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Families of children with mental-health needs deserve our support

Letter to the Editor:

Parenting can be challenging at times. Parenting a child with mental-health needs can be even more challenging, for a variety of reasons. Children with extraordinary needs require extraordinary parenting skills.

Parents often find themselves being blamed for their children’s issues. Having a child with challenging behavior can often cause the family to isolate themselves to avoid problems in the community. In addition, resources to assist children with mental-health

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:48 AM
 
Voter ID would maintain integrity of our elections

Dear Editor:

Recently, there was a news story on TV about the Northland Pines High School scanning driver’s licenses — and only driver’s licenses — of every visitor. This scanned license goes into a computer program which will check it for information to see if it is connected to a child predator.

I am all for keeping our children safe. However,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
 
Water good enough to drink near mines

Dear Editor:

I would like to comment on the letter from Greg Schiek, “Environment must remain a priority,” in the April 22 Vilas News-Review. In his letter, Greg tells us of the pristine and beautiful area on the south shore of Lake Superior, including the Apostle Islands and the Sylvania Wilderness.

I agree with Greg and have been enjoying the area since I was a child

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
 
Trying to pull a fast one

Letter to the Editor:

The proposed addition of five new piers at Wild Eagle Lodge on Duck Lake is at once ludicrous and maddening. It makes what is left of my hair stand on end.

The new owners knew full well that a similar request was turned down by the Department of Natural Re­sources in January of 2007.

The only thing that has changed is that there are more kayakers

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
 
Patriots meeting on sex ed brought community together

Dear Editor:

Tuesday night, April 8,  there was a well-attended meeting of the Northwoods Patriots, a group of which I am a member. We invited a guest speaker, Julianne Appling from Wisconsin Family Action, to talk about the human growth and development class offered by most Wisconsin schools.

This was the result of a recent controversy with respect to a take-home assignment at Northland Pines High School which some parents felt was age inappropriate and did not adequately address all available choices.

Top school officials were in attendance,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:46 AM
 
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