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Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, Nov. 27: Holiday edition
Thumbs up to hugs, giving trees. Thumbs down to ignoring the Salvation Army bell ringer, eggnog.
Our Views: Milton should view problem from new angle
Milton school officials aren't eager to talk about redrawing district lines, but their insistence that a new high school is needed to alleviate overcrowding makes the once unthinkable more plausible.
Our Views: Need a reason to be grateful? Here's a few
If you’re having trouble thinking of reasons to be grateful—perhaps because your refrigerator broke down one day before you’re expecting 20 guests—we’ve made a small list for you.
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Monday, Nov. 20
Thumbs up to geothermal at Edgerton hospital and Rock County suing opioid makers. Thumbs down to hedging over Roy Moore, the next perpetrator exposed.
Our Views: Volunteer departments need rescuing
While considered as much a part of the rural landscape as corn and soybean fields, the state’s network of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians is falling apart.
Our Views: If not criminal, Spoden's actions highly unethical
The public shouldn't buy Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden's claim that he did nothing wrong by trying to derail a Janesville Police Department investigation involving his son.
Thumbs up/down for Monday, Nov. 13
Thumbs down to lowering drinking age to 19, leaves still on trees. Thumbs up to North Beloit, new crime stopper app.
Our Views: Eliminating age restrictions for hunting a dumb idea
While nobody in Madison is foolish enough—we would hope—to extend driving privileges to little kids, the GOP-controlled Legislature advanced an idea almost as idiotic last week: eliminating age restrictions on hunting.
Our Views: Beware the predator you don't suspect
While police efforts to protect children are obviously appreciated, sex offender checks on Halloween night can reinforce the myth that sex offenders mainly target strangers.
Our Views: Voters' message clear: No new high school
Rather than wallow in self-pity, school board members and district officials should do some self-reflection. They need to stop trying to bend the voters' will and instead bend to the will of the voters.