Dylan Brogan

Takeaways from Tuesday’s county board primaries: The race to watch this April is on the isthmus; Kelly Danner is giving 18-year incumbent Al Matano a run for his money; Brent Renteria has the best vote-per-dollar ratio of any candidate. more

Feb 21, 2018 9:50 AM News


Dylan Brogan

Mount Horeb hosts one hell of an adult spelling bee that draws a big crowd. Staff writer Dylan Brogan has the blow-by-blow of this year’s competition. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM Snapshot


David Michael Miller

Madison Police is embracing most recommendations made by consultants who spent a year studying the department. Just not the ones that are most critical of the department. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM News

Supv. Al Matano faces two challengers in his bid for a tenth term on the Dane County Board. One opponent says there’s enough white guys in government. more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Democrats see 2018 as the year Wisconsin voters turn on Gov. Scott Walker. At a forum in Madison, nine potential Democratic challengers outlined a state with better schools, increased healthcare access and legal weed. more

Jan 29, 2018 3:44 PM News

Four people are vying for the District 6 seat on Dane County Board, representing Madison’s liberal east-side neighborhoods. The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates, who will face off on April 3. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:02 AM News

While watching this week’s Common Council meeting, Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan used Google’s Arts & Culture app to find the fine art doppelgängers of Madison’s alders and mayor. The results do not disappoint. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:39 PM News 3 Comments

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 6 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