Emily Bialkowski
Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor Last week I received a press release from the office of Rep. Tim Walz, D-MN, about a bill he supports to stop student loan interest rates from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2013. The bill, the Student Loan Relief Act of 2013, would lock in the [...Read More
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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor Just so you know, I don’t plan on ever receiving Social Security, and it’s not because of short life expectancy. The Social Security Act, enacted in 1935, was a legislative act that created the Social Security system in the United States. The act was an attempt t...Read More
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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor This week, March 4 through 9, newspapers across the country are celebrating Newspapers In Education Week, or NIE. I know, I know. Every industry and its brother has a week to celebrate something. Even the hot dog gets a week in July. But  NIE actually makes a differ...Read More
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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor Running for public office is no cakewalk. Not only is there a lot of issues for candidates to get caught up to speed on, but there’s also a new spotlight shed on candidates’ lives, decisions, experiences and perhaps indiscretions. That said, the real hard work be...Read More
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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor With all the attention gun control and mental illness have garnered in the wake of the horrific Connecticut school shooting, it was a bit surprising to read about the Milwaukee County, Wis. sheriff who released a radio ad urging residents to learn to handle firearms ...Read More
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