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Can Americans affect the new violence in Iraq?

Letter to the Editor:

In our globalized world, we are connected to every nation on the globe technologically and economically. Through the technological connection, we are also affected politically by events and crises elsewhere in the world.

The relentless advance of ISIS across western Iraq and now nearing Baghdad is not something any American can ignore. So much Iraqi and American blood has been spilt over the last decade that we desperately hope there is something we can do. But what? ISIS is a formidable force, one that even American drones and missiles may not be able to stop.

The White House and the U.S. military,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:41 AM
 
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
 
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