Jessie Opoien

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Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.

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It is true that we have had mass shootings for a long time. It is also true that shootings have gotten deadlier in the last decade.  It is true, too, that the numbers don’t matter to the people who die, to their friends, their families, their neighbors, their coworkers. The numbers are people. 

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Jessie Opoien

Thanks for catching that — should've said Lawton was the first woman elected to the post in Wisconsin. Updated now.

Jessie Opoien

Thank you, Joe. We'll be launching a website to highlight and give context to racial issues in Madison, which Paul Fanlund wrote about in this column: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/paul_fanlund/paul-fanlund-on-racial-disparities-a-top-goal-is-to/article_514a1f4a-5124-5fbd-9e3…

Jessie Opoien

You're right, Steve, that should read that one UW woman had more alcohol in her system and one was near the same amount.

Jessie Opoien

Thanks for the tip, Robbie!