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Property values on rise;
equalization a good thing

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue recently released the 2013 equalized property valuation figures to counties, municipalities, schools and the public, the purpose of which is to adjust values of various classes of property to match current market conditions.

 

The good news is that for the first time in six years, property values rose in Vilas and Oneida counties — evidence of economic improvement following a recession that began in late 2007.

 

The Department of Revenue is often criticized for inflating

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:48 AM
 
United States not a nation of cowards

Letter to the Editor:

Shame on our nation’s Attorney General, Mr. Eric Holder, for not thinking through before making a blanket statement that our United States of America is a “nation of cowards.”

I first heard him make that statement about one week ago. How about our firemen and -women, our policemen and -women, emergency medical technicians, first responders, Department of Natural Resources wardens — and this is just the beginning.

How about our military men and women? How about telling the

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:46 AM
 
Depression is treatable

Letter to the Editor:

On behalf of the Mental Health Interagency Coalition of Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties, our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Robin Williams.

Robin Williams brought great happiness and laughter to many people around the world. His recent death by suicide was a shock to many individuals nationwide. Unfortunately, severe mental illness has taken another life.

On Aug. 11, 2014, Robin Williams was one of the 107

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:46 AM
 
Fate of Vilas lands in hands of special interest groups

Letter to the Editor:

Just thought you might be interested in the lobbying tactics and rhetoric revealed in the Wisconsin ATV Association (WATVA) website.

See “Call to Action in Vilas County — 2nd Edition!” as shown on the WATVA website: watva.org.

It looks like the fate of Vilas County lands and roads

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:45 AM
 
There is a racism epidemic in America

Dear Editor:

To be clear, if it is true that a police officer shot an unarmed, cooperating individual with his hands in the air, as defenders of Michael Brown claim, then the police officer should be charged with murder and go to prison for life.

But based on forthcoming information, that does not appear to be true. I am not going to explore how he died, rather, go into what happened before and what we are now seeing in Ferguson.

Since the shooting, the media has said that Brown was a “gentle giant.” But, surveillance footage taken before

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:45 AM
 
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