Thumbs Up to Focus on Energy in Janesville and Beloit, UW-Whitewater baseball players and town hall meetings on heroin; Thumbs Down to dabbling in dabs.
Because the numbers of voters in such elections are lower, odds are greater one vote could be the difference between two candidates.
Our Views: Greg Ardrey, write-in candidates David DiStefano, Steve Huth merit votes for Janesville School Board
Changes in union benefits and the prospect of the school board adopting a merit pay plan are driving the partisan rancor.
This election is important. Depending on how Tuesday's vote goes, the seven-member council might have five new faces, The Gazette Editorial Board writes.
Haakenson shows even temperament while treating people with respect. He lets all be heard, knows the law, is consistent and explains his decisions.
Judge Daley credits his military experience for teaching him how to work with diverse groups of people, treat them with respect and disagree without being disagreeable.
Anissa Welch is well-spoken, personable and intelligent. As mayor, she would be a great ambassador for Milton.
Thumbs up to Janesville's crime-tracking map, Milton High's Discovering Democracy, a dorm at UW-Rock County and Craig High's broadcast show.
Critics call such incentives corporate welfare. Instead, Economic Development Director Gale Price’s memos introducing both projects accurately summarize TIF funding.
Credit a school board benefits committee chaired by David DiStefano, along with Mary Ann Kahl and other district administrators and Associated Financial Group consultants.