Municipalities and companies are leading the way on renewable energy in Wisconsin. Read more


Between 2005 and 2016, $5.14 billion worth of electric transmission line projects were built or approved in Wisconsin. Opponents say the lines are not needed, are too expensive, and there’s a better way. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Is a new $500 fee for food carts too high? The city would like carts to behave more like brick-and-mortar restaurants. Read more


The Jesus Lunch will return outside of Middleton High School this year, after the city’s Common Council failed to impose any restrictions. Many parents say officials are afraid of a lawsuit. And they worry about kids being proselytized. Read more

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Candice Wagener

“Chauette,” French slang for “cool” or “great,” is an apt name for this Middleton home store that concentrates on contemporary products, whenever possible made in the United States, Madison and surrounding communities. Read more