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Bill Lueders: Attorney general matchup could be November sizzler
It’s true both contenders in the Nov. 4 general election have ample resumes. But Susan Happ’s win wasn’t totally unpredictable because it was not totally unpredicted.
J.B. Van Hollen: Response team helps Wisconsin students stay safe on college campuses
It is estimated that one in five women and one in 12 men who enroll in an institution of higher learning this fall will be sexually assaulted before they graduate.
James Foley: Courage in the face of danger
Perhaps the ultimate context in which to place the horror of James Foley’s death, and others like it, can be found in history’s lesson that such tactics ultimately fail.
Esther Cepeda: Misreading our demographics
Part of understanding and preventing what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, depends on all of us facing up to our implicit biases—a challenge we can rise to.
Our Views: Using smaller rescue truck is good call for Janesville Fire Department
With an eye toward saving more money, fire officials have experimented with having smaller trucks accompany ambulances.
Dick Polman: Michael Brown had pot in his blood!
So what if Brown had marijuana in his system? Truth is, half the people I know—high-functioning professionals—probably have marijuana in their systems.
Steven Walters: Despite low turnout, primary voters made news in Wisconsin
For the first time, Wisconsin voters will get a chance Nov. 4 to elect Democratic women to two of the most important offices.
Local Views: Paul Ryan’s poverty plan comically ignores value of living wage
The briefest look reveals its one-sided approach. The plan reads like it was lifted from a conservative website.
Michael Gerson: Rand Paul’s bogus outreach
A party that doesn't address the single largest source of division in American history and American life—dramatized in Ferguson, Mo.—isn't morally or intellectually serious.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Thumbs Up to a bike path linking Janesville and Beloit and to returning a new ’63 Impala to Janesville; Thumbs Down to ignoring the dangers of lightning and to ousting UW-Whitewater coach Tim Fader without more explanation.