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Our Views: Rethinking structure of Rock County Board is worth the effort
Supervisor Jason Dowd's suggestion of forming a committee to review the size of the board and its committee structure makes sense.
Our Views: GIFTS Men's Shelter in Janesville continues to show remarkable success
GIFTS doesn't just give men places to sleep. It strives to give each a “hand up.”
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Thumbs Up to The Walldogs in Delavan and to Data Dimensions; Thumbs Down to GOP Rep. Bill Kramer and to a utility phone scam.
Our Views: Cameras can boost policing in Janesville, elsewhere
Cameras can keep officers from using too much force, and Police Chief Dave Moore says the devices are valuable when someone alleges excessive force.
Our Views: Look for Gov. Walker to push more cuts in property taxes
In his re-election campaign, Walker promised deeper tax cuts, and the Wisconsin Tax Relief & Reform report provides ample ammunition.
Our Views: Raise of 5 percent for Janesville City Manager Freitag is too generous
The council missed a chance to send a message to residents that it is being fiscally responsible and cutting expenses where possible and prudent.
Our Views: 'Giving season' offers many ways to help out others
Unfortunately, a cold start put the Salvation Army's bell-ringing campaign $25,000 behind last year's pace after three weeks.
Our Views: SHINE report offers reassurances for Janesville
Greg Piefer says many entrepreneurs have ideas for filling the isotope production gap. He's confident his company, with a big head start, can fend off competition.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Thumbs Up to Janesville's new school calendar, Janesville's David Heesen and the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame; Thumbs Down to the low kill during gun-deer season.
Editor's views: Reporters form foundation of Gazette's local franchise
Reporting has always been challenging, but it might be harder than ever.