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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

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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

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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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OPINION: No, sexual assault survivors aren’t part of the problem

By Shereen Siewert, Publisher and Founder of Wausau Pilot and Review As a local news platform, Wausau Pilot and Review doesn’t often publish national stories. We’ve pledged to be nonpartisan, for one thing, and to be frank, there are plenty of other outlets where you can get your national news fix. This week, we published… Keep Reading

News/Opinion

Guest column: It’s time for an administrator in Wausau

By Richard Anklam, Deb Hadley and Keene Winters, former members of the Wausau City Council It is time to say it again. Wausau needs a city administrator. For the better part of this century, the three of us have held front-row seats to the dysfunction at city hall. With mounting debt and complex legal and… Keep Reading

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

Letters: Marijuana legalization in any form not supported by facts

Dear Editor: Tonight, Marathon County Board of Supervisors will discuss a resolution “to conduct county wide advisory referendum on legalization of medical marijuana.” I urge all the readers of this email to contact your county board supervisor http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Government/CountyBoard/BoardofSupervisors/Members.aspx with your opinions regarding this issue particularly if you believe as I do, that legalization of medical marijuana… Keep Reading

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