Local officials should stomach the inevitable complaints and implement a program similar to Madison's to replace lead pipes that connect homes to water mains.
We support the city in spending $7.1 million for Blackhawk Community Credit Union project on the Rock River so long as adequate protections for taxpayers are written into the deal.
Milton School District voters solved a lot of problems Tuesday, though not the glaring one regarding the administration's future.
Of course the Beloit Town Board is abandoning its incorporation effort. It never stood a chance of getting approval without an incorporation application dramatically different from the one the state Incorporation Review Board rejected last year.
Rep. Bryan Steil is co-sponsoring a bill, along with two Democrats and eight other Republicans, continue funding government agencies in the event Congress cannot agree on a funding package.
If good intentions could save 13 N. Main St., renovations would begin tomorrow. Unfortunately, saving a building in such bad shape--the building's backside is a gaping hole--would take a lot more than good intentions.
The four incumbents running for re-election--Doug Marklein, Sue Conley, Jim Farrell and Tom Wolfe--in the city council race have worked to make the most of this economic upswing.
Voters should separate their disgust with Milton School District leaders from the district's facility needs. The right thing to do is to pass the $59.9 million referendum April 2.
Incumbent Michael Pierce and challenger Rick Mullen can't fix the Milton School District's problems on their own, but the Gazette Editorial Board believes the two board candidates can help guide the district through this political tumult.
The Gazette Editorial Board rarely endorses in races involving write-ins, but we did for this contest, knowing voters must chose between two write-ins.
The Milton School Board should fire Superintendent Tim Schigur and Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz before the April 2 election to send a message to voters that it's serious about regaining their trust. We want the $59.9 million referendum to pass but feel its passage is in doubt so long as Schigur and his No. 2 man are in charge. School Board President Tom Westrick should resign immediately because of his role in approving the now-notorious $10,500 stipend to Schigur.
Barn weddings have been saved by an unlikely alliance between a conservative group, Wisconsin for Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
The state budget isn't the ideal mechanism for reforming the highly politicized process of redistricting, but Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to put a nonpartisan commission in charge of drawing district lines is worthwhile.
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, says Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to decriminalize marijuana is a "nonstarter" in the Legislature, but it's already happening at the local level.
With several measles outbreaks reported across the country this winter, now is the time for parents and schools to make sure children are receiving all the required vaccinations.
Law enforcement agencies across the United States have been grappling with statistics showing racial disparities in arrests and incarceration rates, and so similar findings for Rock County should be viewed in a wider context. The disparities highlighted in Sunday's front page story by Gazette reporter Frank Schultz would be more concerning if Police Chief David Moore wasn't a leader in improving race relations between his officers and the minority community.
Milton School Board President Tom Westrick apologized Monday night for approving what looks like an under-the-table payment to School District Superintendent Tim Schigur.
A power struggle or miscommunication, maybe both, have put the Walworth County Drug Court in danger of ending. We're not sure we completely understand the dispute, but one thing we do know: This program is a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
The former Pick 'n Save property on Janesville's south side could get a new tenant soon, though some neighbors are disappointed the site's new owner is pushing for a light industrial development.
YMCA of Northern Rock County CEO Tom Den Boer is wielding a lawyer, and he's not afraid to sue. That's how we interpret Den Boer's defiant statement Saturday, his first public remarks since The Gazette began reporting nearly a month ago on concerns about a lack of transparency at the Y and Den Boer's treatment of Y members and members of the board of directors.