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As the city starts to put together its next budget, there is again a projected gap between expenses and revenues. Agencies will be asked to cut back and some will offer options that are not feasible politically. Read more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Three former Madison alders have filed a complaint against school board president Gloria Reyes, charging that she should have recused herself from the vote on school resource officers. Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The new three-year contract was amended to allow the district to drop an officer in one school after the 2019-2020 school year. It also calls for quarterly reviews of arrests and citations. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

A small but vocal minority wants to remove police officers from Madison high schools. Read more

Opinion 28 Comments

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

A family rushed to Leopold Elementary on March 15 believing their fifth grader had been struck by the principal. They threatened to beat the principal’s “white ass,” but video surveillance showed the student fabricated the incident. Read more

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Art by David Michael Miller

For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

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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Dylan Brogan

A WORT hip hop DJ was injured after a masked man entered the community radio station and started shooting. Madison police say an investigation is ongoing. Read more

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Sean Kennedy

Protesters sat in State Street blocking bus traffic on Monday afternoon to push for economic equality. It’s part of a nationwide effort to improve the lives of the poor. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Madison is investigating how city agencies surveil and collect data on the public. Officials say some of the technology needs to be kept secret. Read more

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Lauren Justice

For Andrea Johnson, Madison is an inescapable reminder that her son, Tony Robinson, was killed by police. In June, she is moving to California to get away from the ugly memories the city evokes. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Library officials are considering whether to have Narcan at the ready after three overdoses at its flagship branch this year, one of which was fatal. Read more

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Alejandro A. Alonso Galva

Lake Safety will now be called UWPD Lake Rescue and Safety. Police say people won’t notice many changes, which will involve administration, training, setting procedures, and forming partnerships with other first responders on Lake Mendota. Read more

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The closest psychiatric hospital is Winnebago Mental Health Institute, at least a two-hour drive from Madison. That drive time adds to the lengthy process of putting someone in protective custody. Read more

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The Madison Police Department says it is changing how it tracks records request as a result of a lawsuit brought by Isthmus and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Read more

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Officer Stephen Heimsness harassed a female officer a month before he fatally shot Paul Heenan. Madison Police launched an investigation but initially, only Heimsness’ victim was scrutinized. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 17 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison Police is embracing most recommendations made by consultants who spent a year studying the department. Just not the ones that are most critical of the department. 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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David Michael Miller

A yearlong study ‏finds that Madison has good reason not to trust its police department. The agency does not conduct regular performance evaluations of its officers or its chief. Read more

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Stories on police settlements and reality stars made our most-read list. Read more

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    Madison Police Department

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    Madison police say the surplus military vehicle known as an MRAP isn't ideal for civilian law enforcement agencies.