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Our Views: The chickens are here (nothing to fear)
Given that the city of Janesville has received only one complaint about a chicken disturbance, it’s now clear those concerns were overblown. But nobody should be shocked the chicken ordinance has worked out so well.
Our Views: Victory for the 'little guy'
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos doesn't seem to understand why large manufacturers and home bakers should be treated differently. That's why the “little guy” needs defenders, such Brodhead residents Betty Anderson and Dela Ends.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, June 19
Thumbs down to texting at stoplights and tripling of the state's prison population. Thumbs up to the federal Surface Transportation Board and more states suing opioid makers.
Our Views: Council gives SHINE a pass
We called on the Janesville City Council last week to scrutinize SHINE Medical Technologies' request for more public money as part of a tax increment financing deal, but members largely played cheerleaders for the project during Monday's meeting.
Our Views: Enough is enough
If we continue to allow hateful and spiteful rhetoric to drive our political discourse, political violence could spread. Countries such as Venezuela and Cuba are familiar with political violence, but not this nation.
Our Views: Could Uber someday replace city buses?
Imagine the city of Janesville someday paying Uber drivers to shuttle people to jobs, dentist appointments or other locations formerly served by buses.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, June 12
Thumbs up to vigil after Janesville shooting, more prison for man convicted of 9th OWI. Thumbs down to looming budget impasse, paranoia over fish kill at Traxler Park.
Our Views: Democracy drowning in flood of campaign cash
Republican insiders are tickled over Team Ryan raising massive sums for the House speaker and many other GOP candidates, but Team Ryan's success should alarm anyone concerned about the integrity of our democracy.
Our Views: AG Schimel, take on the opioid makers
Ohio’s Republican attorney general, Mike DeWine, last week launched one of the nation’s most comprehensive lawsuits against drug companies most responsible for kick-starting the opioid epidemic. Wisconsin should join Ohio's suit.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, June 5
Thumbs down to DNR’s permit backlog, backpage.com. Thumb’s up to prison sentence for meth maker, honoring World War II veterans.