To the editor, The next time you’re at the store and you hear a clerk ask for an ID for a tobacco purchase, please join Youth2Youth 4 Change in saying “thank you.” Retail clerks play a key role in decreasing youth access to tobacco by routinely carrying out the law — not allowing youth under 18 to purchase tobacco and nicotine products. Clerks are the first line of enforcement in preventing youth access to tobacco products. When kids have a hard time getting tobacco, they use less. And the less tobacco our kids use, the more “Wisconsin Wins.”
To the editor, I remember a time not too many decades ago when a citizen at times would vote for the right man instead of his own party. It was a time when Democrats still had some honor and Republicans were unified, yet still found common ground with Democrats.
To the editor, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I encourage everyone to please review the warning signs in the Rock County Crisis Intervention brochure (available online at co.rock.wi.us/hsd-bh/forms-and-brochures).
To the editor, Sacred, precious, historic, irreplaceable: These are words that come to mind when one thinks of the beautiful pristine, virgin acreage along County Highway G. A priceless vestige of original prairie; as it was, even before our native Indians. Now comes the Rock County Humane Society wanting to build a complex on that precious site.
To the editor, Everyone deserves fair housing opportunities. Over the past nine months, I have had the opportunity to work with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, city of Beloit, Rock County and other engaged community members to study barriers to fair housing and recommend goals and strategies for positive action and increasing fair housing.