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DELAVAN -- Paul Nehlen, a self-proclaimed former Paul Ryan supporter, will challenge the incumbent congressman for the Republican nomination for Wisconsin’s 1st District seat.

Nehlen, a businessman and Delavan resident, made the announcement on his website, PaulNehlen.com. The primary is Aug. 9, 2016 and the general election is Nov. 8, 2016.

This just in blog, by Dan Plutchak, editor

As the presidential candidates crisscrossed Wisconsin this past week ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary, they’ve pitched all the things they would do as president.

But, as you head to the polls to vote, remember any president can do very little without the cooperation of Congress.

It’s the role of the House and Senate to pass legislation. The president’s only duty is to either approve the law with his or her signature, or reject it by veto.

When Donald Trump says he’ll force Mexico to pay for a wall between our two counties, or when Ted Cruz says he’ll step up policing in Muslim neighborhoods, it’s unclear what sort of legislation Congress could consider, making those campaign promises little more than talking points.

No matter who you vote for Tuesday, their proposals won’t go very far unless voters also pick a majority in the House of Representatives and at least 60 agreeable senators.

BELOIT -- Voters will chose four members of the Beloit City Council April 5, 2106, when they go to the polls. Six candidates are vying for four available seats.

The candidates include incumbents Sheila DeForest and Ana Kelly and challengers Regina Dunkin, Kevin Leavy, Mark Preuschl and James Faragher. Leavy previously served on the council from 2004 to 2015.

BELOIT — Voters in the School District of Beloit will select four board members from a field of six when they go to the polls April 5, 2016.

The ballot features Shannon Scharmer, Pam Charles, Shelly Cronin, Laurie Endres, Kris Klobucar and Jennifer Long.

JANESVILLE -- There is little disagreement among the seven candidates for Janesville City Council on the most vexing issues facing the city, and many of the candidates agree on solutions.

But on several important issues, candidates differ sharply on the approach they would take if elected.

JANESVILLE -- Increased communication and improved transparency have been the overriding theme of this spring’s campaign for Janesville School Board.

Candidates returned to the issue time and again during a candidate forum March 16, 2016 at the Janesville Educational Services Center moderated by Laura Boettcher of the Janesville League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Janesville Area Council Parent Teacher Association.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:26

Photos: Chordhawks Chorus evolves with the times

BELOIT -- Even though John Kalkirtz has been a member of the Rock Valley Chapter of the Badger Chordhawks Chorus for more than 20 years, he still considers himself the "new kid on the block." The group performs at several events throughout the year.

"We're starting to get a merger of a lot of styles of a cappella singing. We're in the process of having some of our younger guys doing some beat boxing, because that's a cappella." STORY

BELOIT -- A 24-year-old Beloit man has been detained as a 'person of interest' in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy Jan. 22, 2016 in Beloit, Interim Police Chief David Zibolski announced at a news conference a short time ago.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:25

Photos: Beloit vigil for a slain 5-year-old

BELOIT -- Community members rallied around a grieving family Jan. 24, 2016 for a candlelight vigil in Beloit at the intersection where Austin Ramos Jr. was shot and killed Jan. 22, 2016 while riding in a car with his father.

Photos by Dan Plutchak/staff. Read the story HERE. Complete coverage HERE.

BELOIT -- While police continued their search last week for the killer of a 5-year-old town of Beloit boy, the community grappled with the shocking and senseless killing.

Austin Ramos Jr. was shot and killed about 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 near the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Shopiere Road in Beloit, according to interim Police Chief Dave Zibolski.

A gunman pulled alongside the car Austin's father was driving and opened fire, striking Austin in the abdomen while he sat strapped into his car seat.

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