On Minn. House approves gay marriage; would be 12th
Previous generations had a bigoted definition of marriage. Gen X and Y aren't so bigoted, so times, laws, the society is changing... and for the better.
Can't wait until we replace the baby boomers in government too. That's going to REALLY be something else!
On Janesville high school students to have longer days
MacDaddy, yeah, a bit.
High school teachers put in the same annual hours, and often times more, then the average 40 hour, 50 weeks a year (with vacations) worker. The teachers average 10+ hours a day during the school year weeks and a few additional weeks of work over the summer to prepare lesson plans. And don't forget the extra curricular activities that require teacher's time (before, during, and after) such as sports, club, events, prom, etc...
And as a general note, I really don't understand the hate for teachers. I do understand jealousy with the summers off and if you're down on your luck and worse off than a $35,000 annualized paid teacher, but not the disdain in general for people who sacrifice so much financially, emotionally, and professionally to educate and to some degree raise our children/grandchildren.
On AlcoCare closes its doors
But people are not more important then $ IrishW.
Receiving government funds requires substantial oversight. If AlcoCare was unable to fulfill the necessary governmental documentation for whatever reason, the funds are not being properly accounted for. We see billions lost overseas due to poor documentation.
On Janesville schools consider technology improvements
Cheaper to utilize electronic methods rather then paper (manuals, workbooks, tests, etc). So much continues to transfer to computer interfaces (jobs, encyclopedias, etc). Kids pick up this new technology astonishingly fast.
Sure, it's a $200-$300 per device expense on the front end, but the savings over the medium and long term more than make up for it. Then there's the more important aspect, the increased effectiveness in teaching the students and preparing them for the future.
Great idea, great forethought, great fiscal planning. There's no downside to this. It's all positive!
On Study: Health law to raise claims cost 32 percent
So, more "sicker" people end up with health insurance. That means idle medical equipment gets used more often, therefore the cost per use goes way down as overhead rates drop. Additional hospitals and clinics open up to meet demand, prices drop further. We all end up paying less for medical care after the initial blip.
Are you willing to sacrifice a few years of increased medical premiums if it means cheaper healthcare in the future and medical care for all?
On Nearly 12 percent increase in Wisconsin home sales
I'd love to get right side up on my 7.5 yr old mortgage!
On Janesville School District summer school fee to increase
wislady, those are available to. Have you seen the summer school course offering booklet? Really, have you? $15 per student is an absolute steal for the retention and learning the students get during the "lost" summer months in the education cycle.
On US Cellular to move and expand
I feel dumber from having read some of the comments to this article.
They'll expand the building and improve access to that strip mall, creating an additional entrance/exit point. That'll help relieve the congestion between the "old" Arby's and Kwik Trip. They've already got the road partially built from the safe, easily navigated roundabout toward the strip mall.
On Gov. Walker wants to boost mental-health funding
I love it when a politician finally attempts something intelligent!
The problem isn't the weapons, it's the person using them. Address that! Good job Scotty!
On 10 things to know for Tuesday
I hope the Boy Scouts do revoke their 'no-gay' policy.
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