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"We need to rid our reliance on foreign oil and increase our capacity domestically. Affordable energy is the key to American independence and manufacturing. The port of Superior and its workers are critical to the Midwest, but we need leaders that understand our importance," writes Jim Miller, of the Douglas County Republican Party.
"Gov. Tony Evers has made incredible progress for Wisconsin in his first term, but the fight to keep moving Wisconsin forward isn’t finished," writes Diane Yoder of the Douglas County Democratic Party.
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"Sea Grant celebrates a 50-year anniversary this fall. Through the decades, our staff and funded researchers have strived to enhance those Great Lakes’ uses and address conservation challenges, fulfilling a research, education and outreach mission," writes James Hurley, director of the UW Aquatic Sciences Center.

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Ideas and opinions in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of this paper. The author of this letter has paid for its placement. I was disturbed to receive in the mail a flyer making truly absurd claims attacking Kelly Westlund, who is running for Wisconsin State Senate District 25. Kelly is wisely promoting policies to address the 2022 Annual Threat Assessments of the U.S. Intelligence Community which contains: “We assess that climate change will increasingly exacerbate risks to U.S. national security interests as the physical impacts increase and geopolitical tensions mount about how to respond to the challenge... Geopolitical tensions are likely to grow as countries increasingly argue about how to accelerate the reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions… limiting global temperature rise to 1.5˚C since pre-industrial times. The current trajectory of growing global greenhouse emissions, based on government’s current policies and pledges, would cause the global temperature rise to reach 1.5˚C around 2030, and surpass 2˚C by mid-century.” The flyer claims that her agenda would eliminate gas-powered vehicles. From California’s Governor, “California now has a groundbreaking, world-leading plan to achieve 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.” That is what will eliminate gas-powered vehicles, without a single word from Kelly. Kelly is wisely advising us to prepare for that reality which will also prepare us for less costly, more reliable, and safer vehicles. Faster, too! The flyer claims that this change will cost trillions of dollars. To come up with that number, you would need to avoid the cost of not addressing climate change. Economists have been warning that the longer we wait to address climate change, the harder it will be to afford the bill. Avoiding the transition away from fossil fuels would be like failing to fix a leaking roof on your family’s home. Remember the failed promise Trump made to coal miners: “We’re going to get those miners back to work... The miners of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, which was so great to me last week, Ohio and all over are going to start to work again, believe me. They are going to be proud again to be miners.” Honest politicians knew that that would never happen for various reasons. Kelly is being honest. The flyer is a well-funded attempt to play into people’s fears, a MAGA Republican theme. Vote for Kelly Westlund for Wisconsin State Senate District 25, who recently stepped down from her position as the Northwest Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a position she held since 2015. Kelly has a degree in Conflict Resolution from Northland College in Ashland, giving her important skills directly relevant for the services that she is offering.
Ideas and opinions in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of this paper. The author of this letter has paid for its placement.
Ideas and opinions in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of this paper. The author of this letter has paid for its placement. Lately I’ve been “treated” to a barrage of TV commercials supporting the Republican candidate for US senator which spend zero time talking about his own qualifications, accomplishments, or plans and instead head straight for the gutter by smearing his Democratic opponent. Mandela Barnes is depicted in close proximity to words like “crime” and “violence”.
"Protecting and restoring wildlife habitat is needed to protect birds and other wildlife that rely on Wisconsin’s natural spaces to thrive," writes Karin Kozie.
"Highway A west of Solon Springs was, for decades, a horror story. Now it's a pleasure cruise. Highway P from A in Solon Springs, north to Highway L isn't fit for lumber trucks, let alone passenger vehicles," writes BethJean DeMars.
"As a parent, community member and advocate, I see great value in the lessons CASDA, the Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse, provides to the third grade students of Superior School District," writes Sherry Boock

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"I'm very thankful for local leaders who have acted on this historic moment to bring together the institutions necessary for it to happen," writes Jeff Monaghan.
"Our Superior Rotary club’s annual Craft Beer & Wine Tasting event was held April 29 along with our virtual auction that week. It was a great success, raising over $10,000 for our charitable partners!" write Sue Heskin and Jake Kaczmarowski.
"I am very pleased to see that this part of Superior’s history will have a chance to once again be able to serve the city of Superior," writes Carol Kittelson.

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