Editorials

Targeting a critical need

July 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

Support Beloit's efforts to develop additional housing options.FOR THE MOST PART, the population sign that greets folks when they enter Beloit hasn't changed much in 50 years. The city's population has continued to hover in the 35,000 to 36...

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America's best; time to say so

July 08, 2019 at 9:25 am

Recognition for Vietnam service was long overdue.THERE WERE PLENTY of reasons the Vietnam War was controversial and highly unpopular in America.But there were never good reasons for disrespecting the individuals in uniform who answered thei...

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More cooperation, and less politics

July 08, 2019 at 9:25 am

Wisconsin still needs a more sustainable transportation plan.AS THE COLUMN on this page by Steven Walters points out, a robust economy makes every problem look a little smaller because politicians have money to throw around.That doesn't sto...

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Citizens, you need referendum option

July 01, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Court's message: Voters are on their own to change partisan stranglehold.IT'S JUST A FACT: Republicans have played smarter than Democrats, and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in a challenge to partisan gerrymandering ought to prove it for e...

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Recruit, retain retailing options

June 24, 2019 at 9:45 am

Economic development efforts should include shopping emphasis.AND ANOTHER ONE bites the dust, after the announcement that Beloit's Save A Lot grocery is closing its doors.The Save A Lot brand is added to a long list of closures in recent ye...

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Where's Congress on Iran situation?

June 24, 2019 at 9:45 am

Don't start something America's representatives have not endorsed.PRESIDENT TRUMP, mere moments from a strike against Iran, pulled back on the reins and halted the attack.Give the man credit when it's due.Yes, tensions have risen between Ir...

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Yes, it's legal; but is it right?

June 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

Here's the test: Would your side howl if it happened to them?AN OLD SAYING most folks have heard at one time or another: There's legal, and then there's right.We're reminded of that thought after the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week reinst...

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Life ought to work like that

June 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

Please, Mr. President, let's not go down that road again.LAST WEEK, in an interview with ABC News, President Trump responded to a question about how he'd handle a foreign entity offering dirt on a political rival in the 2020 election. He sa...

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Good planning for legalized pot

June 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

Along the border, Illinois marijuana decision will pose many issues.THIS MAY BE the question of the year once Illinois fully legalizes recreational marijuana: Will there be a traffic jam solid on I-90 all the way from Madison to the state l...

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Time to find another space

June 03, 2019 at 10:05 am

South Beloit's City Park is an unreliable base for recreation.IT'S A TOUGH THING to acknowledge, but South Beloit's City Park probably should be surrendered to the vicissitues of Mother Nature.Extraordinarily wet periods - such as the area ...

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