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Each Wednesday afternoon, we post online a draft version of the next Sunday's editorial.
You know that thing where you stare for too long at a word and it starts to seem like not a word at all but some weird configuration of symbols that are familiar to you but not quite right?
Two years ago, the state Legislature moved to sever the University of Wisconsin's ties to a provider of Internet service. Now some lawmakers are outraged that the UW System has picked this same provider to continue serving its campuses.
EDITOR: A recent letter opposing the gay pride parade ('Say no to gay parade, lifestyle,' Robert Pundsack, June 7) was full of hate and bigotry.
EDITOR: There really is a silver lining in every cloud; especially if you're in Wausau. On Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend I traveled up to Lake Tomahawk and purchased a used pontoon boat.
There were a lot of ways that the Affordable Care Act could have failed to become the law of the land. It could have died in Congress. It could have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
During the course of five years, President Obama has demanded much from him supporters from promising not to prosecute officials for torture to ordering warrantless surveillance to the quashing of dozens of public interestlawsuits seeking judicial review
EDITOR: Several days ago I was discussing the upcoming gay rights parade with friends. Without re-living that discussion, here's my case: There are reasons to honor some person or group, but a lifestyle is not one of those reasons.
EDITOR: A few months ago I had the privilege of representing Wisconsin's 29th Senate District at the State Senate Scholar Program in Madison. During that week I learned much about our state Legislature, and therefore I was intrigued when I saw the
EDITOR: I am almost speechless after reading the guest column by Sharon Ostrowski in opposition to Catholic Charities' plan to move the homeless warming Center to Third Avenue.
A lot of cities have gay pride parades and somehow the world keeps spinning. The same thing will be true in Wausau, where the announcement of a parade has raised questions and stirred up controversy.
EDITOR: As a member of Wausau's gay community, I speak for all of us who believe we have as much rights to have a parade in Wausau as any other social leaders or businesses that participate in parades.
EDITOR: It saddens me greatly to hear an elected official use a derogatory term like 'deviant' to describe the gay men and women who call this community home, as Wausau City Council member David Nutting did at a recent council meeting.
'Man of Steel,' the latest Superman movie, opened at the box office this weekend with record numbers, grossing $125 million domestically. And on Friday, the late-night comedians were full of anticipation and excitement about opening weekend.
Each Monday, we turn to a day in the newspaper's history for a look at what the Editorial Board found worthy of comment. We will preserve the punctuation and capitalization of the original editorial column.
The National Restaurant Association and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association have been working on the issue of immigration reform for more than a decade. But since the 2012 elections, public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of this effort.
We've honored the graduates. All the final grades are in. Another wonderful, challenging, learning-rich school year is finished; congratulations to all the students and educators who made it to summer.
I asked my doctor: 'What caused my son to get sick?'
While I fully agree that children lose a lot during the summer break, running school year-round is not really feasible with current staffing and budgets.
Gay pride parade: The Wausau City Council chamber didn't have many people left in the audience by the end of last (week's) meeting, but I was watching it live on public access as the mayor asked if anyone had anything for the public comment period before
The timing was coincidental, but less than a week after my first visit to a Gannett-owned television station, my company announced that it was buying 20 more local TV affiliates in a $2.2 billion deal to acquire Belo Corp.
Count Frank Schadt among those of us who believe government and not just the federal government is taking extreme liberties with our liberties.
Read the blog post here.
Debate about Wisconsin's sprawling, policy-filled state budget bill halted this week as the Assembly took up a separate measure that would require women to receive ultrasounds before getting an abortion.
Seven years ago I took a chance and bought an old, scary laundromat.
EDITOR: For many families, Father's Day is a time to fire up the grill or treat dad to a Sunday morning brunch. Whatever a family's tradition may be, we recognize this as a time to say thank you to dads everywhere.
Late last month, Daily Herald Media published a special section entitled A Salute to our Armed Services, which featured submitted photos and biographical sketches of this areas servicemen and -women past and present.
EDITOR: When a family is presented with physical/medical problem needs, most people are overwhelmed and don't know where to turn. We are offering another step to find out how to get the help you need and what's out there.
Look out across the Wisconsin River in Wausau and breathe in deeply. You might get a little bit of musky water scent, but here is what you won't get: the unpleasant, chemical-burning smell that once characterized the industrial waterfront.
The Wausau School Board this week approved a new plan to spend $388,000 to issue high school freshmen Chromebooks, a new Google laptop.
The other day my boss, Andy Hall, responded to an email from the Simpson Street Free Press.
EDITOR: After 19 years of coaching the Wausau East Curling teams, Mike Maher has announced his retirement from teaching at Wausau East High School and from coaching curling. The curling community thanks Mike for jobs well done both on and off the ice.
EDITOR: As I sit reading the recent Daily Herald Media story on Brokaw, I am wondering just how the village will draw interest in housing or businesses to Brokaw with all the negative publicity being written.
EDITOR: Dan Higginbotham recently purchased the Meuret Farm located at 2121 Northwestern Ave. in Wausau. He's requested to re-zone the area from an R1 Single-Family Resident District to an M1 Limited Industrial District.
In an online reader poll this week, only 30 percent of readers said they thought Chromebooks were a good investment for the Wausau School District. Fifty-nine percent opposed the program; 10 percent were undecided.
Congratulations to all the students and educators who made it to the end of another wonderful, challenging, learning-rich school year.
Last month, I wrote in this space about what happened the day I made the mistake of trying to walk between two points on the south end of Rib Mountain Drive, the most pedestrian-hostile shopping district in the greater Wausau area.
Wisconsin's statewide voucher expansion is the beginning of the systematic dismantling of our public schools. Vouchers are wrong for our state, wrong for taxpayers and wrong for our kids.
If someone crashes into your vehicle and you request a copy of the accident report, you're likely to get a document with the name, address, date of birth and other personal and vehicle information blacked out.
Sonya, mother of two children, last November learned she was pregnant with her third child. Sonya was stunned how could this be? She had taken precautions, but now she was pregnant.
The battle against drunken driving is one of the great success stories of recent years. In the span of three decades, the number of annual deaths nationally has been cut in half, from more than 20,000 to less than 10,000.
EDITOR: I am a student of the Constitution. Through his executive orders, and his minions passing laws that are taking away our freedoms, our God-given rights and our liberties, President Barack Obama is fundamentally changing our nation.
EDITOR: In forming of our government, Alexander Hamilton was wary in giving it too much power. And it was Justice John Marshall who said 'The power to tax is the power to destroy.'
It is said that Americans are divided, that conservatives and progressives have irreconcilable differences represented by the Republican and Democratic parties.
A page editorial in the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post gives utterances to some plain speaking on topics relating to the public welfare, regarding congress' course of action or lack of action in the present emergency, and the state of affa
A new logo for the city of Wausau was unveiled at the end of May, and the City Council will vote on it this month. The logo, which features Wausau's downtown skyline, is a sleeker, more modern update of the 20-year-old '
The first thing to say about the budget bill that came out of the state's budget committee on Wednesday is that the process stinks.
Of course, the voucher lobby got what they wanted out of the Joint Finance Committee, the ability to have privateers open up schools statewide without having to go through the same 'take every student' requirement that public schools do, or have to deal w
The state budget put forward by the Joint Finance Committee would expand the school voucher program statewide. As the committee met Tuesday, former Gov.
Merged government services save taxpayers' money. They help to ensure that governments provide efficient services that take advantage of economies of scale and opportunities for specialization.