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January 21, 2018

Your right to know: Lawmakers should keep promise on transparency
A week after Republicans in the state Legislature voted to gut the public records law in 2015, members of the Assembly sought to quell backlash over the plan.
Saturday, January 6, 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

Autism numbers spike: The latest call to action
The new numbers on autism prevalence are alarming - according to a national survey of more than 30,000 families, 1 in 36 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism - and they are yet another urgent call for our elected leaders to take action.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Misunderstanding all they see
In The Beatles' classic song, Strawberry Fields Forever, John Lennon sings, "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

If we didn't know better, we'd swear Lennon had just observed life among a gaggle of U.S. liberals. As a rule, liberals certainly live their lives with eyes - and minds - closed, and they usually don't haven't a clue about what they are trying to analyze.
(4 comments)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bark! And a Happy New Year!
And so the new year is almost here, and 2018 is, we see, the Year of the Dog on the Chinese calendar, and that gives us some comfort, for in a dangerous time and in a dangerous world, a dog is a good companion to have, either by your side or in the stars.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thanks to Lakeland area supervisors for their land-buy vote
It's official now, the big-government good-old-boys in Oneida County, led by supervisor Jack Sorensen, have approved a measure to add 231 acres of private acreage surrounding two lakes in the town of Enterprise to the already bloated county forest, using smoke and mirrors for arguments.
Saturday, December 23, 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

On the brink of a golden era, or another disaster?
With the tax reform plan passed by Congress and soon on its way to being signed by President Donald Trump - ironing out the differences between the Senate and House versions aren't expected to be too serious a problem - the United States is on the verge of a golden era of soaring prosperity, good fortune, and hope.
(2 comments)

Thursday, December 7, 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

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

It's time to rein in the DNR's trespassing
As we report in today's edition, the state is pushing forward with the re-prosecution of a man who has already served a year in prison for intentionally pointing a firearm at DNR wardens but whose conviction the state Supreme Court recently overturned.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Reader sounds off on wolf 'fear-mongering'
To the Editor: It looks like the anti-wolf crowd was out in force at the latest meeting of our Natural Resources Board, spouting the same tired misinformation and fear-mongering they usually do about the effect wolves have on our deer population (NRB hears wolf woes from the Northwoods, Oct. 7).
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Trump and Gold Star families
In the 1970 film "Patton," Ed Binns portrays Lt. General Walter "Bedell" Smith, who was Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief of staff.
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Thanks to Trump, health care reform is on the way
If you were listening only to the mainstream media and political liberals last week, you might be convinced the sky is falling.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Getting in a tiff over TIFs
As we report in today's edition, the city of Eau Claire and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) have gotten themselves into a tiff over TIFs, or tax incremental financing districts.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gunfight at the Not OK Corral
There's trouble brewing at the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, and, if what we hear on the street turns out to be true, next year's sheriff's election might take the brew to an outright boil.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dangerous Dan had better be
Years ago there was an amusement park nestled in the mountains of North Carolina called Ghost Town in the Sky.
(5 comments)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Health care, tax reform: It's now or never
Republicans can argue about immigration and dreamers, they can argue about defense spending and Russia, they can argue about trade and marijuana (yes, they are fighting over that), but there are two issues they had better stop squabbling about and pass: a health care overhaul and tax reform.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump makes the right move on Dreamers
President Donald Trump pulled the plug this week on the so-called Dreamers' program that gave deportation relief to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, ending the amnesty order created by President Obama.
Saturday, September 9, 2017


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