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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. more

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

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

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David Michael Miller

Chris Taylor threatened with lawsuit over column criticizing ALEC speaker. 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? 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. 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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Ben Jones

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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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. 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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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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David Michael Miller

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

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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    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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