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Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
Girls' hockey climbs to top
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
Nancy Toll: helping others navigate the bumps in the road
Hot Air Affair is tradition for Hudson, pilots
Moon Glow lights up the night
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Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
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January 28, 2009
Hudson woman rides inauguration train to D.C. with first family
Even if Elizabeth Wehrman didn't make it to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, her family did, including her daughter, Anne Stoefen...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Letter: Unhappy with Obama choice
Of all the reasonable clergy who might have been chosen to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration, the bigoted, homophobic Rick Warren is a deeply disappointing choice. Including him excludes the millions of gays and lesbians who expected respect from the Obama adm...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Madison atheist group goes to court to take prayers out of Obama inauguration
Madison's Freedom from Religion Foundation wants prayers left out of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. The foundation, its two co-presidents and several members were among 29 plaintiffs filing suit Monday in Federal Court in Washington. Among other things, they want the...
December 30, 2008 - 9:00am
December 16, 2008
Wisconsin electors cast ballots for Obama
Wisconsin has officially endorsed a winning president for the first time in 12 years. The Electoral College gathered Monday to conduct the official White House vote. And all 10 of Wisconsin's electors went with Democrat Barack Obama. It was a formality, since all the electors are...
December 16, 2008 - 9:00am
December 5, 2008
Letter: Calls for all to back Obama
Dear Editor, Regardless of political party affiliation, we all have reason to celebrate the election of our first African-American president, Barack Obama. As many have observed, such a triumph over prejudice would have been unthinkable even a generation ago. At the same time, the...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Meincke wraps up whirlwind political journey
Life took an unexpected twist for 2008 Hudson High School graduate James Meincke when he earned a fellowship position with the Barack Obama campaign. "Over...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
Hudson teens are on hand for history in Chicago
A "political Woodstock." That's the way Hudson High School senior Hannah Kalmon described the experience of being among the quarter of a million...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letters regarding Obama for president
Backs Obama for president Kenneth Tilsen, Hudson Those who have an open mind and a concern for the future of the country and our community, particularly my Republican friends, should consider why there has been a virtual flood of Republicans endorsing Obama. Perhaps you were not...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Some predict an Obama win may help Dems gain Assembly
As Barack Obama continues to lead the Wisconsin polls, some now wonder how long his coattails will be on Election Night. Democrats think they'll be long enough for them to regain the majority in the state Assembly, and give the Dems total control of the Capitol for the first time...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Obama to skip Madison appearance
It does not appear that Barack Obama will reschedule the Madison campaign visit he canceled last week. The Democrat was expected to address a huge crowd outside the State Capitol on Thursday, but he visited his ailing grandmother in Hawaii instead. Gov. Jim Doyle, one of Obama's...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Racine schools review textbook policy after parents complain about Obama excerpt
Racine schools will review the way they choose textbooks after a passage Barack Obama used in a political speech showed up in an eighth-grade literature book. A parent complained to a local blogger, after finding an excerpt from Obama's 1995 book "Dreams from My Father, a Story of...
October 22, 2008 - 9:00am
October 21, 2008
Obama cancels Madison rally
Democrat Barack Obama has canceled a rally in Madison on Thursday, so he can be with his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. His campaign said last night that 85-year-old Madelyn Dunham's health has deteriorated to the point in which her situation is very serious. As a result, the Democratic...
October 21, 2008 - 9:00am
October 20, 2008
Polls give Obama sizeable lead in state
Two more polls give Democrat Barack Obama a double-digit lead in Wisconsin, just 15 days before Election Day. An NBC-Mason-Dixon survey has the Illinois senator up by 12 points over Republican John McCain, 51-39 percent. The other poll is from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Letter: Backs Obama and Rhoades
Dear Editor, Our government needs strong leadership, particularly at this time. We need elected officials who have fresh ideas, will work with both sides of the aisle and have the fire in their belly to see those ideas through. I feel there are a lot of people out there seeking...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Backs Obama for president
Dear Editor, In the back of our collective minds there is a small sense of nagging guilt over what has happened recently to our country. Like a parent whose kid just wrecked the family car, we wonder if it is somehow our fault. It's not. But the questions persist. Why weren't we...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am