Bill Lueders

Preparing for the unthinkable

Mass shootings have become frighteningly common in the U.S. So you can be forgiven for wondering if, in the face of such peril, you’d save the day or poop your pants. The Madison police have been giving tutorials for how to survive the unthinkable.

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Earlier this week, a fire damaged a supportive housing complex owned by Catalyst Project, a new nonprofit that helps single mothers and children. The blaze has temporarily displaced a mom and her five children. more »

Aug 26, 2016 2:53 PM News

NASA satellites are recording an unprecedented amount of data about the Earth and transmitting it down to us. To help make sense of it all, the agency has turned to UW-Madison’s Tracey Holloway. more »

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News

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Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM Week in Review

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix. more »

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM Madison Matrix


David Michael Miller

For decades, ridership on Madison Metro has been steadily growing. But over the past 12 months, ridership is down 8%. Is the drop a temporary blip or the start of a troubling trend? more »

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News


Lauren Justice

Ajani Carr’s young life has been riddled with tragedy. But the 13-year-old is focusing on making a difference, spearheading a new group, Building Bosses, to fight for equity and understanding. more »

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Laura Zastrow

Behind every startup there’s a story. Here are five inspiring entrepreneurs who are quietly shaping Madison. more »

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Dylan Brogan

While police have been cracking down on “bad behavior” at the top of State Street this summer, Edgewood High student Brian Schwartz has been swinging in a hammock just down the block. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:10 PM News

American Family will add musician John Legend to its roster of ambassadors. more »

Aug 18, 2016 1:08 PM News

Madison is once again facing a bleak budget outlook and Mayor Paul Soglin is considering deep cuts throughout city hall. But will the police department be exempt? more »

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


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