Editorials

Good things happening in the valley

Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week.

2 hrs ago
Student safety everyone’s job

As much as most kids complain about going back to school after summer break, deep down most also have a sense of anticipation and excitement about seeing their classmates

2 days ago
County sales tax: Is it really tax relief?

There have been many stories about Eau Claire County government of late that include dollar signs, something usually more common in late autumn when the following

5 days ago
Brush site fee worth a try

Eau Claire County officials announced recently that the brush sites off Jeffers Road on the city’s far north side and in the town of Seymour near the landfill

6 days ago
Cadott football players have special incentive

Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week.

1 week ago
School board needs engaged citizenry on budget

To learn why the Eau Claire school board may be poised to ask taxpayers next spring for about $33 million to help fund operations, you have to first study how we got here.

1 week ago
Another surge into Iraq not worth the cost

In a speech last week, Jeb Bush unloaded on President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state and now Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for pulling our

1 week ago
Letter from the Editor: 40 years in newsroom fly by

A lot has changed in this business since I joined the ranks of ink-stained wretches 40 years ago this week as sports editor of the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort

1 week ago
Tax cuts nice, but growth may not result

During a recent visit to the Leader-Telegram, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said that the Republican state government leadership is striving to get Wisconsin out of the top 10

1 week ago
Local people are real lifesavers

Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week.

2 weeks ago
Simplifying tax code never gets beyond rhetoric

While the 2015-17 state budget left some agencies with less money and fewer people, the Department of Revenue is in big-time hiring mode.

2 weeks ago
Making schools better starts with attitude

“School choice” is all the rage it seems, and some people apparently are taking the term literally and crafting creative ways to get their children into different

2 weeks ago
Arena vote independence refreshing

Most Americans badly want our government to work the way it was set up more than 200 years ago.

2 weeks ago
Mother has help moving forward

Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week.

3 weeks ago
State Supreme Court fails the smell test

By legalizing the best government money can buy, we now find ourselves saddled with government that only money can buy.

3 weeks ago