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Jim Leute

First jobs, lasting impressions
- As the nation prepares to celebrate it's 120th official Labor Day, The Gazette asked local business and community leaders about their first jobs and lessons learned from each. Read more >>
Federal Interstate is a state problem
- Officials say it's a mistake to assume that all major highway projects are routinely funded 80 percent by the federal government and 20 percent by state and local matches. Read more >>
NorthStar signs isotope deal with GE
- NorthStar will partner with GE Healthcare as a distributor of molybdenum-99, a medical isotope used for detecting heart disease and determining stages of cancer progression. Read more >>
Scieszinski: Wait and see on recount
- In the Democratic primary for 15th Senate District, unofficial returns show Janis Ringhand and Austin Scieszinski separated by 274 votes, about 1.8 percent of the total cast. Read more >>
Interstate alternative to be busy in 2015
- State transportation officials said next year would be an active one for the alternate route that will take travelers off Interstate 90/39 near Janesville. Read more >>
Ringhand narrowly defeats Scieszinski in 15th Senate race
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JANESVILLE—It went down to the wire, and Rep. Janis Ringhand narrowly defeated Austin Scieszinski to advance as the Democratic candidate in November's general election for the 15th Senate District.

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About 18 percent of eligible Rock County voters go to the polls
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JANESVILLE—About 18 percent of Rock County's eligible voters went to the polls for Tuesday's partisan primary.

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SHINE passes internal milestone
- SHINE is working toward regulatory approval to build an $85 million medical isotope plant on Janesville's south side. Read more >>
Missing Elkhorn man still missing
- Russ Delorme was last seen July 13, and his vehicle was found two days later in a parking lot on Esterly Road at the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater. Read more >>
Three square off in Senate primary
- Rep. Janis Ringhand, first-time candidate Austin Scieszinski and former Assembly Rep. and Speaker Mike Sheridan are vying to advance to the November general election. Read more >>
DOT unveils Beloit interchange plan
- Several business owners along Beloit's busy Milwaukee Road are concerned that a redesigned Interstate interchange will cut them off from paying customers from the east. Read more >>
Sheridan responds to attack ad
- Paid for by “Citizens Against Payday Lenders. F. Kessler, Treasurer,” the ad focuses on payday loan legislation that passed the Assembly when Sheridan was its speaker. Read more >>
Propane industry outlook improves
- While it's never wise to bet on Mother Nature, a propane official believes the industry is poised to avoid a repeat of the shortages and price spikes of last year. Read more >>
Third generation marks milestone
- Damrow Chiropractic Office is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Read more >>
Residents criticize road safety in survey
- Greg Addie received about 50 survey responses, many of them detailing specific safety hazards and poor road conditions on West Avalon Road. Read more >>
New CEO keeps family at forefront
- Jane Blain Gilbertson recently became president, chief executive officer and sole owner of the Janesville-based companies that together employ more than 4,000 people. Read more >>
Dealers: Recalls not hurting sales
- Despite the recalls, the automaker posted its best June sales in the U.S. since 2007. Local dealers say the recalls have had minimal impact on their sales. Read more >>
NorthStar breaks ground in Beloit
- NorthStar is supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration as it pushes for a more reliable and diverse supply of Mo-99. Read more >>
Officials pledge fix for traffic backups
- Transportation officials hope a traffic backup of more than three miles on Interstate 90/39 on Monday night will not be a recurring problem. Read more >>
Radio club wants to buy building
- If the Janesville Community Radio Podcasters Club is successful in its transition to landlord, it doesn't plan to change the business operation at 321 E. Milwaukee St. Read more >>