Democracy in Crisis


  • Cameras found in hotel rooms of Madison students on a school trip

    Hidden cameras were found in the hotel rooms of students on a school-sponsored trip. A Madison East High teacher has been put on administrative leave while officials investigate. Read more

  • Law & Disorder

    The Dane County District Attorney’s Office used to be a plum job for prosecutors in the state. But many judges, attorneys and others say the office is struggling under Ismael Ozanne. Turnover is high, cases are getting tossed and morale is low. Read more


  • A little bit French, a little bit Wisco

    Chef Evan Dannells has done stints at L’Etoile and Merchant, and he was one of the partners who opened the lost gem that was 4 & 20 Bakery and Cafe. Now he’s running his own show in the space formerly occupied by Oliver’s Public House. Read more


  • Buyout is bad news for Wisconsin

    The shareholders of Gannett, which owns the Journal Sentinel, and GateHouse, have voted to merge. The parent company of GateHouse — New Media — will own just over 50 percent of the new entity. New Media’s reputation precedes it. Read more

  • Hoot, woot!

    New owner at The Green Owl, Erick Fruehling, plans to keep the menu much the same, and vegetarian/vegan. But there will be a few new dishes to keep things lively. Read more