Editorials

School board endorsements

March 30, 2018 at 9:16 am

Two newcomers will be added to the Beloit Board of Education.ON TUESDAY, VOTERS in the School District of Beloit will choose between four candidates to elect two members to seats on the board. No incumbent chose to run.The four newcomers ar...

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City Council endorsements

March 26, 2018 at 9:41 am

Times are good, but there's still plenty of work ahead.WHEN BELOIT VOTERS go to the polls on April 3 they will be asked to choose four out of six candidates to fill seats on the Beloit City Council.The candidates include four incumbents - K...

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A wrong move by school board

March 26, 2018 at 9:41 am

No need to rush, and plenty of good reasons to wait.WITH ALL DUE RESPECT for the School District of Beloit's current human resources director, Deetra Sallis, and new director Traci Caradine hired last week during a contentious school board ...

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Dallet best choice for Supreme Court

March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

Partisan ideologues have damaged Wisconsin's system of justice.WHEN WISCONSIN VOTERS narrowed candidates from three to two seeking to replace outgoing Justice Michael Gableman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, we did not endorse but did expla...

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Safe and secure starts at home

March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

Good parenting is the best preventive measure against violent behavior.THIS QUOTE MAY sum up the hard truth facing parents, students, school authorities and people who gather at so many other places in America today: "Feeling safe and being...

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Demand better from legislators

March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Failure to finish predator bill leaves vulnerable kids at risk.IT'S ALMOST A standing joke that legislatures - whether it's Congress or those in the states - are models of inefficiency, constantly scrapping over partisan political differenc...

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Protect the right, or you'll lose it

March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Transparency laws are intended to keep government open and responsive.A FEW DAYS AGO we reported on a letter sent by the newspaper's editor to School District of Beloit Board of Education President Laurie Endres. The letter addressed concer...

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Good lord: Try this or drop it

March 05, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Time lapse in ex-mayor's case has become a prosecutorial comedy.NORMALLY, WE ARE reluctant to express opinions about pending cases in court.But seven years and counting? Come on.Way back in 2008 an incident at the South Beloit Police Depart...

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Trade war? There are no guarantees

March 05, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Global economic diplomacy can't be done with seat-of-the-pants blather.HELMUTH VON MOLTKE, a 19th century Prussian military man, is credited with what has become a famous quote: "No battle plan ever survives first contact with the enemy."Pr...

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Opinion schedule changing

March 05, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Beginning today, the Beloit Daily News Opinion page will move to a new schedule and routinely appear once a week, on Monday.The page will continue to carry local editorials and letters to the editor.At times, more than one Opinion page a we...

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