Instead of treating it like a funeral, the former GM plant's demolition could become a party.
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.
Let's hope Janesville developer Jim Grafft shows greater urgency in redeveloping the former Pick 'n Save property his company bought last month than he has the former Monterey Hotel.
Bleak portrayals of rural America have become so commonplace that it might shock some to learn that many young families are moving to rural Rock and Walworth County because they want to live here.
In running away from a vote on censuring Sheriff Robert Spoden, the Rock County Board has shown loyalty to the sheriff matters more than integrity.
The state is making a big push to lure Illinois millennials, and Janesville is creating the kind of amenities millennials want. Janesville is well positioned to capture its share of the Illinois migration so long as city leaders continue to make downtown revitalization a top priority.
City councils should show developers that their approval must be earned and cannot be taken for granted, regardless of the size of a project or the number of jobs promised.
A new fitness court for downtown Janesville is a smart move for economic development. It will make downtown a more attractive place to work and should draw people who might also visit businesses, such as the farmer's market, after their workouts.
Advocates of proposed legislation to remove protections for nearly 1 million acres of Wisconsin wetlands are advancing the usual story line depicting bureaucracy as oppressive to development. But what they fail to acknowledge is environmental rules serve a purpose and to eliminate them--as opposed to improving them--would benefit a relative small number of developers at the expense of the public interest.
Somewhere in Michigan, somebody is complaining too many government websites are inaccessible for people with hearing and vision disabilities.
The great irony of the bitcoin craze is the digital currency is acting nothing like a currency. True currencies function as dependable stores of value, and bitcoin’s meteoric rise has turned it into the hoarder’s shiny object du jour.
The Rock County Board should censure Sheriff Robert Spoden for interfering in a police investigation and for his failure to acknowledge using poor judgement.
Some CEOs of local nonprofit agencies were clearly uncomfortable ("it doesn't feel good," one executive said) with The Gazette's recent inquiries into their pay levels.
Not every school is teaching kids how to code, which is unfortunate given code's large, if underappreciated, role in influencing society and the economy, everything from a doctor's visit to online shopping.
The Janesville School Board decided fighting a political grudge match last week was more important than finding a way to help teachers pay for school supplies.