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Your letters: Lame duck session a “bunch of kaka”

Dear Editor, There’s an expression I’ve heard in the Upper Peninsula, “That’s a bunch of kaka.” It’s what I think of when I hear Mr. Vos and Mr. Fitzgerald rationalize the stripping of powers from the incoming governor and attorney general, by saying Republicans “just want a place at the table.” A place at the… Keep Reading

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Your Letters: A critical look at the 2017 tax cuts

Dear Editor, On November 29th the Wausau Pilot and Review published an Associated Press article about an interview Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan recently gave to the Washington Post. In the interview Congressman Ryan, who will be retiring from public office this coming January, stated that one of his greatest regrets was not successfully dealing with… Keep Reading

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Guest column: Is common sense about drugs possible?

By Robert Kahn Courthouse News “They’re building bigger and better prisons in the States and they’re getting fuller and fuller. But I don’t really see how that’s helping the drug problem.” — Dexter Gordon, 1966 Dexter’s quote, from “Sophisticated Giant,” the excellent new biography by his wife, Maxine, is notable for two things: that Dexter,… Keep Reading

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Guest column: Sometimes a debate is just a debate

By Lisa Rasmussen, Wausau City Council President City Council members are hearing a common question lately: What happened between the council and Alderperson Mary Thao? This follows allegations of racism, poor form and bullying, compounded by Ms. Thao’s recent decision to not participate in closed sessions. This leaves more questions than answers for many, including… Keep Reading

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Letters: On Veterans Day, remember true costs of war

Dear Editor, Sunday is Veterans Day and that got me thinking. First, let me thank all of the brave Men and Women that keep our lives safe, now and in the past. Without you, there is no US. It also got me thinking about my earliest memory of learning about war and its costs. It… Keep Reading

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Letters: Pat Snyder asks for your vote

Dear editor: It’s been an honor representing the 85th Assembly District for the past two years, and tomorrow, I’m asking for your vote again. My goal as your representative has always been to put people over politics and stand up for what’s right. We made record investments in public schools, protected people with pre-existing conditions,… Keep Reading

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Letters: Alyson Leahy asks for your vote

Dear editor, Election Day is just hours away. In these final moments before the electorate votes on who will guide Wisconsin, I am reaffirming why I am asking my neighbors for their support. I am running for Assembly because I believe in a government that works for all of us, not just a few. When… Keep Reading

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Guest column: Wausau Police chief seeks community unity

By Wausau Police Chief Benjamin Bliven It’s been a tough couple of weeks in our country. A person opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend killing 11 people and wounding more. A man in Kentucky killed two African Americans in a grocery store. A person sent suspicious packages to many well-known political… Keep Reading

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Letters: Snyder is a strong advocate for manufacturing industry

Dear editor, Merrill Steel is a family-owned company that has been part of the Wausau/Merrill area for nearly 60 years. We’re proud of the work we do and the products we send to major projects in Wisconsin and throughout the country. This year, Merrill Steel won a contract with Foxconn. We’re happy to be one… Keep Reading

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Letters: Senator Petrowski has passion for positive change

Dear editor, As a volunteer advocate for heart health and wellness, I have the opportunity to work with many state and national political leaders. I have found that Senator Petrowski is one leader who continuously stands out for his leadership and passion for positive change. Several years ago, I asked Senator Petrowski for his support… Keep Reading

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Letters: Pat Snyder cares about health care

Dear editor, As a physician, I believe that  we need to strive for full access to health care and comprehensive insurance coverage for preexisting conditions. I have personally seen the devastation caused by lack of adequate access and coverage. Representative Pat Snyder has directly acknowledged the importance of these issues and  supports options for lowering… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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