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Ian Klepetar: East Johnson still not safe for average bike rider

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:30
Dear Editor: After so many months of construction and traffic delays, East Johnson is once again open for business and a smooth ride. Though don't go riding your bike down there just yet. Desp…

Morning briefing: Budget brawl between Madison alders and Paul Soglin ignites 2015 mayoral race

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

'Vegas' explores mining of our personal data

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:00
While much of our contemporary anxiety over the way personal data are collected and distributed is directed at the government, the more pervasive — and perhaps most insidious — users of person…

Z! Haukeness: Working toward healthy lives for Wisconsin's trans community

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:30
There are about 17,322 trans people in Wisconsin and 750 in Madison. Local groups are working to help them have safe and healthy futures.

MacIver, NCPA suggest changes to health care benefits for Wisconsin public retirees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:15
The two conservative think tanks teamed up on two reports, presented at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Black people more likely to get arrested in Madison than Ferguson, Mo.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:40
A USA Today interactive tool comparing arrest rates across the country found almost 1,600 cities that have greater racial disparities in arrests than Ferguson.

What's on your Thanksgiving table, Wisconsin? NYT says Wild Rice With Mushrooms

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:30
Locals say cranberries are a far better choice to represent the state, but Minnesotans are particularly peeved about "Grape Salad" representing the Gopher State.

In Case You Missed It: Soglin lets budget stand

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

Are 'Feel-Good Fridays' the reason for the Packers' success?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:00
The Packers take Fridays off for massages, but they practice on Saturdays. It's an unorthodox approach, but it's apparently working.

Michael Treble Lysenko: Let's get Mary Burke in the Legislature

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:00
Dear Editor: Our Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, is on my mind. An elected Assembly person should resign immediately, and give their seat to Burke, so she can continue her heroi…

Maureen Evans Arthurs: Women of color are targets of racial harassment too

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:00
The discourse must expand from men's experiences alone to include the unique ways African-American women are targets of racial profiling and harassment.

The American Vaping Association (yes, there is such a thing) calls Madison ban unhealthy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:45
The e-cigarette industry-funded group says exiling vapers to the frigid outdoors is "especially cruel." 

Madison Mayor Soglin won't sign or veto city budget

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:40
He announced Wednesday he has returned the budget to the City Clerk without a signature, and it will therefore move ahead without any more changes.

Environmental group links ‘beneficial reuse’ of coal ash to southeastern Wisconsin well contamination

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:00
DNR questions methodology, says source of high molybdenum levels not traceable.

UW-Madison deans say Morgridges’ $100 million gift is a ‘game changer’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:45
The matching grant from the alumni philanthropists will let the campus grow its stock of faculty with endowments to support their work.

The Cap Times' 2014 Kids Fund drive is off to a great start

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:00
Money raised during the campaign will help the fund provide grants during the coming year to nonprofits that work with young people in the community.

Stan McChrystal: A service year to build American community

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:00
An American version of universal national service — appropriately voluntary but socially expected — should be a defining issue of the 2016 election.

Madison City Council confirms $4,400 pay raise for alders

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:55
The council also denied a significant raise for council presidents, confirming actions taken last week during budget discussions.

Bill Lueders: Vos’ attacks on elections and ethics watchdog draw return fire

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:00
The Republican Assembly Speaker has deemed the GAB “dysfunctional” and called its director and general counsel, Kevin Kennedy, an “embarrassment.”

State Debate: High schoolers' illness from raw milk is a lesson, newspapers say

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:45
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.