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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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Fewer, not more, hurdles needed for voting

We all shook our heads in disappointment after seeing such a poor turnout in La Crosse’s last election. Barely one quarter of the city’s eligible voters turned out to vote. We wish more people would take part in forming our governments. That is why it is disappointing to see our lawmakers in Madison trying so […]

Will meat raffles become legal again?

It is hardly the most pressing issue facing the state of Wisconsin, but it is good to see our lawmakers are willing to give a break to those trying to do good in their communities. The State Senate has passed a bill easing restrictions on charitable gambling. The so-called paddlewheel raffles are popular at churches […]

Now they want a seat at the table?

Talk about an exercise in futility. Wisconsin legislative leaders have a plan for spending federal funding designed to help states recover from the pandemic. The problem is, they don’t have the authority to make that decision. And what they want to do probably isn’t legal. And even if they did pass a spending plan, it […]

Ten-four, good buddy…loving radios, 37 years ago

By the spring of 1984, the CB radio fad may have been done, but special radios were still popular…especially police scanners, for people to listen to squad-car radios.  Wettstein’s in La Crosse was selling a Bearcat scanner for $99.  If you wanted a good car radio with a cassette player, you could buy a Clarion […]

These guys had “the right stuff,” 62 years ago

In April of 1959, the introduction of America’s first seven astronauts was front-page news around the country, and especially for the La Crosse Tribune, which touted the selection of Sparta’s Deke Slayton for the Mercury program.  At the time, Slayton was a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.  NASA declared that all seven men […]

Drink your milk, or else…52 years ago

In the summer of 1969, it was against the law in La Crosse County to drink anything but milk during June Dairy Month.  Okay, we think that was a joke, but the dairy celebration did swear in 18 ‘milk marshals’ at the Hotel Stoddard…including two local judges.  The marshals reportedly swore to ‘arrest’ anyone caught drinking a […]