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Gays in Scouts, Animal Shelter Killings Among Hottest Blog Posts

From gays involved in Boy Scouts to the a little extra love on Valentine's Day, Patch bloggers weighed in on a variety of topics this week. Here is a look at some of the most popular posts over the past week.

The most popular blog posts in Wisconsin Patch sites this past week ran the gamut — from gays in the Scouts to Valentine's Day to the state Supreme Court race.

Every day, Patch's Local Voices bloggers share information, insight and opinion about what matters to them. Here's a selection of blogs from throughout the past week.

As the primary elections kick off Tuesday, a post by Shorewood Patch blogger Dave Tatarowicz asks, "Why Would We Want A Police State?" He takes a look at State Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack and her touts that 62 of Wisconsin's county sheriffs have endorsed her for re-election. While this shows the sheriffs supports Roggensack, Tatarowicz questions if that will leave her in their debt.

A Racine Unified School District teacher talks about "The Pitfalls of Testing in Public Schools in the United States" in a post this past week on Patch. He says that tests like the WKCE can take away from valuable student-teacher time, but not all 75 Patch commenters agree. 

"," garnered nearly 100 comments this past week. Shorewood blogger Lyle Ruble struck a nerve with many Patch readers when he posted a response to recent blog debating whether the Boy Scouts of America should lift the ban against openly gay scouts and scout leaders.

Local animal welfare advocate Kathy Pobloskie sheds some light on animal shelter killings in, "Defending the Indefensible - Are You Enabling Animal Shelter Killing?" She questions animal shelter staff who've gone quiet when things go awry, leading to unnecessary killings of healthy pets. 

Although Valentine's Day is over, a post by Ana Maria Roback-Troast asks readers to remember more than just their blood-family, but their "framily," in, "Better Than Chocolate." Who should you send a little extra love to? 

You can be a blogger for on Patch, too. Just click the "Start a Blog" button on any Patch homepage. It's a simple, free and fun way to express your thoughts and feelings on any topic to a wide audience. So what's stopping you? Start blogging on Patch today!

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