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Letters: It is not enough just to vote YES for medical marijuana

Dear editor, On November 6 Marathon County voters will get the opportunity to weigh in on the issue of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. 15 counties and two cities in Wisconsin containing millions of citizens will be voting on a variety of marijuana legalization ballot measures. Gratefully these ballots have forced many government representatives and… Keep Reading

Opinion

Letters: Pat Snyder puts education first

Dear editor, It should come as no surprise that our State Representative Pat Snyder is putting education and our educators at the top of his priority list. Pat understands the lasting impact teachers have on our youth with a daughter who teaches at a local elementary school. He has been an advocate for our community… Keep Reading

News/Opinion

Letters: Lawmakers should make healthcare more affordable

Dear editor: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is insurance-based healthcare legislation designed to improve Americans’ access to medical care at lower costs. Some of its components are: get everyone in the insurance pool by requiring insurance with the individual mandate; help low-income folks pay for insurance with government subsidies; expand Medicaid… Keep Reading

Opinion

Letters: “Why I support Alyson Leahy for the 85th Assembly”

Dear editor: You’ve likely heard that Alyson Leahy is a Democrat who understands the importance of labor unions and the role they play in our economy to increase overall wages and safety in our workplaces and communities. Leahy has been endorsed by the WI State AFL-CIO and has the support of the Marathon County Central… Keep Reading

Opinion

Guest Column: Trick or treat? It’s leaf pickup time

By Keene Winters Today, I think we have a real treat for you. Last week, there was an actual reply from city hall to my Oct. 3 column on the city leaf pick up schedule. The unsigned press release from Oct. 8 is embedded below. However, first some background information may be helpful. The press… Keep Reading

Opinion

Letters: Elect Margaret Engebretson Nov. 6

Dear editor, Farmers and veterans are killing themselves at record rates. The epidemic of opioid abuse is wreaking havoc on our communities and our families. Domestic violence takes the lives of 50 women every month. Health care costs are skyrocketing. Women are fed up with sexual harassment and assault and literally marching in the streets.… Keep Reading

Opinion

Letters: ‘Bring back balance and accountability’ to Wisconsin

Dear editor: According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 286 public school referendums have been passed (out of 421 districts that went to referendum) since Jan. 1, 2010. This means people in these districts have voted to raise their property taxes because of the cuts to education under the Walker Administration. (I spoke to… Keep Reading

News/Opinion

Letters: Alleviate lack of transparency, unlimited spending around campaign contributions

Dear editor: On Nov. 6, the village of Weston and the town of Rib Mountain election ballots will include a referendum question related to amending the U.S. Constitution to alleviate the lack of transparency and unlimited spending limits that currently exist. One hundred thirty-three other Wisconsin counties and municipalities have currently passed a similar referendum… Keep Reading

Opinion

Guest Column: It’s not a crime to ask for better service

by Keene Winters It’s hard to think of fall without thinking of leaves. Sometimes they fall early. Sometimes they come down late. Some years they fall in drips and drabs. Other times, they all seem to drop overnight.  Predicting when the leaves will fall is impossible. However, as sure as the leaves will fall, Wausau… Keep Reading

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