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Scott Walker's time: The governor is running for president. Can he win?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:00
With the 2016 primary just a little less than a year away, talk of Walker's rise is inevitably followed by this question: Is he peaking too soon?

Madison Central Park skatepark breaks ground

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:10
The $885,000 skatepark is slated for completion by Aug. 19.

Restaurant review: For fine fish, Sushi Muramoto is still at the top of its game

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:00
Under the direction of chef Bee Khang, Shinji Muramoto's second restaurant is still turning out excellent sushi and more in Hilldale Shopping Center. 

Matt Covert: Leland Pan wrong to go after Chief Mike Koval

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:15
Dear Editor: I admire Supervisor Leland Pan’s courage in opening the City-County Building to protesters, even if it’s not the decision I would have made. I must, however, take issue with the r…

Mark Pocan, Thomas Massie introduce effort to repeal Patriot Act

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:45
Pocan is leading a bipartisan effort to fundamentally overhaul American spying powers.

Phyllis Hasbrouck: Protecting Waubesa wetlands not just Fitchburg's business

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:30
Dear Editor: Well, well, politics makes strange bedfellows. John Freiburger was once the brightest star on the Fitchburg Plan Commission, and Ed Kinney shone brightly beside him. When Shawn Pf…

Ald. Anita Weier: Sex offenders placement is travesty to north side low-income residents

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:15
Twenty-four sex offenders already live within one mile of Mendota Elementary School, a much greater number than those housed in higher-income areas near other Madison schools.

The Day Ahead, March 25: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Coffee with Cops

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:00
Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.

State Debate: Time for Scott Walker to stop spinning economy numbers, insists Beloit Daily News

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

MSCR to open in east side center that lost Sentry store

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:30
Madison School & Community Recreation will lease a portion of the center for an all-ages facility that would include art, dance, music, exercise, life skills and meeting space.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker is his own best political operative, and that’s a problem

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:15
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Plain Talk: Politicians dish out the lies, and we let them

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:45
Politicians have become so adept at lying that many people believe the lies rather than the facts.

Michael Gourlie: James Daley would add moderating influence to Wisconsin high court

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:30
Dear Editor:Your commentary on Judge James Daley's campaign tactics is valid, but falls short of painting the full picture in Wisconsin's upcoming Supreme Court election.

Candidates speak out in Madison City Council races, Districts 5-8

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:00
Candidates in City Council Districts 1 through 4 make their cases to voters. 

Wisconsin elections experts urge reforms to campaign finance laws

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:15
Elections experts urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Tuesday to make "long overdue" revisions to the state's campaign finance laws, but differed on how it should be done.

Despite loss of middle class families, Walker administration says state 'heading in the right direction'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:15
The governor's spokeswoman notes progress on income growth in the wake of a Pew report showing Wisconsin's middle class shrinking fastest.

No one is better prepared to lead Madison now than Paul Soglin

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:00
Given his record and his vision, Paul Soglin clearly deserves re-election as Madison's mayor. 

Sherri Swartz: I'd like to hear from Madison's black cops

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
Dear Editor: Along with most Capital Times readers, I am neither black nor a police officer. I can listen to members of Madison's black community and members of the Madison Police Department, …

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Madison City Council District 5

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
I am running for my fourth term on the Madison City Council, more committed than ever to the principles that caused me to first seek office as an alder: my passion for racial equity and social…

Marsha Rummel, Madison City Council District 6

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:30
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as District 6 alder for another term.