Journal Times editorial: We already have laws to protect road workers

Another piece of feel-good legislation zipped through a Capitol committee hearing last week.

May 02, 2015 8:00 pm(3)

Recognizing volunteers

"A Call to Service" was the theme of the Volunteer Center of Racine County’s 13th annual Volunteer Recognition luncheon April 17.

April 30, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Requires an explanation

Let me see if I have this right. To move Wisconsin forward, we should reduce the pay of teachers and punish them if children can’t answer inane and confusing test questions, create a two-tiered education system with private, yet funded by taxpayers, schools for rich people and poorly support…

April 30, 2015 12:15 am(42)

Good move on Saran Wrap

I was delighted to see the article in The Journal Times discussing SC Johnson's choice to remove PVDC 10 years ago from Saran Wrap. I was sad to hear the gist of the article to be one of resignation to the loss of sales as a result.

April 30, 2015 12:15 am(3)

Journal Times editorial: Kenosha police billboard lacking in tact

Earlier this month, the Kenosha Professional Police Association rented a large billboard in Kenosha.

April 29, 2015 8:00 pm(5)

Journal Times editorial: Rein in the dog searches

The U.S. Supreme Court got it half right last week when it partially walked back an earlier decision to allow drug-sniffing police dogs to check your car during a traffic stop.

April 29, 2015 12:15 am(12)

Journal Times editorial: Trials must be fair, especially in death-penalty cases

Capital punishment is not without controversy, but reasonable people both for it and against it can agree that the evidence should be overwhelming for a society to impose the ultimate penalty on a criminal suspect.

April 27, 2015 8:00 pm(4)

Journal Times editorial: Unified handbook must be revised to help schools

Earlier this month, Racine Unified School District Superintendent Lolli Haws unveiled a series of changes to the district’s employee handbook.

April 26, 2015 8:00 pm(14)

Journal Times editorial: State needs to resolve issue of sex offender placement

For the past decade, municipalities across the state have been enacting ordinances restricting the placement of sexual offenders scheduled for release back into communities.

April 25, 2015 8:00 pm(11)

Friday Finishers: We welcome the Zoo’s new director to Racine

“No matter who I talked to, within three sentences, what they would say is ‘and we have a wonderful zoo,’ ” new Racine Zoo Executive Director Elizabeth Heidorn said in a recent Journal Times interview.

April 23, 2015 4:54 pm(0)

Unified should produce a better product

So I read the letter to the editor asking why RUSD is rushing to build new schools. Simple, they are trying to justify their own existence. I have a better way that they can show why they should exist. Produce a better product. Parents are pulling their children out of RUSD for a reason. Jus…

April 23, 2015 12:15 am(11)

Don't vote for Clinton just to vote for a woman

In 2008, Sen. Barack Obama ran on a theme of “hope and change.” Many voters, caught up in his rhetoric and the chance to be part of history in electing the first black U.S. president, failed to look at his qualifications. I believe President Obama is the worst president in U.S. history.

April 23, 2015 12:15 am(25)

Journal Times editorial: Restore funding for Citizens Utility Board

Once again, GOP legislators are using a bazooka to try to kill a pesky gnat or two.

April 22, 2015 8:00 pm(5)

Journal Times editorial: The rules shouldn’t be changed for women

In today’s day and age women should be given the chance to do what men can do.

April 22, 2015 12:15 am(7)

Journal Times editorial: Ridesharing should be regulated statewide

In the near future, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft Inc could become regulated statewide, giving areas like Racine more transportation options.

April 20, 2015 8:00 pm(0)

Benefits of low-dose aspirin outweigh its risks

Dear Dr. K: I had a heart attack several years ago. I have been taking low-dose aspirin ever since to prevent a second one. Do I need to worry about bleeding risks?

April 20, 2015 4:02 pm(0)

City Council should vote for modernization

As a former long time resident of Racine, everyone knew about the bike shop also known as Racine Cyclery. I have many fond memories; originally on Main Street and then on the corner of Washington and Ohio. Now with the advent of E-commerce, bike shops as a whole have a tough road competing w…

April 20, 2015 3:44 pm(0)

Commentary by Jim Smith: CVS has a great plan, and the wrong location

Commentary by Jim Smith: CVS has a great plan, and the wrong location

The editorial on April 16 entitled “City Council can, and should, save the CVS Plan” took me by surprise. In all due respect, allow me to give the perspective of someone who has been a homeowner for over 50 years within one-half block of this proposal and someone who loves the city of Racine.

April 20, 2015 12:15 pm(1)

Journal Times editorial: Parenting is not one size fits all

When you see a child in obvious danger, of course you should intervene, either personally or by calling the police. But are a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old walking down a neighborhood street without adults in danger?

April 19, 2015 8:00 pm(5)

Constituent did get assistance, advice

I would not usually respond to Letters to the Editor, but recent letters about my listening session are so factually wrong I felt an exception was warranted.

April 19, 2015 12:15 am(8)

The down side of tech advances

Eleven years ago, I retired from The Postal Service after 30 years as a postal clerk on midnight shift. Not once in the past 41 years have I heard a news report stating "postal authorities just discovered that, in the past six months, millions of Americans had their personal information stol…

April 19, 2015 12:15 am(1)

Don't break the law

Seven homicides in the last week in Milwaukee, the death of two more unarmed black men, another 4-year-old child shot sitting on a couch at home. Crime is so out of control, it will never be "under control." I don't care how many cops you put on the streets, the lure of an easy score is too …

April 19, 2015 12:15 am(3)

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