Editorials

Bourget shows good judgment

Editor's note: The Saturday “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

3 hrs ago
Joint Finance about-face great news

Three weeks ago, it looked as if the 3-year-old effort to build a new $40 million community arts center in downtown Eau Claire was toast.

2 days ago
‘Junk food’ ban for food stamps an overrreach

State Rep. Dean Kaufert’s heart is in the right place with his proposal that would require the roughly 850,000 Wisconsinites receiving some $1 billion in annual

4 days ago
Memorial Day not like any other ‘holiday’

It’s easy these days to turn just about any topic into a political debate.

6 days ago
Appreciate our city’s trail system

Editor's note: The Saturday “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

1 week ago
Let’s look into nixing elected county offices

Several questions are swirling as Eau Claire County taxpayers digest the news that the two people we entrusted to safeguard our money are charged with being thieves. Not

1 week ago
City foams over with resurgence of local brewers 

In the late 1800s, most Wisconsin communities had at least one beer-maker, and many had several if not more.

1 week ago
Letter from the Editor: Reliable source of funds key for state parks

Like most people, I believe, I’m not thrilled about the idea of selling naming rights to our state parks, trails, forests, etc.

1 week ago
Supply-siders’ plan messed up by need to save

Gov. Scott Walker has been described as a disciple of “supply-side” economics who believes high taxes discourage income, output and efficient use of

1 week ago
Bison calves attract attention at Irvine Park

Editor's note: The Saturday "Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down" editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

2 weeks ago
Frugality not a dirty word

There were a couple of key pieces missing from a federal government report last week that concluded Wisconsinites are “frugal” if you’re being polite,

2 weeks ago
Don’t be fooled; UW cuts much higher than 2.5%

Nobody asked, but ...

2 weeks ago
Internet helps spread terror ... and freedom

The hatred militant Islamists have for “non-believers” to the extent that the extremists see it as their mission in life to kill anyone who

2 weeks ago
Marathon has become a big deal

Editor's note: The Saturday "Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down" editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

3 weeks ago
Column: Shortsighted decision leaves us baffled

Three years of fundraising, optimism, intergovernmental cooperation, local referendum support and a can-do attitude unprecedented in our city’s modern history were

3 weeks ago