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UWS renames center for 'Pope' Wright
City, county offices close for the holiday
SCCU sponsors free financial literacy program for schools
Results are in on Douglas County's water quality
County officials educate state legislators on crisis
Spartan girls drop opener
Taylor eclipses 300 yards, leads Wisconsin over Purdue in third OT
Happ makes history as Wisconsin rolls Houston Baptist
McCarthy discusses job status with Packers struggling
Packers TE Graham suffers broken thumb
Getting 'round to it
Hate groups use Confederate flag for its symbolism
Why the Brazilian elections matter
Say 'yes' to yourself
Big winner on 2018 ballot was voting itself
Free Thanksgiving meals offer more than food
Senior grocery delivery expands to Superior
Habitat plans to close ReStore
Tourism grant boosts Iron River sled dog race
'Simple Things' offers charming stories from bygone era
Brazilian percussionist performs at UWS
SHS offers free performance of state-bound play
UWS Music Department, Ragtime Society partner for recitals
Chorfest highlights high school music talent
WAEA (Wisconsin Art Education Association) Art Show Recipient
Virgil & Marilyn Nelson
Richard A. Doolittle
Ernest E. Saari
Verlyn L. Peterson
Henry "Bud" E. Litchke
February 27, 2018
It's time for a station wagon rebound
It's not your grandfather's station wagon, but maybe it should be. The hubby had some work done on his truck last week. The dealership loaned us a car for the three-hour interim. It was a small, SUV crossover. The make and model are incidental; crossovers are like tuna casseroles...
February 27, 2018 - 8:06am
February 23, 2018
Winter Olympics, big thrills and big air
The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ends Feb. 25. Sigh. It's been a good (sleigh) ride. If you're like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time. Let's start with...
February 23, 2018 - 7:49am
February 22, 2018
We must admit it: This is who we are
On the way to work last week, two days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., I listened to a newscast in which a sobbing father lamented...
February 22, 2018 - 7:59pm
February 20, 2018
Legislators: Give Superior permission to grow
There's a bill moving through the Senate right now — SB727 — that would allow the city of Superior to create a local exposition district to spur economic growth, retain and grow the area's workforce and improve the quality of life for all of us in northwest Wisconsin....
February 20, 2018 - 7:54am
Economy a challenge for most of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's economy is recovering in some factors, but in general, the measures are split and the divide between the economy of booming counties and struggling counties continues to grow. What does that mean and how can we fix it? That just means that the state of Wisconsin needs...
February 20, 2018 - 7:52am
February 16, 2018
Northern Wisconsin descends on Madison
Lucky. That's what I told one of my colleagues earlier this year when he asked me how I felt about making the long trip back and forth to Madison almost every week. I said I felt lucky to represent such great people from such a great part of the state. At the time, I was pretty sure...
February 16, 2018 - 8:18am
Citizens have a right to electronic records
Computers have made examining government records easier than ever. The smallest townships across Wisconsin post the meeting agendas and minutes online. And websites for government agencies at all levels contain an enormous amount of other information. Electronic records are also...
February 16, 2018 - 8:14am
February 13, 2018
Chain migration or family reunification?
It is historical fact that millions of people have come to the U.S. to create new lives in freedom. Immigration is the origin of our history as a country. Our federal government did not even keep immigration records until 1820.
February 13, 2018 - 8:03am
A wake-up call to people, challenge to millennials
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln "Great men, great nations have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror of life, and have manned themselves...
February 13, 2018 - 7:57am
February 9, 2018
Presidential scrutiny is nothing new
Because we live in such tumultuous political times, it's easy to believe that today's intense public focus on the Trump presidency is something new — an obsession like none we've ever seen before. Yet to one degree or another, the president has always been at the center of...
February 9, 2018 - 8:15am
February 6, 2018
Stopping workplace abuse tomorrow starts with what teens learn today
According to recent studies, about one third of all teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse at the hands of a dating partner before leaving high school. Data from the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Behavior Survey shows that 15 percent of all female high school...
February 6, 2018 - 7:58am
After #MeToo and #TimesUp, now what?
I'm writing today about hashtags. In particular, I want to focus on what happens now that we've said #MeToo and #TimesUp.
February 6, 2018 - 7:51am
February 2, 2018
Will a war with North Korea be our political leaders' greatest regret?
President Bill Clinton's greatest regret was his failure to respond to the Rwandan genocide. He estimated that U.S. intervention could have saved 300,000 lives.
February 2, 2018 - 8:39am
January 30, 2018
Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
January 30, 2018 - 7:57am
January 26, 2018
Legislative whiplash with transportation funding marks 2017
Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on what was a wild ride when it came to transportation funding in the state of Wisconsin. Google Maps could not possibly have mapped this route. The year began with a state audit of the Department of Transportation,...
January 26, 2018 - 8:45am