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City of Madison

5G cell phone technology promises to help make the “Internet of Things” closer to reality. But many Madison residents fear unknown health impacts the networks could create. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Freelance journalist Steven Potter attempted to confirm Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes graduation status in early July. Barnes came clean to Isthmus a few weeks later. Read more

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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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With measles cases on the rise, state Rep. Gordon Hintz is trying to limit the exemptions that parents use to keep from vaccinating their children. But the proposal is unlikely to go anywhere this session. Read more

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Steven Potter

P.O.W.E.R.S. is a new Madison group that supports those having abortions and offers info on options from carrying a pregnancy to term to ending a pregnancy. It’s a new option for those with no personal support network. Read more

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City of Madison

Madison is drafting a preservation plan that would prioritize preserving community history, not just pretty buildings. Read more

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The Dane County jail started a pilot, Parenting Inside Out, in February. The 12-week program provided six inmate fathers training on parenting skills in hopes of improving family communication and reentry into home-life. Read more

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Chase Hammond

Bassist Josh Cohen says Madison is missing out by tightly regulating buskers who use amplifiers. He’s contesting a municipal ticket in the hopes that a judge will find the city’s ordinance unconstitutional. Read more

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Andy Moore

ABC for Health — the “ABC” stands for “Advocacy and Benefits Counseling — marks its 25th anniversary. The organization helps families obtain, maintain, and finance health care coverage and services. Read more

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You're not going crazy. We screwed up. We published last week's crossword puzzle in this week's Isthmus. We've heard your cries, we feel your pain, and we want to make it right. Here is the correct puzzle and the answers to last week's puzzle. Read more

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Five of Madison’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday night for a public forum on how the city can better support a vibrant arts scene. Read more

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Vic Barrett, a UW-Madison sophomore, knows that his generation will be the one getting “screwed over” by climate change. So he joined a lawsuit attempting the force the U.S. government to take action now. Read more

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Tracy Bailey

The homes of dozens of residents of Shorewood Hills were damaged by flash flooding on Aug. 20 — one block is now a “ghost town.” The village on Lake Mendota has quietly come together to help displaced neighbors and flood victims. Read more

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Extra, extra. Read all about it: November electoral contests are set for U.S. Senate, state treasurer, secretary of state, lieutenant governor. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Tony Evers, who cruised to victory in a crowded eight-person Democratic primary for governor, believes he’s nice enough to beat Scott Walker in November. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In January, Madison began banning moped and scooter parking on city sidewalks and terraces. Although some downtown blocks had become cluttered with the motorbikes, critics say the ban has effectively outlawed mopeds in Madison. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Aug. 14 is move out day for many UW-Madison students. This year, it’s also the day of the August primary. Voting officials and university administrators have been trying to get the word out on how students can still vote. Read more

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There are an estimated 2 million ash trees in Dane County. As more of them are killed by the emerald ash borer invasion, the devastation will be impossible to ignore. Read more

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It’s the Wisconsin idea in action — a group of Madisonians is coming together to help build a school in Kenya that will serve as a refuge for girls who escape child marriage. Read more

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Todd Hubler

A bill working its way through the state legislature would overhaul the regulatory system for taxicabs, which has traditionally been left to cities and towns. But even cab companies are split on the legislation. Read more

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