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Judith Davidoff

Judith Davidoff is the editor of Isthmus. 

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Mary Langenfeld

Wisconsin is one of 10 states in the country that does not require students to take a dedicated course in civics. Could that be part of the reason we have low interest in public service, decreasing media literacy and a growing partisan divide? Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Natives know all the best places. From parks to restaurants, libraries to makerspaces, Isthmus staff share their favorites. Read more

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In the days before Edgewood High School filed suit against the city of Madison for religious discrimination, one of the school’s lawyers offered to coordinate with the city how the lawsuit would be explained to the public. Read more

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Rettler Corporation

Edgewood wants to cancel its master plan in order to hold home games on its athletic field. Ald. Tag Evers responds with proposed zoning change that would require city approval to build stadiums and install lighting and amplified sound. Read more

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Rettler Corporation

In an effort to host athletic games, Edgewood is asking Madison to terminate its master plan. The school argues that the restrictions are a violation of their religious freedoms. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and its first woman justice, will retire this July after 43 years on the bench. Read more

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Chris Hynes

Atwood Avenue’s new Bar Corallini served some delicious-looking pizzas last weekend, but it won’t officially open until June. It’s Food Fight’s first Italian venture in the area since Pasta Per Tutti. Read more

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Babka has been around for a long time but it’s now “on trend.” Read more

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African Americans started putting down roots in Madison in the 1800s. A new collection of oral histories from the descendants of these pioneers capture what life was like for these early settlers. Read more

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After being sworn in as governor, Tony Evers called for Wisconsinites to put “people before politics.” But first, time to polka. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Running for public office in Madison can be a lonely affair if you are a person of color. Ali Muldrow and Ananda Mirilli have each other’s back in their second attempts for Madison school board seats. Read more

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Masarah Van Eyck

It’s never too late to train your old pup. The key is to build on already learned skills. 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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Judith Davidoff

As part of a multi-state effort to elect pro-equality candidates, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights groups, has established a presence in Madison. Read more

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Lauren Justice

Justice Shirley Abrahamson discussed her life, career and challenges as a woman attorney with longtime friend, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb. Read more

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Judith Davidoff

Why haul beer on foot to that tailgate when you can pack it into a custom-made “Kooler Kart” and enjoy the ride? That was the thought bubble of engineer Adam Jablonski. Read more

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Camille Manansala

Martha Davis Kipcak stopped making her pimento cheese, a small-batch spreadable cheese with roots in the South, in late 2017. But the recipe will live on. Read more

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James Heimer

Many efforts over the years to repeal Wisconsin’s strict abortion ban failed — even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law unenforceable in Roe v. Wade. With Trump’s latest nomination to the Court, the old law still is scaring a lot of people. Read more

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James Heimer

Just as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is stirring up fears about the future of Roe v. Wade, so did a Supreme Court review of a Missouri law that, in 1989, prompted this piece in Isthmus. Read more

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Alisa Sleep

Ella’s Deli closed in January. It has still not found a buyer but its carousel has. Epic, the medical software giant, purchased it for an undisclosed amount. Read more

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    Judith Davidoff

    Mifflin Street Block Party 2019

    Mifflin Street partiers this year stroll the same 500 block of West Mifflin that in the 1960s served as the physical and spiritual heart of Madison’s counterculture.

  • Mifflin Street Block Party 2019

    Judith Davidoff

    Mifflin Street Block Party 2019

    Mifflin Street partiers this year stroll the same 500 block of West Mifflin that in the 1960s served as the physical and spiritual heart of Madison’s counterculture.

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    Judith Davidoff

    Members and supporters of Voces de la Frontera rallied at the Capitol in support of Gov. Evers' plan to include the restoration of driver licenses and in-state college tuition for Wisconsin immigrant residents.

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    Judith Davidoff

    Screens were set up around the Capitol to provide better viewing of the inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers (right), who was sworn in by Chief Justice Patience Roggensack (far left). Evers' wife, Kathy, is with him.

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    Judith Davidoff

    Regional organizer Davette Baker (left) had a cake waiting for Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin, who told volunteers their work had the power to make change.