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As the 2018-19 school year enters its final months, perhaps you know a young person heading into the next chapter of their life not knowing what comes beyond this school year. Yes, we’ve all heard someone say it’s necessary for young people to get a four-year degree. Or that youth should foc…

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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.

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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-related fraud.

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As the sheriff’s office continues to conduct extra traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities and serious crashes, I often hear statements that we are only doing this to generate revenue. I also hear the similar assumption that there are quotas that need to be met.

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There is a great deal of discussion on the country’s mental health crisis. Those in the veterinary profession are not immune, with one in six experiencing a significant psychological event. We are the fourth most likely profession to commit self-harm.

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Cell phones are an excellent tool that can be used for keeping in contact with family and friends, checking our email, posting a picture on social media, reading what is happening in the news or checking on our favorite sports team. We have always been able to call 911 with our cell phones, …

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It was half-past New Year’s, and a quarter ‘til St. Patrick’s Day. Outside Tyranena Brewing Company it was as dark as a suit closet and colder than the front door of a Catholic Church on a January confession. Inside, it was hotter than The Kingston Mines circa 1969. The W.C. Handy Award Winn…

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Jon Bound is the Jefferson Township builder of choice. He is also Sheila’s cousin-by-marriage. A skilled and brilliant man, he took leave of his sanity long enough to agree to build our home.

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It’s time for Wisconsin to rethink the runaway tax break that allows manufacturers and other businesses to pay next to nothing in income taxes. Gov. Tony Evers wants to rein in this wasteful tax break and redirect the benefits to the middle class, but Republican lawmakers are fighting tooth …

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Have you been on social media lately? There is so much good information that you can get from social media such as reading about the news, learning about your friend’s vacation, or connecting with friends and family that live either long distances away or just around the corner.

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This spring, I taught an investigative reporting class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that investigated the state of Wisconsin’s democracy. We interviewed current and former lawmakers and activists on the left and right, consulted public opinion polls, talked to regular people and ta…

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In recent months there has been talk about investigations and arrests surrounding patrons and employees at gentlemen’s clubs in Dodge County. The sheriff’s office has been diligently working on these investigations. I feel that it is important that the public be made aware of these incidents…

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One year ago, I was plucking black-eyed Susans from the ditches to adorn our barn, and mouthing my vows to the paths in Korth Park.

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A basic tenet of our democracy is that election outcomes should represent the will of the people. Fair voting districts are crucial to ensuring our representative are responsible to us, the people, and the issues that affect our daily lives.

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An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous cor…

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Matt and Brooke White are the parents who flip the script so that us codgers can say, “You know what’s right with kids these days.”