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April 6, 2020


Fair elections/fair maps
To the Editor:

If you know what it is like to not be heard, to be left out or to have something you are passionate about disregarded, then perhaps you can understand what it feels like to not have your vote matter.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Partisan?
To the Editor:

While sheltering-in-place, I read Gregg Walker's and Richard Moore's op-ed titled, "Gov. Evers Putting the Partisan Back into Nonpartisan."

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reader offers a bit of perspective
To the Editor:

Consider using these times as a learning experience, to find out if and how one can and will survive when things do not go as expected.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reader responds to March 26 editorial
To the Editor:

The editorial of 26 March 2020, "Right now, a time for shared sacrifice," deserves comment.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reader questions county official's message to seasonal residents
To the Editor:

On Sunday, Channel 12 news reported that Vilas County board chairman (Ron) DeBruyne stated that he would ask people not travel to the Northwoods in an effort to lessen the exposure of the Northwoods elderly population to the coronavirus. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Right now, a time for shared sacrifice
These are tough times, and in tough times Americans unite.

In so many crises, citizens have come together to equally bear the burden of battle; they have shared in the sacrifice. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A glimmer of light in a Dark State
Of all the Sunshine Weeks we have covered, this is simultaneously one of the most discouraging ones and one of the best ones.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sunshine Week 2020
In honor of Sunshine Week - a celebration and advocacy of open government - The Lakeland Times presents the newspaper's 2020 awards and grades for openness in conducting public business. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Our View
We're hearing a lot as we approach the spring election about the importance of having nonpartisan redistricting after this year's census. (subscriber access)
(2 comments)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Our View
What's worse than a bureaucrat?

The answer is, a bureaucrat unleashed when a Democrat is in power. (subscriber access)
(2 comments)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Reader supports Fair Maps referendum question
Dear Editor,

On April 7 we will be going to the polls to cast votes for not only for who we want to represent us but how we want to be represented. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Middle school FACT group ready to 'Take Down Tobacco'
Dear Editor,

The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is March 18, 2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Our View
The recent decision by Oneida County circuit judge Michael Bloom to dismiss the walking quorum complaint against Rhinelander mayor Chris Frederickson and four city aldermen is a case study demonstrating both how good-old-boy politics still dominates in Oneida County and how the state's activist judges are, case by case, rewriting the state's open meetings and open records laws. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Capitalist liberty or socialist utopian equality
It is said that if you continue to sacrifice liberty to achieve individual equality, you will soon have little of either.1 (sbusbscriber access)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Assessing the character of political candidates
To the Editor:

We all have a good idea as to when a person has "people person" qualities.

The first people person I met in the early years of my life was the principal of the Rhinelander Junior High.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Our View
At a recent county public hearing to consider a hotel project planned for Hwy. 51 where once stood the Bay View Inn and a laundromat, the project's developer, Glenn Schiffmann, who was obviously exasperated, said what many in the room must have been thinking: There's just too much government. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our View
As on the Republican side, the Democratic primary for the seventh congressional district this coming Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress -offers a clear choice. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Our View
The Republican and Democratic primaries for the seventh congressional district are Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress - and in both parties the choice is straightforward and clear. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Our View
In a story in today's edition, Minocqua town chairman Mark Hartzheim was quoted as saying he could not remember roads being in as poor a shape as they are right now. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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


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