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Failure to yield factor in Ellsworth collision
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Cardinals grounded by zone
Prep boys basketball: Shots fall, Panthers earn road win
Prep boys basketball: Plum City/Elmwood grinds out a win; Spring Valley wins
Photos: Wolves come out clean in sloppy win
Prep girls basketball: Prescott wins a low-scoring affair
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
‘Silent Night’ marks 20 years of holiday cheer
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 12/5/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/6/16 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/5/16 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 12/7/16 Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Wallace J. Harvey Estate; Case No. 16PR75
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Vernon Anderson, 92
Cynthia Beebe, 64
Tim M. Blodgett, 76
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 23, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
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September 14, 2009
Senate vote expected Tuesday on statewide standards for windmill placement
The Wisconsin Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill to create statewide standards for the placement of high-tech windmills. A similar measure is pending in the Assembly. Sponsors say it's needed because local governments have restricted the wind farms so much, it's hurting...
September 14, 2009 - 9:00am
June 11, 2009
Assembly is expected to vote today on the proposed new budget
The Wisconsin Assembly is expected to vote today on the proposed new state budget, after majority Democrats made some big changes Wednesday. They modified the new oil profits' tax, so it comes out to an increase for drivers of 4 cents a gallon. They dropped the controversial legal...
June 11, 2009 - 10:05am
May 29, 2009
Governor pleased budget committee kept his plans for wiping out deficit
Gov. Jim Doyle is happy that the Legislature's budget committee kept his plans intact for wiping out the state's $6.6 budget deficit. The final vote came around 5:30 a.m. today, when 12 Democrats voted yes and four Republicans voted no to send the whole package to the Legislature....
May 29, 2009 - 9:27am
March 25, 2009
Editorial: Make it a point to vote
Difficult economic times have affected society in various ways. Interest in public office is no exception. Local governments face unprecedented challenges. It's no wonder citizens already burdened with their own economic hardships are reluctant to get involved. They need to focus...
March 25, 2009 - 1:41pm
January 28, 2009
Wisconsin House delegation expected to vote along party lines on $825 billion stimulus
The U.S. House is expected to approve the $825 billion federal economic stimulus package today. Wisconsin Democrats generally support the plan, which is said to create up to 4 million jobs as soon as possible. House Appropriations Chairman U.S. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., of Wausau...
January 28, 2009 - 9:00am
January 27, 2009
Feingold votes against Geithner
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., was one of just three U.S. Senate Democrats who voted against the confirmation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The head of the New York Federal Reserve bank was confirmed 60-34 Monday, despite personal tax problems which came to light after...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Kohl, Feingold not tipping hand on Senate bailout vote tonight
The U.S. Senate will vote tonight (Wednesday) on the latest compromise to rescue the financial services industry. Leaders of both parties announced a new agreement Tuesday night to add major tax cuts, with the goal of getting 12 more House votes needed to pass the measure. Basically,...
October 1, 2008 - 9:00am
August 13, 2008
Madison Dem will push again for felon vote
Illinois and Iowa have recently agreed to start letting ex-felons vote as soon as they get out of prison. A Wisconsin lawmaker will try again to let felons here do the same. Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, is unopposed in November.
August 13, 2008 - 9:00am
March 27, 2008
Editorial: Head for polls Tuesday
Be there when the polls open for the spring election next Tuesday. Elections aren't to be taken lightly, though this one falling on April Fool's Day could lend itself to some joking about the candidates. But seriously, the future leadership and direction of municipalities and school...
March 27, 2008 - 12:00am
March 25, 2008
Senate expected to pass its version of budget fix today
Wisconsin senators are expected to pass their own version today (Tuesday) of a bill that gets rid of the state's $650 million budget shortfall. It differs strongly from two other plans pushed by the GOP Assembly and Gov. Jim Doyle. That's because it tries to close business tax loopholes. Doyle...
March 25, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Letter: To enhance student base with more learning tools, vote yes, he says
TO THE EDITOR: On April 1, the community will be asked to vote on a new $950,000 revenue cap override to replace the current override of $250,000, set to expire after the 2007-08 school year. Quality of education is vital to the overall success of any community, and we need to look...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Assembly holds back on Great Lakes compact
Democrats tried but failed Tuesday to get their state Assembly colleagues to vote on the Great Lakes water protection agreement. Republican leaders have been holding up the regional agreement. They're trying to make it easier for places like Waukesha to tap into the Great Lakes...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
Senate passes law enforcement psychological testing measure
Wisconsin senators have voted to make police and sheriff's departments give psychological tests to their candidates for new officers. The bill has virtually no chance of becoming law before the current session ends Thursday. The Assembly refused to act on a similar mandate last...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
Virtual schools would stay open under Assembly plan
The Wisconsin Assembly voted 53-44 overnight to keep the state's online public schools open next fall. The two parties still cannot agree on how many students should be able to take advantage of learning at their home computers. Gov. Jim Doyle wants enrollment frozen at its present...
February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
February 28, 2008
GOP offers compromise on virtual schools
State Assembly Republicans have agreed to an enrollment limit for Wisconsin's online public schools so they won't have to shut down next fall. But the GOP's cap is about 2.5 times as big as the 2-year freeze Gov. Jim Doyle demanded last week. Doyle got the Senate to limit virtual...
February 28, 2008 - 12:00am