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The Nov. 8 ballot includes a $26 million request from Madison schools, which officials say is needed to maintain operations. Without the money, they say deeper cuts are inevitable.



Madison Republican Peter Theron is running for Congress for the fourth time. He, once again, is challenging U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan to share a conservative message with voters who have elected Democrats since 1998. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:20 PM News

An associate director at Monona Terrace has been trying to get officials in city hall to hear her complaint against its executive director, Gregg McManners. On Oct. 25, the city’s Ethics Board rejected her complaints. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM News

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Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Week in Review

When it comes to winning Wisconsin, Donald Trump has a simple strategy: Pick fights with the state’s most popular GOP leaders, then alienate and ignore voters in the state’s most reliable Republican territory. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM News


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David Medaris began writing for Isthmus when he was still in high school at West. He went on to spend almost three decades at the paper, exploring the profound as well as the mundane. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM News 5 Comments

A new tool known as CRISPR-Cas has given scientists the ability to rewrite the genetic code of living things. The power is likely to reshape the world. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Devil’s Advocate Radio co-hosts Mike Crute and Dom Salvia announced Tuesday that their contract with The Mic 92.1 will be canceled in about a week. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:38 PM News 3 Comments

Kathi Hurtgen has raised some serious and well documented concerns about problems at Monona Terrace. Why can’t she get anyone in City Hall to listen to her? more

Oct 23, 2016 2:18 PM News


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At least a dozen downtown street lights have been removed because of corrosion and cracks. The problem was discovered after a street light came crashing down on the Capitol Square. more

Oct 21, 2016 1:57 PM News


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In most cities, the “same 10 people” show up to every local government meeting. The Madison start-up, Polco, is trying to revolutionize public participation by creating an easier way to give constituents a voice on local issues. more

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