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Featured letter The characteristics of good leadership standards

September 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

The recent passing of two prominent Americans, Senator John McCain and Aretha Franklin, has me thinking about the importance of leadership.While Aretha Franklin was not a political leader, she was a revered cultural figure, and her songs we...

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Pay attention, and be heard

September 04, 2018 at 11:44 am

Opportunities to be informed are there, but matter little if people won't engage.FOR THE PAST quarter century advocates have been trying to shut down Fourth Street in the vicinity of Beloit Memorial High School. Members of the public pushed...

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Dignity, civility is to be wished

September 04, 2018 at 11:44 am

Politicians should not make habit of President Trump's name-calling style.YES, IT WAS ALL very clever - Low Energy Jeb Bush, Lyin' Ted Cruz, Crooked Hillary and on and on.Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made name-calling nicknames ...

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Promote unity, not separation

August 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

Like it or not, this community rises or falls together.SOMETIME IN DECEMBER, the governor's office through the Department of Administration may make its decision on the Town of Beloit's incorporation proposal.There are supporters of the pla...

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Order, outcomes should be focus

August 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

To succeed, public schools should get back to basic expectations.PEOPLE IN CHARGE of the region's public schools would do well to pay attention to results of a recently published study by Education Next, in a journal associated with Harvard...

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Challenges face first responders

August 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

In the future, closer cooperation can help preserve services.BACK IN THE DAY, pretty much, all firefighters were volunteers - come a-running and grab a bucket.Though there's some argument, the first professional full-time fire department ge...

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Truth can survive 'fake news'; it cannot survive disinterest

August 16, 2018 at 9:55 am

THOSE of us in the field of journalism value independence above all, so it takes a lot to get reporters and editors from across the spectrum to lock arms and stand together.But that's what is happening today at news organizations across Ame...

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The value of independent reporting

August 16, 2018 at 9:55 am

The Boston Globe - which has served since 1872 the city that is the cradle of American liberty - initiated a "call to action," asking journalists to speak as one voice on Aug. 16 to defend fact-based reporting against the name-calling assau...

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Develop better vetting process

August 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

Leadership determines everything, so clean up the background checks.WHEN IT COMES to hiring key personnel in leadership posts, the best surprise is no surprise.The School District of Beloit needs to work on that one.When the district set ou...

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Tell the Founders to just shut up?

August 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

Too many Americans are edging toward embracing authoritarianism.AT THE TOP of this page is the text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Read it, please.Then think about this.Howard Kurtz - of Fox News, no less - report...

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