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Wisconsin Historical Society

Had he lived, Lincoln would have likely pursued a reconstruction policy that was at once charitable to the defeated rebels while firm in its progress toward welcoming former slaves as full citizens of the republic. more

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Dylan Brogan

Madison elects first Latina to the board while Adamczyk's bid to shut down his own office fails. more

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The Madison Police Department says it is changing how it tracks records request as a result of a lawsuit brought by Isthmus and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. more

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Carolyn Gantner

A champion for international friendship, Ald. Samba Baldeh helped Madison establish its first sister city relationship in Africa. Now he’s setting his sights on something bigger. more

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David Michael Miller

Madison’s equal opportunities division manager is charging the city’s HR department of being biased against women and people of color. more

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Madison’s pilot composting project has been plagued by contamination of plastic and the city no longer has anywhere to process the waste. But officials insist city-wide composting will eventually happen. more

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Provenance Hotels proposes a high-end nine-story hotel with 110 to 120 rooms, two bars and restaurants and a rooftop terrace. But the facility would provide no parking and would need special city exceptions to zoning regulations. more

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Benjamin Zastrow

In the early 1980s, Madison Metro set a high standard with its paratransit service. Now the city proposes axing the service as the state shifts funding away from counties toward private operators. more

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David Michael Miller

The city of Madison’s golf courses are running a deficit. There is a proposal to close either Yahara Hills golf course or the course on Monona Drive. more

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Michael Matheson

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts benefits for thousands of couples in domestic partnerships. The budget will also bar additional same-gender couples from joining the statewide domestic partner registry to receive inheritance, hospital visitation and o more

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Mayor Paul Soglin says a racist organization, decades ago, installed a “slab of propaganda” at the Confederate gravesite in the city’s Forest Hill Cemetery. more

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David Michael Miller

Civil rights lawsuits stemming from police shootings in Madison are raising the city’s insurance costs. The city’s share of just two recent multimillion dollar lawsuits cost taxpayers $600,000. more

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David Michael Miller

It’s tough for local rappers to book shows in the Madison market. A new city task force is charged with looking at problems — and coming up with solutions. more

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Incidents of “shots fired” are up 63 percent in Madison compared to last year. The city is on track for a record number of homicides. But officials don’t agree on how to stop the violence. more

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Alejandro Alonso Galva

Dane County has multiple initiatives aimed at cleaning up the lakes, but the benefits of those efforts will take years to achieve. In the meantime, officials are experimenting with cleaning up small portions of the lakes so people can swim there. more

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Joe Tarr

Although a lot of people travel to and from Madison on intercity buses, there still isn’t a decent place to wait for them. The numerous private companies who serve the city continue to drop off and pick up on a public sidewalk. more

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Justin Sprecher

During debates at Isthmus, things get heated between Ald. Harrington-McKinney & Handowski over Jeffy Trail, and Martin & Campbell face off in the only open seat for council this year. more

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Dylan Brogan

Ald. Sheri Carter and challenger José Rea debate new panhandling ordinance and Madison College leaving downtown in order to expand its south-side campus. more

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After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate and over strong opposition from some neighbors, members of the Madison Common Council vote 12-7 to approve the controversial Olbrich Park biergarten. more

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Steven Potter

On Monday, lawyers for Tony Robinson’s family released the evidence and arguments they were planning on making had the case gone to trial. Now one alder is calling for a new investigation and another wants the city to have more say in settlements. more

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