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  • Statues toppled, senator punched

    Staff writer Dylan Brogan witnessed State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) being attacked by protesters because the legislator was taking a photo of the crowd. Demonstrators have also become increasingly intolerant of the media. Read more

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  • One step back

    Restaurants and bars change with the changing rules. State Street Brats is temporarily closed, Dexter’s opens for takeout and Gib’s is in limbo. Read more

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  • Book bind

    “Physical restrictions during the pandemic will not allow us to open Monroe Street safely,” says library director Gregory Mickells. The smallest of Madison’s branches, Monroe Street could open, but “maybe with one person inside,” says Mickells. Read more

  • A tale of two branches

    While researching his family tree, the Rev. Dr. Alex Gee meets some of his white relatives, learning how the rape of his great-great-great-grandmother resulted in two families separated by race and opportunity in Mississippi. Read more

  • Monumental idea

    Even before the recent toppling of statues in Madison and around the country, Madison native Isaac Scott had a bold idea: Replace “Wisconsin” on the state Capitol dome with his clay sculpture of his sister, a Black woman Read more

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