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    Safe seats, big money mar elections

    'Katy, bar the door!' shouted Mr. Ediger, my high school chemistry teacher, as we mixed potentially explosive chemicals. It's still '

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    CEO network complicit in outrageous pay

    Ever wonder why chief executive officers' compensation reaches $10 million or $20 million, sometimes even more than $100 million, annually?

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Letters: Bike lanes cost property owners rights

    My final words on Appleton's bicycle lane program:

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Letters: Lax oversight of toxic chemicals

    As a doctor of veterinary medicine, I feel the need to make some comments about the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Natural Resources.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Letters: Help pays off with wallet's recovery

    Not everyone is an optimist, like I strive to be daily. Some people are very difficult to please.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Craig Ferguson jokes about one of the latest stories about marijuana. Getty Images for USC Shoah Found

    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about latest in pot news

    It seems that, as states across the U.S. are becoming more liberal on pot legalization, Amsterdam — frequently thought of as the legal pot capital of the world — is trying to clamp down on it.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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    Newsmakers replay: Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert discusses tenure in Legislature

    We talk with with new Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert this week about his tenure in the Legislature.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    LEAVEN plays vital role in helping those in need

    LEAVEN is a strong safety net poised to help us get back on our feet if we face financial crisis. Let me share the story of someone who never thought she would need LEAVEN's help, but who, in her own words, was saved by it.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Jim Collar: Holidays a reminder to slow down, appreciate

    My young man has become quite the sleuth.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Letters: Snowmobiling is about more than citations

    It was nice to see the large color photo of the four snowmobiles on the front page of the March 15 paper. With the '

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. Letters: Secret recording of Ellis a disservice

    I want to express my distaste for the secret recording of state Sen. Mike Ellis by Project Veritas.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Letters: Are fishermen concerned about habitat, too?

    In a recent letter to the editor, Tom Kufahl expressed his concern that six Chippewa tribes aren't practicing good stewardship of our fisheries — walleye, in particular.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    FVTC President Dr. Susan May: It's time to put 'body farm' to rest

    You may have seen the flurry of media recently regarding a forensic training field at our Public Safety Training Center. The concept of an outdoor forensic training field may make for a tempting headline, but it is far from being anything final.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Pay gap shows women still have work to do on equality

    What you're about to read is a legitimate feminist rant. So feel free to read on, but don't say I didn't warn you.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. Letters: Ellis unfairly driven from race

    The announcement by Mike Ellis that he will not run for the state Senate this fall offers a learning experience for voters.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Jimmy Fallon jokes about the name of the Boston Marathon winner. AP

    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about Boston Marathon winner

    If there's one thing Americans know how to do well, it's bounce back after tragedy.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. Letters: Treat Mexicans in US with respect

    It's a great scandal and disgrace to our country the way some people are treating Mexicans. Many have risked their lives to get to our country because of the lack of opportunities and poor treatment they received in Mexico.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  10. Letters: Returned checkbook instills faith in youth

    I recently had an uplifting experience, which has instilled my belief that there's hope for our future and it begins with today's youth.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Of course, race has affected treatment of Obama

    I have a question for George Will.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Stephen Colbert jokes about a Belgian soccer team signing a toddler. WireImage

    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about babies in the news

    It seems that there's nothing celebrity reporters love talking about more than someone's new baby bump, and when that bump belongs to a woman in one of the most politically powerful families in the country, it becomes even more buzz worthy.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Reader Reaction Forum: What do you think about secret recordings of politicians?

    PRIVACY: I think they should have some right of privacy. If they're out with friends, their conversations should be private. However, if they're in the office or at a public gathering, they best watch themselves.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Putin's actions prove he's playing the long game

    Despite Russia's Crimean landgrab and its massing of troops on the Ukrainian border, Western leaders still refuse to recognize the mindset of Vladimir Putin.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Here's Obamacare news you probably missed

    Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare?

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    From Manhattan to Washington, Indians get snookered

    Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It's a tale historians find suspect.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Editorial: Take closer look at UW tuition freeze

    Another billion-dollar University of Wisconsin System surplus calls for another two-year tuition freeze. At least that's the view taken by Gov. Scott Walker.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Is it end of Christianity? Not so fast

    Today, Easter Sunday, is one of the most important holidays of the year for Christians throughout the world. More people go to church today in the United States than probably any other Sunday during the year.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Editorial: Thumbs Up and Down

    Thumbs Up: To everyone involved with the Fox Cities Book Festival.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Silver Pen letter: Bike lanes proven to improve safety

    A. Jim Schilcher wrote recently that he had been riding a bicycle for more than 50 years to school, to work, to tennis and so on without incident. Therefore, he doesn't believe bike lanes are necessary.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    GOP must learn lesson of Goldwater

    The 50th anniversary of passage of the Civil Rights Act is also the 50th anniversary of the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Barry Goldwater, voting against the Civil Rights Act.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?

