homecoming Parade.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Reader assails Swearingen on drinking age proposal
To the Editor:

Rep. Rob Swearingen's "co"-proposal to lower the drinking age to 19 is so irresponsible and self-serving that I can't believe he had the audacity to submit it!
(2 comments)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reader concerned about pension
To the Editor:

Imagine working your whole life working for an employer that offers a pension. You spend years contributing to that pension and planning for your retirement.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reader concerned about future of coral reefs
To the Editor:

Coral reefs in our oceans seem far from our Northwoods. In as short as 20 years, those coral beds will be dead. They are dying from warming ocean temperatures faster than expected.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Reader has tax reform idea
To the Editor:

Now that the idea of tax reform has been dropped, we're seeing a big push to squander a trillion dollars in cutting taxes for the wealthy, even though the government can't afford to do the things it should be doing for ordinary people.
(6 comments)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

DRI addresses misconceptions
It appears that some City Council members are a bit misinformed regarding the organization of DRI (Downtown Rhinelander Inc.) and the city parking lots. This letter is in reference to an article in the Thursday, Oct. 12 edition of the Northwoods River News "Future of downtown parking lots uncertain."
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Reader outraged by proposed hunting bill
To the Editor: The Wisconsin Assembly will introduce a bill on Nov. 2 - this Thursday - that would allow anyone of any age to hunt.
(1 comments)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Reader supports mining bill
To the Editor:

Mining has a long, proud tradition in Wisconsin. Some say that the state mascot, the Badger, was deemed so as many Wisconsinites at the time were miners who lived in caves like badgers - near the mines' working faces.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reader: Walker following Trump's lead to ruin
To the Editor:

Our president never misses a chance to say something negative about people who aren't white. Scott Walker seems intent on joining him - although he's more subtle about it.
(3 comments)

Saturday, October 28, 2017


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