It’s conventional wisdom that prison populations have swelled because of get-tough-on crime laws that have forced judges’ hands. But in a new book, Marquette law professor Michael O’Hear argues that judges are also part of the problem. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

City planners have long envisioned an iconic building on the triangular lot at Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road. But the neighbors prefer T. Wall’s modest, four-story proposal. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Prison inmates already struggle to afford things they must buy with the little money they get doing prison jobs and from family. But under a new law, prison officials are taking this money to settle inmate obligations. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Six candidates are running to fill two seats on the Madison school board. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

Tony Evers is being challenged by three candidates for state superintendent of public instruction. Although the candidates share some goals, their solutions are vastly different. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News


Dylan Brogan

The Madison Common Council sent a symbolic message to President Donald Trump, declaring its office and the city’s public libraries will offer aid to immigrants. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:53 AM News


David Michael Miller

Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff wants Madison to designate the Common Council a “safe space” where all residents will be safe and protected. But the gesture is dividing council over a resolution condemning President Trump’s immigration crackdown. more

Feb 3, 2017 4:20 PM News 1 Comments

As far back as 2012, Sector67 founder Chris Meyer knew he needed to find a new space for his popular community workspace. His quest has had some ups and downs over the year, but he finally found the perfect spot. more

Feb 3, 2017 12:39 PM News

President Donald Trump has said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage. But local LGBT couples aren’t taking any chances. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM News

Hey, did you know that machine learning technology developed at UW-Madison is powering the famous New Yorker cartoon caption contest? And that’s not even the most interesting part. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM News


Rettler Corporation

Will Edgewood High School finally get its own stadium and be able to host home football and soccer games? Many neighbors hope not. more

Jan 31, 2017 11:16 AM News 25 Comments


Carolyn Fath

Almost 100,000 took to the streets in Madison the day after Trump’s inaugural. But local conservatives don’t see what all the fuss is about. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 4 Comments

Although the Spark Building on East Washington has yet to be built, we already know the view is spectacular, thanks to Arch Virtual’s virtual rendering. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Isthmus Montessori Academy

Supporters of Isthmus Montessori Academy want to make it more inclusive by making it a part of the Madison school district. But they have failed to win over Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. more

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