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Candidates speak out in Madison City Council races, Districts 5-8

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:00
Candidates in City Council Districts 1 through 4 make their cases to voters. 

Wisconsin elections experts urge reforms to campaign finance laws

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:15
Elections experts urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Tuesday to make "long overdue" revisions to the state's campaign finance laws, but differed on how it should be done.

Despite loss of middle class families, Walker administration says state 'heading in the right direction'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:15
The governor's spokeswoman notes progress on income growth in the wake of a Pew report showing Wisconsin's middle class shrinking fastest.

No one is better prepared to lead Madison now than Paul Soglin

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:00
Given his record and his vision, Paul Soglin clearly deserves re-election as Madison's mayor. 

Sherri Swartz: I'd like to hear from Madison's black cops

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
Dear Editor: Along with most Capital Times readers, I am neither black nor a police officer. I can listen to members of Madison's black community and members of the Madison Police Department, …

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Madison City Council District 5

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
I am running for my fourth term on the Madison City Council, more committed than ever to the principles that caused me to first seek office as an alder: my passion for racial equity and social…

Marsha Rummel, Madison City Council District 6

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as District 6 alder for another term.

Steve King, Madison City Council District 7

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
Madison is truly a great place to live. We continually make “Top 10" lists for things like “best place to raise a family” and “best place to retire.” In the overall, we have terrific economic …

Zach Wood, Madison City Council District 8

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
I am extremely excited to get to work representing Madison’s 8th aldermanic district. Over the past few months I have had the privilege and the pleasure to meet so many amazing people, each wi…

Frank Troha: Dave Zweifel should have given the rest of the story

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:00
Dear Editor: In "Pondering the state of our political illiteracy," Dave Zweifel writes: "So, wrote Werleman, Brat joins 200 million Americans who believe the U.S. Constitution and our laws are…

In Case You Missed It: Health experts following Obamacare ruling news closely

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

Ex-Epic employee launches first 'bubble soccer' organization in Madison

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:45
The sport involves playing soccer while wearing a giant inflatable bubble.

Ryan Theune: Vote for Barbara McKinney for City Council

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:00
Dear Editor: As a longtime resident of Madison's City Council District 1, I urge others in the district to vote for Barbara McKinney on Tuesday, April 7.

Jenny Seifert and Stephen Carpenter: Local efforts can secure Yahara lakes from global threats

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:00
We can make the lakes more resilient to warming and bigger storms if we focus on how we treat the land surrounding them.

Laurence Schiffman: On race, some truth in different views of same facts

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:30
Dear Editor: We white liberals can never live, only intellectualize, the African-American experience. Paul Fanlund credits us with remaining "open to gray” while implying that black people do …

Off the Wall: Rhea Vedro at Marƶeń

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:00
"Off the Wall" is a weekly feature showcasing visual art at galleries, cafes and more around the Madison area.

Coming Attractions: Bob Schneider, James McMurtry, Butch Walker

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:00
Singer-songwriters Bob Schneider and James McMurtry are among recently announced acts coming to Madison.

Summerfest announces 2015 lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, PHOX and more

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:45
Performers also include Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran, among many others.

Stephen L. Castner: Cops under attack must fire until attack stops

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:15
Dear Editor: The number of shots fired by a police officer at an assailant is not evidence of appropriate level of force. Experts train cops, soldiers and civilians to fire at an assailant unt…

Recent obsessions: Houndmouth's 'Little Neon Limelight'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:15
Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers share their pop culture fixations.