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Some alders are pushing for a more independent review of the East Towne Mall arrest of Genele Laird. But it’s unclear whether they have the authority to demand one. more

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A farmer north of Madison has preserved her land for farming — and made some of it available to Hmong farmers. more

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Does a hotel proposal for the 100 block of State Street revive a neglected block or set a dangerous precedent on height limits? Opinions vary. more

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Founded in 1901, the Legislative Reference Bureau has become a national model for actively disseminating information about government. But former employees say the library is now neglecting its duty to archive state documents. more

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There’s no developer or buyer yet, but city officials are contemplating what could be done with the Voit farm and several nearby properties, which are either up for sale or are unused. more

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Jeff Miller-UW Madison

The Arboretum isn’t just a natural treasure in the middle of our city. It’s also the “drain” for some 500 million gallons of the city’s stormwater each year. more

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Joe Tarr

Insects are a cheap, nutritious and sustainable food source that 2 billion people in the world regularly consume. But how do they taste? And will Americans ever catch the bug craze? more

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David Michael Miller

CUNA Mutual offers insurance to protect both landlords and tenants through hard times. more

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Kyle Teal

Dane County is going through its first major zoning code rewrite in more than half a century. The revision promises to allow for new uses of property — including tiny houses, Airbnbs and wedding barns— but not in all areas. more

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Two Dane County judges have ruled that the state Department of Corrections cannot deduct more than 25 percent of inmates’ trust funds. But a prisoner rights activist says the rulings have had little effect. more

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On Dec. 7, 2016, Isthmus submitted a records request to Madison police. After 421 days without getting records, Isthmus is teaming up with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty to sue the department. more

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After 35 years, Dorn True Value will close its Broom Street location — leaving downtown without a hardware store. Capitol Centre Market will expand into the space, adding a deli and bakery. more

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Forty nonprofits will compete in “draft” for at about 70 potential board members in Dane County’s first event. more

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After the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, one of the victims reached out to a former white supremacist for answers to why this happened. They formed a friendship and a nonprofit to combat hatred. more

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Chris Collins

The death of Charles Maverick Masini has underscored the need for more flexible services for the homeless. more

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The process of signing up for DACA required participants to give out a lot of information about their families, who they now worry are at greater risk of deportation. Could decades of hard work by their parents be upended? more

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On July 24, Monona approved an agreement with Galway Companies to redevelop the area along the Yahara River, just north of the Beltline. The 20-acre site is triangle bordered by Bridge Road, West Broadway and the river. more

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With scant support from Republicans, Wisconsin Democrats push a slate of bills expanding LGBT rights. more

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For the third year in a row, Wisconsin ranks last in the country in the number of companies that were formed. Madison’s Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Legislature and governor to create a blue ribbon commission to investigate. more

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As home solar panels and conservation become more popular, the company is losing market share. One way to help grow its business is by promoting an electric transportation system. more

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A group of activists is trying to draft Mike McCabe to run against Gov. Scott Walker. Learn more about McCabe, the former executive of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, in a 2016 Isthmus profile. more

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    Joe Tarr

    Fans of mealworms call them “land shrimp.” Here they are used in a faux “crab cake.”

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    Joe Tarr

    Intercity buses are now picking up and dropping off passengers on Langdon Street near the Memorial Union.

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