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Our Views: On Janesville's winding path to prosperity

Three developments over the past week reveal Janesville is caught in the crosswinds of economic recovery and stagnation.

Time will tell whether city and business leaders are savvy enough to navigate the competing forces, but at least the city...

Your Views: D.C. think tank is clueless on RFS

The Aug. 15 Opinion Page contained an opinion piece written by Nicolas Loris who is a fellow at The Heritage Foundation. That's a big think tank in Washington, D.C., where they don't have many cornfields. He blamed the rising cost of food in most part ...

Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Aug. 22

Thumbs up to sober freshmen. As new freshmen prepare for the first day of class, they will likely feel tempted to go on an alcohol-fueled adventure. But some students are proving it's possible to have fun without getting wasted. At UW-...

Your Views: Referendum invests in Milton’s future

I feel compelled to write to the Milton community about the upcoming school referendum.

I am a third-generation Milton resident and have seen many changes over the last 45 years. One constant has remained, that being our great school district....

Steven Walters: Two taxes loom large next legislative session

If Republicans keep control of the Legislature in Nov. 8 elections, will a H-U-G-E two-step budget deal be considered?

Step 1: Eliminate the personal property tax, which the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says (WTA) totals about $287 million a...

Your Views: Stop filling pocket of program director

I am watching the Janesville International Education Program with interest. It's a big surprise to see the lack of investment in our local students and teachers. I visited Oxford, Michigan, with the Janesville delegation to see their international...

Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 21: Voter ID laws, Olympic golfing, Milton referendum

On pretty pictures: This is for the picture Wednesday, Page 4A. It's called “A colorful kitty” and done by a third-grader, Lillian McMahon. I just wish more people would look at this and think of how innocent of a child this is, and I want ...

Our Views: Director's salary should stay capped

A proposal to lift the salary cap for the director of the Janesville International Education Program would cut too deeply into the profits generated by that program.

It would also create too large a pay gap between the director, Kevin Miller,...

Your Views: The best $5 I even spent

Another hot day, I was driving and noticed a lemonade stand. “Lemonade, 25 cents a glass” was written on the sign. That's a deal, I said to myself. Plus, for the young lad to be out in the heat to earn some money was admirable.

I...

Other views: State not ready for downturn

With partisan primary elections over and legislative candidates making their final push for your vote, now is the perfect time to ask them how they think Wisconsin can better prepare for its next financial emergency.

It's a question most would...

Columns

Dick Polman: AP gets zilch on Clinton Foundation
Kathleen Parker: Taking aim at Hillary’s heel
Susan Brown: Media bias floods Louisiana
Steven Walters: Two taxes loom large next legislative session
Gerson: Why young voters find Trump a turn-off

Letters to the Editor

Your Views: Politics of hate, sexism on the rise
Your Views: Stop filling pocket of program director
Your Views: D.C. think tank is clueless on RFS
Your Views: Referendum invests in Milton’s future
Your Views: The best $5 I even spent

Our Views

Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Aug. 29
Our Views: 'Uberification' is here to stay; don't fight it
Our Views: Public education's grade-level system needs more scrutiny
Our Views: REDI is no ordinary jobs program
Our Views: On Janesville's winding path to prosperity

Other Views

Other views: State not ready for downturn
Other Views: Dispelling falsehoods on Milton schools referendum
Other Views: Cooperation needed to combat CWD
Other Views: Democrats bet on four issues against Republicans
Other Views: Keep our state government open and accountable

Sound Off

Sound Off for Aug. 28: speeders, transgender ruling, Janeville teachers
Sound Off for Aug. 24: getting rich, Leonard Pitts and Ryan Lochte
Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 21: Voter ID laws, Olympic golfing, Milton referendum
Sound Off for Wednesday, Aug. 17: Janesville city manager, hit-and-run incident, golf at Olympics
Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 14: Warner-Reed, Milwaukee Street, Gazette bias