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NR 115 revisions hurt lake protection

Letter to the Editor:

Over a year ago, the Department of Natural Re­sources (DNR) announced it was seeking to revise NR 115, the state administrative code that sets minimum standards for county shoreland zoning ordinances across Wisconsin.

After working through the initial stages of the process, the rule changes were un­veiled at the end of June, and public hearings are set to begin this week at locations throughout Wisconsin and to continue through August.

The rule changes, which Wisconsin Lakes oppose,

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:14 PM
 
Once again, congrats to paper

Letter to the Editor:

All News-Review friends — once again, it is no surprise that your efforts have been recognized nationally!

All newspaper folk benefit from your commitment to

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:14 PM
 
Our view

Cancer survivors deserve
the community’s support

The 14th annual Northwoods Relay For Life is scheduled this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, with a goal of raising $73,000 for the American Cancer Society and its research and education programs.

 

Raising that kind of money in the fight against cancer is extremely significant, but we would argue that the Relay For Life event services an even greater purpose.

 

This year we are asking more people to attend the event

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:53 PM
 
Prevent skin cancer when in the outdoors

Letter to the Editor:

You might consider yourself a healthy person if you exercise regularly, eat well-balanced meals and don't use tobacco. But are you doing enough to protect your body’s largest organ — the one that’s most susceptible to cancer? Simply put, how are you protecting your skin?

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, with 2.2 million people treated for the disease each year in the United States. Many of those people have more than one skin cancer diagnosis.

Although skin cancer risk factors are present year-round,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:53 PM
 
Congress must act quickly to restore Voting Rights Act

Letter to the Editor:

As the summer heat began to build in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision which gutted key components of the monumental Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.

The decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that have been effective for more than 40 years and opened the floodgates for a wave of attacks on voters. Only strong action from Congress can fix the court’s mistake.

Before the ink was even dry on the decision,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:51 PM
 
In Wisconsin, Korean War not forgotten

(Editor’s note: Saturday, July 27, marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.)

Letter to the Editor:

The signing of the ar­mistice between the United States, China and North Korea on July 27, 1953, ended what many have called “America’s Forgotten War.”

The place in history af­forded the Korean conflict, which raged from 1950 to 1953, is unfortunately almost a distant third to World War II and Vietnam.

For a couple of reasons, Korean has been the “forgotten war.”

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:50 PM
 
Our view

National honors coming
for excellence, Lifestyle

On the heels of winning the most coveted award given by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association several months ago, the Vilas?County News-Review was told Monday that it will receive three awards at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Assocation (NNA) this September  — including one for General Excellence.

 

It was in February that the News-Review won first place General Excellence in the state contest, along with 11 other awards for event coverage, news photo, all-around photography, column writing, editorial writing, page design and photo essay. But that was in competition with Wisconsin weeklies,

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:12 PM
 
Time for Wisconsin to take tough stance on drunk driving

Letter to the Editor:

As Cheeseheads, we have a lot to be proud of in our state. For starters, there’s the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and a host of other highly-successful professional and college sports teams.

We have beautiful lakes and forests that boast some of the nation’s finest scenery as well as hunting and fishing. We have some of the best festivals and events in the country — Summerfest, world championship snowmobile racing, and dozens of county fairs and festivals in each town every summer.

But there is one fact about Wisconsin which

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:11 PM
 
DOT trying to put square peg in round hole

Letter to the Editor:

Oneida County Judge Patrick O’Melia has refused to dismiss a right of way case against the Department of Transportation (DOT). Meanwhile, we have been trying to fight a proposed snowmobile trail on the Highway 155 right of way in front of our home since 2011.

The DOT granted a connection permit to the Vilas County Forestry

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:11 PM
 
Our view

Hospital here leads again
in sustainable rural model

Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital is leading the charge for a sustainable rural health care model once again, this time with an innovative pilot program that allows nurse practitioners to admit and care for eligible hospital patients.

 

Recently approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, the waiver means these advanced practice nurse prescribers (APNP) can become certified to act as a nonphysician hospitalist for a select group of patients.

 

After six to 12 months of additional training, they will be

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:56 PM
 
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