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Guest commentary Pass benefit for families of fallen officers

May 20, 2019 at 10:14 am

By Sean M. MarschkeWisconsin and the nation observe National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day in remembrance of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.In 2018 alone, 163 fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and...

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Featured letter Public relations problem transfers to new superintendent

May 20, 2019 at 10:14 am

The Beloit Daily News of May 7 and May 14 discusses an administrative shake up for Beloit Public Schools "if we want to see better outcomes".I know that change is not always easy but I also know organizational change does not occur from th...

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WALTERS: Uphill fight for 'lame duck' session challengers

May 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm

For almost four decades, Wisconsin legislators - Democrats and Republicans - have brought themselves back to the Capitol for "extraordinary" sessions to act on issues big and small.Examples of bills passed in extraordinary sessions:The aid ...

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GOP focus: Re-elect Trump, 2022 auditions

May 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

TWO first-team players are gone - Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan - but the mission of Wisconsin Republicans meeting this weekend has not changed: Make sure President Trump carries Wisconsin again in 2020.Party leaders ar...

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Buckley urges Congress to avoid state affairs

May 06, 2019 at 10:58 am

WASHINGTON - At 96, James Buckley still is, like good cheddar, sharp and savory. Buckley, whose life has been no less accomplished than his brother Bill's, recently said at a National Review gathering that his speech there would be his last...

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WALTERS: Ten Evers priorities the GOP will kill

April 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Prediction: Republican legislators will have built and passed their own 2019-21 state budget in two months, meeting a July 1 deadline.Prediction: These 10 priorities of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't be in that GOP budget.*No. 1: Republic...

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WILL: A restful break for weary voters

April 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

WASHINGTON -- Three days before Joe Biden dove back into the deep end of the political pool, a rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the terrorist who bombed the 2013 Boston Marathon, and everyone else in America's prisons, should be allo...

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WALTERS: 'Dark store' reforms start to move

April 22, 2019 at 11:51 am

Legislators promise to act on the long-running "dark store" controversy, but they won't offer the solution favored by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and leaders of the Wisconsin cities, villages and towns.Local government leaders say court ruli...

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Featured letter NAACP: Beloit schools' bridge too far

April 16, 2019 at 9:03 am

This community was just subject to an act of deceit and injustice that rivals anything I have seen. In a vote of 6-1 the (School District of Beloit) Board of Education demoted and demeaned the service of a man who has devoted the past few y...

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Featured letter Charles: It was our duty to make decisions

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

For weeks now, the Beloit School Board and administration have discussed the best way to fill an administrative vacancy at Fruzen School and provide the much-needed stability and support for staff and students in that school.On April 10, th...

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