Madison is stepping up enforcement on unregistered Airbnbs. Some landlords, like photographer Andy Manis, had no idea their tenants were booking rooms on the popular website. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:30 AM News 2 Comments

Forty nonprofits will compete in “draft” for at about 70 potential board members in Dane County’s first event. more

Jan 17, 2018 3:08 PM News

For 100 years, The Capital Times has strived to be “a people’s paper.” A loving history of the publication shows why it’s worth celebrating. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM News

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

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

The Madison Police Department was hoping to add 15 officers in 2018. But after losing out on federal grant money, it’s not clear whether the city will put any new cops on the beat. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:01 AM News 2 Comments

A study from UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds testing mindfulness-based training on Madison police officers shows promise in reducing job-related stress among cops. more

Nov 29, 2017 12:35 PM News 1 Comments


Michael Matheson

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts benefits for thousands of couples in domestic partnerships. The budget will also bar additional same-gender couples from joining the statewide domestic partner registry to receive inheritance, hospital visitation and o more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Carolyn Fath

After numerous delays, the city of Madison and Chicago-based Baum Development are about to close on the sale of the Garver Feed Mill. But the project still has a long way to go. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments

City council member Maurice Cheeks was reelected with over 80 percent of the vote. So why did his campaign spend a near-record breaking amount? more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

Winnebago Studios is getting torn down this spring to make way for a new housing development. But unlike some gentrification stories, this one might have a happy ending for the soon-to-be displaced artists. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments

Every year, the Madison Police Department is forced to sell or dump hundreds of bikes that have been lost or stolen. Some police employees thought it would be nice if they could give away those bikes to people in need. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

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Brett Stepanik

On Sept. 19, Dr. Doug Kramer, 72, joined forces with Dr. Andrés Martin to help raise money for Break the Cycle, a non-profit Martin founded last year to help draw attention to what he describes as a “huge public health mess.” more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Debate over what to do with Dane County’s outdated jail has dragged on for years. But condo owners in the historic Baskerville building say the $75 million plan to add floors to the Public Safety Building will leave them in the shadows — literally. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Lauren Justice

The UW-Madison’s Trans Research Lab has no physical space, a budget that consists only of grant money, and only recently launched a website. Nevertheless, the lab is pioneering transgender studies and attracting researchers to the university. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM News


Cameron Bren

In each of the past four years, the city has hauled more than 500 tons of garbage to the landfill during Hippie Christmas. The treasure may be tempting for scavengers, but the risks include bedbugs and mercury poisoning. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News

The online marketplace Goods Unite Us tracks national companies based on campaign contributions to Republican candidates. It then steers users to purchase everyday items via Amazon from brands cleared as GOP-free by the Goods Unite Us staff. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News


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Vanessa McDowell, the first woman of color to lead the Madison YWCA, wants the organization to be more forceful in fighting racism and poverty. “My vision is that we get rid of that tale of two cities.” more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM News

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse. But like most of North America, Wisconsin isn’t in line to be fully immersed in the moon’s shadow. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:33 AM News