Editorials

Pie-in-the-sky? Not any longer

December 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

Beloit's long-delayed casino proposal has momentum.AT THE RISK of being herded among the eternal optimists, after a couple of decades, we will say this:Beloit has never been closer to seeing the proposed casino-resort complex actually happe...

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Show courage, veto a bad bill

December 10, 2018 at 10:36 am

Raw power play is an insult to voters' rights and historic precedent.SUDDENLY, ON NOV. 7, when Wisconsin awoke to news that voters had elected Democrat challenger Tony Evers and ousted incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker, leaders of the ...

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Wisconsin needs this powerful tool

December 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

Citizens should be able to force binding referendum votes.CITIES AND COUNTIES in Wisconsin have been worked up over what is called the "dark store loophole" in calculating property taxes for businesses.It goes like this. Business interests ...

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This is not about what to 'believe'

December 03, 2018 at 11:02 am

Denying science because it may threaten the status quo poorly serves posterity.IT'S ONE THING to debate possible strategies - what's do-able, what's affordable - related to evidence the planet is exposed to accelerating risk from climate ch...

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County clerks got this right

November 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

Shifting an election for the sake of partisan advantage is wasteful, and corrupt.FROM A STANDPOINT OF principle and political philosophy, it's clearly wrong that outgoing Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature would eve...

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Improving starts with showing up

November 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

The community can't be indifferent and still expect better schools.AS BELOIT MOVES forward in so many encouraging ways, one of the biggest challenges remaining is achieving major improvements in the School District of Beloit.Arguably, there...

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Let the market pick winners

November 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

Foxconn precedent will have companies lining up for handouts.SURPRISE, SURPRISE. Other companies were paying attention when Wisconsin spread the table with $3 billion in taxpayer-backed incentives for Foxconn Technology Group.Kimberly-Clark...

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Raising the bar in Beloit schools

November 19, 2018 at 10:14 am

Don't expect all the solutions to come from inside the schoolhouses.THE CONTRASTING HEADLINES were hard to miss on front pages last week, and together tell an important story the community should absorb about the School District of Beloit.F...

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Open dialogue, and open minds

November 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

Free speech is supported by the simple willingness to hear others out.THOSE WHO FOLLOW the news have heard about plenty of incidents at college campuses across America in which a speaker - usually one with a conservative viewpoint - has bee...

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Coming soon? Fairer districts

November 13, 2018 at 11:19 am

Divided government should produce different results for redistricting.THERE ARE LOTS of conclusions that can be drawn from the Nov. 6 election results in Wisconsin, and here's a big one.Gerrymandering is still raising some pretty obvious qu...

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