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Guest commentary They made difference in our community

March 11, 2019 at 11:51 am

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is mere tenacity" - Amelia Earhart (Readers Digest)For more than 30 years, the nation has recognized March as Women's History Month. And so it has come around again and there are so...

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Featured letter An opportunity for School District of Beloit

March 04, 2019 at 10:08 am

Candidates for superintendent of the School District of Beloit know sobering truths about our situation like low test scores, unmet standards, challenging discipline, and an outflow of students.They will all welcome the opportunity to turn ...

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Ten issues to watch in Evers budget

February 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

"PLYMOUTH Progressive"That's what Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers called himself. He grew up in Plymouth (Sheboygan County), population 8,400, and his Progressive politics are left of moderate. Thursday, Gov. Evers will give Re...

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Deserving to be expelled from public life

February 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - America's most improbably popular governor, a Republican beginning his second term in perhaps the bluest state, resembles a beer keg with an attitude.Stocky and blunt, Larry Hogan, whose job approval is in the high 70s, has...

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Evers plan pours 45% of taxes into schools

February 19, 2019 at 10:14 am

THERE'S one more important Capitol budget debate coming between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature: Should 45% of all state tax collections - not counting transportation revenues - go for K-12 public scho...

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Your turn to solve highway-funding shortfall

February 11, 2019 at 10:06 am

YOUR assignment, Mr. and Ms. Wisconsin Driver, is to decide how to raise an additional $500 million by mid-2021 to maintain highways and streets you have watched break down.It's a timely request, since Gov. Tony Evers will recommend a two-y...

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Your Right to Know Racine officials' bad judgment on records

February 11, 2019 at 10:06 am

The more we know about the efforts by officials in Racine to shield public records from public view, the more outrageous it seems.In late January, the office of Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney disclosed a summary of records it has fough...

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Record number of women advise Evers

February 04, 2019 at 11:28 am

FOR the first time in Wisconsin history, a majority of those working in the Office of the Governor are women.Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has women as his chief of staff and three deputy chiefs of staff, negotiating with Republicans who contr...

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Only Democrats can save this president

February 04, 2019 at 11:28 am

Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man. - Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"WASHINGTON - Hakeem Jeffries has, it is whispered, ambitions. Th...

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WILL: Dems have their Thatcher in Elizabeth Warren

January 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

WASHINGTON - Margaret Thatcher's description of herself as a "conviction politician" alarmed some Britons but delighted others because her convictions were incompatible with the flaccid centrist consensus that had produced their nation's 19...

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