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Madison advertising agency opens office in Austin

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:30
Hiebing Group sees parallels — and opportunities — in the nation's fastest growing city.

Wisconsin Book Festival: Molly Wizenberg's marriage gets wood-fired in 'Delancey'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:30
Delancey, the Seattle pizzeria she owns with her husband, is the subject of Wizenberg's newest memoir with recipes. She comes to Madison Thursday.

Kyle Duggan: Soglin's affordable housing plan holds promise

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:15
Dear Editor: When I first moved to Madison I was shocked by the high cost of housing. I moved into a cheap, mismanaged, 300-square-foot studio that reeked of secondhand smoke. My housing was n…

Spencer Black: Yes, we need to close 'The Adventure Gap'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:30
Author James Mills argues that the conservation movement needs to do more to increase the participation of minority populations in outdoor recreation.

Connecticut man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:14
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after allegedly grabbing a mop out of a Bristol hotel employee's hands and "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.

Bill Lueders: Politicians raise cash behind closed doors

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:00
Campaigns shroud fundraisers in as much secrecy as Yale’s Skull and Bones society. The giving of money to politicians occurs, as much as possible, out of public view.

Carol J. Christensen: Own our tomorrow by electing Dick Cates to Assembly

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:00
Dear Editor: “Own Your Tomorrow” is a phrase often used to encourage people to DO something — to act upon their beliefs rather than complain about how things are. I would ask your readers who …

AG candidate Brad Schimel says contributions don't buy access

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:00
Schimel said his campaign donors won't have any more access than other citizens, and that a statement he made about representative government was taken out of context.

State Debate: Rudolph Randa, Scott Walker on minimum wage, Voter ID get aired today

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:45
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Questionable impact: How much influence do Wisconsin governors have over the state's economy?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:50
Many economists and business people say state governors may have some impact at the margins, but ultimately are limited in how much they can really do.

Madison based WCCN celebrates 30 years of microloans to Latin America

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:30
WCCN, formerly the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week by honoring Sue Lloyd and Sheldon Rampton

Morning briefing: Scott Walker says he doesn't believe minimum wage 'serves a purpose'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Investigation reveals influence of 'dark money' in Wisconsin against anti-mining senators

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:45
ProPublica and the Daily Beast highlight how WMC, Wisconsin Club for Growth played crucial roles in ousting former Democratic Sen. Jessica King and ran attack ads against Sen. Dale Schultz.

Thomas A. Nelson: I'll push to curb bloated prison system

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:15
We are throwing away money and destroying lives with our bloated prison system. As AG, I'll work to stop that.

Susan Happ: Protecting women and families will be my priority

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:15
In a Republican county, I was unopposed for re-election as DA because I kept politics out of the office and focused on getting the job done. 

To heal Wisconsin, vote for Mary Burke

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
Mary Burke will take good ideas from all sides and move us forward.

Alan Ross: Ad attacking Walker's pro-life stand is sleazy

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: We now have another one of sleazy TV ads on behalf of Mary Burke, attacking pro-life Gov. Scott Walker, who desires to protect all human life.

In Case You Missed It: Read Walker's lips — he won't tell you where he stands on abortion

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

Rev. Scott D. Anderson: Vote yes on November Badgercare referendum

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:00
Dear Editor: Like many organizations across the state, including numerous editorial boards, the Wisconsin Council of Churches has encouraged the state to accept the federal Medicaid funds for …

Parents want Madison School District to add East High theater renovation to its projects list

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:00
Group is advocating for addition of $3.5 million upgrade to the district's planned facilities referendum.