It’s a plight many of us can only imagine. For some it’s a dreadful reality.
We’ll agree that maintaining accurate voting records is important.
The decade that just ended delivered an underappreciated benefit to Americans that they’d surely notice if it were missing: extraordinary job growth.
When the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment surged back to life in 2017, opponents argued that it just wasn’t needed anymore. Maybe back in the 1970s it was important to make it clear in the Constitution that women should be afforded the same rights as men, they said, but in the decades sin…
A National Public Radio show recently aired the fact that “UNO,” a popular game since even we were young, was going to remove its red and blue cards so people could avoid political disagreements while playing.
It has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, presumably with a straight face, when confronted with the latest evidence of Russian perf…
When President Donald Trump signed a new agreement to replace NAFTA, a lot of people who depend on borderless commerce — many of them Midwest exporters of manufactured and agricultural goods — breathed a sigh of relief. After 15 months of arduous negotiations, the specter of harmful trade ba…
On July 25, President Donald Trump picked up the phone in the White House residence and attempted to shake down a foreign leader.
“Leadership” and “ethics.”
The disorderly conduct case against a Janesville man claiming police violated his First Amendment rights shows the importance in making distinctions between protected and unprotected speech.
Even in an era of perpetual you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up “news” reports, a recent story out of the Badger State may have reset the bar.
Predicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case based on the questions the justices raise during oral arguments is a fraught endeavor, but the tenor of those exchanges Tuesday did not bode well for supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Chief Justice John …
A proposed wind farm in southern Eau Claire County has understandably caused a stir for local residents.
Rumors are swirling that the Milwaukee Brewers may return full time to their “ball-in-glove” logo for the 2020 season.
Last Sunday, Joe Biden was reportedly denied communion at a Catholic Church in South Carolina by a priest who objects to the former vice president’s support for abortion rights.
Facebook has become a prime outlet for presidential campaign messaging, with President Trump and his Democratic rivals collectively spending more than $1 million every week on targeted ads, according to published reports. So it was disturbing, to say the least, when Facebook altered its rule…
The Eau Claire metropolitan area got some good news recently, faring well in a study of the best-paying cities for those of the ages 16 to 24.
A recent UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty report found that 37.5% of counties in Wisconsin had significantly lower poverty rates in 2017 than the stage average.
On the biggest stage in baseball, the World Series, the Houston Astros’ top brass is highlighting what advocates say are some of the biggest hurdles that still remain in the fight against domestic violence: arrogance and ambivalence.
Let’s preface this editorial by saying that we’re glad UW-Stout student Mason Barth is alive and well.
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows the experience can have its drawbacks. Dogs of our acquaintance have been known to gobble food off counters, bark furiously at squirrels and letter carriers, barf on rugs, whine to be walked no matter the weather and require pricey visits to the veterinarian.
Two mostly unrelated presentations at UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday shared at least one message in common: the importance of a liberal arts degree.
Two of President Donald Trump’s presumably loyal appointees painted an alarming picture Thursday of how Trump and lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani turned up the pressure on Ukraine to ensure its help with two politically oriented investigations. No matter how the White House spins the news, it’s i…
Four well-deserving Wisconsin citizens gained a chance for a new beginning when Gov. Tony Evers recently issued them a pardon.
The following is a meme currently circulating on social media:
Although the plans likely will be modified over time, the initial renditions for the Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex along Menomonie Street in Eau Claire are decidedly impressive.
Poor Daryl Morey. Just three days ago, the Houston Rockets general manager was best known for having one of the NBA’s winningest career records and for pioneering analytics in the sport.
The state of California has offered the latest salvo in the debate over whether to compensate college athletes.
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, didn’t sugarcoat the plight of small farms during a visit Tuesday to Madison for the World Dairy Expo.
Various political perspectives are represented on the Leader-Telegram’s editorial board.
Western Wisconsin residents experienced Tuesday night a weather phenomenon that’s unfortunately not a rarity in the United States.
Kayde Langer spent much of her 21st birthday meeting with UW-Eau Claire officials, interviewing with media outlets and replying to messages on social media, according to Leader-Telegram reporter Ryan Patterson.
Neighborly efforts to take care of one’s lawn should — almost always — be commended.
“I will build a great wall on our southern border, and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall,” Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail in 2016.
Perhaps the Florida Senate wanted to get back in Marion Hammer’s good graces.
One takeaway from a Leader-Telegram story about a possible expansion of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is decidedly positive: Use of the Eau Claire facility’s services has been on a steady rise.
Floridians were relieved when computer models predicted a mass of dry air was moving toward the state, essentially steering Hurricane Dorian away from the U.S. East Coast. That Saturday morning forecast was still holding up four days later as Dorian passed us by on its way up the Atlantic Se…
What’s in a name? For many people, possible answers to that question include frustration, resentment and oppression.
Kudos to the Pentagon for shedding more light on an enduring mystery of Donald Trump’s administration: Who will pay for building a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico?
Walmart, the biggest retailer in the U.S. and a leading seller of firearms and ammunition, announced last week it would stop selling bullets for handguns and military-style rifles, stop selling handguns in Alaska (the last remaining state where it makes such sales), and “respectfully” ask it…
The nonprofit that administers the SAT test to 2 million students each year has axed its nascent “adversity score,” a clumsy attempt to distill the possible socioeconomic hardships and challenges of a student’s background into a single neat and tidy number. Good call.
The lede of a recent Washington Post story reads, “The bulletproof panels are designed to withstand multiple rounds from a handgun — and two of this season’s bestsellers are emblazoned with Disney princesses and Avengers superheroes.”
“I’d like to have a shovel in the ground in the next two years.”
President Donald Trump stopped in Wisconsin on July 12 to tout a new trade agreement he orchestrated with Canada and Mexico, portraying a rosy future for farmers. They’re “over the hump,” he said.
Budgeting may be the most arduous task for those serving in local government.
Eau Claire and the surrounding area fare well on a host of “best of” lists put out by different media outlets using a variety of data.
Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide makes it even more compelling to dig deeper into that sordid affair. His trial would have shed light onto his crimes and cover-ups. The victims, who now will never get the bittersweet satisfaction of facing him in court, cannot be deprived of knowledge of how this c…
The Chippewa Valley made the national news for all the wrong reasons this week.
CNN’s Randi Kaye recently interviewed two employees separately at an Eau Claire company about politics.
Many residents of Altoona likely awoke Wednesday morning to a blaring whistle that signaled the end of a historic visit to the city.