Dylan Brogan

Madison is stepping up enforcement on unregistered Airbnbs. Some landlords, like photographer Andy Manis, had no idea their tenants were booking rooms on the popular website. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:30 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

A yearlong study ‏finds that Madison has good reason not to trust its police department. The agency does not conduct regular performance evaluations of its officers or its chief. more

Jan 11, 2018 5:00 AM News 7 Comments

Mayor Paul Soglin’s campaign committee paid $21,000 for a statewide poll. The mayor says the results show he’ll be victorious against Gov. Scott Walker in 2018. more

Jan 5, 2018 5:00 PM News 2 Comments


Beth Skogen

A grandmother raising a 2-year-old, a disabled veteran who sleeps in his car and a young man with nowhere else to go. Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan spends a morning at The Beacon, the new homeless day resource center. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:10 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

Supv. Ronn Ferrell cleared the deck for his potential successor on the County Board, says Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell. more

Jan 2, 2018 6:15 PM News

Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed a beer and wine license for the new Taco Bell Cantina. But even if the Common Council overrides the veto, the State Street fast food joint won’t serve its popular booze-spiked “Twisted Freezes.” more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Republican U.S. House member Glenn Grothman puts the rancor of D.C. politics aside and plays rock songs on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison’s lefty community station. Yes, this actually happened. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:37 PM Snapshot 1 Comments

East side residents banded together on Facebook during a police standoff on South Marquette. Neighbors were watching as Madison Police deployed two armored vehicles, two robots and dozens of SWAT officers in full gear. more

Dec 7, 2017 1:36 PM News 5 Comments


Dylan Brogan

An anonymous budget amendment keeps the site of the former St. Raphael’s Cathedral in downtown Madison off the tax rolls for the next 12 years. more

Nov 30, 2017 3:55 PM News 1 Comments


Todd Hubler

The Madison Police Department was hoping to add 15 officers in 2018. But after losing out on federal grant money, it’s not clear whether the city will put any new cops on the beat. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:01 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Police departments around Wisconsin are embracing body cameras. Why hasn’t Madison jumped on the bandwagon? more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

As Dane County Board prepares vote on a $76 million jail proposal, staff writer Dylan Brogan provides a point-by-point analysis of the project’s most contentious details. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:59 AM News 1 Comments

Be prepared! The ultimate gift guide for those worried that President Donald Trump might bring about the end of the world. more

Nov 16, 2017 10:30 AM Isthmus Giving

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David Michael Miller

The Derail the Jail coalition says Dane County doesn’t need to spend $76 million consolidating jail operations. But officials say the group is ignoring the facts and putting inmates lives at risk. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:02 AM News 4 Comments

Jason Gonzalez has been recommended for a public wrist-slapping over five counts of professional misconduct as a lawyer. In March, Gonzalez told Isthmus, “You better report that I beat the charges when this gets a hearing.” more

Nov 6, 2017 3:32 PM News

Madison school supt. Jennifer Cheatham ‏scolds Badger Rock officials for saying students w/ disabilities have created a “burdensome situation” at the charter school. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:03 AM News 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

The Madison Police Department recently added the Sage Deuce Launcher to its toolkit of “less lethal” weapons used by patrol officers. But the weapon won’t change the department’s use of force policies. more

Oct 25, 2017 3:00 PM News 1 Comments


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

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city-support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

Oct 17, 2017 10:08 PM News 1 Comments

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

Oct 13, 2017 3:05 PM News 1 Comments