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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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Thanks to tax code, rich keep getting richer

Thanks to the federal government, the rich just keep getting richer. A new release of IRS records shows how little the ultra-wealthy pay in federal income taxes. Apparently it is easy to shield your money from the federal government getting its hands on it when you are super rich. For example, Elon Musk paid nothing […]

Christmas comes early in Wisconsin

It appears Christmas has come early in Wisconsin, and no one can wait to open the present. The state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau announced this week that a windfall is on the way. They say state tax collections between now and 2023 will grow by $4.4 billion more than expected just back in January. Everyone agrees […]

Proposed new rules would make our roads less safe

Much progress has been made in the fight against the Coronavirus. Vaccination rates continue to climb, although slowly, and death and hospitalization rates are down. But we remain divided about what comes next. And once again, the fight is over masks, and vaccinations. One Wisconsin state lawmaker has ramped up the rhetoric, all because of […]

Those pesky bugs returned for the summer…mosquitoes, 50 years ago

In June of 1971, the La Crosse city council was back to debating the best way to control mosquitoes.  Aldermen voted down a plan to resume the long-time practice of sending fog machines out on summer nights, and proposed an April referendum to let voters decide whether to continue fogging.  A Tribune editorial predicted that […]

“Fangs” for the memories? A rock band meets a fan, 8 years ago

In May of 2013, a couple eyebrows may have been raised when a man from Superior appeared in Judge Dale Pasell’s courtroom, and the judge was asked to order the man to stay away from rock bands called “American Fangs” and “Hollywood Undead.” Twenty-three-year-old Scott Mehtala said he thought he was in Superior, but he […]

We’re off to see the Wizard…at Oktoberfest?

In 1994, La Crosse’s Oktoberfest chose a button design featuring a wizard and a crystal ball, emphasizing the “magic” of the 34-year-old festival.  But one person from Coon Valley wondered where the heck a wizard fit into the fest.  He wrote to the Tribune, complaining that Oktoberfest wasn’t German enough, and said associating a wizard […]