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


Carolyn Fath

After numerous delays, the city of Madison and Chicago-based Baum Development are about to close on the sale of the Garver Feed Mill. But the project still has a long way to go. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments

Winnebago Studios is getting torn down this spring to make way for a new housing development. But unlike some gentrification stories, this one might have a happy ending for the soon-to-be displaced artists. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News

City council member Maurice Cheeks was reelected with over 80 percent of the vote. So why did his campaign spend a near-record breaking amount? more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments

Every year, the Madison Police Department is forced to sell or dump hundreds of bikes that have been lost or stolen. Some police employees thought it would be nice if they could give away those bikes to people in need. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

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Brett Stepanik

On Sept. 19, Dr. Doug Kramer, 72, joined forces with Dr. Andrés Martin to help raise money for Break the Cycle, a non-profit Martin founded last year to help draw attention to what he describes as a “huge public health mess.” more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Lauren Justice

The UW-Madison’s Trans Research Lab has no physical space, a budget that consists only of grant money, and only recently launched a website. Nevertheless, the lab is pioneering transgender studies and attracting researchers to the university. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM NEWS


Dylan Brogan

Debate over what to do with Dane County’s outdated jail has dragged on for years. But condo owners in the historic Baskerville building say the $75 million plan to add floors to the Public Safety Building will leave them in the shadows — literally. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Cameron Bren

In each of the past four years, the city has hauled more than 500 tons of garbage to the landfill during Hippie Christmas. The treasure may be tempting for scavengers, but the risks include bedbugs and mercury poisoning. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News

The online marketplace Goods Unite Us tracks national companies based on campaign contributions to Republican candidates. It then steers users to purchase everyday items via Amazon from brands cleared as GOP-free by the Goods Unite Us staff. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News


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Vanessa McDowell, the first woman of color to lead the Madison YWCA, wants the organization to be more forceful in fighting racism and poverty. “My vision is that we get rid of that tale of two cities.” more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM News

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse. But like most of North America, Wisconsin isn’t in line to be fully immersed in the moon’s shadow. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:33 AM News

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

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Judge William Hanrahan tossed another case because the DA’s office was unprepared to proceed. It’s another sign of frayed relations between the Dane County District Attorney’s Office and the local judiciary. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

In May, the Madison school district notified teachers they were getting raises for summer teaching. But many teachers didn’t realize that summer hours had been reduced from six to five hours a day — meaning, take home pay stayed about the same. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM NEWS


Susan Day/UW–Madison Arboretum

The rusty patched bumble bee was listed as an endangered species earlier this year. One of the places this species is still found though, is right here in Madison. Now a group of volunteers is looking out for it and 11 other bumble bee species. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News 4 Comments


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The SmartForm is meant to walk clinicians through getting information on sexual orientation and gender identity from patients. If the gender identity doesn’t match the sex on file, that’s when “the form gets smart,” with follow-up questions. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News