Daily Opinions

LAUREL — To the “Future 5” to be honored by YLink on Thursday. They are community minded on varied and successful career paths. Congratulations to Jackie Schmit, resource development coordinator with the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha; Andrew Gavin, director of athletics at the University …

It was a cold miserable fall day years ago when I was still working and my car brakes were not working properly. I was driving to teach software at Army bases for the Navy.

Despite mounting evidence that bipartisan action by Wisconsin’s elected officials is wishful thinking on our part, we’ll keep advocating for it. Because we believe that’s what Wisconsinites want, and we believe that taking bipartisan action is the right thing to do.

Local Columnists

Nearly 130 outstanding undergraduates from across the University of Wisconsin System last week filled the Capitol Rotunda to share findings from the important research they have conducted over the past year.

I wonder why eight states including Wisconsin and Illinois don’t require motorcycle riders to wear helmets. My wife and I owned three motorcycles for years and we rode them frequently. One day I was riding on a two-lane highway at 45 mph passing a gas station. A pickup pulled out in front of…

Are there people you can’t talk to anymore because of politics? Most of us have stories of Facebook blocking or de-friending; some of us have experienced painfully damaged friendships in real life. In some families the number of ‘safe’ subjects dwindles weekly.

MADISON — Too many Wisconsin consumers fell victim to identity theft in 2018, according to a report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Credit card fraud was the most commonly reported type of theft for consumers age 20 and over, and those under 19 reported mostly employment or tax-relate…

Once again I am sitting in my kitchen after my morning walk with my sweet senior dog, Sneaky Pete, with my heart pounding out of my chest and anxiety ridden over a petrifying encounter with a charging dog whose owner thought it would be “cool and macho” to walk this dog without a leash.

The wide-margin victory of Lori Lightfoot in the runoff election for Chicago mayor is no surprise, and neither is the reaction of many news outlets. In contemporary politics and society, the gender, race and personal life of Mayor-elect Lightfoot get major emphasis.

My journey on the road to recovery from alcoholism began April 1, 1981, at the Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minn. I was editor of the Mesabi Daily News on Minnesota’s Iron Range when I concluded I needed help.

  • +4

It might have appeared that moving to Kenosha after 30 years was a nostalgia trip, a step backward. But coming home was always about moving forward, about crafting the future I want as my young-adult kids move on.

Latest News

Most Popular