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Joe Tarr

Some alders are pushing for a more independent review of the East Towne Mall arrest of Genele Laird. But it’s unclear whether they have the authority to demand one. more

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Jeff Miller-UW Madison

The Arboretum isn’t just a natural treasure in the middle of our city. It’s also the “drain” for some 500 million gallons of the city’s stormwater each year. more

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Kyle Teal

Dane County is going through its first major zoning code rewrite in more than half a century. The revision promises to allow for new uses of property — including tiny houses, Airbnbs and wedding barns— but not in all areas. more

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David Michael Miller

CUNA Mutual offers insurance to protect both landlords and tenants through hard times. more

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Two Dane County judges have ruled that the state Department of Corrections cannot deduct more than 25 percent of inmates’ trust funds. But a prisoner rights activist says the rulings have had little effect. more

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On Dec. 7, 2016, Isthmus submitted a records request to Madison police. After 421 days without getting records, Isthmus is teaming up with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty to sue the department. more

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Joe Tarr

After 35 years, Dorn True Value will close its Broom Street location — leaving downtown without a hardware store. Capitol Centre Market will expand into the space, adding a deli and bakery. more

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Forty nonprofits will compete in “draft” for at about 70 potential board members in Dane County’s first event. more

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After the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, one of the victims reached out to a former white supremacist for answers to why this happened. They formed a friendship and a nonprofit to combat hatred. more

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Chris Collins

The death of Charles Maverick Masini has underscored the need for more flexible services for the homeless. more

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The process of signing up for DACA required participants to give out a lot of information about their families, who they now worry are at greater risk of deportation. Could decades of hard work by their parents be upended? more

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On July 24, Monona approved an agreement with Galway Companies to redevelop the area along the Yahara River, just north of the Beltline. The 20-acre site is triangle bordered by Bridge Road, West Broadway and the river. more

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With scant support from Republicans, Wisconsin Democrats push a slate of bills expanding LGBT rights. more

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For the third year in a row, Wisconsin ranks last in the country in the number of companies that were formed. Madison’s Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Legislature and governor to create a blue ribbon commission to investigate. more

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David Michael Miller

As home solar panels and conservation become more popular, the company is losing market share. One way to help grow its business is by promoting an electric transportation system. more

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A group of activists is trying to draft Mike McCabe to run against Gov. Scott Walker. Learn more about McCabe, the former executive of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, in a 2016 Isthmus profile. more

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CUNA Mutual tries to invent an insurance policy to help the working poor in a crisis. Will it become a new model? more

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Todd Hubler

In the past few years, Wisconsin has made it harder to receive unemployment benefits and is aggressively going after workers who make honest mistakes when filing. Is the state trying to eliminate unemployment benefits? more

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Michael Hirshon

Polar bears are the largest land predators and not afraid of anything. When one poked its head into Mali Moore’s tent, she couldn’t help but look it in the eyes. She’s still not sure why she survived the encounter. more

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The words “President Trump” evoke fear and loathing in the hearts of many Madisonians. While anxiety and depression are flaring up, some are finding ways to cope. more

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An associate director at Monona Terrace has been trying to get officials in city hall to hear her complaint against its executive director, Gregg McManners. On Oct. 25, the city’s Ethics Board rejected her complaints. more

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    Intercity buses are now picking up and dropping off passengers on Langdon Street near the Memorial Union.

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