• The accidental restaurant

    “We’ve never compromised on what we started out to do — source locally and demonstrate that you can eat locally year-round,” says Lori Stern, owner of Cow & Quince in New Glarus. The restaurant is for sale because Stern is ready for the next chapter Read more


  • A rotten semester

    Jefferson Middle School will finish the year with an interim principal after a semester marked by several violent incidents. A whistleblower is also being investigated for leaking student information and sending hundreds of anonymous emails. Read more


  • Smoking guns

    Evidence shows that 18 is too young of an age to make an accurate risk assessment, says Amy Hagopian of the University of Washington School of Public Health. “The tobacco industry knows this. So do military recruiters.” Read more

  • Long shadows

    After serving time for two vehicular homicides, Sharif Harmon has found a path to redemption — in his home kitchen, making treats for dogs and humans. Read more

  • Surprises at Market Square

    Sure, it’s a bargain at $3.50 a ticket. But more than that, the west-side Market Square has been playing the art films and documentaries that other theaters are missing. Read more