This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.
- May 23, 2013
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This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.
On Monday our nation will observe Memorial Day, as we have since shortly after the end of the Civil War.
School officials in Lake City, Ark., have come up with a novel solution to the fight over prayer at graduation:
What about that Boston bombing? Instead of a police murder investigation in Boston, we witnessed a police-state occupation of a major American city. Murder and mayhem aren't federal crimes so the feds claimed there was a weapon of mass destruction or WMD!
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.
New science on fetal development has emphasized the importance of brain development in the last weeks of pregnancy — between 37 and 39 weeks.
It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Kar
The Stevens Point and Plover communities generously gave more than 21,000 pounds of food this year for our annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive.
It'll never happen! We'll never save Edgewater Manor. Gays will never marry. (Medical) marijuana will never be legal. People will never say, 'Iraq and Afghanistan were a $5 trillion mistake.' Sure!
After dismissing as a 'sideshow' the continued inquires into the attacks in Benghazi and his administration's response, President Barack Obama was confronted with two more issues this week that may have a more chilling effect on civil rights and the First
Raw milk is not cocaine or heroin or pot. It's not illegal to acquire it in Wisconsin, says Joe Plasterer, who freely admits to purchasing it for his family.
Thanks to all of the nice people who supported the Stevens Point Evening Lions 30-30 fundraiser. The money helps 1,500 of God's special children to have a week's vacation at the state Lions camp in Rosholt.
The 21st Portage County Cultural Festival on May 11 was a great success! Though the weather was a bit chilly, the warmth of the community joining together to recognize and appreciate the diversity we have here in Portage County was felt by all.
Three years ago, when the Supreme Court opened the door to unlimited political donations by corporations, Justice Anthony Kennedy made the case for transparency as the best way to keep politics clean.
As I write this, tree swallows swoop overhead, goldfinches dine at our feeder and wood frogs drown out the birdsong with their spring calls. We're fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.
Forty years ago this week, The Washington Post — and its self-described 'young and hard-digging reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein' — took home a Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the Watergate scandal.
All year long, we've seen remarkable achievements, on and off the field, from local student athletes.
Accommodating vehicles is the business of three new projects in Stevens Point: the Business 51 redesign, a parking lot where the downtown mall stood and a parking ramp at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The hypocrisy from the Tea Party is quite entertaining. They pretend to be so fiscally conservative and are self-proclaimed stewards of the taxpayer's money.
There are two phrases in the United States Constitution that drive Democrats up the wall: ' ... the free exercise thereof' and '
Last week's awful news from rural Kentucky — that a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a child-sized .22 rifle — begs for a response, even more so because such tragedies are shockingly common.
In his defense of President Barack Obama, Press Secretary Jay Carney is beginning to sound a lot like Ronald Zeigler, Richard Nixon's spokesman. Carney only has to use the word '
Rev. Zimbeck has a Democratic bible claiming it more suitable than Christian or Catholic bibles. Citing Matthew 25:40 when you do the least of these, omitting 25:41 those on the left hand, depart from me — you cursed.
As the After School Success Program approaches the end of another school year, we would like to express our appreciation to a few of the donors who helped make it a successful program year!
I was privileged to attend the listening session with Congressman Ron Kind on April 30 at the Lincoln Center in Stevens Point. The turnout was good, probably reflecting the robocalls Kind made before the meeting.
A Congressional hearing into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered was held on May 8.
After attending a news conference May 2 on the rejection by the Department of Public Instruction of the Skyward proposal, I felt compelled to write because it seems to me by the facts given there the selection made by the DPI, with oversight by Gov.
Happy early Mother's Day to all you moms out there!
Ken Bierl lives in an old house that sits about 100 yards off the steep bluffs of the St. Croix just north of North Hudson.
It's time for Gov. Scott Walker to admit that his policies have failed us in Wisconsin.
The fear of terrorism in our schools and athletic events can increase still more the tendency to grasp at every straw for security. The NRA wants an armed guard in the classrooms as a solution.