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As I See It is Wisconsin’s only daily radio editorial, a staple on WIZM since 1971. Hosted by WIZM’s Scott Robert Shaw, the feature has won numerous awards from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association as the best editorial in Wisconsin. Feel free to share your comments. Tell us how you see it!

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Changes to voting rules should make it easier, not harder, to vote

There has been no shortage of study and investigation into the most recent presidential election in Wisconsin. A study by the Legislative Audit Bureau found Wisconsin’s election to be safe and secure. That is not in dispute. The report offered some recommendations for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to consider in efforts to make our elections […]

Let cities decide which roads to fix first

It has been a long time coming. But finally, repairs are planned to some of La Crosse’s worst streets. Both La Crosse Street and Green Bay Street are scheduled for repair next year. Drivers in La Crosse have complained about the conditions of these roads for years, but have been held hostage by the state, […]

Help celebrate Giving Tuesday

In recent days we have taken note of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Another holiday is on today’s calendar. Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to help out charities in our area. Many charitable organizations are struggling to meet demand, and increasingly relying on the philanthropy of donors to carry out their […]

The president took a lap around the La Crosse County speedway, one year ago

A week before the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump held a late afternoon campaign rally at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem. Then-candidate Trump rode around the track in his limousine before the Oct. 27 speech, where he called challenger Joe Biden “soft” and “weak” and accused the Democrat of wanting to delay […]

Peshtigo goes up in flames, 150 years ago

You’ve heard of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871…but there was another large fire, in Wisconsin, on the same day, yesterday in La Crosse.    October 8th marks 150 years since devastating fires caused death and destruction in Chicago…and in the woods of northern Wisconsin, at Peshtigo.  Strong winds have been blamed for causing small […]

Dinner at the Tivoli, then a movie at the Rivoli…still possible, 51 years ago

In 1970, the Tivoli Restaurant off Highway 35 and the Rivoli Theater downtown were both busy places in La Crosse.  The Rivoli was celebrating 50 years in business in 1970.  As for the Tivoli Gardens, that’s not around any more.  It was on the George Street extension between La Crosse and Onalaska, about where you’d find […]