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Vilas already against motor trolling on lakes

Letter to the Editor:

It is disheartening to see the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has decided the vote taken a year ago to ban motorized trolling needs to be revisited. The vote in Vilas County was overwhelmingly against. Why should it change now?

Not only is it an unfair fishing advantage, but the added traffic adds to pollution of the lakes and chops up the weeds, making it harder to clean the boats when moving from lake to lake.

Vilas County lake associations have

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM
 
Pines girls can be proud of effort against Storm

Letter to the Editor:

On Saturday, March 1, I attended the Sectional finals game in girls hockey between the Central Wisconsin Storm team and our Northland Pines Eagles.

In my opinion, I thought our girls skated hard all game and played good enough to have won against almost any team. It was unfortunate to see their season end with a 2-0 loss at home after posting a 13-0-1 regular season conference record, but there is no need to hang their heads.

The girls, the coaching staff and all who are involved with

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM
 
Rep. Swearingen working for economy, education

Dear Editor:

I would like to answer Jackie Cody’s letter in the Feb. 26 News-Review titled “Rep. Swearingen deserves the misrepresentation award.”

In her letter, she says Rep. Swearingen misrepresented the people affected by the iron mine in Iron County. Baloney. Ms. Cody should go to Hurley and ask if they are being misrepresented on the mine. She would be booed off the stage as Rep. Bewley was. Gov. Walker received a standing ovation when he was in Hurley.

Ms. Cody, sitting in Rhinelander,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:12 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:33 PM )
 
Tiffany bills taking rights away from local government

Letter to the Editor:

Sen. Tom Tiffany has introduced yet another bill, Senate Bill (SB) 632, to limit local government control over nonmetallic mining.

In a press release dated Feb. 26, Tiffany included a quote from the Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) executive director stating that the WTA did not oppose SB 632 and its Assembly companion bill, AB 816.

This was a critical statement for Tiffany because the WTA had strongly opposed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:34 PM )
 
Do we really want to change standards again?

Letter to the Editor:

This letter is in response to last week’s letter, titled “Resist government control of education.”

The writer piqued my curiosity about the process for making and implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). So I went to my search engine and typed in “Who wrote the Common Core State Standards?”

This process started in 2008. At this time, the No Child Left Behind initiative left it up to the states to develop standards for education. Wisconsin did this. Academic standards varied widely from state to state.

The Common Core idea originated with the National Governors’ Association. A member of this association proposed an initiative to develop an internationally competitive education system. A task force was developed and a report was published, “Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:07 PM
 
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