By Shereen Siewert, Editor and Publisher

Wausau Pilot & Review

As we count down the days and hours to Tuesday’s election, we’ve been receiving many letters to the editor. We’ve also been receiving a record number of emails from readers who confuse letters from readers with editorial content from our news team.


I want to be as clear as possible. We don’t write those letters to the editor, and they’re not news stories. They’re opinion pieces from you, our readers, and your views are always welcome here, no matter which candidate you’re supporting. We don’t cherry pick, and letters are clearly marked with an editor’s note identifying them as reader opinions that don’t necessarily reflect that of our staff.

Because we are a nonpartisan, nonprofit news outlet, we do not endorse candidates and do not take a side in any election. That’s up to you, and it’s your right to be heard.

To submit a letter to the editor, email and be sure to include your name and city of residence. Anonymous letters are not published. We recommend you keep letters to 150 words or less, but that’s a guideline, not a rule. If you want to send us a 1,500 word letter to the editor, you can. We publish letters as we receive them.

For a look at all recently published opinion pieces, you can visit our opinion page here.

And, for the latest election coverage including a tool to find out what’s on your ballot, visit our election page here. The page also includes the latest polls (which, we know, aren’t always all that accurate) the most recent spending information for Presidential and 7th U.S. Congressional candidates, and the most recently published election stories.

As always, thank you for reading. We appreciate you.

Your Letters

Your Letters: Biden should act on energy prices

Dear Editor, I speak for most hard-working Wisconsinites when I say It’s time for President Biden to put his money where his mouth is and seek real solutions to bring down energy prices. President Biden may claim to be for the “working man”, but his actions speak much louder than his words. The worst part…

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

By The Associated Press Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Think now about emergency responses As much as we think the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s new initiative is timely and worthwhile, we would like nothing so much as it never having to be used. The creation of 12 regional teams to support schools in…

Your letters: Letter-writer opposes metallic mining in Marathon County

Dear editor, I am writing in opposition to the mine proposed by Green Light Metals in Marathon County. Extracting metals in our watershed is a very bad idea. Every mine of the type proposed by Green Light Metals pollutes the groundwater, regardless of their claims of safety. Green Light Metals is a Canadian company, formed…

Know Your Legal Rights

Selling or buying a home? Be sure your legal bases are covered By Attorney Kevin Trost, Trost LLC, Madison Perhaps it was an accidental mistake, or perhaps it was an intentional deception. Either way, undisclosed defects are discovered in residential real estate sales more often than you would expect. Undisclosed defects could be something as…

What’s happened to nuts and bolts of public safety reporting?

By Jim Pumarlo Crime and public safety are garnering more headlines across the country. Law enforcement and racial disparities in the criminal justice system are under increasing scrutiny. Newspapers play a key role in examining the dynamics in their own communities. But what’s happened to police logs, the most basic of public safety reporting? Where…

Your letters: Resident calls for stand against mining in Easton

Dear editor, I consider myself an average citizen. I’m honest, and I work hard. I don’t like being lied to and I don’t like being taken for a fool. So, if you’re like me, you look beyond fancy titles too. I am referring to a recent letter to the editor by the Natural Resources Development Association.…

Your letters: Letter-writer throws support to exploratory drilling in town of Easton

Dear editor, The transition to clean energy technology is happening across the United States and throughout many parts of the world. In order for us to continue transitioning to a green economy, we must obtain resources such as zinc, nickel, copper and other clean energy minerals (including gold) that are needed to manufacture solar panels,…

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

By The Associated Press Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 9, 2022. Editorial: Proactive measures will help area lakes The image of Wisconsin lakes as unchanging, permanent parts of the landscape isn’t accurate. We all know lakes change, but when you return to one year in, year out, they can take on an unwarranted sense of permanence.…