The public shouldn't feel guilty for acting on its right to know and upsetting the Milton School District's persistent efforts to maintain secrecy.
We hope the Janesville City Council refrains from changing the public comment period, except possibly to consider adopting new time limits. The public comment period might not be the most efficient means of communication, but it is transparent. It gives residents a platform to address the council, for all the public to witness.
Nearly 30 years ago, Republicans and Democrats worked together to ensure this state remained a great place to hunt, fish and recreate outdoors.
Republicans in Congress are only hurting the United States' economic prospects by supporting President Trump's plan to use tariffs as a bludgeon to get Mexico to help the U.S. fix its broken immigration system.
Dwight C. Watson takes the helm at UW-Whitewater on Aug. 1, and as a welcoming gift, we're offering some unsolicited advice (our specialty).
The future of public safety might require area fire departments to consolidate and restructure into a single entity known as the Rock County Fire District, or something like it.
The clashing of egos at the state Capitol has turned the budgeting process into a finger-pointing spectacle, culminating last week with Gov. Tony Evers’ spokeswoman accusing GOP leaders of disrespecting women.
Many stereotypes about homelessness have surfaced in comments about a city proposal to allow homeless people living in vehicles to park overnight at Palmer Park on Janesville's east side.
Some south-siders still haven't accepted losing their neighborhood's only grocery store, and they're already criticizing a plan to convert the former Pick 'n Save to Rock County government offices. But those with realistic expectations see benefits in the plan.
President Trump claims fixing the immigration system is simple, yet he's been unwilling to advocate for enlisting the federal database known as E-Verify in his fight.
The investigative findings into former UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverely Kopper's handling of sexual harassment allegations against her husband, Alan "Pete" Hill, contain some troubling observations, though the ones that surprised us have nothing to do with harassment.
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.