• Downtown businesses close due to MGE fire, power outages

    No power meant forced closures for many downtown Madison businesses. Somehow the bargain event of the season on State Street — Maxwell Street Days — was not affected. Read more

  • Rebels with a cause

    The Leathernecks motorcycle club was founded by Marine veterans as a way to reconnect back in civilian life. Although they look tough dressed in leather on their Harleys, they’re “straight-laced” with “families and honest jobs.” Read more

  • After detention

    When immigrants are released from detention centers to await their appearance in court, they often have nothing. Sarah Frank traveled to the border with much-needed supplies. Read more

  • A museum of our own

    Madison has a lot of museums but not one is devoted to its own history. Without a history museum, is the city losing the stories and artifacts that show us how we have evolved and who we are? Read more


  • “There better be beer!”

    Revised designs for the Madison Public Market are incorporating feedback from the public. It will be “green” — and presumably not orange. Read more

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