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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck
Greg Peck: Factors in proposed 17% raise for state troopers
Someone seeing that proposed 17 percent raise for state troopers might think, holy cow, how do they rate? As in most things, however, details matter.
Greg Peck: Remembering Hoffman House Restaurant
Greg Peck: Remembering Hoffman House Restaurant
For 35 years, the Hoffman House Restaurant served meals in the Ramada Inn on Janesville's east side. Now, the restaurant and hotel are gone.
Greg Peck: Solicitations prey on elderly
What should people do with annoying political solicitations they get by mail or snail mail? My advice: Ignore and trash them.

Word Badger

Digging into words we use and how we use them with Gazette reporter Frank Schultz

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Xtra Points

Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
Xtra Points Show: Hoops, wrestling and spring training
Xtra Points Show: Hoops, wrestling and spring training
This week on the Xtra Points Show, the guys talk state hoops, star wrestlers and Brewers spring training.
Xtra Points Show: Girls b-ball, Badgers and state swimming
Xtra Points Show: Girls b-ball, Badgers and state swimming
In this week's episode of Xtra Points, Eric and John talk girls basketball brackets, the Badgers' hopes for a No. 1 seed and what to watch out for in tournament-level swimming.
Xtra Points: Follow along for team sectional wrestling
Xtra Points: Follow along for team sectional wrestling
The Gazette will have full coverage from team state wrestling sectionals tonight.

The Web Desk

Behind the scenes of GazetteXtra with digital content coordinators Andrew Reuter and Dave von Falkenstein
Best of The Gazette: Food, food and more food
Best of The Gazette: Food, food and more food
Lenten fish Fridays, a downtown restaurant and a look back at a once-popular buffet are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.
Best of The Gazette: Measles, eggs and school district drama
Best of The Gazette: Measles, eggs and school district drama
Local vaccination rates, protecting eggs in the winter and the Janesville School District are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.
Best of The Gazette: Offenders, Irish Fest and a farewell
Best of The Gazette: Offenders, Irish Fest and a farewell
Revocation policies, the end of Irish Fest and memories a local homeless man are among the topics of some of The Gazette's best content from the last week or so.

PopCon: The Popular Conversation

Entertainment talk with Gazette staffers Andrew Beaumont, Andrew Reuter, Dave von Falkenstein and Shawn Sensiba

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Fuel & Tires

All about auto racing with Gazette staffer Dave von Falkenstein
Fuel & Tires: Kvapil's Sprint Cup return thwarted
Fuel & Tires: Kvapil's Sprint Cup return thwarted
Janesville native Travis Kvapil was already at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday morning when he got word that his race car had been stolen from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.
Fuel & Tires: Travis Kvapil joins Cup team, has car stolen
Fuel & Tires: Travis Kvapil joins Cup team, has car stolen
Janesville native Travis Kvapil has joined Team Xtreme and will drive the No. 44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy this weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. That is, if his car can be found.
Fuel & Tires: Previewing the 2015 Formula One season
Fuel & Tires: Previewing the 2015 Formula One season
The 2015 Formula One season is just over two weeks away. What can we expect this year?

ProjectLab

A team of do-it-yourselfers share their successes (and failures) on a variety of topics
ProjectLab: Use foam to fix holes (but don't skip the gloves)
ProjectLab: Use foam to fix holes (but don't skip the gloves)
Spray foam can be just the ticket for fixing drafty house holes, DIY columnist Nick Crow writes. But if you try it, don't skip the gloves.
ProjectLab: DIY dolly for heavy things in your garage
ProjectLab: DIY dolly for heavy things in your garage
This DIY utility dolly lets you get heavy items such as riding lawnmowers up off the ground for easier storage in your garage, ProjectLab columnist Andrew Reuter writes.

Community Blogs

We the People

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: A victor in the ‘Super Bowl of sermons’
John W. Eyster: A victor in the ‘Super Bowl of sermons’
Church is a popular place on Christmas Eve, earning it the nickname the “Super Bowl of sermons.” Here’s John W. Eyster’s pick for which pastor deserves to be declared victor.

Gen-X in J-ville

With community blogger Steve Knox

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Glen Loyd videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: This is one irritated eagle
Glen Loyd Videos: This is one irritated eagle
Eagles are majestic airborne, but when sitting still, they are subjected to the same irritants that we are, video blogger Glen Loyd writes.
Glen Loyd Videos: It's eagles vs. hawks over Rock River
Glen Loyd Videos: It's eagles vs. hawks over Rock River
The Rock River is an eagle highway near the Bellrichard Bridge in Janesville, but red-tailed hawks occasionally invade this territory, video blogger Glen Loyd writes.
Glen Loyd Videos: Eagles endure harsh weather
Glen Loyd Videos: Eagles endure harsh weather
It's easy for little birds to find shelter by tucking themselves into shrubs and trees. But eagles are too big for that, video blogger Glen Loyd writes.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey
James Martin: On becoming the man I rebelled against
James Martin: On becoming the man I rebelled against
It has been said that getting old beats the alternative, but looking into the social mirror is starting to make blogger James Martin wonder, he writes.

Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: A special event you won't want to miss
Janice Peterson: A special event you won't want to miss
A gardening celebrity is coming to Janesville this March, blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: A lesson in economics and plant disease
Janice Peterson: A lesson in economics and plant disease
A new book details how Holland's 17th-century obsession with tulips led the country into financial chaos, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
A garden is not really complete until it has a layer of garden art, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Fortunately, winter leaves gardeners with plenty of time to decorate their plots.

Ask a Poultry Farmer

Advice from a man with sixty years of experience with chickens, turkeys and waterfowl. With community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I build a home for my chicks?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I build a home for my chicks?
You don't have to spend a lot of money to build new digs for baby chicks, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes. A cardboard box will do just fine.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep eggs from freezing?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I keep eggs from freezing?
It takes only about three hours for eggs to freeze when the temperature hovers around zero, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where to find birds for 4-H, FFA
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Where to find birds for 4-H, FFA
Youth and adults who are going to show birds in 2015 need to order chicks now, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.