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Opinion Matters

With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck
Greg Peck: Playing it safe by dialing Diggers Hotline
Have you ever called Diggers Hotline? I did three years ago. And I did so again last week.
Greg Peck: Ash borers devastating parts of Janesville
Greg Peck: Ash borers devastating parts of Janesville
The city of Janesville has been marking dead and dying ash trees for removal, and in some spots, the losses will be devastating.
Greg Peck: It’s National Bike to Work Week, and I’m pedaling when I can
Greg Peck: It’s National Bike to Work Week, and I’m pedaling when I can
Are you taking part in National Bike to Work Week? I am, but I don’t expect to set any personal records this year.

Xtra Points

Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
Xtra Points: Breaking down WIAA postseason
Xtra Points: Breaking down WIAA postseason
This week on the show: Eric and John discuss the WIAA postseason and how the seedings shook out in baseball and softball.
Xtra Points: Conference races coming to a close
Xtra Points: Conference races coming to a close
This week on the show: Eric and John break down local conference baseball and softball races and look ahead to the start of the spring prep sports tournament season.
Xtra Points: Busy prep week; Packers' draft recap
Xtra Points: Busy prep week; Packers' draft recap
This week on the show: Eric and John rehash who the Packers took in the draft while also talking high school sports and Badger night games.

The Web Desk

Behind the scenes of GazetteXtra with digital content coordinators Andrew Reuter and Dave von Falkenstein

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Fuel and Tires

All about auto racing with Gazette staffer Dave von Falkenstein
Fuel & Tires: Indy 500 draws ever closer
Fuel & Tires: Indy 500 draws ever closer
With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 just over a week away, Dave is having a hard time concentrating on anything else.
Fuel & Tires: IndyCar back home; Dover preview
Fuel & Tires: IndyCar back home; Dover preview
Dave previews IndyCar's return home to Indianapolis and an upcoming race at Watkins Glen, a triple-header NASCAR weekend at Dover and F1 in Spain.
Fuel & Tires: NASCAR to Kansas; no IndyCar in Boston
Fuel & Tires: NASCAR to Kansas; no IndyCar in Boston
Dave previews NASCAR's upcoming weekend at Kansas; the cancellation of IndyCar's Grand Prix of Boston; and Rosberg ruling F1.

ProjectLab

A team of do-it-yourselfers share their successes (and failures) on a variety of topics

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Press Start

Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee
Press Start: Xbox parties are my digital pub
Press Start: Xbox parties are my digital pub
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee says Xbox chat parties are a way for he and his friends to bond over a hobby they love.
Press Start: I was wrong about ‘Dark Souls’
Press Start: I was wrong about ‘Dark Souls’
Columnist Jake Magee avoided "Dark Souls" for years because of its reputation for being extremely difficult to beat. He's since given the game a try and writes about how his opinion surrounding the series has changed.
Press Start: 'Overwatch' is a fun, stylistic shooter
Press Start: 'Overwatch' is a fun, stylistic shooter
After sinking a few hours into the beta, 'Overwatch' reminds columnist Jake Magee of Valve's popular 2007 shooter 'Team Fortress 2' in all the best ways, he writes.

The Hungry Reporter

Cooking and food talk with Gazette reporter Andrea Anderson

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Community Blogs

We the People

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: Ryan, Trump meeting has high stakes
John W. Eyster: Ryan, Trump meeting has high stakes
John looks at the importance of Thursday's meeting between Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
John W. Eyster: Fact-check election campaigns
John W. Eyster: Fact-check election campaigns
John urges voters to fact-check the election campaigns before going to the polls.
John W. Eyster: Thoughts on the spring election
John W. Eyster: Thoughts on the spring election
John wants to know what you think as the state prepares to elect a Justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Glen Loyd Videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Testing Rock River’s purity
Glen Loyd Videos: Testing Rock River’s purity
Paddling from Horicon Marsh to Beloit, the Rock River Coalition is testing the river's purity.
Glen Loyd Videos: Hello Hawk!
Glen Loyd Videos: Hello Hawk!
A very big Red-tailed hawk flew very close to Glen and let him take all the photos he wanted.
Glen Loyd Videos: Listen to red-wing black birds
Glen Loyd Videos: Listen to red-wing black birds
Our friends—the red-wing black birds—are fun to watch and hear, but don’t get too close to their nests because you might get dive bombed.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey

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Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson

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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 raise baby turkeys?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I raise baby turkeys?
Raising turkeys is similar to raising chickens, but there are some differences you should know.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Turkey wing problem?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Turkey wing problem?
If you notice the wings of your waterfowl and turkeys are dropping down or sticking out, they might have a condition called split wing or angel wing.