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

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

An official at Monona Terrace accuses its executive director, Gregg McManners, of several ethics violations, including circumventing the city’s competitive bid process and failing to enforce its affirmative action laws. more

Aug 30, 2016 2:43 PM News 1 Comments

American Family will add musician John Legend to its roster of ambassadors. more

Aug 18, 2016 1:08 PM News

Madison is once again facing a bleak budget outlook and Mayor Paul Soglin is considering deep cuts throughout city hall. But will the police department be exempt? more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Dylan Brogan

We are a rather flat place, but that does not mean you can’t find an awesome view from above, or an intimate space below. Here are some staff picks for both. more

Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM , , , , , , , , Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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


Christopher Klinge

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval is getting hammered for pushing back against a $400,000 review of his department. But he says that police need some “acknowledgement and validation for their work.” more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM News 2 Comments