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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.
Our Views: Warning signs flash on SHINE deal
We're hopeful SHINE's plan to produce molybdenum-99 remains commercially viable, but the skepticism of some private investors cannot be ignored. Given recent developments, the city council should review the project to ensure the benefits still outweigh the risks.
Our Views: Drug testing for BadgerCare makes sense
Requiring people who qualify for BadgerCare to prove they're leading sober lives is completely appropriate, especially amid a heroin epidemic ravaging many areas of the country where more people rely on public assistance.
Our Views: Feds' PR strategy: Shhh
We’re calling out all government officials who address local audiences but then clam up when a local reporter asks questions. It’s especially hypocritical for a “community relations officer” to claim she can’t speak with members of the media.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, May 29
Thumbs up to the Legislature rejecting Walker’s proposed tuition, loosening food truck restrictions. Thumbs down to giving out $1,000 stipends, Birds Eye Vegetable in the town of Darien.
Our Views: Seven is enough for city council
City Council President Doug Marklein is advancing a more-is-better theory in suggesting the council could better represent the city with two additional members, but assuming a larger government body would lead to smarter policy is a mistake.
Our Views: A true gift to the community
With 40 churches at the heart of its operation, the GIFTS Men’s Shelter has become an enduring display of the community’s Christian faith. The shelter has launched a capital campaign seeking to raise $1.6 million, and we're asking our readers to support this worthwhile initiative.
Our Views: Keep dogs out of city parks
Some dog owners want the “right” to take their dogs into Janesville's parks and on bike trails, but that would be a bad idea. If anything, the city council should consider starting the dog ban sooner, moving it from May 15 to April 15.
Our Views: Protecting free speech doesn't require new laws
GOP-backed bills could lead to infringements on protesters' free speech rights.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, May 22
Thumbs up to rethinking courthouse plan, presentation on poverty. Thumbs down to uncooperative witnesses, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.