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California law gives teenagers the legal right to consent to abortions, obtain birth control, get tested for HIV or vaccinated for sexually transmitted diseases, even if their parents object. Should they also have the right to seek out immunization for other serious and potentially deadly di…

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The U.S. women’s soccer team outperforms the men’s team when it comes to victories, domestic viewership, name recognition and general awesomeness. Its members are stars, consistently ranked No. 1 in the world, and they make millions of dollars for their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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Federal U.S. border agents have compiled a list of activists, legal advocates and journalists to be targeted for questioning when they’re encountered at the border with Mexico, according to new reporting. Some have already been detained and interrogated.

The biannual shifting of the clocks took place Sunday morning, and you may be a little discombobulated. The transition to daylight saving time each March means losing the extra hour of night we enjoyed when the clocks shifted back four months earlier, and it can take a while for sleep schedu…

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The Trump administration recently dropped its threat to jack up the tariffs it previously imposed on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods, which should come as a relief to the many U.S. businesses and consumers that are paying them. On the other hand, President Donald Trump may be mo…

The abrupt end to President Donald Trump’s summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may strike some as a huge embarrassment for a president who portrays himself as the ultimate dealmaker. It wasn’t. Instead, Trump deserves credit for leaving Vietnam when he concluded that Kim was insist…

Half the trouble with tariffs is they are so tempting to the populist crowd. The other half is the math never works out.

The results of a study released this week likely won’t surprise most people, but they do highlight a shift in priorities among generations.

Congress is properly pushing back against U.S. support for the savage war Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged in Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians. On Wednesday, the House voted 248 to 177 to invoke authority under the 1973 War Powers Resolution to withdraw U.S. force…

One year ago Thursday, as images of frightened children fleeing the scene of a gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wracked our nation, the initial reaction was hopelessness.

Can we all agree on this? The ridiculous and futile 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government that ended Jan. 25 does not deserve a sequel when the funding deal reached that day runs out on Friday.

Following the election of Tony Evers, the GOP-controlled Assembly and Senate called a special session to pass bills limiting the incoming governor’s ability to make changes. Prior to moving out of the executive residence, Walker signed all the plans without revision or veto.

Foxconn Technology Group recently summarized its state efforts last year in a letter to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

It’s really nice every once in a while to see the positive results that can be realized when politicians of different stripes work together for the public good.

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Whether filing for taxes as an individual or business, you are entitled to take any and all deductions. If you feel your property tax assessment is inaccurate, you can challenge it.

However one celebrates the holiday season, there’s little doubt there’s something magical in the air this time of year.

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Nearly three months into the life of an ambitious new arts center in downtown Eau Claire, there’s an encouraging vibe about the facility.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ defense of a lame-duck session this week to limit the influence of a new governor and attorney general was, at best, unsettling.

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President Trump last week confirmed what his administration has been signaling all along: It will stand behind Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even if he ordered the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a crude statement punctuated with exclamation points,…

Those in the Chippewa Valley braving long lines and fellow sale-seekers Friday can take heart in at least one finding: Personal safety likely won’t be an issue.

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The hour of reckoning may be arriving for Facebook, a company that has managed to become among the most arrogant and dangerous social media firms today.

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