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September 22, 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

Tri-County executive director responds to recent coverage
To the Editor:

My name is Shellie Holmes; I am the executive director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

What the heck is sulfide mining... and why is Tiffany's new mining law bad for northern Wisconsin?
A few weeks ago I shared a letter that I had sent to Senator Tiffany pleading for him to not introduce his proposed legislation repealing the 20-year old moratorium on industrial (sulfide) acid mining.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hook should face civil service charges
Most people long ago figured out how the region's Brotherhood of Justice works. If you're a member in good standing of the good-ol'-boys-and-girls club, no problem.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Northern Wisconsin can have both tourism and mining
Northern Wisconsin is home to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and forests in the Midwest - if not the world. It is also home to an aging population and unemployment rates that lag behind the rest of the state.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pastor offers update on Ruby's Pantry
To the Editor:

After almost four years of food distribution in Rhinelander, Grace Foursquare Church will host its last Ruby's Pantry monthly distribution on Sept. 19, 2017. We are close to letting you know about the new church that will be sponsoring this ministry and where it will be distributed in October.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Our View
Several weeks ago we wondered about all the state perks probably going to Foxconn - $2.85 billion in subsidies; environmental exemptions - that once again stack the deck against the northern half of the state and unfairly discriminate against already existing companies that didn't get the same preferential treatment.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Where's the Benjamins?
As we report in today's edition, our sister newspaper The Lakeland Times has filed yet another open-meetings complaint against the town board of Boulder Junction.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

High school activities bring communities together
Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that's exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Public beware: Sorensen wants to control your property
It's amazing the lengths to which big-government politicians will go to keep control of people's lives.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Good enough for us
We're just a little torn by the recent news that tech manufacturing giant Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin - somewhere in the southeastern part of the state - to build a 20-million-square-foot plant for its products.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Enough is enough
The time has come for some straight talk about Rhinelander city government.

Numerous times over the last year we have contemplated sharing our thoughts about the goings-on at City Hall but have held off in the hope that positive changes were on the horizon. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's just another day
The liberals had their way again at the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands this week, with the big-government politicians - attorney general Brad Schimel and secretary of state Doug La Follette - outnumbering state treasurer Matt Adamczyk in voting to buy almost 1,000 acres of land in Oneida County.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The time to act on health care is now
There is apparently only one thing that is worse than having Democrats in complete control of the federal government, and that is having Republicans in control of it.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time to deep-six misinformation about Carlin Club
There's always two sides to every issue, at least, and a contested attempt by Carlin Club LLC to pump water out of its well adjacent to Carlin Lake is no different, with a lawsuit set to be heard in November.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

More nonsense
It is just amazing to us how sensational and dishonest the mainstream media and liberals can be when it comes to anything Donald Trump.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

For every season
As we celebrate the Fourth of July, there's one thing most of us know to be true, or at least we should: It's great to live in America, with all the riches and opportunities this nation still possesses.
Monday, July 3, 2017

The GOP tries to hammer free speech again
OK, let's just say it: When it comes to open government and free speech, the Republicans are just a rotten, lousy party. They like neither free speech nor open government.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

An American trademark: Free speech
These days the First Amendment is on shakier ground than it has been in a long, long time.

The attack on free speech by the Left has been going on for years, of course. It started decades ago with the banning of displays of the Ten Commandments in classrooms and courthouses, and the banishing of manger scenes from the public square.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Future of Wisconsin Education
Since becoming a legislator in 2013, one of my top legislative goals has been to help reform the way we deliver educational opportunity in our state. As a representative of a heavily rural district, I see firsthand how smaller, more sparse districts struggle to compete with their counterparts in more urban areas.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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