    Is Jeb Bush's moment over?

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Jimmy Fallon jokes about the latest news in technology. AP

    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about technology

    From the public sale of Google Glass to a new online video game inspired by Rob Ford's sadly addictive behavior, there's been a lot of technology news over the past couple of weeks, and the late-night comics have been there to make fun of it all.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    If we take the money we give businesses and gave it to our public school system, not only would our youth be better educated, but our state would look more attractive to potential employees. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    To solve state's economic woes, look at little picture

    Whenever you attempt to analyze a problem, someone will inevitably tell you to look at the big picture. It's not bad advice. Sometimes, we get too wrapped up in the tiniest details and we forget what's really important.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Editorial: Ellis incident a lesson for all legislators

    When Gov. Scott Walker was secretly recorded in a 2011 phone conversation with someone claiming to be industrialist and conservative political supporter David Koch, we decried the sleazy, underhanded and unethical tactic used.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Letters: Burke is candidate Democrats should hate

    Mary Burke, Democratic candidate for governor, appears to be everything liberal Democrats claim they loathe. She made millions in the private sector, making her a member of the evil '

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  15. Letters: Nienhaus' generosity extends around world

    Kudos to Mary Beth Nienhaus for her very generous gift of Winagamie Golf Course to the Appleton public schools. There's another facet to Mary Beth's philanthropy.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  16. Letters: Thanks to all who came to book festival

    My sincere thanks to the Kaukauna Public Library and the Fox Cities Book Festival for hosting my presentation on organized crime in Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Newsmakers: Learn more about a potential indoor athletic facility

    We talk with Matt Ten Haken of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau about a potential indoor athletic facility.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Democratic candidate for governor Burke talks about her run against Walker

    On Thursday we talked with Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke about her campaign and the issues.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about latest in politics

    So does former Florida governor and member of one of the most powerful political families in the U.S., Jeb Bush, still have a chance at the presidency in 2016? Does he want it?

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    State Sen. Michael Ellis was a leader on campaign finance reform and legislative ethics. Post-Crescent Media

    Ellis was Legislature's go-to reformer

    The sudden speed with which it knocked him out of Wisconsin politics after 44 years in the Legislature was shocking enough.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Public pensions will be burden for us all

    America is sacrificing its future to pay for its past. Promises made to public pension plans have become impossible to pay for by government entities across America and the problem continues to escalate.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  17. Letters: Ryan unfairly given Thumbs Down

    Post-Crescent editors gave a Thumbs Down to the results of a Casey Foundation survey revealing that Wisconsin ranks last in African American child achievement and commented, 'It's a tremendously complex issue with no easy solutions — and probably few diff

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Letters: State's economy headed in right direction

    Under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature, Wisconsin's economy is improving.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Letters: Special-interest groups polluting politics

    I can appreciate that Sen. Mike Ellis wants to combat special-interest groups.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    State Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, disagreed frequently with fellow Democrats in recent years and isn't running for re-election. AP

    Sen. Dale Schultz exits, shaking his head

    Dale Schultz tells a story he heard about a recent meeting of Republicans in the state's 6th congressional district.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    'Wicked' leads to second thoughts about good, evil

    Back in mid-February, when I got a phone call from Maya, my wife, that we had won the 'lottery,' I was thrilled. My first thought was, 'What am I going to do with more than $300 million?' In all honesty, quitting my job was foremost on my mind.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Letters: Appleton liquor ordinance should be strengthened

    It's disappointing that some elected officials and civic leaders are promoting the relaxation of ongoing regulation of liquor licenses.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Letters: Need compromise on bike-lane issue

    This is in response to a letter by Josh Dukelow, criticizing my commentary on the Appleton bike lane controversy.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Letters: Walker following Thompson's footsteps

    A quick lesson in Wisconsin history: Does anyone remember Scott McCallum? He was Tommy Thompson's lieutenant governor and, when Tommy went off to be the federal secretary of health and human services, he became Wisconsin's 43rd governor.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Craig Ferguson jokes about a British company's invention of an ice cream with Viagra. Getty Images for USC Shoah Found

    Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about Viagra ice cream

    Who knew that eating ice cream could improve your sex life?

    • Apr. 16, 2014

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