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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

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Xtra Points

Local sports talk with the Gazette sports staff
Xtra Points: Previewing baseball brackets
Xtra Points: Previewing baseball brackets
Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry break down the prospects of area high school baseball teams as the WIAA tournament is set to get started.
Xtra Points: Previewing softball brackets
Xtra Points: Previewing softball brackets
Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry break down the area WIAA softball brackets.
Xtra Points: Spring postseason looming
Xtra Points: Spring postseason looming
Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry keep you up to date on the biggest area high school sports storylines.

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: It'll be Dixon's day at the Indianapolis 500
Fuel & Tires: It'll be Dixon's day at the Indianapolis 500
Dave previews this year's Indianapolis 500 field with his pick of who will be drinking the milk in victory lane.
Fuel & Tires: Full plate of racing this weekend
Fuel & Tires: Full plate of racing this weekend
As the month of May gets into full swing, a full plate of racing awaits this weekend with IndyCar, NASCAR and Formula One all on track.
Fuel & Tires: Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR
Fuel & Tires: Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR
The NASCAR retirement carousel keeps turning, this time with fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. announcing he will retire from competition following the 2017 season.

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: ‘Destiny 2’ adds features, keeps gameplay
Press Start: ‘Destiny 2’ adds features, keeps gameplay
Instead of reinventing the wheel, it appears developer Bungie wisely decided to keep what worked from “Destiny” and expand on and fix what didn't for “Destiny 2,” writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
Press Start: 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
While Arkane Studios' latest game makes combat an unwieldy and frustrating affair, “Prey's” ability to scratch that exploration itch makes it a blast for anyone who likes a constant feeling of discovery, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake...
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Video games aren't always fun in the traditional sense, but every successful game entertains or engages its audience in one way or another, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.

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: Discovering Democracy Fair coming up
John urges you to attend the eighth annual Discovering Democracy Fair, where citizens are invited to talk with students who participated in Discovering Democracy field study in Washington, DC.
John W. Eyster: Judging the Academic Decathlon
John W. Eyster: Judging the Academic Decathlon
John shines the spotlight on young citizens who are healthy persons maturing to healthy adulthood as U.S. citizens.
Eyster: Parker High added to ‘most challenging’ list
Eyster: Parker High added to ‘most challenging’ list
Parker High School in Janesville was added to the prestigious “America's Most Challenging High Schools” published by the Washington Post.

Glen Loyd Videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Black flies, gnats kill eagles and cranes
Glen Loyd Videos: Black flies, gnats kill eagles and cranes
In the past few years, black flies—also called buffalo gnats—have been blamed for the death of eaglets in Wisconsin and other states.
Glen Loyd Videos: Fly swarms look like bird murmuration
Glen Loyd Videos: Fly swarms look like bird murmuration
River flies currently hatching and swarming over the Rock River for reproduction also fly in beautiful formations that look like bird mururations.
Glen Loyd Videos: World’s fastest animal in Wisconsin
Glen Loyd Videos: World’s fastest animal in Wisconsin
Glen Loyd has made a musical of the Wisconsin peregrines with a video produced by the We Energies power company.

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 incubate eggs?
Ask a Poultry Farmer: How do I incubate eggs?
There comes a time when chicken owners want to incubate eggs from their chickens. Your new incubator should come with detailed instructions.