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Joe Tarr

Every week, the Dane County Humane Society takes in dogs and puppies from Southern shelters. Isthmus watched one group’s arrival. Read more

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Victoria Davis

The Les Cougars caburlesque show features music, stand-up, dancing and burlesque. The women are all “over 35 and proud of it.” Read more

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Michael Sullivan

When it comes to throwing a winter festival, Yuriy Gusev doesn’t like to rely on Mother Nature to bring the snow. So the winter sports booster lends a hand by making lots of artificial snow — even when there’s a snowstorm in the forecast. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

With a new digs and robotic cameras, Madison City Channel is covering more city meetings than ever before. Staff writer Dylan Brogan got a behind-the-scenes look during a live broadcast of the Alcohol License Review Committee. Read more

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Beth Skogen

Catherine Capellaro spends time with Sammy, a friendly poodle mix touring the country with the musical “Finding Neverland,” and his understudy, Lexie. Read more

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Matthew Norman

Teens learn entrepreneurial skills and how to change the world at CEO’s of Tomorrow business incubator. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Many women on the Madison Meteorites hockey team come to the games with toddlers and partners in tow. Hockey is in their blood. Read more

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Jenny Peek

11.7 percent of Madison residents were born in another country, but their stories are often lost in the heated rhetoric over ICE raids and border walls. The multimedia project, Green Card Voices, aims to humanize their experiences. Read more

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Lauren Justice

UW-Madison created the country’s first art glass lab in 1961. Inside where the furnace burns a fiery 2,250-degrees Fahrenheit, “assume any metal surface could be hot.” Read more

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Beth Skogen

After serving time for two vehicular homicides, Sharif Harmon has found a path to redemption — in his home kitchen, making treats for dogs and humans. Read more

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At the Rock Steady Boxing class in Fitchburg, people with Parkinson’s-like illnesses are treated as athletes, not patients. Read more

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Beth Skogen

Catherine Capellaro is living the dream: hanging out in a roomful of puppies at Puppy Yoga at the Puppy Den. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Once a month for three hours, six students who pay $169 get hands-on instruction in how that whole hog becomes their breakfast, lunch or dinner. Read more

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Brett Stepanik

Skateboarding is relatively new in China. But these Chinese international students at UW-Madison are learning to shred in their new hometown. Read more

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Victoria Davis

Most people think of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve as a park, but it’s actually a world-class research facility. UW-Madison students have been studying how humans (and their dogs) and wildlife interact here. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Femme Skate Night expanded to Mondays and Wednesdays at the Madison skatepark at McPike Park this year. The organizers say they are sick of skateboarding being defined by bros. 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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How do you tag a butterfly without killing it? “They are tougher than you think,” says Mark Martin, a volunteer with the Madison Audubon Society. Read more

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Chris Lotten

Madison’s new concert venue, The Sylvee, is finally open. Aaron Conklin wanders the crowd to see what the fuss is all about. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Thanks to volunteers and a electric/pedal bike called a “trishaw,” seniors can still enjoy the thrill of a spin around the neighborhood. Read more

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