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07.29.2014 | 93 days ago | Posted at 11:15 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Rock County Folk Symposium is celebrating its fifth anniversary in August, but you can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it before. Until now the Janesville-area music festival has been a fairly small affair, hosted on a private farm that could accommodate about 100 or 150 people. For this year's event, however, the festival has scaled up to a formal venue that can hold roughly twice that...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The second best thing that happened in November with President Barack Obama’s re-election was that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Recognizing that the oldest General Motors (GM) plant in the nation was shutting down an hour and 15 minutes from his doorstep and wanting to tell an insightful story about the recession that would resonate nationwide...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

How well does he serve Janesville?

 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan lit up the Republican National Convention (RNC) when he blamed President Barack Obama for failing to save the General Motors (GM) plant in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown...
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
  Blue Caprice, 2002 Beltway Sniper Attacks, John Allen Muhammad, Isaiah Washington, Lee Malvo, Tequan Richmond, The Prey, Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Fredric March, John Barrymore, Robert Louis Stevenson, David Luhrssen
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Kenosha businessman takes on tea party favorite in Wisconsin's First Congressional District

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has become a household name since his selection as Mitt...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Considering the diversity of theater offerings, it's surprising that certain genres don't get more play on local stages. Science fiction may have its place on the big screen, but it's rarely explored in Milwaukee theater. Last year, Vince Figueroa...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Area colleges look to boost programs, facilities

Laid-off workers gave lawmak-ers an earful at a Monday forum at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Downsized employees from Delphi Corp., Glendale’s Strattec Security Corp., Janesville’s Lear Corp. and other job seekers told of their experiences in today’s job market. Some of their jobs have...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

State Rep. Barbara Toles talks about the new Legislature

After Democrats won control of the state Assembly in November, it was assumed that Milwaukee’s representatives would hold more power. Yet, once the secret ballots were counted, Milwaukee’s Democratic representatives were shut out of top leadership positions. But Milwaukee Democrat Barbara Toles...

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