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Peninsula Pulse Letters Policy

As of 11-11-16

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? To see it on Peninsula Pulse’s letters page, please follow the guidelines here and send to: Peninsula Pulse, PO Box 694, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202; (preferred) email [email protected].

  • Letters must be addressed to the editor in order to appropriately distinguish them from general company correspondence.
  • Generally, we limit letters to 500 words.
  • Letters must include contact information, including name, daytime telephone, mailing address and email address. Only the author’s name and town of residence will appear in the paper.
  • Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.
  • Peninsula Pulse reserves the right to edit, to add titles to and/or retitle submissions, to print at the time of our discretion, and to refuse.
  • Peninsula Pulse reserves the right to refuse any letter at any time due to limited space or for any reason deemed appropriate.
  • Multiple letters addressing the same or similar topics may be omitted.
  • Letters not appearing in the print edition may, but are not guaranteed to, be printed online.
  • Opinions expressed within the letters on our pages – regardless of political, religious or philosophical content – should be accepted as those of their authors and not those of Peninsula Pulse, its owners or its staff .
  • Questions regarding our policy can be sent in writing, or call 920.839.2121 for more information.

Online Commenting Policy

As of Nov. 11, 2016, the Peninsula Pulse will no longer allow online comments to be posted anonymously or under a pseudonym. All comments must include the poster’s name. We find that people who use their names carry on more engaging, respectful conversations. In fairness to all, the Peninsula Pulse reserves the right to remove any posts without the author’s name.

  • Letter to the Editor: Brazilian Tailings Dam Disaster: Is Wisconsin Next?

    The recent collapse of a mine tailings dam in southeastern Brazil has already resulted in 169 fatalities, leaving an estimated 200 people still missing according to rescue workers. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. This environmental disaster should raise red flags for Michigan regulators and the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: There Is No National Emergency on Our Border!

    Friends, neighbors, countrymen and women, let’s be honest. There is no evidence to support the President’s declaration of a national emergency.   The “caravan” of people from Honduras that walked 2,700 miles through Central America is composed mainly of children and family members who are fleeing for their lives from drug and gun wars that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Welcome All to Our Events

    A recent Visitor Bureau survey of visitors revealed that almost two-thirds of our visitors are over 50 and almost half are 60 years or older. Almost 30 percent of the resident population of Door County is over 65. According to the Census Bureau at least 40 percent of people aged 65 or older had at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Rep. Gallagher Carbon Fee and Dividend Support?

    This is a case made for Congressman Mike Gallagher to support the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Fee and Dividend Act that is currently gathering sponsorship in Congress. A carbon fee and dividend concept has been around for quite some time and has been covered by the Pulse. A carbon tax (fee) and dividend proposal […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Is the Economic Sky Falling?

    Whenever there is the slightest proposal to raise the top marginal tax rate on those with very high incomes, such as the one being floated of 70 percent tax rate for earnings more than $10 million in a single year, there is a cry that the increase will hurt the nation’s economy. The problem with […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Unfulfilled Promises

    People seem to be alarmed by the news that a congresswoman has proposed a top marginal income tax rate of 70 percent. That would be alarming, if it applied to an entire income. But “marginal tax rates” are part of our “progressive” tax system, meaning that they apply only to income over and above certain […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Plans for the Granary

    Once or twice each month, when in Sturgeon Bay, I use the Oregon Street bridge which gives me an  unobstructed view of the building known to most of us as the “granary.” That provides me license to claim to be an observer which can lead one to develop an opinion on that observation. I have […]

  • Gibraltar ‘Safe?’ Schools?

    For five years a concerned committee and board members in the town of Gibraltar spent hours on a plan to improve Highway 42 past the schools. Their final plan is nice with a split design and more crosswalks. Unfortunately, while costly, it will not be much safer than the current highway. There were no other […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Disappointed Consumer

    Not about the disaster we call Washington D.C. and all that does or does not transpire there. Not about draining ponds or building buildings nobody wants. Not even about animals, which is my favorite subject. They’re smart. Nope. I want to talk about my day today, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, as a consumer. It started […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Intellectual Property End Around

    Foxconn may be pulling the bait and switch of all time. They promised some 13,000 high paying jobs, most of which would be factory jobs. They have just announced that the number of jobs will be far fewer, perhaps in the range of 1,000 and almost all research, engineering, scientific and technical jobs. Still great […]

  • Letter to the Editor: About That Wall

    Mr. President: Might I offer a suggestion or two that might bring an end to the partial government shutdown that shows no sign of ending anytime soon? As you know, Sir, I am one of your bigliest supporters here in Wisconsin. I have appointed myself Door County’s unofficial immigration Trumpster, ever vigilant and on the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Solve the Root Cause of Illegal Immigration

    Donald Trump continues to champion his wall, issuing threats to shut down the government again or to declare a national emergency. He will not consider other solutions to the immigration challenge. He has told the bipartisan Conference Committee formed to study border security that they are wasting their time if their recommendations do not include […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Accidents Ain’t All Bad or What A Show of Humanity!

    Well, it happened. Something I’ve feared since moving to Door County. I spun out on the highway near Jacksonport and landed in the ditch. Which in this case, was a snowbank. I’m so very grateful that I was uninjured, that it was daytime instead of nighttime (scary!), that I had enough gas in the car […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Bills to Watch

    First of all, I want to thank you for this new section titled Bills to Watch. I recently read an article by Sen. Chris Larson (7th district). It was very informative and I contacted his office. He is introducing a bill (LRB-1150/1) that would require our state legislature to retain communications so that the public […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Political Process

    Process is the heart of our democracy. The recent lame duck session of the Wisconsin Legislature was an end-run around fair play, regardless of the merit or lack of merit in the legislation that was passed. The lame duck disrespected the voters and reduced trust in the electorate – just what we don’t need in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Mess in Sturgeon Bay

    Look at the mess the Sturgeon Bay City Council is creating. Now, we have that ugly, smelly piece of garbage also known as the “Granary” back on the west side. One councilman, Mr. Wiederanders, wants marijuana legalized. Miss Catarozoli melted down at the meeting and told the people commenting that anyone that didn’t support her […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Cooperation, Discussion, Compromise

    That’s what we say we want from our government. But there’s no compromise these days. It used to be that if one party wanted something enacted, the other would counter with, “OK, here’s what we want in return.” Then negotiations would ensue. Now, if one party wants something enacted, the other says, “No way! Under […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Disenfranchising Area Young Adults

    As Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days sponsors have gone public with their contrived and limiting survey, requesting issue ideas to bring to our state legislators, these pseudo-inclusive efforts fail miserably in encouraging unfettered participation by all our area citizens as “stakeholders,” in the legislative process of influencing state “leadership.”   Having taken the time to directly communicate […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Shutdown May Destabilize Domestic Violence Agencies

    The level of uncertainty for domestic violence victims and the programs that serve them is increasing as the federal government shutdown drags on with no end in sight – the longest in U.S. history! This shutdown jeopardizes safety for victims of violence. Those of us who serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault hope […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for Potawatomi Accessible Pier Donations

    Tip of the hat to Kevin Naze for his article last week on the progress of the new fishing pier at Potawatomi. We still have a little ways to go but thanks to people like Kevin and members from our Friends of Potawatomi State Park board we are getting close. Your donation to make this […]