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William Ferguson: Fault in Katrina disaster lies with Army Corps, not nature

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00
Dear Editor: In your article "Sparrows' humble lives prove a transformative lesson in resilience," your writer states: "Former investigative reporter Trish O'Kane, now an instructor at the Uni…

Missing ballots in 17th Senate district still not found, recount continues

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:20
One county will certify its election results in the 17th Senate district Democratic primary recount about 110 votes short of the initial tally, due to a set of missing ballots.

What do Scott Walker and Mary Burke's favorite beers and cheeses say about them?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00
Mary Burke has fielded two recent questions from national media about her preferred beer and cheese varieties. But even beer and cheese can have political implications.

Kristi Wood: Let's do more to help kids aging out of foster care

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:30
Cutting foster kids loose at age 18 isn't working for them or for society.

Jim Sanborn: Madison should send weapons of war packing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00
Dear Editor: In response to your editorial, "It is time to demilitarize local policing," I would like to see Police Chief Mike Koval and Mayor Paul Soglin take it upon themselves, on behalf of…

Bad wells spur Kewaunee County to mull waste-spreading restrictions

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00
Critics say ordinance exceeds state standards, could face court challenge from dairy industry.

Conn. Exchange Chief To Run

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59
Federal officials tap Kevin Counihan, who helped launch Connecticut's successful online health insurance marketplace, to oversee the federal exchange, which is used by residents of three dozen…

State Debate: Beloit Daily News doesn't think much of Bank of America settlement

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:45
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Bill Lueders: TV political ads now easier to track

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00
The Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., is collecting the ad buy filings and posting them online, in a tool it calls Political Ad Sleuth. 

Plain Talk: Scott Walker's 'trickle down' isn't working

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00
Politics, not common sense, have dictated the governor's decisions — and Wisconsin's economy is hurting as a result.

Case against photographer who bumped cop during Wisconsin Capitol protest dismissed

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30
The Department of Justice investigator said the bump caused a "sharp pain."

Food fight: Where should Madison build a public market?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:20
The east side location is twice as far from the highway as the south location, but it receives more vehicle traffic.

Morning briefing: Now pro-mining, Scott Walker as legislator opposed mining bill

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

First Edition: August 27, 2014

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:25
Today's headlines include reports about Kevin Counihan, the person who take on the challenge of running

Virginia Postrel: A room with a view helps patients? Hospitals don't care

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:15
There's ample evidence that patients get better faster in a room with a view. But hospitals pretty much ignore it.

Paul Ryan rated a 'Flat-Earther,' Scott Walker a 'Dodger'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00
On climate change, Grist rates Scott Walker as a "Dodger" and Paul Ryan as a "Flat-Earther."

Carl Landsness: Our fear, anger and greed are destroying our essence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: I made a post to the White House recently, ranting about getting no personal replies (to previous posts) from a staff person (receiving form letters, requests for money or petitio…

Dodgers' big inning leads to win

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:42
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tue…

Miriam Anderson: Bands warming up on King Street a problem

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
Dear Editor: The Majestic Theater's Live on King Street events are a popular downtown event during the summer. I am sure they bring customers into the surrounding businesses. But the events al…

In Case You Missed It: Same-sex marriage ban takes a beatdown in Chicago

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.