Carolyn Fath

A heated battle for Dane County DA

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is being challenged in the Aug. 9 Democratic primary by his staff member, Bob Jambois, who says the office “in terrible disarray.” Ozanne counters that Jambois’ criticisms are racially tinged.

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Robert Stebler

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

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Madison Matrix

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Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Week in Review


Jason Florio

In Syria, 220,000 people have been killed, and every day, 8,000 people flee the country. A group of Madisonians have come together to try to help the refugees by raising funds and awareness and, eventually, opening “doors for refugees” to Madison. more »

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM News


Eric Tadsen

Catching fireflies on warm summer evenings ought to be a seminal event for every child, but some are unable to experience it. The nonprofit Outdoors 123 is working on getting families of color out into nature. more »

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot


Joeff Davis

My hopes for the convention were fairly realistic. I wanted to see concerted resistance to Trump, even if it were merely symbolic. If my party was going to lie down before a demagogue, it should let America know that it was doing so grudgingly. more »

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Joeff Davis

Although Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin primary by 13 points, the state’s delegates were split almost evenly at the DNC this week. The process has left Bernie fans feeling burned. more »

Jul 27, 2016 5:51 PM News

Educational game pioneers Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler had started to put UW-Madison on the map for video game development. But fed up with Wisconsin’s political climate, the couple are defecting to the University of California. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:53 PM News 6 Comments


Judith Davidoff

An overflow crowd attended the first Black Business Expo. With 43 vendors there, organizer Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” said it exceeded her expectations. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:15 PM News

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker selected Daniel Kelly to be the state's next Supreme Court justice. Kelly has compared affirmative action to slavery and criticized same-sex marriage. more »

Jul 22, 2016 5:10 PM News 2 Comments


Bruce Johnson

Gov. Scott Walker has been roundly criticized for his invite-only listening sessions. One Madison resident gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried to get on the list. Guess what happened next? more »

Jul 21, 2016 4:13 PM News


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