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    Under Trump, Wisconsin dairies struggle to keep immigrant workers

    Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Jiménez and her husband, Manuel, 36, used to do the grocery shopping together. They would take the kids and make a day of it. But, lately, Manuel goes alone.

    Embracing STEM

    Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School students worked on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects on Friday.

    N-O-W names artists of the month

    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District has named its February artists of the month.

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  • This year’s Vernon County judge race offers alternative views

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    It is the mystery of a British detective series, the drama of a soap opera and the rumormongering of a gossipy grandma all rolled into one.

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    Healthcare arguments cause whiplash

    March 16th, 2017
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    As the old song says, “Isn’t it funny how time slips away?”

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    Does government over reach when attempting to lure new business?

    March 8th, 2017
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    My ability to estimate the passage of time has become so lousy that I hesitate to guess how many years ago this event happened.

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    Tax hikes sometimes needed for good government

    March 2nd, 2017
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    Both liberals and conservatives loathe and fear the prospect of one party controlling all reins of government, especially if it is the opposition party.

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    Drastic changes call for greater media literacy

    February 23rd, 2017
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    I know that County Line readers younger than Social Security age might find this hard to believe, but once upon a time, way back when, American presidents held press conferences just

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  • Preventing pollution shouldn’t be partisan issue

    February 9th, 2017
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    The first water pollution control act in Wisconsin was the 1862 Slaughterhouse Offal Act, which banned the dumping of slaughterhouse waste in surface waters.

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    Business, science clashed during ‘Silent Spring’ era

    February 1st, 2017
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    Scientists estimate there are 1.4 billion bugs for every human on the earth, and, in aggregate, they outweigh the human population 70:1.

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    Politics isn’t a spectator sport

    January 25th, 2017
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    If nothing else, those millions of marchers on Saturday alerted us to the possibility that the public may be (at last) coming to the realization that politics and government are more than a spectator sport.

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    During the strife of inauguration, peruse a seed catalog

    January 20th, 2017
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    In the midst of all this doom and gloom, what shows up in my mailbox but the full-color, 146-page Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog.

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    Legal notices’ role in government transparency

    January 12th, 2017
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    Put it on my tombstone: “The one thing that drove her crazy was battling with governments over legal notices.”

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