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Our Views: Loopholes hindering drug war

Janesville police officer Chad Woodman has good reason to question whether the government is winning the drug war. He has witnessed firsthand a spike in heroin overdoses and the toll they take on users and their families.

“Are we any...

Our Views: DOT sends confusing signals

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation claims new yellow flashing arrows at traffic lights make roads safer, but don't tell that to a driver who misinterpreted the signal at a Janesville intersection last month.

The passenger in that car,...

Our Views: Crate living not for Milton
It’s difficult to blame Milton residents for voicing opposition to a plan to build a home from shipping containers at a Buten Street lot.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, Sept. 12

Thumbs up to tax holiday for school supplies. Economists say tax holidays are policy gimmicks yielding minimal benefit to the economy, but parents of children returning to school probably aren't complaining. Even parents who are...

Our Views: Make body cameras a top priority
Body cameras should be viewed as a vital piece of equipment, much like the gun itself or a Taser.
Sound Off for Sunday, Sept. 11: tobacco, Hillary's health and wasteful spending
Some themes from Sunday's Sound Off: tobacco, Hillary's health and wasteful spending,
Other Views: It’s time to reinvest in higher ed

Whether you are an alum, a student, the parent of a student or you know someone associated with the UW-Whitewater, there is a strong possibility our university has impacted your life. We are a university with a proud tradition of excellence in all...

Our Views: Failed deal fosters a food desert

Perhaps Janesville's Fourth Ward could lose its designation as a food desert if city officials worked more aggressively to lure a grocer to that area.

Officials have proven adept at persuading businesses, such as SHINE Medical Technologies, to...

Our Views: Act 10's big winner: taxpayers
Our Views: Act 10's big winner: taxpayers
Act 10 positioned Wisconsin for the future while bringing the public sector in line with today’s economic realities.
Our Views: Let's talk about suicide
One of the barriers to discussing suicide is the concern that talking about it could lead to suicide itself. Health experts believe the opposite is true.