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.
State Republican lawmakers are caught in a contradiction with their recent embrace of protections for people with pre-existing conditions and their continued support for a lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The partial federal government shutdown, while unprecedented in length, has been a relative nonevent in the Janesville area. But what if this shutdown were more local, affecting only Janesville? How long would it take residents to notice the effects?
City officials should stay focused on fixing the state aid formula that leaves Janesville receiving far less per capita than its peers.
If CEO Tom Den Boer and the YMCA board of directors think their problems will disappear by ignoring the ever-growing list of complaints about their leadership, they are in for a big disappointment.
Fear not: Schools using Raptor ID's visitor identification management system are keeping kids safe by keeping out sex offenders. That's part of the sales pitch offered on the company's website and a key takeaway from news stories on the website about the product. We hope it doesn't lull the public and schools into a false sense of security.
The radical left is quick to scold President Trump for bad-mouthing his political opponents, but when a Democratic congresswoman does the same, the radical left says she's simply unafraid to speak her mind.
An ambitious Janesville resident, Richard Snyder, has drafted plans for building tiny homes for homeless people, and whether the city of Janesville pursues his plans or others like them doesn't really matter. What matters is for city officials to recognize a new approach to homelessness is needed.
The Janesville School District's open lunch policy didn't kill 74-year-old Merilyn Mitchell of Milton. But the open lunch policy undeniably gave Ty Matijevich, a senior at Parker High School, the opportunity to make the poor decisions that led to Mitchell's death.
A proposed Federal Communications Commission rule would give cable companies more authority over how much they pay municipalities in franchise fees, and that can mean only one thing. If this rule passes, cable companies will be paying less.
Cynics who argue politicians do nothing but take care of themselves are feasting this week on a lame-duck legislative session hatched by Republicans in an effort to weaken their Democratic rivals.
Thumbs up to deal to continue brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Before flannel-wearing, bearded millennials from Portland, Oregon, made it a "hipster" beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon was a workingman's brew. It was for hard, calloused hands in the Midwest, not touchscreen-nimble fingers on the West Co…
The city has spurred development at multiple sites, creating many jobs. But while these deals have proven fruitful, they come with side effects, namely a housing shortage.
Thirty Wisconsin county clerks have spoken, and Republican legislators should listen: Holding a presidential primary separate from the spring 2020 general election would be an impractical and costly gambit.
For the first time in many years, Wisconsin has an opportunity to govern from the center. The Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers could decide to rise above tribal politics and work together for the common good. That would be a refreshing change.
Anybody who's attended a musical at Parker High School or play at the Janesville Performing Arts Center knows this town has a passion for theater. That passion also explains why JPAC and ARISEnow raised in a flash $450,000 toward its $500,000 goal to replace JPAC's decades-old production equipment and grow its youth programs.
DeeDee Golberg has 23 more horses at her property than town of Janesville zoning allows. A similar thing happened a few months ago to Porsche and Jonathan Kettelhut, owners of a different rescue facility. But there are distinctions between the two cases, and we hope the town board demonstrates flexibility in dealing with Golberg.
Milton School District officials woke Nov. 7 probably wishing Milton, like several surrounding districts, had put a referendum question on the ballot.