Dems and their Biden (and Harris) problem

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Satire Alert: Channeling and appropriating the reverse-projective style of William Safire: 1) in tribute to the late New York Times columnist; 2) for possible reader nostalgia; and 3) because the situation calls for it.

Student Awareness over the dangers of fentanyl

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Brown County High School is bringing awareness to students about the dangers of fentanyl and substance abuse with a video project made by students called “FentAlert: Empowering Youth For Safer Choice.”

Medicare’s Dreaded “IRMAA” Provision

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Dear Rusty: My wife is on Medicare and receiving Social Security benefits each month. We built a house and used money from our investments to pay for it. We knew we would pay taxes on that withdrawal, but my wife got a letter from Social Security saying that because the money we withdrew was listed as income, her 2024 Medicare premium went up over $500. And since Medicare is taken out of her Social Security, that results in a $6,000 loss to our budget.

Rep. Spartz slow to step up for her war-torn homeland

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KEY WEST, Fla. — The news from eastern Europe has been grim this past week. Ukraine has retreated from the strategic hub of Avdiivka, its army running out of ammunition and manpower. And in an Arctic gulag, 47-year-old Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny, one of the sole Russian leaders willing to stand up to the dictator Vladimir Putin, was murdered by the regime.

School Board Member highlights referendum spending plan

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On May 7, 2024, voters will be asked to vote on a property tax referendum to support Brown County Schools.

School board member outlines referendum

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Over the next few weeks, Brown County Schools will be answering questions residents may have about the referendum ballot question in May. If you have a question you’d like us to answer, please email me as a school board member at amoliver@browncounty schools.com.

Allies, enemies and appeasement

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Since the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin began his vicious genocidal assault on Ukraine two years ago, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed and over 18,500 injured, according to the United Nations human rights office. More than 10 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, and 6.3 million have sought refuge outside the country.

Brown County Schools introduce new TED-Ed club

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Brown County Schools are changing the lives of students in all grades by introducing a new club, TED-Ed, into their schools. The TED-Ed club is an impactful opportunity for all who participate in the Saturday, May 18 event, but even more so for the Brown County students.

No clear answer on the sovereignty of conscience

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When should one’s conscience have the final say in a dilemma? Or must it answer to a higher authority? And if such a higher authority exists, what is it?

Should I claim benefits at 68 or age 70?

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Dear Rusty: I have a question regarding my SS benefits. I turned 68 this month and work part time. I earned $28,000 last year but will probably gross $36,000 to $38,000 this year. My husband collects his SS, and he earned $25,000 last year. I was told by a financial planner that I should apply for my benefits now, instead of waiting until I’m 70. I would collect $1700/month at 68 and $1944/month if I wait. Which is the smarter move?