• Robin Vos: man of principle

    According to the latest poll, 70 percent of Wisconsin residents want the state to take federal money to expand Medicaid eligibility. But the Assembly speaker is going to “lead” in a different direction. Read more

  • High hopes

    For decades, utility companies have mostly gotten what they want from the state’s Public Service Commission. But opponents to a massive powerline proposed through the scenic Driftless Area are feeling something unusual — hope. Read more

  • Beer saves the day!

    Breweries don’t just supply a community with beer. They create jobs, provide a main street with renewed vitality and create an atmosphere where people want to be. That’s why communities are working to help small breweries open in their towns. Read more

  • Keep cops in high schools

    A small but vocal minority wants to remove police officers from Madison high schools. Read more


  • Little virtues

    Madison’s Bartaco is the 20th location for the mostly eastern seaboard-focused chain, and the first in Wisconsin. This SoCal/Baja Mexican small plate concept seems to be working for the west side. Read more

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