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New legislative task force focuses on issues in urban education

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:40
The first in a series of public hearings on issues facing urban schools was held at the State Capitol onTuesday.

Gary L. Kriewald: UW-Madison caters to increasingly upscale students

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:00
Dear Editor: It should surprise no one, as Pat Schneider reported, that UW-Madison ranked abysmally low in the New York Times College Access index, which measures the economic diversity of U.S. colleges. For many years, UW administrators' top priority has…

Leon Varjian, who put the flamingos on Bascom Hill, dies at 64 in New Jersey

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 13:30
An architect of the famous pranks of the Pail and Shovel party on the UW-Madison campus, he went on to become a high school math teacher.

After presidential campaign, Scott Walker's approval in Wisconsin is 37 percent

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:20
Walker's approval rating among Wisconsinites is XX percent, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday. The poll is the first since Walker ended his presidential campaign on Sept. 21.

Five things to know about the proposed overhaul of Wisconsin's civil service system

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:15
The Republican proposal would make sweeping changes to the century-old system.

Michael D. Barrett: Dane County treats bicycling as a crime

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:15
Dear Editor: Re: “When cyclists die” by the Wisconsin State Journal's Doug Erickson. Yes, yes, wear a helmet, look both ways, follow the law. Heard it all before.

Morning briefing: Glenn Grothman: Planned Parenthood unnecessary because 'as a guy' I have plenty of options

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:15
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country.

Win tickets to see 'Testament of Youth' and Rob Thomas' post-film chat at Sundance

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:00
Sundance Cinemas and the Cap Times are giving away five pairs of tickets for the Oct. 6 screening of the World War I drama.

State Debate: We've got a people problem, not a jobs problems, professor insists in op-ed

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Spencer Black: Dirty coal rapidly becoming yesterday's fuel

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:30
The decline in coal use worldwide in good news for our climate, our air, and our health.

Blue on Red: A Badgers game day through the eyes of UW and Madison police officers

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:25
Three Cap Times reporters and one photographer watched as officers worked their shifts in and around Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 19, interacting with Badgers fans and, in some cases, arresting them.

'I think this is our moment': Madison City Council passes Judge Doyle Square, Exact Sciences deal

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:15
After 3:15 a.m., the council narrowly approved a development agreement for the project, 12-6.

Comedian Kevin Hart to play Kohl Center show next Tuesday

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
Kevin Hart, one of the biggest comedians in the world (if in stature if not in height), will play the Kohl Center next Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Plain Talk: Americans, both red and blue, agree there's too much money in politics

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 06:45
A recent poll shows how out of step the Supreme Court and members of Congress are with public sentiment.

Dane County executive's budget to include new Office for Equity and Inclusion

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 05:15
Executive Joe Parisi is focusing on multiple efforts to address racial disparities and equity in the county.

Barbara Burczyk: Scott Walker's whole focus is against public employees

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 05:00
Dear Editor: In his concession speech Sept. 21, Gov. Walker actually said, "I believe voters want to be for something and not against someone."