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In 2017, Donald Trump quietly rolled back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with severe mental health problems to buy guns. At that time, the National Rifle Association said the Obama rule infringed on Second Amendment rights to buy guns, even though the regulation speci…

The next time you’re at the store and you hear a clerk ask for an ID for a tobacco purchase, please join Youth2Youth 4 Change in saying, “Thank you.” Retail clerks play a key role in decreasing youth access to tobacco by routinely carrying out the law--not allowing youth under 18 to purchase…

Thank you for the Wednesday editorial regarding overnight parking. Once again, the not-in-my-backyard set is being proved wrong about those being forced to live in their cars. The vast majority of the people who have been thrust into this situation are there through no fault of their own.

Regarding the Tuesday headline (Page 6B) for President Trump’s White House statement on the El Paso and Dayton shootings (“Trying to heal, Trump decries bigotry”)--really? Our divider-in-chief was reading someone else’s words from a teleprompter because, as everyone knows, if you want to hea…

If you now are going to allow the homeless people to sleep in their cars at Traxler Park, what are you going to do for the homeless when the weather gets colder? I have a thought: How about taking a vacant building the city of Janesville owns and let the homeless sleep in one of the vacant b…

A report in the Guardian on Saturday claims that John Bolton’s national security team was directly involved in manufacturing the Gibraltar incident where an Iranian oil tanker was seized by British marines. The Iranian tanker remains impounded at Gibraltar. The Guardian said it seems “Britai…

The July 7 story, “Schools struggle with how to teach about slavery” (Page 12B), deserves a review. “Teaching about slavery is hard," says the Southern Poverty Law Center. After all these years of rising illiteracy, one would hope schools would finally focus on reading in kindergarten, not s…

Every citizen is entitled to live in safety. Home ownership is not a prerequisite. Whether you own your home, rent one or live in your vehicle, one should be able to be safe. Providing a safe place for those who are homeless is an obligation, just as is providing safety for homeowners. In ei…

Wisconsin has an opportunity. The Republicans are concerned about the governor having power to create spending in the budget with a veto. While I fully agree with Gov. Tony Evers that education funding should be increased, I agree with the Republicans that it should not have been possible fo…

It is appropriate that the truth about Paul Ryan is being exposed, not only by Donald Trump but by other significant sources. It's absurd for Ryan to call out Trump for knowing nothing about government because Trump is second to none on implementing his policies, and Ryan couldn't even make …

United Way Blackhawk Region is proud to serve as part of the Finding Opportunities to Collaborate and Unite Services (FOCUS) coalition, and we applaud the efforts of this multidisciplinary team, as it works to identify innovative strategies to address homelessness in our community. As we’ve …

Concerning the pier at the ARISE Town Square, it looks like the law of unintended consequences strikes again! They put a child magnet, the "Bubbler," a stone's throw from the steps down to the river with a pier, and no one thought, "Uh, could something bad happen?" So now we need a "study" t…

This past week has been remarkable in miraculous news. A child was swept away by the Rock River but did not drown. Instead, he was rescued and brought to safety. When I read that story, I thought, 'I told you so!' It is because I have been telling everyone I know that the new ARISE Town Squa…