Anger over the pending closure of the Darien Elementary School is understandable, but talk of seceding from the Delavan-Darien School District is premature and potentially destructive.
The pending closure of the West Milwaukee Street parking lot has some people worried downtown Janesville soon could face a parking shortage. With the demolition of the Rock River parking plaza last year, their concerns would seem to have merit.
Wisconsin has spent a lot of time in mourning this year, judging by how often the flag has flown at half staff. Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump have ordered lowering the Stars and Stripes a combined 14 times so far this year, compared to only eight times at this point last year.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has an odd way of showing he belongs to the party that favors removing barriers to business development.
Just like we don't associate every industrial site with an environmental disaster, we shouldn't assume every mega-dairy operation will become a problem.
The pending $18 million sale of the Janesville Mall to a Houston-based group provides many reasons to feel optimistic, despite the challenging environment for brick-and-mortar retail.
Last week's decision to close the Darien Elementary School begs this question: Would voters have backed the April 3 district referendum had they known rejecting it would result in closing a school?
A nonbinding agreement is only that, and town of Beloit residents shouldn't put too much faith in the one reached Tuesday--at least judging from comments from the town's own attorney.
Tariffs imposed this year by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian newsprint are punishing The Gazette and other newspapers and threaten to undo recent progress made on the digital side of newspaper operations.
To hiring local to build Foxconn. With nearly $3 billion of taxpayer funds tied to the Foxconn project in Racine County, it’s only fair that Foxconn hire as many Wisconsin companies as possible to build the campus. Many local contractors are hoping to get jobs there, and some of them attende…
If Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature are willing to shell out more than $200,000 per job to bring Foxconn to Racine County, they should open the state's pocketbook to bring a large employer to Janeville's GM site.
Gov. Scott Walker is trying to mobilize his supporters by warning them of a "blue wave" threatening to strike Wisconsin this November, but it's starting to look more like a tsunami.
If the city of Janesville wants to create a festival street so that residents have a place to party, we're all for it. But the city, not property owners along the street, should pay for any improvements.
The big question in the Janesville City Council race is whether this council has delivered on its ambitious economic development agenda.
The Milton School District can recover, and probably quickly, from its two failed referendums. But to do that, the school board must pursue a compromise and acknowledge it won't be getting a new high school anytime soon.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet speaks sincerely about fixing an election system corrupted by money, but without a hint of irony she traveled to San Francisco this month for a campaign fundraiser.
A Gazette analysis of child sexual assault prosecutions reveals a problem that's widely acknowledged among law enforcement and social welfare professionals but less familiar to the public: Children are far more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone they know.
Let's put to rest the notion that bicyclists are at odds with some taxpayers over roadway spending priorities. The two groups have much in common because bicyclists want well-maintained roads, too, regardless of the presence of bike lanes.
The Janesville School District shunned last week the idea of merit pay for teachers, embracing instead the pre-Act 10 pay structure known as "step and lane."
Many educators and school officials have been too quick to dismiss state Attorney General Brad Schimel's suggestion to arm teachers as part of a broader effort to improve school security.
Another tragic school shooting--the slaughter of 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day--should prompt area school districts to examine their security systems and consider how to pay for upgrades.
A proposal to build a shooting range in the town of Beloit has exposed an unusual rift among local law enforcement agencies. They typically tout their ability to coordinate and collaborate, but they disagree on the answer to a seemingly simple question: Does Rock County need another shooting range?
Under a new superintendent, the Janesville School District has abandoned a marketing campaign to increase open enrollment numbers. That's a wise move.
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes reached the finish line first in the race to become the first company in North America to produce Molybdenum-99, a radioisotope used for diagnosing cancer and other diseases.