Left to his own, Trump is likely to push the U.S. economy toward a recession. He needs to be restrained for the nation's sake, and only Congress can do it. Congress can limit the damage the Trump administration can do to the economy. But it needs to act fast.
Thumbs up to approval of rental housing plan. A plan to build 115 apartments near the intersection of Woodman Road and Mount Zion Avenue cleared the plan commission last week and heads to the city council for final approval. As many Janesville residents know, the rental market is extremely t…
The county's assessment of its response to a chemical incident at the Rock County Courthouse last month revealed a surprising lack of readiness.
Janesville and Beloit police departments cannot overcome in only a few years nearly two decades of lax regulations on prescription pain pills.
The not-in-my-backyard protests on Janesville's east side are having their intended effect. City officials seem to be backing down from designating Palmer Park as a site for overnight parking for the homeless. Officials are now eyeing Traxler Park.
The new CEO for the YMCA of Northern Rock County, Angie Bolson, will make far less than her predecessor, and some people are pointing to gender inequity to explain the pay gap.
Rural fire departments suffering from a volunteer shortage need something more than the half measures under consideration at the Capitol.
A peculiar side effect of the 2009 closure of the Janesville General Motors plant might be showing up in the decline of volunteering at local nonprofit organizations.
The proposal to allow homeless people to park their vehicles overnight at Palmer Park is shaping up to be one of the most controversial in years.
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.