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Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Ron Johnson votes against bipartisan aid package for Ukraine, Israel. Baldwin joins most Dems, 22 Repubs to approve it.

Ron Johnson votes against bipartisan aid package for Ukraine, Israel. Baldwin joins most Dems, 22 Repubs to approve it.

Peter Cameron, The Badger Project February 18, 2024

A bipartisan supermajority of senators, including one from Wisconsin, approved a $95 billion national security package early Tuesday morning that included aid to Ukraine and Israel. It passed out of the...

Back Home by Chris Hardie

Explaining a Strange Winter

Chris Hardie February 18, 2024

A long, long time ago when I worked in newsrooms far, far away, I liked to tell aspiring journalists my definition of news: it’s what people are talking about.   It was justification and rationalization...

Fiscal Facts: Higher Education and Wisconsins Future Job Market

Fiscal Facts: Higher Education and Wisconsin’s Future Job Market

Wisconsin Policy Forum February 11, 2024

Amid a national debate about the value of higher education, a college degree would be required for a nearly two-thirds of higher-paying job openings that state officials project to exist in Wisconsin through...

Stitching together the pieces of life

Stitching together the pieces of life

Chris Hardie February 11, 2024

One constant I’ve noticed in myself as I’ve grown older is that I’ve become more reflective. Perhaps that comes with age, but there are times when I see or hear something and it makes me physically...

Chris Hardies frozen face after taking care of a recent snowfall.

It’s snow fooling around

Chris Hardie February 4, 2024

As we settle into winter and the appearance of that four-letter word that is both cherished and hated, I’d like to take a moment to thank J.W. Elliot.   It was Elliot, hailing from Toronto,...

Atty. Benjamin S. Wright, Wright Elder Law, New Richmond, specializes in Medicaid Planning and Special Needs Trusts & Planning.

Decoding Medicaid for your long-term care needs

Attorney Benjamin S. Wright February 4, 2024

This time of year, after the holidays, is the busiest for elder law attorneys. When families gather for Thanksgiving and Christmas after a year apart, someone is often alarmed by how much mom or dad has...

On the road to recovery

On the road to recovery

Chris Hardie, Contributor January 29, 2024

All journeys begin with a step. I thought about that as I ventured outside for the first time since my left hip was replaced eight days ago. Slowly, one foot in front of the other, I walked without...

Milwaukee County banned Section 8 housing voucher discrimination, but landlords still do it

Milwaukee County banned Section 8 housing voucher discrimination, but landlords still do it

Wisconsin Watch, Contributor January 29, 2024

Jasmine Varela forgot she applied for a housing choice voucher until a letter arrived in 2023. After languishing on a waitlist for 14 years, she learned the city of Milwaukee’s housing authority would...

It’s snow fooling around

It’s snow fooling around

Chris Hardie, Contributor January 21, 2024

As we settle into winter and the appearance of that four-letter word that is both cherished and hated, I’d like to take a moment to thank J.W. Elliot. It was Elliot, hailing from Toronto, Canada who...

Sydney Shaffer is an attorney at Schott, Bublitz & Engel, s.c. in Waukesha County. She specializes in estate planning and probate.

New Year, New Legacy: 6 Resolutions for Smart Estate Planning

Sidney Shaffer, Contributor January 21, 2024

Every day, I hear the words “we should have done this years ago.” Estate Planning is extremely important for asset protection, ensuring your legacy, and protecting your family. It’s a surprisingly...

Larry Gallup

Protect the rights of student journalists

Larry Gallup December 10, 2023

About a year ago, Simon Mehring came home from a high school journalism conference with an idea. Mehring, now a junior at Stoughton High School, had learned about an Illinois law that protects student...

Light the way to a Christmas frame of mind

Light the way to a Christmas frame of mind

Bill Barth and Stephanie Klett December 10, 2023

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” The words may belong to Valentine Davies, the award-winning writer of Miracle on 34th Street, but the sentiment rings true for all of us. In...

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