Door County Daily News Opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2014-10-01T07:14:26Z CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=146003" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Thanks to Republican Joel Kitchens and Democrat Joe Majeski for accepting our invitation to debate. Both candidates for the First Assembly District seat will face off in a 90-minute debate at 7 PM October 23rd on 96.7FM WBDK.&nbsp; If you ... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO 2014-10-01T11:30:00Z Letter to the Editor: What We've Learned About Mary Burke <a href=";id=144804" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>First we find out that the company&nbsp;co-owned by Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke builds over 99% of its bicycles overseas. This, while she's trying to&nbsp;convince us that she can create jobs in Wisconsin. &nbsp; Now, we discover t... Tom Felhofer 2014-09-22T16:30:00Z Letter To The Editor: If You Don't Have A Voter ID, Get One <a href=";id=144791" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: The League of Women Voters wants to ensure that every eligible voter is able to vote in the upcoming elections. We hope people will check to see if they have an acceptable ID by contacting their municipal clerk or going to http://gab.wi... Sandy Brown and Peter Sigmann 2014-09-22T15:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Sturgeon Bay Resident Supports Majeski <a href=";id=140351" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Now that Republican candidates have been reduced to one I want to comment on the pre-Primary League of Women Voters Forum. As candidates answered a wide range of questions, it became self evident that Joe Majeski, the Democratic candidate is the best... John Harris 2014-08-20T17:00:00Z Hot Diggity Dog! <a href=";id=139859" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>We&rsquo;re living in a sausage-centric society. (I dare you to try saying that three times fast!) Restaurants are popping up all over Chicago that focus on the mighty sausage and all types of charcuterie. Sausages, once confined to German restauran... Zola, Plan Z DIet 2014-08-17T11:00:00Z CIVIL DISCOURSE: An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=139466" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>What appeared to be a record crowd at last week&rsquo;s Shanty Days in Algoma proves organizers really know how to put on a great event.&nbsp; From litter, traffic and crowd control to a well-organized parade, food and beer stands and music, the 2014... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO, 2014-08-13T15:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - What I Want in a Representative <a href=";id=138876" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As a citizen and voter I am weary of candidates, of any party, who run&nbsp;for office to promote personal partisan agendas. My hackles also rise every time&nbsp;I hear a candidate talk about &ldquo;What the people want&rdquo;, or &ldquo;Americans wa... Dan Powers 2014-08-08T17:15:00Z Letter To The Editor - Algoma Resident Supports Majeski In Assembly Race <a href=";id=138574" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: We here in Kewaunee County look forward to the day when the League of Women Voters (LWV) can bring pre-election candidate forums to our county. &nbsp; The 1st Assembly Forum held in southern Door County on July 23rd by the Door County ... John Pabich 2014-08-06T16:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Joel Kitchens the right choice for Door and Kewaunee County <a href=";id=136989" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>I would like to encourage every voter in Door and Kewaunee Counties to vote for Joel Kitchens.&nbsp; I had the opportunity to work with Joel for the past eight years as Superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay School District and I am convinced that he is ... Joe Stutting 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Don't Worry, Eat Happy! <a href=";id=136268" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's common for people to eat when they feel stressed. Most often, the foods of choice are high in carbs, sweet, and fall into the junk-food category. When you feel stressed out, try eating foods that can help you de-stress! Crunch away stress with c... Jody Anderson, RN, CHC 2014-07-20T05:00:00Z The Skinny on Trans Fats <a href=";id=136214" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Trans fats or trans fatty acids are used to make oils more solid and increase shelf life of foods.&nbsp;&nbsp;Created&nbsp;through a chemical process of adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable oils,&nbsp;trans fats can improve the taste of foods, and keep... Jody Anderson, RN, CHC 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Guest Column - Door County’s Support For DCEDC <a href=";id=135968" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Door County strategic priority number one is to &ldquo;promote a diverse and growing economy producing high quality jobs.&rdquo; How does Door County government work to achieve this lofty priority? We are the single largest investor in the Door Coun... Maureen Murphy, Door County Administrator, and Sam Perlman, Economic Development Manager, Door Count 2014-07-17T16:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - League Of Women Voters Explains Forum Policy <a href=";id=135516" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>July 11, 2014 Dear Editor: I am writing to shed some light on an issue that has come to the fore with this election cycle. It has long been the policy of the Door County League of Women Voters to conduct one candidate forum per race. If there is a ... Sandy Brown 2014-07-14T16:00:00Z CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=133864" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Our sympathy to Door County artist &ldquo;Doc&rdquo; Ranley whose gallery in downtown Sturgeon Bay was destroyed by fire early this morning. Works representing thousands of hours, international travel and military service were lost. The Maritime Gall... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Guest Column - The Budget Process And Tax Rate <a href=";id=133065" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Door County strategic priority number two is to &ldquo;exercise sound financial management and build the County&rsquo;s fiscal strength while minimizing the property tax burden.&rdquo; Last month, while meeting with Door County Board Chairman Dan Au... Door County Administrator, Maureen Murphy 2014-06-26T10:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Joe Stutting Says "Thanks" <a href=";id=132080" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Dear Sturgeon Bay Community, Thank you for the past eight years. It has been a privilege to serve the community as the superintendent of schools and as a city alderman. I would like to thank everyone at the Sturgeon Bay School District. T... Joe Stutting 2014-06-19T14:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Make First Offense OWI A Felony <a href=";id=131480" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>To: Gov. Scott Walker, State Rep. Garey Bies, State Sen. Frank Lasee, US Rep. Reid Ribble, US Sen. Tammy Baldwin, US Sen. Ron Johnson Lady and Gentlemen: Please consider this question carefully and I ask that you provide an explanation of your answ... Marilyn Slappy 2014-06-16T11:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Why Wait To Fire VA Secretary? <a href=";id=129002" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The VA health care system has&nbsp;received its share of criticism over the years, but only in this current scandal have credible&nbsp;allegations of "cooking the books" and falsified records been brought forward.&nbsp;Any such&nbsp;actions are not i... CDR Thomas W. Felhofer, USNR-Ret 2014-05-30T13:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Do Not Fire Secretary Until VA Investigation Is Complete <a href=";id=128406" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; I don&rsquo;t always agree with (President) Obama (especially on Foreign Policy) but in this case I do: he should not fire Secretary of the Department of&nbsp; Veterans Affairs until investigation is complete. I will not even mention the... Dr. Joseph Binard 2014-05-26T17:00:00Z Door County's Water Quality A Priority <a href=";id=128170" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; When you get up in the morning and brush your teeth, have you thought about the quality of the water that you&rsquo;re using?&nbsp; How about as you&rsquo;ve lounged on one of Door County&rsquo;s 30 plus beaches, ever considered water quali... Door County Administrator, Maureen Murphy 2014-05-24T10:00:00Z