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State redistricting reform needed

Dear Editor:

The reasons we need to reform Wisconsin’s redistricting process are many, yet the solution is simple: we must remove the power of redistricting from the hands of politicians.

As numerous media outlets have said recently, by shifting redistricting authority to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau, state taxpayers would save millions paid out to law firms arguing for and against the highly partisan maps created by the political majority in power after each decade’s

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:53 PM
Oneida jurors recognized for service, commitment

Letter to the Editor:

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has designated September as Juror Appreciation Month.

The Oneida County Circuit judges, clerk of circuit court and court staff would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to past, present and future jurors. Jury service is a vital aspect of our government. Most people find jury service to be a very

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:53 PM
Blueways System is just a baby step

Letter to the Editor:

In my most cynical mo­ments, I look back upon two events that have been turning points in man’s seemingly unfettered path to planetary destruction.

The first was “Silent Spring,”?a book by Rachel Carson that brought about awareness of the bioaccumulation of DDT through the food chain and its environmental impact, notably in the decline of birds of prey (in­cluding Eagle River’s namesake) as well as carcinogenesis and genetic damage.

The use of DDT was subsequently banned throughout the U.S., and restricted

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:52 PM
Our view

Time for highway safety
as a school year begins

Buses will be running, school bells will be ringing and students at Northland Pines, Phelps and Three Lakes will return to the classroom next Tuesday, Sept. 3.


It’s time to think about highway safety, because nearly three months have passed since motorists saw students waiting for buses on narrow rural roads, crowding crosswalks or biking to school.


State law dictates that all motorists stop their

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:51 PM
Many supported Festival of Flavors

Dear Editor:

It was with mixed emotions that I recently announced my (and my husband Ron’s) retirement from the Festival of Flavors event.

The Eagle River Revitalization Program has produced this event for the past five years, with planning  starting seven years ago as we visited cheesemakers across Wisconsin.

Stepping aside from leading the festival committee causes me to reflect on all the great things the Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP) and the Festival of Flavors has accomplished in that short time.

As a board member of the ERRP and an Eagle River

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:50 PM