local • 3A, 6A
Developer’s efforts will go on
Edgerton real estate developer Dan Rinehart doesn’t understand why the city rejected his financial aid request for a proposed apartment building near downtown. But he says he’s still committed to projects that promote the downtown business district. “Obviously, I’m a little disappointed because we have good momentum in Edgerton and pulling people (into downtown), which coordinates directly to their master plan,” he said.
Seeking a safe ride home?
To ensure revelers get home safely, The Gazette has compiled a list of resources for sober driving across Rock and Walworth counties. Our look includes apps available for smartphones.
Streaming meetings stopped
The Milton School District has decided to suspend live streaming of school board meetings and other events because it can’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, school officials said Wednesday. The district’s current method of streaming does not have closed-caption capabilities for live videos, which allow people who are hearing impaired to read dialogue instead of listening to it. That’s a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Communications Supervisor Jerry Schuetz said.
state • 2A, 6A
Opinions don’t scare candidate
Typically, Supreme Court candidates shy away from making comments on legal and political issues, often saying conduct rules for judges and judicial candidates mean they can’t take stands on matters that could come before the court. Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns has chosen a much different path. He makes no bones about running as an unabashed progressive as he works toward a February primary.
Students learn about erosion
Students at a working farm and hands-on classroom in Wisconsin are learning about the benefits of stopping soil erosion. Northcentral Technical College’s Agriculture Center for Excellence is working with the National Corn Growers Association’s Soil Health Partnership to preserve and improve topsoil. The center is teaching farmers to practice no-till and cover-crop agriculture as ways to preserve root structure and stop erosion.
nation/world • 6B-7B
Individuals worry FBI most
Radicalized individuals, not teams of trained operatives, are the terrorist threats that most worry federal law enforcement agencies in the coming year. Stopping them is difficult because many give little advance indication they are planning attacks.
Vietnam escapes storm threat
Though hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were evacuated as the region braced for the arrival of Typhoon Tembin after the storm left more than 160 people dead in the Philippines, the storm was downgraded Monday night to a tropical depression. Officials now say the storm will not make landfall in Vietnam and is expected to dissipate over the Gulf of Thailand today.