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All-too-real parable of 'privilege-hoarding'

September 09, 2019 at 10:00 am

WASHINGTON - Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious - meaning, of course, impeccably progressive - Coloradans. Then in ...

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Dems may rethink national popular vote

September 03, 2019 at 10:11 am

WASHINGTON - Let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, Nevada's Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, who in May gave his party's presidential aspirants a much-needed example of prudence. With the national media mesmerized by those aspirants...

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K-12 school spending at record $6 billion

August 26, 2019 at 11:12 am

When Wisconsin's K-12 classrooms open in a few days, expect "first day of school" victory laps from elected officials from both parties.It's traditional for governors to greet students on the first day, so Democratic Gov. Tony Evers - who s...

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Guest commentary The long road home to Beloit Memorial High

August 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

By Jerry HuffmanI graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in the summer of 1974. And I spent most of the next 45 years pretending it never happened. I didn't hate high school. In fact, most of my memories of those years are still good. T...

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Guest commentary Strong, independent hospital yesterday, today, tomorrow

August 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Beloit Health System. We're proud to deliver on the vision of the Health System's founders to provide the best care for the community we love. As a strong, independent community hospital, all our deci...

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Briefing memo for Capitol leaders on guns

August 12, 2019 at 10:07 am

Memo to: Gov. Tony Evers, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin VosSubject: Update on Wisconsin gun laws, issuesYou three leaders said you would try to meet this week to discuss potential new legislation in the wak...

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Book details Ryan's last political acts, rites

July 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

A brilliant new book traces the political and personal journeys of former Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the Janesville native son, 2012 Republican candidate for vice president and only U.S. House speaker from Wisconsin, over his last sev...

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Apollo 11's achievement still dazzles

July 22, 2019 at 9:39 am

WASHINGTON - Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story the Irish author Frank O'Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a h...

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Featured letter Help young people avoid human trafficking

July 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

When we hear the term Human Trafficking it brings to mind young girls being pulled off the street, put into a van and shipped to foreign countries.Recent news releases are changing that image for all of us and social media scares have sent ...

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How Hiring Heroes recruits vets, spouses

July 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

FIVE state officials went to Fort Gordon, the Georgia military base that is home for about 12,000 active-duty soldiers, in June armed with Gardetto's snacks and this elevator-speech message:"Your work ethic, loyalty and sense of mission are...

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