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Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, March 27
Thumbs up to declining crime rate and keeping dealers out of drug court. Thumbs down to trash on the trails and limiting access to court records.
Our Views: Dam unleashes flood of nostalgia
Who would have thought an obsolete, worn-out slab of concrete sitting in the Rock River would have triggered such strong feelings among both its fans and detractors?
Our Views: Superintendent sends the wrong message
Delavan-Darien Superintendent Robert Crist should have consulted the school board and sought its guidance on how to proceed before shooting out an email to parents about dealing with ICE agents.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, March 20
Thumbs up to Lance Fena, bipartisan resistance. Thumbs down to a $21,000 taxpayer bill for Pence's visit, Bernie Sanders campaign.
Our Views: Not what the voters ordered
Perhaps the biggest problem with the Republican replacement plan for Obamacare is not that it fails to advance either conservative or liberal aims—it's simply impractical.
Our Views: How not to go about making a law
In their handling of a proposed ordinance aimed at spending on consultants, two city officials showed voters why the process of churning out laws is sometimes referred to as sausage making.
Our Views: A second chance for Rep. Loudenbeck
The Republican from Clinton sits on the Joint Finance Committee and could prove influential in stopping a provision within Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget that would hamper the public's right to know.
Our Views: On roads, budget's tank empty
We cannot join in the Kumbaya moment over Gov. Scott Walker's budget, namely because his plan falls woefully short in addressing the state's transportation needs.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, March 13
Our Views: Crystal ball looks murky for Line 61
The competing narratives of activists and Enbridge officials might leave readers wondering: Who’s telling the truth about the possible expansion of Line 61, a pipeline that carries tar sands oil beneath parts of Rock County.