Thought I already had that right

Right to work? I thought I already had that right. I have been working for over 40 years and didn't know I had no right to.

23 hours ago(0)

Walker out of touch with reality

Scott Walker sells out the Menominees and a majority of Wisconsinites to the big-money Potawatomis. How much cash can Walker expect the Potawatomi's to donate to his campaign funds? Maybe he should spend more time in Wisconsin and listen to the needs of its citizens, like jobs and lower taxe…

23 hours ago(3)

Reconsider roundabout

I agree wholeheartedly with The Journal Times letter from John Longo (and the WI DOT) that a roundabout is not justified for the intersection of Hamilton Street and Douglas Avenue, whether financed by the DOT or the proposed City funding of $250,000. The main reasons cited for roundabouts in…

23 hours ago(1)

Journal Times editorial: On state debt, Walker kicks the can down the road

We don’t care for kicking the can down the road when it comes to governments and financial issues. We’ve criticized presidents and Congress alike for delaying or deferring difficult decisions with regard to the national debt or with funding earned-benefit programs such as Social Security or …

March 02, 2015 12:15 am(15)

Walker taking state backwards

Gov. Scott Walker is a dangerous politician. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. For the national media, he clothes himself as a moderate, kindly-looking Republican. In reality, he is an extreme right-wing Evangelical Christian politician who wants to destroy “The Wisconsin Idea” as well as to…

March 02, 2015 12:15 am(2)

Urge your legislator to vote for Medicaid funds

Governor Walker's run for the presidency, and his effort to lean toward the Tea Party, should not be funded on the backs of Wisconsin taxpayers.

March 01, 2015 12:15 am(5)

Journal Times editorial: Rescind cockamamie roundabout plan

We often take input from our readers seriously. So we were not surprised when our mailbag got several letters from Racine readers who got riled up over the City Council’s plan to pay $262,000 for a roundabout at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Hamilton streets.

March 01, 2015 12:15 am(13)

Friday Finishers: Bill O'Reilly is not Brian Williams

On Feb. 19, not long after NBC announced the suspension of news anchorman Brian Williams for misrepresenting his account of a helicopter trip in 2003 at the start of the Iraq war — he claimed that the military Chinook helicopter he was riding in was hit by rocket fire; it was not — Mother Jo…

February 26, 2015 3:55 pm(2)

Jordan on Lent

Feb. 18 marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

February 26, 2015 2:16 pm(1)

Dog Park thanks

I wanted to thank the City of Racine and its Parks Dept. for the work they have done this winter on the Dog Park on Highway 38. In January, they spread wood chips to shore up some pretty rough terrain and today I was blown away to see the whole main path was ploughed. We regulars of the park…

February 26, 2015 12:15 am(2)

Street lights, not a roundabout

I am shocked to read that the City of Racine wants to build a roundabout at a cost of nearly $300,000 of our taxpayer money.

February 26, 2015 12:15 am(2)

Wary of BASD's long-range plans

Wary of BASD's long-range plans

February 26, 2015 12:15 am(1)

You can't be serious

$262,000 for a roundabout?

February 26, 2015 12:15 am(4)

Journal Times editorial: State's parks are an asset to protect

In Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget, he proposed removing all general-purpose revenue to operate the state’s parks, trails and recreation areas.

February 26, 2015 12:15 am(3)

Journal Times editorial: Paying ransom to computer hackers not the way to go

One of the first pieces of advice law enforcement often gives when there is a kidnapping for ransom is “Don’t pay the ransom.”

February 25, 2015 12:15 am(6)

Wisconsin needs better property tax law

I noted, much to my disgust, in the Feb. 10 edition of this paper, that two tax deadbeats were running for election or re-election to Racine's Board of Aldermen.

February 25, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Challenges persist despite decline in smoking

Wisconsin will soon celebrate five years of healthier, smoke-free workplaces. On the eve of that milestone, it seems appropriate to also recognize the 25th anniversary of the U.S. law prohibiting smoking on U.S. airplanes, which passed on Feb. 25, 1990.

February 25, 2015 12:15 am(1)

Don't blame educators for failing schools

Recent police conflicts might give us cause to reflect with pride on local history. Our nation's civil rights struggle exploded with the death of Martin Luther King. But in Racine things remained peaceful thanks in large part to the prior and continuing efforts of community leaders, churches…

February 25, 2015 12:15 am(3)

Walker kills a dream

We once thought our government was of the people, by the people and for the people and not established to serve the needs of just one person or interest.

February 24, 2015 12:15 am(15)

Another useless roundabout

Regarding the Douglas Avenue/Hamilton Street roundabout. I never again want to hear how the city budget is "cut to the bone" when the City Council votes to spend over a quarter-million dollars to fund another useless roundabout. At least we have five alderpersons who have some sense.

February 24, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Spend it on cops or firefighters

Seriously? $262,000? You know you guys work for us, right? $262,000 could buy a lot of stuff we actually need! And we don't have the money.

February 24, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Thanks to Samaritan for snowstorm help

On Sunday, Feb. 1, the night of the snowstorm, my husband and I stopped at the Walreens on Washington Avenue. Coming out of the parking lot a huge gust of wind blew the snow enough to cause whiteout conditions that blinded my husband. He drove our car into the Shopko parking lot. Their lot w…

February 24, 2015 12:15 am(2)

Thanks for helping The Big Bundle Up

Area residents again demonstrated wonderful generosity by donating 353 winter clothing items, including coats, sweaters, gloves and hats to "The Big Bundle Up" annual campaign conducted by Real Racine and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

February 24, 2015 12:15 am(0)

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