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Featured letter Charles: It was our duty to make decisions

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

For weeks now, the Beloit School Board and administration have discussed the best way to fill an administrative vacancy at Fruzen School and provide the much-needed stability and support for staff and students in that school.On April 10, th...

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WALTERS: Changes sought in child support, custody process

April 15, 2019 at 9:16 am

A bipartisan group of legislators crafted a package of changes that would rewrite rules governing the emotional issues of child custody and child support payments when parents split up.Last year, court records show, Wisconsin judges handled...

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WILL: Two more tests for Republicans to fail

April 11, 2019 at 10:23 am

WASHINGTON - In 1964, although there was scant chance that Americans would choose to have a third president in 14 months, Lyndon Johnson took no chances. The economy was sizzling and in November Johnson would carry 44 states. Nevertheless, ...

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Featured letter Better way to understand candidates' vote totals

April 08, 2019 at 10:08 am

As shown below, on April 2, 2019, candidates for the Beloit School Board received votes which were publicized in various media along with a percentage figure that is a candidate's total divided by the total votes cast for all candidates. Th...

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WALTERS: Request for more adult prison beds criticized

April 08, 2019 at 8:55 am

When he campaigned for governor last year, Democrat Tony Evers criticized Republican Gov. Scott Walker for signing a budget that spent more state tax dollars on prisons than on the UW System.State government's priorities are wrong, candidat...

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Evers, Republicans tie in game's first innings

April 01, 2019 at 9:50 am

DEMOCRAT Tony Evers has been governor for almost three months. If they were the first innings of a baseball game, the score may be 3-3 between Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature.Republicans will be at bat for the next three m...

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WALTERS: Hagedorn also running against Abrahamson

March 25, 2019 at 9:06 am

One candidate in the April 2 election for a 10-year term on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn, is campaigning by attacking the justice he wants to replace - Justice Shirley Abrahamson.In public forums, Hagedorn said, ...

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Guest commentary They made difference in our community

March 11, 2019 at 11:51 am

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is mere tenacity" - Amelia Earhart (Readers Digest)For more than 30 years, the nation has recognized March as Women's History Month. And so it has come around again and there are so...

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Featured letter An opportunity for School District of Beloit

March 04, 2019 at 10:08 am

Candidates for superintendent of the School District of Beloit know sobering truths about our situation like low test scores, unmet standards, challenging discipline, and an outflow of students.They will all welcome the opportunity to turn ...

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Ten issues to watch in Evers budget

February 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

"PLYMOUTH Progressive"That's what Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers called himself. He grew up in Plymouth (Sheboygan County), population 8,400, and his Progressive politics are left of moderate. Thursday, Gov. Evers will give Re...

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