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Assembly Democrats lead effort to pull same-sex marriage ban from Wisconsin Constitution

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:30
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, Assembly Democrats are proposing a bill to remove language from Wisconsin's ban from the state constitution. 

Morning briefing: Why are Republicans wary of arena deal? Check the scoreboard

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:30
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Basketball reporters: Bo Ryan's impending retirement represents 'end of an era'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:25
The coach said he'll be on the bench for one more season after leading Wisconsin to back-to-back Final Four appearances.

Does Scott Walker want to get into a fistfight with Supreme Court justices?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 05:10
A satirical website that appears to be The New York Times seems to have fooled a lot of people.

Crash rates for Madison taxis fall, still higher than for other vehicles

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:45
Meter or zone rate cab companies combined for 6.604 crashes per million miles driven in 2014, down 43 percent from 2010.

Robin Vos pushes Wisconsin Senate for action on prevailing wage, budget sticking points

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:45
Assembly Republicans are pushing forward on their own with a package to revise Wisconsin's prevailing wage laws, and could do the same with the state budget.

Margaret Krome: Fear-mongering about new Clean Water Rule isn't credible

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:40
Some ag groups are disingenuous in their outcry over the EPA's effort to clarify which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. 

Ben Kaldunski: Scott Walker shows lack of empathy in signing gun laws

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:30
Dear Editor: Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign two laws that eliminate Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases and expand concealed carry on school grounds shows an appalli…

Brewers' on-field struggles haven't diminished fans' grammar, analysis shows

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:30
The team's fans ranked sixth in MLB in having the fewest errors in comments on the team's official website, Grammarly found.

In Case You Missed It: Bo knows that it's time for him to go

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

Oma Vic McMurray: Turn out Wednesday to cheer on Bernie Sanders

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:30
Dear Editor: Primary elections are the best elections. They offer a chance to vote from the heart rather than out of fear, to dream the impossible dream, to get outside of the box and claim a …

E.J. Dionne Jr.: A week in which history accelerated

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:00
This week will be remembered as a stunning moment when our institutions converged to accelerate our long, steady movement toward an ever more inclusive equality.

Jack Sanderson: Actually, pope is absolutely wrong on climate change

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:00
Dear Editor: In response to a recent Cap Times editorial, I would counter that the pope is absolutely wrong on climate change. Furthermore, he solidifies his mantra of an anti-market pontiff —…

Documentary on late Madison comedian Chris Farley coming in July

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:45
“Any time you get to talk about Chris Farley is a good day,” Farley’s “SNL” castmate Jay Mohr says in the trailer.

Bernie Sanders and the new fight against plutocracy

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:00
Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Madison to push the fight for economic and political democracy.

Ad targeting Scott Walker says college graduates are 'drowning' in student debt

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:00
Gov. Scott Walker is targeted in a graphic new ad launched by three liberal groups who say he's been the "worst governor in America" for the country's student debt problem. 

Recent obsessions: 'The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:00
Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers share their pop culture fixations.

David Swanson: Human experimentation is a CIA habit

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:30
Congress has busily re-banned torture a number of times in recent years. Now it must drop that charade and instead demand that the attorney general enforce the anti-torture statute.

Karen Ling: Pushing out older workers ignorant, disrespectful

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:00
Dear Editor: Some of the suggestions for greater energy and resource conservation by UW-Madison are quite sound and deserve serious consideration, particularly cutting down on wasted energy. H…

State Debate: Gay marriage, Obamacare, 48-hour gun waiting repeal draw attention today

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.