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  1. Our View: Voters win by choices in Sixth District race

    The race for Wisconsin's Sixth District congressional seat will be interesting for the first time in more than three decades.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  2. Money and politics: Sen. 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. 17, 2014
  3. Our view: LS plan is best possible solution

    Sheboygan County officials are making the right move in sacrificing scenery for safety on a portion of County Highway LS.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. Letter: GOP lawmakers destroying state's reputation

    Our Republican neighbors must be shaking their heads in dismay over the antics of their electees who have engaged in a series of despicable, and in some cases illegal, actions.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. Letter: Thanks for help in fire situation

    We would like to send our sincere thank you to the Manitowoc fire and police departments, Branch and Two Rivers fire departments, Todd Blaser and the American Red Cross for their prompt and professional response to a house fire we experienced earlier this

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  6. Commentary: Will Jeb Bush enter the fray?

    The presidential nomination race is frozen. The big money and the gritty organizers won't make 2016 election commitments until the putative front-runner makes a move, in or out of the campaign.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. Guest editorial: Petri has served area with quiet distinction

    Growing up in Fond du Lac during the 1950s, Tom Petri's days were not unlike those of countless other boys living in the city: He delivered newspapers for the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter and, among other odd jobs, painted houses and shoveled snow.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. Guest commentary: Things are getting ugly in state politics

    How ugly can things get in Wisconsin politics?

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  9. Commentary: Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy

    Feeling deceived, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis stormed off the set of NBC's Meet the Press in protest and in tears.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  10. Words from the Mayor: State of the City address set for April 23

    This year I will host the annual State of the City address at the Capitol Civic Centre at 5 p.m. on April 23.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  11. Other views: Sleazy tactics push moderates out of state politics

    This this garbage is what our politics have become.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  12. Commentary: Some guys still don't get it

    The guys still don't get it. The latest example of men behaving badly is Michael Hayden, the former CIA director. He said on Fox that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, was motivated by a '

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Tech education one key to future workforce

    Hundreds of job seekers attended a recent job fair hosted by Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Just as telling, about 50 employers were registered.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Passover teaches us that justice is an obligation

    The story of Passover is the story of freedom. God took our ancestors, the Israelites, out of bondage and slavery so that we can enjoy the benefits of freedom today.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Kevin Anderson

    Local higher education prepping students for high tech future

    To compete in our highly competitive global economy, our local businesses need skilled workers, and to compete for those jobs, workers increasingly need some form of higher education to gain those skills.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  13. Our view: Orchids and onions

    ORCHIDS to veteran Manitowoc Board of Education member Lee Braunel, who on Tuesday attended his final meeting following 18 years on the board and 37 years as a teacher in the public school district.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  14. Your views: Panel discussion

    Inflation is the increase in the supply of money and credit. Inflation is not and never has been rising prices and wages. Instead, these are two of inflation's most visible, damaging 'effects.'

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  15. Jim Mullen column: Hype, hype hooray!

    How long do you think you'd continue to buy this newspaper if every single story on every single page for the last three weeks was about a missing airplane? Or a hurricane? Or a baby down a well? Or any other single topic? No sports, no weddings, no obits

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  16. Our view: Does Walker's lack of a degree matter?

    It doesn't take much to become governor of Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  17. Commentary: Libraries help us achieve our goals

    For nearly 50 years now, Wisconsin has coordinated schools and libraries through the same state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  18. Commentary: What principles rule the GOP?

    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  19. Letter: Call the ACA Obama(doesn't)care

    To promote his so-called Affordable Care Act, President Obama had to commit massive fraud about keeping your plan, keeping your doctor and costing less. He didn't care. To get the plan to pass in Congress, the Democrats had to commit political bribery.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  20. Other views: Campaign finance ruling another win for the rich

    The danger in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling about campaign contributions comes not so much from the case in question but from the door the court's majority opened with its decision.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  21. Letter: Manitowoc Co. decision is appalling

    The Manitowoc Company has decided to move production of ice machines from Manitowoc to Mexico. As a previous employee of 40 years, I am appalled by this decision.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  22. Commentary: Women the world's most persecuted people

    Equal pay for equal work is an age-old rallying cry that resonates as strongly today as it did when the suffragists invoked the phrase.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  23. Guest commentary: Helping in Joplin puts things in proper perspective

    Editor's note: Tom Drill of Manitowoc spent the week of March 23 in Joplin, Mo., helping in ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts there.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  24. Money and politics: Big money backfires in local races

    One day before the U.S.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  25. Our view: Take the time to become Money Smart

    Very few days pass for most adults without handling money in some form or fashion. Whether it is via cash, check, credit or electronic transfer, we deal in money real and virtual nearly every day.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  26. Our View: State lawmaker per diems not out of the line

    Wisconsin lawmakers earn a yearly salary of $49,943 and also are paid a maximum of $88 per day in allowance for food, mileage and lodging.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  27. Words from the Mayor: City ramps up its online presence

    The city is doing many neat things online all to be more transparent for you. We've ramped up our online presence greatly over the past few months and have made it much easier for you to navigate for what you are looking for.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  28. Letter: Hospice workers key part of volunteer week

    Two important anniversaries are being celebrated this year.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  29. Letter: Thanks for support in recent election

    It is with sheer gratitude that I write this letter thanking the voters for their continued support for representing the citizens of Manitowoc County District 11. This includes Ward 2 in the town of Liberty, Ward 1 in the town of Manitowoc, Ward 5 in the town of Manitowoc Rapids and Wards 2 and 3 in the town of Newton.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  30. Letter:Time to put an end to the 'gravy train'

    According to Sunday's guest commentary by Kevin Concannon, 'Summer shouldn't mean hunger for our children,' government must assume the responsibility for feeding children during the summer months. Wrong!

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  31. Letter: Grothman will provide needed change

    The voters will have to make a choice in the August primary. If you like the way the federal government is running things, you should vote for Rep. Tom Petri. Mr. Petri will give you the same lack of action he has provided over the past 35 years.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  32. Our view: Let's talk about gun safety

    Few recent national stories hit home as hard as the shooting last week at Fort Hood. The shooting took Lisa Bahr Pfund back to a dark day in 2009 when her daughter, Amber Gadlin, was shot in the back several times by Nidal Hassan.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  33. Article brings up memories of Strand Theater

    I read Clark Shoblaska's memories of the Strand Theatre on your website.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  34. Letter: The Strand was a long-standing theater

    As a loyal movie goer, we will miss the movies. The Strand has been a long-standing theater, always showing the latest movies and the best-ever popcorn. It will be sadly missed by all.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  35. Commentary: Obamacare and the difference between dissent and sabotage

    Many opponents are not only rooting for the failure of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, they are doing what they can to make it fail, spreading fear about its impact and telling young people not to sign up. This is conduct unbecoming elected officials. It is one thing to oppose a federal law and work for its repeal, quite another to undermine it. It is the difference between predicting failure and working for failure.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  36. Guest Commentary: Summer shouldn't mean hunger for our children

    As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
  37. The Village Idiot:You've been invited to an antisocial

    Almost every day, I hear parents and grandparents and people on television complain about how cellphones, smartphones, texting, streaming, Facebooking, tweeting and computer games are turning our children into little unsocial robots who won't be able to f

    • Apr. 3, 2014

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