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Reps. Chris Taylor and Garey Bies: Making history on probing officer-involved deaths

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30
We are hopeful that Wisconsin will be the first state to require an independent investigation of officer-involved deaths.

Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio working on Obamacare alternative

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:30
The two potential presidential contenders aren't offering any details but say they'll have something this month.

David Couper: I arrested kids who needed to be rescued

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:30
I remain unsettled, even angry, for having arrested so many young people and put them in jail. That’s not right. It is time to fix the system.

John Baird: Health care act offers chance for new ethos

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:00
Dear Editor: In the afterglow of the enrollment period for the health care exchanges, the Affordable Care Act remains embroiled in stormy seas of discontent, whipped up by Republican vitriol a…

State Debate: Milwaukee blogger asks: Who set up Mike Ellis? Paul Soglin defends taxi rules

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:30
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Madison attorney: Advocates in school discipline cases can help reveal system flaws

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:30
If the Madison Metropolitan School District wants its new code to succeed, it should open the system to advocacy, Jeff Spitzer-Resnick says.

Soglin: Don't disqualify job applicants over criminal record

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:25
"Banning the box" will help address the widening racial income gap in Dane County, Madison's mayor maintains.

Madison native Jim Magnuson affectionately ribs 'Famous Writers I Have Known'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:30
Magnuson, 72, is a UW-Madison graduate who now runs the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker wants state high court to take up John Doe subpoenas

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Amy Goodman: Shooting the messenger is a war crime

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:15
An AP photographer who was murdered in Afghanistan is the latest journalist to be killed. Journalists should not be killed or imprisoned for doing their job.

Plain Talk: Nichols and Maraniss to receive deserving honors

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:55
Kudos are due to John Nichols, David Maraniss, Tom Lyon and Rocco Landesman.

Laura Olah: Be wary of wild edibles at Badger Army Plant

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: The anticipated opening of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area to the public from April 12 to May 27 is exciting news; however, we have one word of caution.

Former Connecticut governor Rowland indicted in alleged schemes to hide role in 2 campaigns

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:24
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut governor Rowland indicted in alleged schemes to hide role in 2 campaigns.

New Thai restaurant planned for near east side

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:00
Monsoon Siam is set to open at the end of May. 

Community potluck to discuss race relations set for April 27

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:45
Organizers of the dinner include Michael Johnson and Ed Hughes, who hope to bring people together with food and build community.

In Case You Missed It: Sen. Glenn Grothman says the darnedest things

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

Mike Ellis says he did nothing illegal — can other pols say the same?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:00
All officials should meet the Mike Ellis Standard of stating unequivocally that they did not create a super PAC, coordinate with one, or solicit money for one.

Should Monroe Street move toward fewer cars?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:45
The busy corridor is due for a complete overhaul in 2015-2016 and some want to make it less car-friendly.

Mary E. Buser: Why prisons should stop solitary confinement

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:30
As a POW, John McCain was starved and beaten, but found solitary confinement to be worse. It destroys people. Surely we can find more humane ways to deal with inmates.

Former ally of Mike Ellis: 'It's very disturbing'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:30
Jay Heck, a longtime advocate of campaign finance reform, reacts to a video showing Mike Ellis, one of his longtime allies, plotting to set up an independent group to attack his opponent.