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Carolyn Fath

David Prosser has been retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court for nearly a year. A former legislator, he’s now looking deeper into state policy issues and some matters that came before him on the court. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Carolyn Fath

Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Republicans want to borrow money to plug the transportation funding gap; Speaker Robin Vos wants to raise revenue. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser offers his five-step plan for breaking the impasse. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

Locally grown cut flowers are clean, green and in demand. And Madison is ahead of the curve in supplying them. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

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Todd Hubler

Amy Kerwin deliberately located Primates Inc. Monkey Sanctuary — which opens in October with three monkeys — near UW-Madison. “If the UW sees the successes of our working with other labs, I think its employees will want to come on board.” more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Cover Stories 9 Comments

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Colleen Hayes

Depending on how you count it, Wisconsin’s Capitol building is either its third or fifth. This week it turns 100. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Eric Tadsen

One of Madison’s best-known attorneys, Lester Pines has built a law practice rooted in social justice and progressive values. He inherited his independent streak from previous generations of immigrants who weren’t afraid to stand up against injustice more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

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Brent Nicastro

In 1987, organizers roped Ben Sidran into playing a set — and Steve Miller stopped by. Then came Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Betty Carter and Herbie Hancock. This year’s Isthmus Jazz Festival celebrates the event’s 30th anniversary. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Todd Hubler

The way Wisconsin residents use the outdoors is changing. More people walk, hike and bird watch than hunt. This means fewer dollars to manage our public lands and wildlife. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Kelly Avenson

He’s only had one monster hit, but that hardly matters to pat mAcdonald. The prolific singer/songwriter is working on his legacy, building a community of artists and songwriters in Sturgeon Bay and beyond. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Whether your passion is fresh, homemade pie, history-infused road tripping or island camping, “SummerTimes” should give you some good ideas for warm-weather adventures. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

UW-Madison prof and poet Timothy Yu uses poetry and parody to counter stereotypes and Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Sarah Maughan

Principal Mike Hernandez is on a mission to make East High School a vital part of the community. In two years, he and his staff have brought community services into East, in hopes of engaging even the most vulnerable families. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Laura Zastrow

Women bartenders make their mark on the local craft cocktail scene. Their stories from the front lines cover sexism, their craft and (unruly) customers. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Paulius Musteikis

While some grumble that Fred Risser should have long ago passed his seat to a younger person, it’s hard to point to any failings. He hasn’t missed a floor vote in 50 years, and his mind is sharp as ever, despite some self-admitted senior moments. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments

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Phil Ejercito

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein documented the fallout in Janesville after General Motors shuttered its factory in 2008. Goldstein’s new book shows the difficult choices faced by families whose $28-an-hour jobs vanished. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent several years in Janesville, documenting the fallout from GM's departure in 2008. This excerpt from her new book focuses on Mike Vaughn, whose family is one of three followed closely by Goldstein. more

Apr 17, 2017 7:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Carolyn Fath

For years, Sheriff Dave Mahoney has been calling on lawmakers to close the City County Building jail. Now, three former inmates are also filing lawsuits over hazardous health conditions there. So why won’t county officials act? more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Michael Hirshon

UW-Madison grad and Barneveld resident Bill Robichaud has carved out a singular career as a wildlife biologist, chasing the one of the world’s rarest mammals, the saola, through the forests of Laos. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Chiara Lanzieri

Mike Popke embeds at the UW-Madison’s Writers’ Institute. He discovers how aspiring authors are polishing their prose and their pitches to find success in the publishing world. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Books 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Free speech defenders and social justice activists are clashing on college campuses across the country, including at UW-Madison. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments