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May 20, 2019


Our view
Oneida County's demand for an independent transit commission audit is welcome news, assuming the transit commission complies, or doesn't try to be sneaky and play games with such an audit. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Our view
It was all just a joke. It was all said in jest. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Your Right to Know: Body cam bill balances privacy, openness
When so much about politics is partisan, one might expect a topic like police body cameras to be contentious, particularly as it relates to public access to recordings. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Wisconsin's hidden debt
In Wisconsin, our natural resources are an essential part of who we are as a state. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our view
Every day, most public servants go to work and do their jobs carrying out the public interest and protecting the public welfare without getting many thanks. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Our View
In these polarized days, there are very few issues that afford our nation a chance to work together to achieve a real and lasting result. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Our view
Well, the Petco fiasco is behind us, and we have a lot more to say about that topic another time, but what caught our eye in Tuesday's county board debate were remarks by supervisor Bob Mott, when he talked about why the county needed to keep the Petco study committee going. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 18, 2019

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Don't purge records of expunged cases
Wisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Our view
People and pundits everywhere are still scratching their heads over last Tuesday's state Supreme Court race, and there are probably as many theories as there are pundits about what conservative judge Brian Hagedorn's apparent upset victory over liberal judge Lisa Neubauer means. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 11, 2019

OUR VIEW
A television commercial for cold medicine keeps coming to mind as we ponder the state of Rhinelander city government. (subscriber access)
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Our view
Remember the grand old dark days of former Gov. Jim Doyle?

It doesn't matter if you don't because we're headed right back there with new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, so you'll soon be able to make new memories. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Our view
The sad saga of the Robert Mueller special investigation of the president has come to an end, for better or for worse, depending upon your point of view, but that doesn't mean the prospect of political prison for this president, or any other president, has diminished. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Eric Holder endorsement of Neubauer screams vote for Hagedorn
To the Editor:

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Wisconsin voters will elect a new Supreme Court Justice. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Our view
When Drs. Foster and Smith were in their heyday, the nation and the world clamored for their online pet supply products, everything from Fido's pharmaceuticals to grooming tools to pet stain removers. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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


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