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The Day Ahead, April 22: 'Losing the West,' Avenue Bar cocktail crawl, hiking seminar, book drive

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:00
Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.

Madison City Council delays decision on controversial sex offender ordinance

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:45
The ordinance would prohibit child sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or community center.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin approval rating doesn’t matter

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:15
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Time running out on watchmaker's museum in Waterbury

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:03
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Watchmaker Timex says it's time to close its museum in Waterbury.

Plain Talk: The hypocrisy of big-bucks Badger boosters

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:45
Rich boosters of state universities shell out big bucks for sports teams while they back lawmakers who slash the budgets of those same schools.

Graphics: Wisconsin sinks in job, wage growth rankings

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:00
In recent quarters, Wisconsin has been in the bottom half of state rankings for 12-month growth in jobs and average weekly wage. In the third quarter of 2014, Wisconsin was 40th for job growth…

Wisconsin Senate passes bill to scrap 48-hour wait period for handgun purchases

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:30
The bill now moves to the Assembly. Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he will sign it into law.

Packers: Green Bay to host Bears on Thanksgiving amid reports team will retire Brett Favre's No. 4 that night, too

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:30
The first Thanksgiving Day home game since 1923 will be one of five prime-time games on the Packers' 2015 regular-season schedule.

Wisconsin wants legislators to block Scott Walker

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:00
Thinking members of the Legislature should reject the Walker budget proposals that Wisconsinites wisely oppose.

Garbage's Duke Erikson producing 'American Epic' series for PBS

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:15
The series will follow the journeys of record company representatives who brought recorded music technology for the first time to small towns across America, giving unknown rural musicians the…

Corry Falk: Good people went to the old Tip Top bar

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:30
Dear Editor: I would like to start by saying I'm highly offended by the "west side story" article on dive bars. I was a bartender at the Tip Top for four years until they changed owners. I als…

Recent obsessions: 'The Wire'-inspired goods on Etsy

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00
Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers share their pop culture fixations.

Wisconsin's jobs total, unemployment rate both fall in March

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:00
The state lost 5,000 private-sector jobs in the month, but falling labor force participation rates also lowered the unemployment rate.

Off the Wall: Matthew J. Bindert at Edgewood College

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:00
"Off the Wall" is a weekly feature showcasing visual art at galleries, cafes and more around the Madison area.

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! Milwaukee native Emily Fons embraces her feminine side in 'Barber of Seville'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:00
This weekend Fons makes her role debut as Rosina, the young ingenue at the center of Madison Opera's production. 

Cap Times to host ‘Adventures in Brewing’ panel discussion

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:00
Come to the High Noon Saloon on May 20 to hear five of the Madison area’s top craft brewers and brewery founders talk about what they do.

Brian Benford: Paul Soglin is wrong — arrests uncalled for at protest

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:30
I vehemently contend that no arrests and additional trauma needed to be inflicted on the youth protesting on East Wash.

Douglas Peterson: Abandoning MATC downtown would be shortsighted

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:30
Dear Editor: Madison College's downtown location is priceless. It is in the center of everything. It is so close to so many events and activities. So many students live nearby within walking d…

State Debate: Free UW education, conservatives wary of Scott Walker, future of state education in the spotlight

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:30
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

The Day Ahead, April 21: Six Organs of Admittance, Rockstar Gomeroke

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:00
Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.