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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. Read more

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Environmentalists and animal rights activists are trying to draw attention to coyote-killing contests, including one being held this weekend in Sauk City. Read more

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The Board of Park Commissioners is scheduled to look at the master plan for James Madison Park in February, but if agreement can’t be reached, it will be put on the backburner. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Many were stunned when the Tenant Resource Center fired Brenda Konkel as its executive director and have demanded her reinstatement. But five former employees say it was a long time coming. Read more

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We love dogs. And we love watching dogs — in real life and onscreen. Here are some of Isthmus’ favorite movies (and one TV episode) featuring canines and their humans. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Bill Lueders’ journalism career has come full circle. He’s been named editor of The Progressive magazine, the publication he interned at in 1984. Read more

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Many are outraged by firing of Brenda Konkel from the Tenant Resource Center. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Chris Taylor threatened with lawsuit over column criticizing ALEC speaker. Read more

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Ald. David Ahrens got into a bitter exchange with Mayor Paul Soglin at the Sept. 4 council meeting. Two weeks later, the police began investigating Ahrens. Did he violate the open meetings law or is he a victim of political retaliation? Read more

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For Dalia Mogahed, starting to wear a hijab was a “feminist” expression of independence. But not all of her feminist friends saw it that way. Read 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. Read more

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Ben Jones

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

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Wisconsin Digital Collections

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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? Read 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. Read more

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David Michael Miller

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

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    Joe Tarr

    Several restaurants — including the Tipsy Cow on King Street — temporarily closed because of the ICE enforcement.

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    Joe Tarr

    LeSandra Perkins gets a free ID at the DMV office in Middleton so she can vote in November. “We’re given a chance to vote, so why not take that opportunity.”

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    Joe Tarr

    Jyl Molle (left) and Claudia Progreba canvass the Wexford Ridge Apartments, encouraging people to vote in the Aug. 14 primary. Says Molle: “A lot of people are registered, but they’re missing the photo ID component.”

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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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