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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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Lawmakers get cheesy designating latest state symbol

Our lawmakers in Madison have been hard at work this week debating important topics, conducting important meetings and holding important public hearings. All on the issue of yet another state symbol. The latest? Cheese. Colby cheese in fact. The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection held a hearing yesterday naming Colby […]

Ban members of Congress from trading stock

Our political parties don’t agree on much, but bipartisan support appears to be growing for banning members of Congress from stock trading. This comes on the heels of some questionable investment decisions by lawmakers during the pandemic. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina was the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee who had access to […]

What should matter is that we vote, not how we cast a ballot

We have said it many times. Our democracy functions best when more people vote. That premise has taken a hit when a Wisconsin judge ruled last week that absentee ballot drop boxes to be illegal in the state. That decision will make it less likely people will bother to cast a ballot in the February […]

Where you could find a good restaurant, 32 years ago? How about the airport?

In early 1990, Amelia’s restaurant opened on the upper level of the new terminal at the La Crosse Municipal Airport.  Owner Jerry Kulinski said nothing on the menu was over $5.  The name Amelia’s might remind people of pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart…while some of the sandwiches served there included an “Orville and Wilbur burger” and […]

Remember when Bob Dole marched in the Maple Leaf Parade, 33 years ago?

The Maple Leaf Parade of 1988 in La Crosse fell just a month before a presidential election, and it drew a frequent presidential contender. Republican Sen. Bob Dole walked with several Wisconsin members of his party in the parade, including Senate candidate Susan Engeleiter, who was running to succeed retiring Democrat William Proxmire. Dole had […]

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 […]