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Paul Fanlund: No one transcends Madison’s racial divide like Noble Wray

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:25
Beseeched to run for mayor, the city’s former top cop talks about that and the path to progress.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker, Mary Burke promise different tacks on taxes

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Quick Question: Should the Legislature repeal Common Core standards for public schools?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
We'd like to know what you think too.

Plain Talk: So butter isn't so bad after all

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:45
Americans have picked butter over margarine for the third year running. That's good news for Wisconsin's dairy farmers. 

Bill Berry: High-capacity wells spark rising concern

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:15
With lakes shrinking and wells going dry, Wisconsin laws are inadequate to deal with the impact of high-capacity wells.

Paul Soglin pledges to restore Overture Center funding to $1.75 million

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:10
The Madison mayor had tried to cut city funding each year since the facility became a nonprofit entity in 2012.

David Wandel: Black Earth Meats punished for growing up

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: Once again I am amazed, taken aback and confused over the sheer small-mindedness and illogical behavior and positions some take in Wisconsin. While growing up in Chicago I saw pol…

Jamelle Bouie: Paul Ryan's plan is breathtakingly paternalistic

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:30
Some poor people may need a life coach, but most of them — those who aren't children or elderly — just need a job.

Ernie Pellegrino: Movie 'America' rouses patriotic reaction

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:30
Dear Editor: When I was a teenager, I played trumpet in a marching band that competed in the summers against similar youth groups throughout the Midwest. I can remember playing a number of Joh…

Paul Ryan defends poverty plan on 'Meet the Press,' tries to move past old sound bites

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:30
Ryan on Thursday unveiled a proposal that would redirect money from a dozen federal programs into state-controlled entities.

Black Earth Meats' closure, lawsuit against village prompts week's most-read story

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:00
A long-running dispute between the slaughterhouse and the village of Black Earth has the company going out of business.

John Alan Terry: Don't mistake tea party for true Republicans

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:00
Dear Editor: During the height of the protests I was told by a small gathering of students that I did not sound like a Republican. I replied: I am a Republican, not a tea partier, and there is…

Harold Meyerson: 'Jungle primary' brings unintended consequences

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:00
In a Democratic district, two Republicans and four Dems competed in one primary. The Dems split the vote, so the Republicans advanced, winning the House seat.

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:33
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

Morning briefing: Tammy Baldwin accuses Paul Ryan of blocking timber legislation

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Q&A: Marla Delgado-Guerrero researches mentors' roles in keeping minority students in college

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 07:30
A doctoral candidate, Delgado-Guerrero is set to work as a psychologist in training this year, but she has her sights set on university administration as a career.

John Nichols: Scott Walker: desperate and hypocritical

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:45
The governor's attack on the successful Wisconsin business Trek is a new low in Wisconsin politics.

Johnna Sundberg: Election results need to mean something

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:00
With its interim constitution, Thailand's elites are trying to rig the system. We should speak out to stop them.

New Capital City Theatre has big dreams for professional musicals in Madison

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:00
The company hopes to join the ranks of the Madison Symphony, Madison Ballet and Forward Theatre Co. by June 2015.

Alfred Barman: Intentionally creating flu virus asking for trouble

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: Timothy Yoshino and Susan West's letter to the editor on Rick Bogle's flu lab column was irresponsible, not Bogle's column. When a scientist purposely creates a vicious flu virus …