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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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Let’s support our local restaurants

We are fortunate in the La Crosse area to have so many wonderful choices in restaurants. But things are tough for those in the restaurant business now. Already operating on thin profit margins, the restaurant industry has been among those hardest hit by the pandemic. Many analysts predict that a number of restaurants, especially chain […]

Another expensive parking study

Did we really get our money’s worth from this study? The city of La Crosse commissioned a study of parking by the company Rich and Associates. It cost taxpayers $100,000, just five years after a similar study was completed by the same company. The report is certainly voluminous. It weighs in at more than 300 […]

Congress wastes time as benefits dry up

As the song says, time’s a wastin’. Members of Congress however continue to waste time trying to forge a package of legislation to deal with the coronavirus and to prop up the economy. At the heart of the discussion is the $600 boost in federal unemployment benefits that has come to an end. How to […]

Thursday, August 8th, 1974…not just any day on the calendar

Americans would crowd around TV sets on the night of August 8th in 1974, as the two-year Watergate scandal was about to come to an end.    President Richard Nixon spoke at 8 o’clock, La Crosse time, saying he didn’t have enough political support in Congress to remain in office. The La Crosse city council […]

Burying the hatchet over Bad Axe, 30 years ago

In 1990, a special ceremony took place in Vernon County, where the State of Wisconsin formally apologized to native American tribes for the Bad Axe Massacre of 1832, during the Black Hawk War.  Tribal leaders from the Fox and Sac nations were invited to accept the apology.  Hundreds of Indian warriors, along with women and […]

The store with a “K” was on its way, 56 years ago

In the summer of 1964, an Ohio developer predicted that a new K-Mart would be open on Losey Boulevard by the following spring. Some city aldermen were accusing Stephen Baytos of putting economic pressure on them to approve the box store, which he denied. Baytos said a K-Mart wouldn’t work downtown, but it would be […]