Pamela Selman


Kristian Knutsen

About three hundred singers gathered on the State Street steps of the Wisconsin Capitol on Friday, December 16, for the week-ending edition of the Solidarity Sing-Along. Turnout was bigger than usual, though, as it was also held in protest of new regulations set out by the state Department of Administration restricting terms of speech and assembly both inside and outside the building. more

Dec 17, 2011 12:27 AM News

A proposed ordinance aimed at curbing nuisance house parties around the University of Wisconsin campus and downtown Madison was once again placed on hold by a city committee Wednesday evening, despite officials' attempts to revise its language. more

Dec 1, 2011 9:44 PM News


Pamela Selman

Only four short days after recall efforts officially commenced against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in downtown Madison. Cheers rang around the Capitol Square when organizers announced that over 105,000 signatures were collected over the first four days of the recall. more

Nov 20, 2011 1:14 AM News


Pamela Selman

Dozens of community members lined up to cast fake ballots for their favorite sports teams and tailgating food Tuesday as part of a mock election conducted by the Madison City Clerk. The trial run was to prepare for the full implementation in 2012 of the Republican-backed voter ID bill. more

Oct 11, 2011 10:09 PM News

Heated debate broke out at a meeting Wednesday between city officials and State Street merchants. The city announced at the meeting it would drop from four to three the number of complimentary tickets State Street stores that close at or before 6 p.m. would get for this year's Freakfest on Saturday, October 29, which effectively closes down the street to pedestrians and shoppers beginning at 7 p.m. more

Oct 6, 2011 12:07 AM News


Jason Joyce

Postal workers rallied Tuesday in every congressional district across the country to dispel what they say is a campaign of misinformation about the U.S. Postal Service's fiscal situation and the source of its budgetary woes. more

Sep 28, 2011 4:49 PM News

At the end of an exhausting seven-hour meeting Tuesday night, the Madison Common Council narrowly approved a controversial demolition and construction project proposed by St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center on University Avenue, garnering 15 of the 15 votes required for approval. The project needed approval from three-quarters of the council because a protest petition against the proposal has been filed with the city. more

Sep 21, 2011 5:12 PM News


Maxwell John Love

More than 100 students and Madison community members stormed a campus-area press conference Tuesday where a national interest group accused the University of Wisconsin-Madison of "severe" racial discrimination. The Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) released the results of studies that looked at the impact on acceptance rates at the university and Law School of such admission criteria as standardized test scores and high school performance. more

Sep 13, 2011 8:45 PM News

In announcing his 2012 capital budget Tuesday, Mayor Paul Soglin pointed to two main culprits behind his spending cuts: mounting city debt and state budget cuts. Soglin's $196 million capital budget proposal, his first since taking office in April, c more

Sep 7, 2011 5:47 PM News


Pamela Selman

As dozens of businesses from around Madison and nearby communities set up camp this weekend to demonstrate their abilities in the kitchen for the city's annual Taste of Madison, I was on a mission to prove that a money-making affair could be tackled on a college student's budget. I was given $10 and told to make it go as far as I could to fill my grumbling stomach. more

Sep 4, 2011 3:48 AM FOOD & DRINK