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Bill Lueders: TV political ads now easier to track

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00
The Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., is collecting the ad buy filings and posting them online, in a tool it calls Political Ad Sleuth. 

Plain Talk: Scott Walker's 'trickle down' isn't working

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00
Politics, not common sense, have dictated the governor's decisions — and Wisconsin's economy is hurting as a result.

Case against photographer who bumped cop during Wisconsin Capitol protest dismissed

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30
The Department of Justice investigator said the bump caused a "sharp pain."

Food fight: Where should Madison build a public market?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:20
The east side location is twice as far from the highway as the south location, but it receives more vehicle traffic.

Morning briefing: Now pro-mining, Scott Walker as legislator opposed mining bill

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

First Edition: August 27, 2014

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:25
Today's headlines include reports about Kevin Counihan, the person who take on the challenge of running healthcare.gov.

Virginia Postrel: A room with a view helps patients? Hospitals don't care

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:15
There's ample evidence that patients get better faster in a room with a view. But hospitals pretty much ignore it.

Paul Ryan rated a 'Flat-Earther,' Scott Walker a 'Dodger'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00
On climate change, Grist rates Scott Walker as a "Dodger" and Paul Ryan as a "Flat-Earther."

Carl Landsness: Our fear, anger and greed are destroying our essence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: I made a post to the White House recently, ranting about getting no personal replies (to previous posts) from a staff person (receiving form letters, requests for money or petitio…

Dodgers' big inning leads to win

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:42
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tue…

Miriam Anderson: Bands warming up on King Street a problem

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
Dear Editor: The Majestic Theater's Live on King Street events are a popular downtown event during the summer. I am sure they bring customers into the surrounding businesses. But the events al…

In Case You Missed It: Same-sex marriage ban takes a beatdown in Chicago

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on captimes.com and beyond.

Warren J. Gordon: Scott Walker's attacks on Trek play to his base

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:00
Dear Editor: In a recent CT commentary, John Nichols characterizes Scott Walker's critique of outsourcing practices at Trek Bicycle as a "bumbling attack." But as anyone familiar with his care…

Tough day in federal court for supporters of Wisconsin's marriage 'tradition'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:45
Appellate court judges dismissive of most of Wisconsin, Indiana's reasons for banning same-sex marriages

Wisconsin Democrats urge student debt reform

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:45
State Rep. Cory Mason and state Sen. Dave Hansen are advocating for student loan debt reform and promoting Mary Burke's plan to address the issue.

Study finds fewer overdose deaths in medical marijuana states

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:30
States with legal medical pot saw 25 percent fewer opioid overdose deaths.

Guest editorial: The science is clear: Humans have caused climate change

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:00
Business leaders know climate change is here. Their report analyzing the risks should snap Congress into action. 

Kathleen Springhorn: Some disabled need a sheltered workshop

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:00
Dear Editor: We are writing to protest the changes proposed by the Department of Health Services to Medicaid services in home and community-based settings. We want the full array of services t…

Affordable Care Act drafting error could strip health care subsidy from thousands in Wisconsin

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:30
One health care advocate says the problem can be fixed by Congress, rather than decided by U.S. Supreme Court.

CEO named for HealthCare.gov

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.