52 results for author: Jennifer J. Dolan

An open letter to the Wisconsin Legislature: We need to keep guns out of the hands of abusers

Dear Legislators; A recent case that went before the State Supreme Court has shed some light on a troubling fact: Wisconsin has no laws prohibiting the possession or purchase of firearms by people who have committed violent misdemeanors. Daniel Doubek, a man who threatened the life of his estranged wife, is now allowed to obtain a concealed carry permit. It is absurd to say the least. The courts did their job, which amounts to interpreting the law, so it is clear to me that the job of changing the law is up to members of the State Assembly and Senate. In a paper published in Injury Epidemiology, it is noted that over two-thirds of mass ...

Food equity starts with farmers markets

FoodShare, also known as SNAP, EBT, Quest card, and formerly known as Food Stamps, is one of the most effective government programs for lifting people out of poverty.

Being anti-science does not mean someone cares about animals

One issue I wrote to [Sen. Ron Johnson] about several years ago was inhumane and unnecessary cosmetic testing on animals. At the time, there was a bill proposed that would make cosmetic testing a thing of the past. The bill had nothing to do with medical testing, yet I received a response from Sen. Johnson that defended medical testing of animals.

Election coverage: One Thing

There is usually a question, or as I am calling it - One Thing - that voters ask that does not get answered by other media affiliates

Reflecting on the importance of voting rights on this MLK Day

This week has been a good week for me as Editor. Middle Wisconsin received several good stories; so many, in fact, that some are being held until next month

On the very triggering, but oh so important topic of diet

If I am eating something, I want to be in the moment. It gives my brain a chance to process what I am doing so that it is less likely for me to go overboard

Stop shedding crocodile tears over the death of BBB

In a move that should surprise no one, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) refused to go along with the proposed $2 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) bill, and while I am not happy about how this undercuts President Biden’s climate agenda, I was never in agreement with the increases in the child tax credit.

The chaos of constant toxic competition must end

Honestly, there are times when I feel like I should self-censure and retreat into a reclusive existence for the sake of self-preservation.

What I am thankful for

This is the time of year when families gather and give thanks for the blessings in their life.

Taking none for the team

People like myself who have an autoimmune disease have some of the strongest immune systems, but it does not make us healthy.