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River News: Our View

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in an open motorcade in Sarajevo, a murder that by all accounts sparked World War I.

Louisiana edict unlikely to survive constitutional scrutiny

It’s precisely because of the First Amendment prohibition of an official state religion, of course, that Americans are so much more inclined to spiritualism than other technologically advanced countries. A reported 56% of us say we believe in the God of the Bible, as opposed to only 27% of Europeans.

The last firewall

“Save the House!” That’s the rallying cry Democrats are increasingly likely to embrace as they confront the fallout from Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance.

Your Right to Know

The bill moved with lightning speed. It was introduced last December, passed the state Senate in January and the Assembly in February, and was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers in March. 2023 Wisconsin Act 253 allows police and corrections officials to charge some requesters of video and audio …

These are the good times

To the Editor: Have we all failed to notice that these are the good times? Yes, we have!
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County treasurer issues property tax reminder

To the Editor: The second installment of the 2023 Oneida & Vilas County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2024.

River News: Our View

Much of America panicked last week as reports spread of terrifying flocks of beheaded poultry stampeding America from coast-to-coast.

Input needed on comprehensive land use plan

To the Editor: With most people focused on our national and state elections these days, it is easy to forget about what is happening locally. There are major issues dominating county board committee discussions, issues which will affect our lives, and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

River News: Our View

As we report today, in an astounding vote, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors defeated a resolution 18-2 that would have recommended that clerk of court Beth Soltow be recalled, and it tabled a similar resolution for circuit court judge Daniel Overbey.

River News: Our View

Two days ago, on June 19, the nation celebrated the federal holiday of Juneteenth, though each year since it became a holiday in 2021 the celebrations have become more divisive and partisan — just like everything else in this country.
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Reader asserts preservation bolsters Oneida County economy

To the Editor: Someone didn’t get the memo! The headlines this week report Wisconsin sees another record-breaking tourist season in 2023, and tourism is expected to break records in 2024.

River News: Our View

They say there’s always a silver lining in a bad situation, and one of the silver linings of having schools closed during the pandemic is that, because of remote learning, parents actually got to see what educators were teaching their kids, many of them for the first time.

Reader responds to ‘Secret group’ article

To the Editor: In response to Richard Moore’s article in the Northwoods River News and The Lakeland Times entitled “Oops! ‘Secret group’ is secret no more,” I would like to say a few things. Mr. Moore’s article seems to imply that a group of environmental advocates who want to know …

Your Right to Know

Imagine I sue a school district for refusing to provide copies of records. Do I have to prove I’m entitled to them, or does the district have to prove it can withhold them?

River News: Our View

It is not an exaggeration to say that the American justice system is corrupt, and has been for a long, long time.
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