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Jenny Peek

There were three primaries for school board seats. The top two vote-getters in each race will meet again on April 2. Read more

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Although only four Common Council seats involved primaries on Tuesday, 11 seats will see competitive elections on April 2. Read more

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After being sworn in as governor, Tony Evers called for Wisconsinites to put “people before politics.” But first, time to polka. Read more

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin conducted a poll last week that singled out who he, presumably, considers to be his main competition in next year’s mayoral race. Soglin has never lost a reelection campaign (he’s had five). Read more

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Joseph Britt spent decades as a loyal assistant to Republican leaders, including U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten and state Assembly leader, David Prosser. But today he sees the GOP as a “party that rejects responsibility.” Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Solidarity Sing Along turned triumphant the day after Democrat Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker. The group will keep singing until he’s out of office — and possibly after that, too. Read more

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George Petrovich

Randy Bryce inspired people across the country with his spirited blue collar campaign for Paul Ryan’s seat. Although the effort fell short, he and his supporters vow: “We’re just getting started.” Read more

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It could be a bellwether for the rest of the state. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council celebrating 40 years of defending and promoting open government laws with a reception in the Assembly Parlor on Oct. 30. There will be speakers and cake, and the council will debut its new logo. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Chris Taylor threatened with lawsuit over column criticizing ALEC speaker. Read more

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Alyssa Eidsness

The personal has always been political, and there’s nothing more personal than sharing a meal. At some Madison restaurants, food comes with a side of social justice. Read more

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Shelia Stubbs missed her daughter’s wedding last Saturday to campaign for the 77th Assembly District seat. It paid off on Tuesday, when she bested three other Democratic candidates and sealed her victory. Read more

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Chelsey DeQuaine

With less than a week to go before the primary election, seven of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met for a forum, hoping to convince undecided voters that they’re the best person to beat Gov. Scott Walker in November. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Outraged by comments from Bill Clinton, liberal Democrats are coming to the defense of Monica Lewinsky, but not Paula Jones or Juanita Broaddrick. It’s a symptom of what’s wrong with the party. Read more

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Sean Kennedy

Protesters sat in State Street blocking bus traffic on Monday afternoon to push for economic equality. It’s part of a nationwide effort to improve the lives of the poor. Read more

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Gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys got the most votes in a straw poll at the Democratic Party’s state convention last weekend. But she’s been out of state office for a few years now. In today’s anti-incumbent climate, that should work in her favor. Read more

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John Wolf and Heiner Giese

If the Madison Reunion isn’t lefty enough for you, check out the Radical Perspectives Teach-In. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Citizen Dave has some tips for Paul Soglin’s supper-club campaign, considering Soglin doesn’t really strike you as a supper club kind of guy. Read more

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Documents obtained through an open records request from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection show that Gov. Scott Walker’s office recommended a young, inexperienced lawyer for a top state post. Read more

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I’ve been really uncomfortable with the narrative that the alt-right is on the wane. Lower visibility doesn’t mean their ideas are any less attractive to a certain portion of America than they were right after Trump's election. Read more

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