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Editorials

Needless risk with guns in films

Guns have been a part of Hollywood moviemaking since cowboy star Tom Mix rode the silent movie screen. Last week, a tragic accident showed once again why live ammunition and even blanks should be banned in filmmaking. Actor and producer Alec Baldwin was filming a scene last Thursday in a film ...

Thumbs Up/Down

CTE Center THUMBS UP: District 88 held open house this week in its new Career and Technical Education center, or CTE. District 88 has the makings of a first-rate CTE program, dedicated to helping introduce and train students toward careers in the skilled trades and business. The district got ...

Redistricting problems

With the 2020 Census finally in the books, state legislatures throughout the country face the task of redrawing congressional and legislative district boundaries to balance out the populations in each. This ensures that each citizen in each district will get equal representation — one person, ...

Deal-making in D.C. among Democrats

President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is undergoing some contractions this week. The $3.5 trillion spending bill is down to about $2 trillion. Biden met with groups of Democratic senators on Tuesday, hoping to sell them on a reduced plan that will still carry some of his top ...

Walz’s record

Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to a second term. This sets up an interesting race that will focus on his record and accomplishments. Walz and his Republican opponents will try to interpret Walz’s record in vastly different ways. On the state’s COVID response, ...

The COVID solution is sitting unused

Brown County Public Health has taken to issuing a weekly report of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county, instead of a daily report. It’s too busy dealing with new cases to put the reports together. When they have come out lately, the reports are not encouraging. On Monday BCPH ...