OPINIONS

Keep the momentum going in Crescent

To the Editor:If you live in the Town if Crescent, hopefully you know Joel Knutson, our incumbent town board chair. He is up for reelection.

Keep Burns on the bench

To the Editor:We are writing in support to keep Judge Mary Burns on the Oneida County Circuit Court.

Hate speech, censorship and disinformation

To the Editor:In this "Brave New World" of deceit, division, propaganda and lies, disinformation is potentially destructive; yet, most would agree, hate speech (however it is perceived) is almost always worse.

River News: Our View

Over the past few week, as the controversy grows over the DNR's attempted land grab here in Oneida County, we have heard compelling arguments about why the legislature's Joint Finance Committee should terminate the proposed Pelican River Forest easement purchase.

Northwoods Volunteer Quilters group thanks supporters

To the Editor:On behalf of the Northwoods Volunteer Quilters, I would like to thank the following community organizations that have recently supported us financially; Nicolet Bank, Ripco Credit Union, Rhinelander Lions, Northern Grounds Coffee Shop and the Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop in St. Germain.
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Reader supports Burns

To the Editor:Judge Mary Burns was appointed Interim Judge of the Oneida County Circuit Court, Branch 1, to fill the position vacated by Judge Patrick O'Melia who retired August 1, 2022.

In support of Judge Protasiewicz

To the Editor:I am writing to share why I think Janet Protasiewicz should be elected to serve a 10-year term on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.

Status quo vs. progress in Monico

To the Editor:Growing up, we would travel north to our place on Squash Lake by way of Monico on U.S. Highway 45.

Opees awards honor and chastise

For the 17th consecutive year, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council has named its annual Openness in Government Awards, or Opees, in honor of national Sunshine Week, March 12-18. Five winners and one loser were selected from among an uncommonly large number of nominations.

Sunshine Week Grades 2023

In honor of Sunshine Week - a celebration and advocacy of open government - The Lakeland Times presents the newspaper's 2023 awards and grades for openness in conducting public business.
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River News: Our View

Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but it's mighty curious to us that, as property rights and environmental battles escalate here in the Northwoods, two of the biggest controversies that have erupted here recently have occurred within the land and water conservation departments of two separate counties.

Reader supports Burns

To the Editor:Judge Mary Burns presides in the Oneida County Circuit Court. On April 4th we have the opportunity to keep her in this position. I am honored to support her and hope you will consider joining me.

Kudos to the RHS drama students

To the Editor:The Rhinelander High School Drama Department deserves to be commended for the work they do.

River News: Our View

For some reason, President Joe Biden often talks about the need to stop lynching in America. Just last month he was hosting a screening of the movie "Till," a film about the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, when he described the evil behavior of white people:

Greene's 'national divorce' just another half-baked fantasy

At the risk of taking the bait, let us consider Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's proposal for a "national divorce" separating the "red" from the "blue" states.
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