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Sumner Coon: Racine City Council should change sidewalk repair policy

I strongly advocate the Racine City Council to change its sidewalk repair policy, which is grossly unfair to those who own corner lots. I bought such a lot in 1999, and within two years, I received an order to replace 18 sidewalk slabs abutting my property. I was astounded. At that time, the…

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Arnold: Thank you, Milwaukee Humane Society, for duck assistance

On Monday evening, I was at Pritchard Park for a youth running club practice. As our runners were going around the pond on 21st and Ohio streets, I noticed a female mallard in the pond with fishing line and a bobber wrapped around her wing. She could swim just fine, but I am sure that she co…

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Kiemen: Demagogues and lapdogs

The press is fawning over “the Donald,” who has trumped the other republican candidates thus far. Donald Trump is a demagogue and his followers are wallowing in ecstasy befitting all lapdogs. Other demagogues in the Republican sideshow are Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, M…

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Furey: Sturtevant village board rejection of SC Johnson offer

I fail to understand how the good citizens of Sturtevant gained anything from the actions of their Village Board in rejecting what appears to be a very fair, if not generous, offer to either purchase or swap a similar piece of land for one owned by the village? This seemingly self-serving de…

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Journal Times editorial: AG Schimel has right attitude on open records

“We shouldn’t be searching for what we can redact or what we can refuse to disclose, but rather what we must refuse to disclose,” state Attorney General Brad Schimel said Wednesday. We’re glad someone in Madison is looking to carve out a narrow exception to the state’s open records law, as o…

August 02, 2015 8:00 pm(4)

Christianson: Embracing solidarity in a divided country

Recently, I received an anonymous, two-page announcement containing 864 words that included the words “Grey Hair Brigade.” It bragged up “old geezers,” severely censured young people for electing President Obama and called for a 2016 old geezers’ stampede. As a 91-year-old geezer, I totally …

August 02, 2015 12:15 am(7)

Landowski: Wisconsin should make wild pet ownership illegal

The story involving a possible lion on the loose in Milwaukee this week caught my attention. I was astonished to learn that Wisconsin is one of only five states that does not ban people from owning dangerous, wild animals as pets.

August 02, 2015 12:15 am(9)

Kennedy: Wisconsin republicans jumping the gun on Planned Parenthood issue

This is a response to an article “Wisconsin Republicans seek to ban sale of fetal body parts after video goes viral,” that appeared in The Journal Times on July 25. Representatives Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch falsely concluded that Planned Parenthood sold fetal body parts to business peo…

August 02, 2015 12:15 am(11)

Kidwell: Thank you for your service to our country, son

As parents, we watched you grow, graduate from Horlick High School in 1991 and then leave for the army to serve our country for 24 years.

August 02, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Journal Times editorial: Prison staffing needs correction

After struggling for months to put together the state’s budget, Gov. Scott Walker is headed out on the campaign trail and lawmakers are ready for a breather.

August 01, 2015 8:00 pm(17)

Miller: Thank you, Racine Kiwanis baseball team coaching staff

I would like to thank Jack Schiestle and Eric Ruediger, Racine Kiwanis Baseball team's coaching staff, for another fine season. Those boys played their hearts out to a 15-7 season so far. I would like to challenge more people from Racine to come to the games next year. City of Racine, you ha…

July 31, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Milatz: Thank you, Burlington-area baseball and softball fans

The Burlington Baseball 2000 Hall of Fame Committee thanks the Burlington-area baseball and softball fans, friends and families for the overflow attendance at our July 19 "Ginger" Beaumont monument dedication and Hall of Fame Day induction.

July 31, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Gallaher: Lott's commentary doesn't provide clear facts on guns

The Journal Times has a long history of reprinting “commentaries” from academic sounding organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute, etc., which are nothing more than right wing-funded franchises.

July 31, 2015 12:15 am(11)

Hunter: Thank you, from Love and Charity Mission

Dear Community,

July 31, 2015 12:15 am(0)

Daniels: Vos hypocritical on open records law

I found it amusing that when visiting Rep. Robin Vos's official website, I discovered one of his press releases with the title "Speaker Calls for Investigation of (Government Accountability Board) GAB," in which he is quoted as saying "The citizens of Wisconsin have the right to know what la…

July 30, 2015 12:15 am(21)

Kristopeit: Planned Parenthood support withdrawal not surprising

Since the release of the Planned Parenthood videos discussing fetal tissue sale, I have done a little reading on Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. She once said in her 1920 book, "Women and the New Race," “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant …

July 30, 2015 12:15 am(8)

Foldy: Lions safer than humans on Milwaukee streets

Apparently, it is safer to be a lion roaming the streets of Milwaukee rather than a human being.

July 30, 2015 12:15 am(5)

Journal Times editorial: Gun background-check databases must be strengthened

Gun-rights supporters and gun-control advocates seem to generally agree that the mentally ill should not be allowed to own or purchase handguns.

July 29, 2015 8:00 pm(6)

Tyykila: Our lax driving habits

How many drivers have a valid driver's license and the "required" insurance on their vehicles? Where did they learn to drive when so many drivers don't follow the rules of the road?  Drivers zoom through amber lights, often going through red lights or rear-ending the driver who has stopped. …

July 29, 2015 12:15 am(3)

Prah: New prevailing wage law hurts the working man

Walker's new prevailing law hurts the working man. It's not a prevailing wage, it's a living wage. The money paid under prevailing wage is not take-home pay. Prevailing wages cover workers pensions, health care cost, vacation funds, sick leave pay and taxes. Take-home pay is less than half.

July 29, 2015 12:15 am(4)

Pakkala: Scott Walker, an expert at deniability

When Scott Walker’s aides in Milwaukee County broke the rules doing campaign work during taxpayer funded working hours, he claimed to be unaware of their actions. When other aides collaborated with political action committees during his recall election, he claimed to know nothing. When he ch…

July 29, 2015 12:15 am(8)

Filipek: Acknowledgment should be given to non professional IRONMAN competitors

On Sunday, July 19, many Racine athletes competed in the Ironman triathalon. While The Journal Times did a write up on the male and female winners (both of whom were from Canada and professional athletes), they neglected to give any acknowledgment to the local non-professionals who have trai…

July 29, 2015 12:15 am(1)

Journal Times editorial: GAB should remain intact

Gov. Scott Walker last week loaned his support to state Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the Government Accountability Board, the independent state agency that helped investigate Walker’s 2012 recall campaign.

July 28, 2015 7:45 pm(29)

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