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US falls short in supporting new mothers

US falls short in supporting new mothers

November 28, 2018


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Imagine going through nine months of carrying and growing a human baby inside of your body, going through hours of intense and difficult pain and stress from delivering that baby or having to go through major surgery such as a cesarean section, and then having to go back to work in a few days because ...

UW-Rock County merger becomes official

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 3, 2018


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University of Wisconsin-Rock County will be renamed to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County this fall after a UW System restructuring of schools throughout the state.   The decision was made by The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in December 2017, and the official r...

Congressional ban on gun control

Congressional ban on gun control

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 23, 2018


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Gun violence is often touted as an argument of haves and have-nots, but we should have this conversation from the premise of research. In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment as part of the omnibus spending bill, which stated, “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control ...

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 23, 2018


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Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United States government recently announced plans to up the tariff rates on imports of Chinese steel and...

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Editorial Opinion, Royal Purple staff

April 8, 2018


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There are 3.5 million truck drivers, homeless people and Evangelical Lutherans in the United States each, respectively. You would never say that people with any one of these traits are rare, or that people belonging to these groups don’t play an important role in our society. There’s another gr...

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Jonathan Roberts, Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) Co-President

April 8, 2018


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On March 5, residents of Oak Creek woke up to black dust covering their homes, cars and the neighborhood playground. Many already knew that the culprit was the coal-fired power plant less than a mile south. Three days later, independent testing done by Aspen Consulting confirmed this assumption. ...

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Janis Ringhand

April 2, 2018


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Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has been trying to defend the Dark Store property tax loophole in Wisconsin that has allowed Big Box Stores to shift millions of dollars in property taxes onto local homeowners. WMC, the state’s corporate lobby, paints the Big Box stores as victims of gre...

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

March 18, 2018


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When thinking of hunger and who it impacts most, our minds often drift to populations who are more vulnerable – children, the elderly, those living below the poverty line. As a society, we often forget about another population that might be unsure of where their next meal is coming from – that ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

Sarah Godlewski, co-founder of MaSa Partners

March 18, 2018


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  On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to remove the office of state treasurer from our state’s Constitution. Should this amendment pass, Wisconsin would be the only state without a treasurer or financial equivalent, a position that provides a critical check on the state...

We must stand beside our DREAMers

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

March 5, 2018


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A major deadline set for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has run out of time. The ramifications could be devastating if the policy is repealed, which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented citizens to call the United States home. In September 2...

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Royal Purple Editorial Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 26, 2018


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Casting a ballot during elections -- whether that’s at local, state or federal level -- is a vital duty all citizens share to help uphold our nation’s democracy. Last week, Wisconsin voters hit the polls Feb. 20 for the State Supreme Court primary election to advance candidates Michael Screnock ...

UW erodes students’ free speech

UW erodes students’ free speech

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 19, 2018


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Fellow students, you might want to start watching your volume. Thanks to a new University of Wisconsin System policy, if your speech, protest or demonstration “substantially disrupts” another person’s speech or choice to listen to someone else’s speech, it will be regarded as misconduct a...

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