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Land trust army leads despite political vacuum

Even as conservation issues go unaddressed in the national and Wisconsin political campaigns this fall, the beat goes on at the ground level through an army of volunteers to land trusts. They never rest in the short term, and they never lose sight of the long term. Their passion for the state’s land, water and soil ...

Can the nation move way from hyper-partisanship?

JACKSONPORT WI -- Over coffee one recent morning at the Square Rigger Café in Door County with some wise old birds, there was a consensus that excessive partisanship in American politics is holding our country back. The rigid ideological positions of the two major parties has prevented resolution of the biggest problems facing the country: * Soaring ...

Where would Evers, Walker take lagging economy?

How to move the Wisconsin economy forward over the next decade or two is emerging as the overriding issue in the contest for governor, now only two months away. Wisconsin has ridden the ten-year upswing in the national economy to a very low unemployment rate, but it still lags the national averages on pay and job ...

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