Dylan Brogan


Michael Matheson

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts benefits for thousands of couples in domestic partnerships. The budget will also bar additional same-gender couples from joining the statewide domestic partner registry to receive inheritance, hospital visitation and o more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city-support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

Oct 17, 2017 10:08 PM News

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

Oct 13, 2017 3:05 PM News 1 Comments


Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments

City council member Maurice Cheeks was reelected with over 80 percent of the vote. So why did his campaign spend a near-record breaking amount? more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments


From candidate campaign reports

What does it cost to win a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court? For Judge Jill Karofsky, elected in April, it took a $100,000 consultant and self-financing her campaign to the tune of $168,500. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Dylan Brogan

Jason Altwies with Gorst Valley Hops is determined to start a new chapter in Wisconsin’s brewing heritage. But first he has to convince local craft breweries and farmers to join the cause. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Debate over what to do with Dane County’s outdated jail has dragged on for years. But condo owners in the historic Baskerville building say the $75 million plan to add floors to the Public Safety Building will leave them in the shadows — literally. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Andrew Handeland, while holding a meaty 8-year-old python named Godzilla, admits reptiles are an acquired taste. “The more time you spend around them, the more you realize they are just friendly little reptiles.” more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Dylan Brogan

The vandalism was found on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holy Days. Holiday services are slated for Wednesday evening and Thursday. more

Sep 20, 2017 10:43 AM News 15 Comments


Dylan Brogan

There are half as many union workers in Madison as there were a decade ago. But support for organized labor hasn’t waned among local elected officials. more

Sep 7, 2017 11:00 AM News


Dylan Brogan

Reymond Blazys says he was terminated for reporting that his co-workers were drunk on the job at Roselawn Memorial Park. In one alleged incident, a concrete grave box and casket were cracked open by a backhoe, exposing a corpse. more

Sep 4, 2017 11:26 AM News

Before he wore a badge, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval was the most beloved badger of them all: Bucky. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Philip Ejercito

Supv. Al Matano thought naming the City County Building after President Obama was a good idea. So did County Executive Joe Parisi (for awhile). But the proposal was doomed on arrival. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM News

Mayor Paul Soglin says a racist organization, decades ago, installed a “slab of propaganda” at the Confederate gravesite in the city’s Forest Hill Cemetery. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Leslie Amsterdam

After calls for its removal, Mayor Paul Soglin ‏quickly orders Confederate monument removed from Forest Hill Cemetery. more

Aug 17, 2017 12:03 PM News 18 Comments


David Michael Miller

Civil rights lawsuits stemming from police shootings in Madison are raising the city’s insurance costs. The city’s share of just two recent multimillion dollar lawsuits cost taxpayers $600,000. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM News

After violence in Charlottesville over efforts to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, some Madison residents and elected officials want a plaque calling Confederate soldiers “valiant” and “unsung heroes” removed from city-owned cemetery. more

Aug 16, 2017 9:04 PM News 29 Comments

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse. But like most of North America, Wisconsin isn’t in line to be fully immersed in the moon’s shadow. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:33 AM News