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Dylan Brogan

Madison Ald. Rebecca Kemble, State Rep. Chris Taylor and activist Brandi Grayson are going to Vermont to hear what the F-35 jets sound like. Read more

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection was charged with testing hemp fields to ensure the crop didn’t contain too much THC. The agency had 18 inspectors to collect and test thousands of samples within a matter of weeks. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Mike Koval’s abrupt departure as Madison police chief was prompted by his frustration with the mayor and other elected officials over staffing levels: “I’ve grown weary of it.” Read more

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The communities most affected are overwhelmingly against a squadron of F-35 jets at Truax Field. Some feel betrayed by progressive leaders like U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Thousands of people in Madison joined the world-wide strike demanding action on climate change. The strike was led by youth, “the last generation that can really do something about this.” Read more

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Morey Airplane Co.

Middleton residents are concerned the “Good Neighbor” city’s airport will become a corporate jet hub. But officials say the city is just studying options on how to keep the public airfield viable. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Prairie du Sac again hosted the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw — an annual tradition that staff writer Dylan Brogan steps in for this week’s Snapshot. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Natives know all the best places. From parks to restaurants, libraries to makerspaces, Isthmus staff share their favorites. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

The “Nails’ Tales” obelisk has been banished (for now) to an undisclosed location on the UW-Madison property. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports on the controversial public art installation’s final moments outside of Camp Randall Stadium. Read more

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Todd Hubler

Former Mayor Paul Soglin said alcohol licenses are a privilege, not a right. However, Taco Bell Cantina proved you can fight city hall. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Freelance journalist Steven Potter attempted to confirm Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes graduation status in early July. Barnes came clean to Isthmus a few weeks later. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is Wisconsin’s second highest state office holder. Just two years ago, his political future was uncertain. Isthmus finds out how Barnes got here and why he wants to clear the air about some bumps along the way. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Deep within the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, there is a house. The House of Sin. Read more

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Chase Hammond

Bassist Josh Cohen says Madison is missing out by tightly regulating buskers who use amplifiers. He’s contesting a municipal ticket in the hopes that a judge will find the city’s ordinance unconstitutional. Read more

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Madison rejected two ideas — a zipline and a public restroom — for activating the top of State Street and curbing bad behavior. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Will a new pilot program end Madison’s annual geese slaughter? The Alliance for Animals and new parks volunteers hope so. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

The flagship Taco Bell Cantina in Las Vegas is known for adding shots of hard liquor to its “Twisted Freezes.” The Madison Taco Bell Cantina only has a beer and wine license but found a creative way to still serve the spiked slushies. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

The city of Madison adopted a new flag in 2018 but the old flag still flies at several city facilities. Read more

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“Whoever invented the knock joke should get a no bell prize.” Paraprosdokians, puns and other turns of phrase no longer showcased at Willy Street gas station. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Dane County Board approved a $76 million jail project in 2017. That plan hit a snag last year and the cost of a new jail has doubled. But it’s still expected to be approved by a wide margin at the county board’s June 6 meeting. Read more

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    Dylan Brogan

    Jeni Porsch was one of 244 people who competed in this year’s Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw on Aug. 31 in Prairie du Sac.

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    Dylan Brogan

    Since its erection in 2005, “Nails’ Tales” has been the butt of phallic jokes. UW-Madison removed the statue Aug. 21.

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    Dylan Brogan

    Traveling the state to meet with officials and residents, Barnes sees his role as an ambassador. “We want them to know that it isn’t going to be the adversarial relationship that existed for the past eight years.”

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    Dylan Brogan

    Barnes and Preston Cole, secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources, (at right) help former Packers plant a tree at Titletown. “He’s making sure Wisconsin leads on climate change legislation,” Cole says of Barnes.

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