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Stop the lies that promise voters a free lunch

Letter to the Editor:

So Robert Reich calls conservatives liars when they state that economic growth and jobs reduce poverty. Economists better than Reich would disagree with him.

Let’s look at some of the lies that Democrats have used. Reich was part of the Clinton administration. Back then the Democrats tried to portray Republicans as heartless because they supposedly wanted to cut entitlement spending.

Actually, the Republicans wanted to slow the rate of increase in spending, not decrease it. Their proposals were for increases greater than the rate of inflation, but less than what the Democrats wanted. The Democrats were lying.

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:40 AM
 
Our view

ATVs on county roads
requires a lot of caution

Use of county highways for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes are part of proposals in both Vilas and Oneida counties — something that should be allowed only under controlled, safe circumstances and should be decided on a case-by-case basis.

 

In Oneida, the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV?Club is proposing to use County Highway A between Three Lakes and Sugar Camp as a designated route. The proposal has town board approval but still needs county approval, including the highway commissioner’s blessing.

 

Because Highway A is a hilly, curvy road

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00 PM
 
League making effort to get candidates’ views

Letter to the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has sent a questionnaire to 311 candidates in the fall elections running for state Legislature, Congress and the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer, calling on them to state their positions on a range of issues.

Their responses will be available to voters online at vote411.org in mid-July. It’s the League of Women Voters’ mission to help voters make well-informed choices in our elections, and we do this by giving candidates the opportunity to respond to our questions online in their own words.

To give no one an advantage, the league sent the questionnaire to all candidates,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:59 PM
 
Concerned for children riding bikes to school

Letter to the Editor:

I am concerned for the safety of the children riding their bikes to the Northland Pines schools in Eagle River.

When nice weather came about, late this spring, children were anxious to ride their bikes to school, as well as we adults wanting to do outside activities.

The speed limit is 15 mph entering the school property,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:59 PM
 
Against ATVs on town of Lincoln roads

Dear Editor,

On June 10, 2014, the Lincoln Town board abdicated their power to Mark Kirby, president of the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club, an Oneida County entity.

A year ago, the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club wanted the board to allow them to use Bloom Road and Loon Lake Road as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) route to Eagle River.

Following empathetic support by the board regarding use of Lincoln

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:59 PM
 
Kudos to those placing turtle signs

Letter to the Editor:

Hats off to the Three Lakes area Girl Scouts, the town of Three Lakes and conservation warden Pat Novesky for the new turtle crossing signs and pavement painting on our town roads. Nice job, folks.

Drivers, please heed the signs and give the terrapins a helping hand crossing the roads — or at the very least, please don’t run them over.

Now if we could just get the raccoons to leave their nests alone;

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:58 PM
 
Our view

Cancer survivors deserve
the community’s support

The 15th annual Northwoods Relay For Life is scheduled this Friday, June 20, with a goal of raising $84,000 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 serves an even greater purpose.

 

This year we are asking more people to attend the event not for the reason of raising additional funds,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:11 AM
 
Memorial Day programs in Vilas County top-notch

Letter to the Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate those who organized the ceremonies honoring veterans on Memorial Day in Eagle River and Phelps.

As a bagpipe player with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, I have had the opportunity to participate in many ceremonies and will continue to participate in ceremonies honoring police, fire and military throughout Wisconsin; Colorado Springs, Colo.,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Walker moving state forward

Dear Editor:

Why fix something that has already been fixed? That’s what Mary Burke wants to do as governor. She would have grave consequences for Wisconsin and take us back to financial mismanagement.

As commerce secretary for Gov. James Doyle, she helped construct the 2007-’09 state budget that left the state with a $5.4 million shortfall. Money just doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

This ultimately left Gov. Doyle to raid over $1 billion  from

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Woman stunned by act of kindness

Letter to the Editor:

I am an 85-year-old widow on Social Security who met a most generous gentleman in Trig’s grocery store on Friday, May 16.

As I was walking along pushing my cart, he came up to me and said, “You remind me so much of my mother, I?want to help you with your groceries.”

He then handed me a $100 bill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
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