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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

Although UW-Madison spends more than $1 billion on research a year, many complain that bureaucracy is hampering research. However, the med school is striving to stay true to The Wisconsin Idea, by bringing its research to the people. more

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Koko Lee

In secret online forums, women are finding solidarity and protecting themselves by naming the men who have sexually assaulted and harassed them. more

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David Michael Miller

UW-Madison pioneered partnerships with American industry, collecting billions in research funds and helping to bring groundbreaking technology to market. But is the campus bureaucracy now holding the school back? more

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Eliot Wyatt

Education is a key issue in the Wisconsin governor’s race. Gov. Scott Walker says Supt. Tony Evers will put “union bosses” back in charge and raise taxes. Evers says schools have suffered under Walker and voters are ready for change. more

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Sharon Vanorny

Democrats agree that their quest to flip the state Senate hinges on whether Kriss Marion, an organic farmer, can topple the Republican incumbent in Senate District 17, a seat once held by Republican maverick Dale Schultz. more

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The improbable winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing was Art Cullen, editor of “The Storm Lake Times in Iowa. Jane Burns talks to Cullen about the future of independent journalism and the changing face of rural America. more

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When it comes to the arts, Madison keeps upping the ante. Our arts writers help you narrow it down with their picks for the most promising events in theater, comedy, dance, visual art and classical music. more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin’s voter ID law is a proven way to suppress turnout at the polls, especially among people of color and the poor. But dedicated volunteers are fighting back by registering people and making sure they have valid IDs. more

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Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. more

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PAULIUS MUSTEIKIS

After a week of rising water, sandbagging and worries of more flash flooding, Madison still isn’t out of the woods yet. Dylan Brogan relays the human toll of the disaster and, with the help of local experts, explains how we got to this point. more

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Today Tommy Thompson is just a guy on his family farm in Elroy, Wisconsin, the greatest place on earth. He oversees 1,500 acres, 100 head of cattle, and sprawling fields of soybeans, hay and corn. “This is where it started, right here,” he says. more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin Democrats are expecting — and hoping — a wave will sweep them back into power this November. But they have to earn the votes, which may not come easy. more

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Tommy Washbush

So far, nobody’s getting rich and famous off the efforts, but Madison’s independent record labels are booming. And the effects are being felt on the local music scene. more

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While some local record labels focus on promoting Madison-based bands and artists, others seek out national and even international acts. more

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Republicans underestimated Tammy Baldwin in 2012. This election, outside interest groups started targeting the Wisconsin senator months ago. more

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Linda Falkenstein

These steel-paneled, barrel-roofed sheds and work buildings have been a big part of defining Madison’s look, particularly on the near east side, for more than a century. more

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James Heimer

Many efforts over the years to repeal Wisconsin’s strict abortion ban failed — even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law unenforceable in Roe v. Wade. With Trump’s latest nomination to the Court, the old law still is scaring a lot of people. more

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James Heimer

Just as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is stirring up fears about the future of Roe v. Wade, so did a Supreme Court review of a Missouri law that, in 1989, prompted this piece in Isthmus. more

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David Michael Miller

The Art Fair on the Square, now in its 60th year, is a thriving arts economy, benefiting a local art museum, boosting careers of working artists and infusing cash into local businesses. more

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The first Art Fair on the Square was held in 1959. There was no food, no entertainment, no tents. Just art. more

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