Editorials

Shift the needle to improvement

November 18, 2019 at 9:57 am

Yes, the numbers are bad. The good news: Beloit is finally getting serious.THE LATEST FIGURES from the state's school report cards have been released and, really, we didn't learn much we didn't already know.In this region, the schools that ...

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It's what they do, not what they say

November 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

It's easy to discern if there's a commitment to being transparent.DURING THE LAST School District of Beloit Board of Education meeting members discussed various issues related to how the administration has been handling information requeste...

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An open mind on charter plan

November 12, 2019 at 9:28 am

Let the process unfold with an emphasis on what works for kids.A GROUP OF CITIZENS, in association with the Beloit 200 organization - which has been so successful at reimagining and rebuilding the city center - is proposing a new public cha...

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A new normal at the Capitol

November 12, 2019 at 9:28 am

Governor's picks likely to face dismissal for policy differences.MOST PEOPLE can remember, somewhere along the way of growing up, when mom or dad admonished them to keep in mind that "what goes around comes around."Wisconsin Senate Republic...

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When the partisans quiet, it's your turn

November 04, 2019 at 9:59 am

Lots of drama, not much action - until next November.IN HOLLYWOOD PARLANCE this might be called a spoiler.Here's what to expect with the impeachment drama in Washington. There will be hearings marked by partisan bickering. Then majority Dem...

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Listen to people? Not their style.

October 28, 2019 at 10:41 am

Strong public support? Legislature's response is, 'Who cares?'WISCONSIN IS ABOUT to get a clear view of how extreme the power structure remains in the state legislature.Democrat Gov. Tony Evers has called the legislature into special sessio...

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Let the people own their data

October 28, 2019 at 10:42 am

Great responsibilities should come with great power and profits.WHEN FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before the House Financial Services Committee last week he must have felt like the turkey who gets invited over for Thanksgiving dinner.Th...

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Good news comes in waves for city

October 21, 2019 at 10:16 am

Credit faith in Beloit and hard work for series of big announcements.IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER the last time Beloit had such a gee-whiz string of good news.At the top of the list is a major development to house Amazon distribution operations in...

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An amendment? Our suggestion.

October 21, 2019 at 10:16 am

Forget the latest partisan junk. Give power to the people.MAKE NO MISTAKE: A legislative effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot limiting Wisconsin governors' veto powers has less to do with some inherent objection to guberna...

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More barriers from government

October 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

Creeping secrecy is becoming the norm with Wisconsin government.THERE WAS A TIME when Wisconsin had a national reputation for requiring government transparency, with consistent bipartisan support for strong open records and open meetings la...

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