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Swine flu prompts polio memories

Matt Pommer The virus would strike quickly. Often it would hit young people, and it could be fatal. Or the outcome could be paralysis. That was polio, and it sparked terror among families. In 1952, Wisconsin had 2,288 cases of ...

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Editorial: Vet bill crosses the line

Disabled veterans returning home from war deserve every advantage society, in all fairness, can offer. But state Rep. Gary Sherman, a veteran, wants a promise from the state that, in all fairness, it cannot keep. The Democrat from Port Wing ...

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To the ‘dream-chasers:’ There’s enough to go around

To the editor: In response to the May 4 article, “Bid bill offers disabled vets project preference,” it is insulting to the aspiring veterans and minority business owners who have helped to exceed the state minority participation goals through bidding ...

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OSHA might flex its muscles

Rich Meneghello Dolan Media Newswires Portland, OR — A tougher Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stepped to the forefront. After years of less-stringent, cooperative enforcement, the pendulum is swinging back toward more vigorous enforcement of OSHA standards thanks to ...

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Nostalgia yields travel remedy

Matt Pommer Seemingly new ideas often trigger nostalgia. Consider the push for improved rail service from Chicago to Milwaukee and Madison. It’s part of a proposed Chicago rail hub package being pushed by Midwestern governors, including Jim Doyle. Some suggest ...

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