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Better described as 'global weirding' TO THE EDITOR Traditionally May is a temperate month, a more or less gentle easing into warmer weather. We enjoy the return of beloved bird species and the world turns green. Forsythia, lilac, bridal veil and honeysuckle spill their fragrances in the breeze, and we accommodate the gradual transition from extremes of winter to extremes of summer. This May the familiar patterns do not hold. Not long after mid-month, brutally hot and humid weather of the kind we associate with July moved in.
Loyalty Day support TO THE EDITOR Following the VFW State of Wisconsin's best "Loyalty Day Parade," hosted in New Richmond, we wish to extend our gratitude for the outstanding local government support and encouragement as New Richmond/ St. Croix County VFW Post 10818 took on this great and honorable challenge.
Politics of the heart TO THE EDITOR
Funding needed in national parks TO THE EDITOR As we celebrate National Park Week, April 21-29 and the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act which helped established the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, it's worth noting the benefits national parks bring to our state and local communities, but also the challenges they face.
I wanted to share that I was disappointed with the election results that left Kay Zwald off the St. Croix Central School Board. Kay has served on the SCC Board of Education for over 20 years. During those years, we have built a new high school that is now 18 years old, we started a middle school focused on the needs of adolescents; we have recently enhanced education with great new facilities including a state of the art auditorium; we built a team of outstanding educators and most importantly we have raised the bar on our expectations of ourselves as educators and of our students.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week — Expand the Circle: Reach all victims TO THE EDITOR The St. Croix County District Attorney's Office, Victim/Witness Assistance Program is observing National Crime Victims' Right Week, April 8—14, 2018. This week is designated to recognize crime victims and bring awareness to victims' rights and acknowledge those who assist victims of crime.
Budget calculating TO THE EDITOR So when I hear that the St. Croix County budget has increased 34 percent-plus since 2014, what's that mean? I came up with a higher figure. Read on and I'll tell you how I calculated at the bottom. So 34 percent is a figure that seems mostly ubiquitous; 34 percent of what? 34 cents on the dollar?
Vote no on stealth attempt to eliminate State Treasurer TO THE EDITOR I'm writing to alert readers to a statewide referendum item on the ballot when we go to the polls on April 3. This referendum has gotten too little coverage in state media. It's urgent that voters understand what's at stake.
Time for sensible solutions TO THE EDITOR I'm writing this letter to the moderate, reasonable majority. I'm done trying to speak to the unreasonable extremes. I teach my students that the truth is almost always in between the extremes, and that the middle is a difficult place to walk. America is reaching a point where we must find that middle in the gun debate. I believe there is such a middle ground, and most of us are already there. We just need to stop being scared to agree with one another, like it's a sign of weakness.
The Feb. 15 editorial TO THE EDITOR Your editorial ("A free press, not a free-for-all," Feb. 15) was well done and most welcome. It would have been more responsible, however, if you acknowledged that there is as much rage and unreason on the left in our country as there is on the right.