RIPON BULLYING DOWN

THE RIPON SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS BULLYING IS DOWN.  THE LATEST REPORT FROM THE DISTRICT FINDS COMPLAINTS ABOUT KIDS BEING BULLIED IN SCHOOL DECLINED BY FORTY PERCENT IN THE LAST YEAR.  SIXTY-FIVE KIDS SAY THEY FELT BULLIED LAST YEAR—COMPARED TO MORE THAN 100 IN 2016.

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Who Is Really Locked Up

If you ever want to start a conversation filled with misinformation and misguided solutions, bring up the topic of corrections reform.  I was reminded of that over the past few days after watching the Democratic candidates for Governor debate and the Winnebago County Board meeting.  It is clear that those involved in the discussion have…

Pot City

The state Democratic Party won’t have as many uniformed voters heading to the polls on their behalf in Winnebago County this month.  The County Board failed to approve a referendum asking voters if they support legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use last night.  A number of speakers from outside the county gave their impassioned pleas…

But When We Get Behind Closed Doors

The meeting that everyone fears will speed up the end of civilization as we know it is now underway.  President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are meeting behind closed doors in Helsinki, Finland and only the worst is feared.  There is genuine concern that the President will just haphazardly spill classified information to Putin–who…