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Guest Column: Wausau’s debt, from a historical perspective

By Keene Winters As the community eagerly awaits announcements from city hall about new plans to move the downtown mall and the east-side riverfront projects forward, it is important to remember that our resources are not infinite. In the eight years prior to 2016, the city carried an average of approximately $51 million in outstanding… Keep Reading

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Letters: Shift to renewable energy to stabilize climate

Dear Editor: Imagine living where all the hard working citizens unnecessarily export almost $15 billion of their hard earned money out of state each and every year. Imagine what those folks could do with it if they kept that money right where they live: a better standard of living for all, better services and more… Keep Reading

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Letters: Imagine if Hillary were president

Dear Editor: IMAGINE IF HILLARY DID THIS? Imagine if Hillary Clinton had won the election? Imagine if the Russians had hacked into trump”s campaign to get clinton elected? Imagine if Clinton said she didn’t believe the hacking had anything to do with the election and called the reporting of it fake news? Imagine that Clinton… Keep Reading

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Letters: Republican, Democrat labels divide the nation

Dear Editor, We live in extraordinary times. Not since the years of the Great Depression has America seen such gross inequality and political divisiveness. Back then Roosevelt’s New Deal regulations reigned in financial corruption, World War II brought full employment, and the three following decades were a time of unprecedented prosperity for working people. But… Keep Reading

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Letters: An educated view of marijuana supports legalization

Dear Editor: This letter is in reference to Joanne Leonard’s letter to the editor about marijuana, posted July 19. This woman is thinking with a very narrow minded view of marijuana. Yes, it has been used in very negative ways. So has alcohol and prescription pills. To say that legalizing medical use marijuana will cause… Keep Reading

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