Door County Daily News Opinion http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2015-04-27T07:03:24Z CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=171884" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>CONTROLLING THE NARATIVE Alluded to by several commentators here at Door County Daily News, particularly on the topic of the waterfront development, I thought it a worthwhile reminder to directly point out the obvious intentional shaping of the narra... Donald Freix 2015-04-20T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=171884 Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=171870" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Civil Discourse An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse By Roger Utnehmer DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO &nbsp; April 17, 2015 &nbsp; &nbsp; Sturgeon Bay Mayor and City Council Can Restore Public Trust ... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=171870 Letter To The Editor: Chief Justice Abrahamson Reveals True Political-Activist Colors In Lawsuit <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=171246" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>You can't make this stuff up. &nbsp; The day after Wisconsin's April election, which resulted in the voters approving a constitutional amendment requiring Wisconsin's Supreme Court Chief Justice to be selected by a vote of all the Justices rather t... Tom Felhofer 2015-04-15T10:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=171246 Civil Discourse- An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=170850" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Civil Discourse An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse &nbsp; By Roger Utnehmer DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO &nbsp; April 13, 2014 &nbsp; Good News / Bad News &nbsp; Good news to hear that Sturgeon ... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-12T21:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=170850 "Original Water Mark" And "Navigable Water" Up For Debate <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=170120" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>According to the Advocate, Wisconsin's Public Trust Doctrine provides the state holds title to navigable waters for the public's use. &nbsp; I get that. Certainly there should be free public passage on navigable waterways. &nbsp; What I don't get... Thomas Felhofer 2015-04-06T19:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=170120 Vote "Yes" and James Daly on Tuesday, April 7th <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=170005" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Vote &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; and James Daly on Tuesday, April 7th. On Tuesday, April 7, we have two great opportunities to strengthen our voice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. First, we can vote &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; to have our Chief Justice selected based ... Richard Woldt 2015-04-05T19:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=170005 Letter To The Editor: Upcoming City Council Elections Marks Major Change In Sturgeon Bay <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=169965" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>On April 7th the citizens of Sturgeon Bay will make history, no matter how they vote. It seems that never before in recent history of this city has there been such a consistent alternative to the existing city government, demanding to be heard at the... Hans Christian 2015-04-04T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=169965 Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=169782" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It&rsquo;s a lot easier to buy a seven-member state supreme court than it is a 132-member legislature. That explains why so many outside groups are spending so much money to influence the Wisconsin Supreme Court. High-profile groups like The Wiscon... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-03T09:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=169782 Support Sevastopol and Washington Island School District Referendums <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=168539" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: &nbsp; The Door County League of Women Voters urges residents of Sevastopol and Washington Island School Districts to support educational programs for their students in the upcoming school referendums. &nbsp; Since 1993, the state ha... Sandy Brown- President League of Women Voters 2015-03-24T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=168539 Light Pollution Diminishes The Quality Of Night Sky Viewing <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=167795" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, &nbsp; The Aurora Borealis recently made beautiful displays over Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; However, you wouldn't know that in my rural neighborhood, where the growing number of dusk-to-dawn floodlights emit so much light pollution that... L Menefree 2015-03-18T18:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=167795 Letter To The Editor: Light Pollution An Issue <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=167785" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, &nbsp; The Aurora Borealis recently made beautiful displays over Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; However, you wouldn't know that in my rural neighborhood, where the growing number of dusk-to-dawn floodlights emit so much light pollution that... L Menefee 2015-03-18T18:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=167785 Access To Public Information Is Important For Government Transperancy <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=166704" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>To the editor: &nbsp; Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marks an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we &ndash; the public &ndash; have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong. &nbsp... Sandy Brown- President League of Women Voters 2015-03-10T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=166704 Justice Anne Walsh Bradley and Seniority Selection - VOTE on April 7 <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=166703" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; As we experience Wisconsin&rsquo;s literal death by a thousand fiscal cuts and Republicans are handing over another $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives to already profitable corporations which ship Wisconsin jo... Donald Freix 2015-03-10T20:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=166703 Civil Discourse- An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=165593" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Civil Discourse An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse &nbsp; By &nbsp; Roger Utnehmer DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO &nbsp; March 2, 2015 &nbsp; &nbsp; The Tale of Two Cities &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;... Roger Utnehmer 2015-03-02T22:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=165593 Questions For Kitchens <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164991" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; Reading the reports of Representative Kitchens&rsquo; (R-Sturgeon Bay) comments, mostly in regard to school funding with his appearance on February 16 at Sevastopol School, it is apparent that more direct questions and pla... Donald Freix 2015-02-25T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164991 Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164143" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Discussion of the Sturgeon Bay waterfront development project presents a &ldquo;Good News Bad News&rdquo; study in civility.&nbsp; The good news is that seldom in the twenty-five years I have done business in Door County have I seen such an outpourin... Roger Utnehmer 2015-02-18T16:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164143 My love letter to the City of Sturgeon Bay <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164132" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mr. Mayor and members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council, I write to you today as a son of Sturgeon Bay, a native born and raised, who loves Sturgeon Bay with all of his heart; so much so that I spend nearly six weeks a year in my hometown even thoug... James R. Larsen, Jr. 2015-02-18T15:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164132 Letter to the Editor: A Love Letter to Sturgeon Bay <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=164129" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Mr. Mayor and members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council, I write to you today as a son of Sturgeon Bay, a native born and raised, who loves Sturgeon Bay with all of his heart; so much so that I spend nearly six weeks a year in my hometown even though... James R. Larsen Jr. 2015-02-18T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=164129 Letter to the Editor: Speak Out To Support Public School Funding <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=163468" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Have you noticed that our public schools are struggling to survive financially? Please consider attending a very timely meeting that has great potential to impact the State of Wisconsin funding of public education.&nbsp; The School Superintendents of... Wayne Kudick 2015-02-13T11:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=163468 Letter to the Editor: Public School Funding <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=163427" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Have you noticed that our public schools are struggling to survive financially? Please consider attending a very timely meeting that has great potential to impact the State of Wisconsin funding of public education.&nbsp; The School Superintendents of... Wayne Kudick 2015-02-13T01:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=163427