Joe Tarr

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

Jun 24, 2016 4:44 PM News 1 Comments


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

Mar 22, 2018 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

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

Mar 22, 2018 5:00 AM News

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

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM News

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

Feb 1, 2018 11:44 AM News

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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

Jan 23, 2018 3:33 PM News 2 Comments

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

Jan 17, 2018 3:08 PM News

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

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM News


Chris Collins

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

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

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

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

May 4, 2017 3:20 PM News 2 Comments

CUNA Mutual tries to invent an insurance policy to help the working poor in a crisis. Will it become a new model? more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

In the past few years, Wisconsin has made it harder to receive unemployment benefits and is aggressively going after workers who make honest mistakes when filing. Is the state trying to eliminate unemployment benefits? more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Michael Hirshon

Polar bears are the largest land predators and not afraid of anything. When one poked its head into Mali Moore’s tent, she couldn’t help but look it in the eyes. She’s still not sure why she survived the encounter. more

Nov 23, 2016 9:07 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

The words “President Trump” evoke fear and loathing in the hearts of many Madisonians. While anxiety and depression are flaring up, some are finding ways to cope. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM , , News 2 Comments

An associate director at Monona Terrace has been trying to get officials in city hall to hear her complaint against its executive director, Gregg McManners. On Oct. 25, the city’s Ethics Board rejected her complaints. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM News

Kathi Hurtgen has raised some serious and well documented concerns about problems at Monona Terrace. Why can’t she get anyone in City Hall to listen to her? more

Oct 23, 2016 2:18 PM News

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

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