Homeschool is a better option for some parents and children

Entering the 2021/2022 school year, many families are once again choosing to homeschool their children for the foreseeable future. With the Delta variant surging around the country, and numerous lawmakers and school districts failing to mandate masks or vaccination for staff and students, parents are understandably concerned for the safety of their family. Many of us have family members at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, or have children who are too young to be vaccinated. I think most parents will agree that last year didn’t go so great. Whether it was ...

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Native American images are misused by Wisconsin law enforcement

The National Congress of American Indians has called for a ban on the appropriation of Native American images, names and cultural symbols. Schools and sports teams respected the call and retired their Native mascots, which they now recognize as offensive and disrespectful. Evidently, some Wisconsin law enforcement agencies never got the memo. The  Sheboygan Press reports that sheriff and police departments across Wisconsin use Native logos on patrol cars and uniforms.  To name a few: Barron, Sauk, Jefferson, Pepin and Chippewa Falls sheriff departments, and police ...

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An open letter to Rep. Scott Krug

Hospitals are being bogged down by unvaccinated people requiring treatment for a preventable illness.

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Education equity

Education helps everyone improve their lives as well as the lives of their families, and having everyone at a basic level of education helps us as a society as a whole.

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Making a mockery of mock outrage

In my role as editor of a left-leaning publication, I am very careful about drawing false equivalencies. I see this done far too often by other media outlets, and it turns my stomach. However there is one area where the left and right are equally egregious: the theater of mock outrage.

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ADRC-CW 2021 Aging Plan Public Hearing

Join the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin to discuss the aging plan which they use to decide which services to focus on for its customers.

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Help Pollinators By Collecting Wild Common Milkweed Seedpods In Select Central Sands-Area Counties

The DNR seeks donations of mature milkweed seedpods from select Wisconsin counties to aid plantings on state prairies.

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The power of a general strike

Happy Labor Day! This is actually a happy day for labor.

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Labor Day is a time to reflect on the struggles workers still face

The last decade has shown a major upheaval in collective bargaining, attacking unions, and in reducing worker’s compensation in Wisconsin.

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Our working class heroes deserve financial stability

We lived in the community built by Mr. D.C. Everest. I saw first hand how great jobs with good health and retirement benefits can raise families out of poverty. But life wasn’t always so easy.

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