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Privately funded MATC initiative aims to lower barriers to education, meet workforce demands

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:40
‘Scholars of Promise’ will fill the gap between state and federal financial aid and full tuition and fee coverage.

Brian Standing: Dems should return to roots, regain Congress

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:15
Dear Editor: The Democratic Party has in the last 20 years become single-mindedly fixated on the presidency, at the cost of wielding any real power. From 1932 until 1994, the Democratic Party had a stranglehold on the House. During that…

Tom Frazier: Wisconsin's real voting problem — it's not voter impersonation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:00
Two recent reports raise issues of problems at the polls and gerrymandering that must be addressed.

NHL: St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott will start in Game 6 vs. San Jose

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:00
The Blues trail the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, with Game 6 slated for Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT in San Jose.

Gail Bliss: Nondrinkers at UW are not alone

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:30
Dear Editor: When I was in college in the 1970s the drinking age was 18. I was not at UW-Madison. I managed to create a group of friends who accepted my nondrinking, in part because I was 17 as a…

With 'the most diverse theater in town,' five Bartell Theatre companies announce their seasons

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:15
Though the venue has struggled in the past with finances, leadership says it's on surer footing these days as companies have been forced to collaborate.

Meet the expert witnesses testifying in Wisconsin's federal voter ID trial

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:15
Both sides will call on expert witnesses to help bolster their arguments — and attempt to discredit the expert witnesses whose reports conflict with their stance.

Win tickets to a post-screening ‘mystery’ movie chat with Rob Thomas

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:51
Rob doesn't know the movie; we don't know the movie; but we're sure it'll be a great night out regardless.

A.J. Nino Amato: Here's how Trump could beat Clinton

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:00
Dear Editor: There is one big and not so crazy wild card that remains between now and the presidential election in November: a domestic and/or international crisis — unpredictable and unforeseen, yet nearly inevitable.

Morning briefing: Kohl's reaps rewards from giddy woman's viral video with Chewbacca mask

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country.

State Debate: 'Giddy' legislators are despicable, says the Beloit Daily News; time to fix our roads, says La Crosse Tribune

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:30
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Restaurant review: One perfect pie at a time, Pizza Brutta makes the case for eating local

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:00
To introduce a Papa John’s crowd to the joys of local spring veggies, a pizzeria has to be the most accessible, affordable way to do it.

Political historian: Wisconsin voting laws 'disparately burden' non-white voters

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:30
American University distinguished professor Allan Lichtman testified Monday in a federal court trial challenging a series of voting laws implemented in Wisconsin between 2011 and 2015.

Francis Pauc: Voter ID is OK — if everyone has easy access to one

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
Dear Editor: Wisconsin's voter ID law is once again in the courtroom and in the news. While our state's law is terribly flawed and the motives of those who formulated the law are suspect, I do not believe that the…

Spencer Black: Still shaking my head at Scott Walker's train folly

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
The governor's decision to hand back $810 million to the federal government for a fast train from Madison to Milwaukee and Chicago remains one of the most stupid acts in recent Wisconsin history.

John Nichols: 'I didn't vote until I sought his wise counsel'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:45
Sumner Slichter, who had deep Wisconsin roots, was a longtime trusted aide to Russ Feingold. Slichter died of cancer last week at 62.

With upcoming renovation, all the world's an (upgraded) stage at American Players Theatre

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:05
The classical theater company is preparing for a $7.7 million upgrade to build "facilities we don't have to apologize for" on the hill in Spring Green.