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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM News

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