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Wisconsin is in a rapidly-shrinking minority of states that have not legalized marijuana,  one of only ten in the country . Our immediate neighbors are way ahead of us.  Illinois has … more
One of my responsibilities as Chairman of the Assembly Workforce Development and Economic Opportunities Committee has been to ensure that our local businesses have access to the talent they need to … more
Certain segments of our society insist that minor children have a constitutional right to read or view whatever they choose in public schools.  And that educators know better than … more
To the editor, Wow! Science debated in our local paper! Space doesn't allow me to address all of Mr. Pazdernik's points from last week's Journal, but I do have a few comments, as I struggle … more
When my wife told me that Pierce County Health Department employees had picked “branding” as one of their top priorities for the next two years, I felt very nervous for all the patients … more
This week finally broke me. Life has been wearing at me for a while, like swirling water against a stone. I pride myself on keeping it together, especially in tough times. But I was broken this … more
Memorial Day weekend is the sort-of unofficial start to summer even though the solstice is still a few weeks away. In my neck of the woods it’s been the measuring stick for when to plant … more
To the editor, According to the so-called climate scientists the Antarctic has lost about 149 billion metric tons of ice per year for the last 25 years. That sounds like a lot of melted ice but … more
To the editor , First, a note of thanks for the fine explanation regarding rising sea levels as it relates to current climate trends provided by Dr. Cordua in the May 17, 2023 Journal letters. … more
Every year, it gives me great pleasure to remind everyone of the importance of Memorial Day and to encourage everyone to remember this day and the courage it represents. As we continue to see … more
Memorial Day is almost upon us, and it reminds me of the days when I was a kid and marched to Lincoln Cemetery with the high school band and heard the American Legion commander read the names of the … more
Whenever I see red geraniums, I think of Memorial Day and my grandparents. When I was a little girl, I accompanied my grandparents on their Memorial weekend rounds. My grandma took the duty very … more
I have a confession to make that will not shock long time readers of this column or anyone who knows me. I have toys in the attic. Yes I am a little eccentric and strange, but in this case … more
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Wisconsin's state constitution also affirms the right to bear arms for self-defense, defense … more
The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.piercecountyjournal.news: first name: Jaclyn last name: Wahlquist address: city: River … more
To the editor, "Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they prescribed to rob the needy of justice, and to take what is right from the poor of the people, … more
To the editor, A recent letter to the editor by Ken Pazdernik asks for an intrepid science teacher to explain melting polar ice. I taught geology courses, including oceanography, at … more
My wife has mentioned that the worst part of growing up without a father (her parents divorced when she was seven) was that two years prior the family had moved from the “home farm” to … more
Inspired by the question “What would Wisconsin be like without its 13 public university campuses?” that UW System President Jay Rothman has been asking, I am now posing that question to … more
I’m not going to lie. I learned not to expect much fuss on Mother’s Day. Since becoming a mom and stepmom, it’s been forgotten by my family a few times. I realize children … more
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