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Mark Pocan reflects on student loan debt work, dysfunctional Congress

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:00
The Madison Democrat, elected to his second term in November, sat down with the Capital Times to reflect on his first congressional term and look ahead to the next.

Jackie Speier: Why Guantanamo must be closed, not upgraded

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 11:45
The current population is down to 122 — 54 of whom are slated for release — but instead of closing the center, the Pentagon has asked for $290 million for building upgrades.

Martina Rippon: Black coalition doing important work

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:30
Dear Editor: The Young Gifted and Black Coalition has begun an important work in raising the consciousness of the entire community concerning the injustice to which people of color have always…

Underdogs? It doesn't seem to matter to Green Bay Packers fans at Seattle-area pep rally

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:00
The Packers play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon for the right to play in Super Bowl XLIX.

Old Sugar Distillery to produce craft whiskeys with local breweries

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 09:30
The local craft distillery is collaborating with at least four local craft breweries to produce a line of whiskies.

The Day Ahead, Jan. 18: Madison Restaurant Week, Shoe the Zoo, FRZN Fest

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 09:00
Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.

Morning briefing: Approving casino could hurt Scott Walker in Iowa, conservatives warn

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 09:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Plain Talk: More hypocrisy from our state legislators

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:45
Lawmakers gave themselves a raise, but the Republicans in charge refuse to raise the minimum wage.

Patricia Randolph's Madravenspeak: Wolves' reprieve short-lived if Ribble bill succeeds

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 05:30
Federal legislation to undo the re-listing of the gray wolf in the Great Lakes and Wyoming to the Endangered Species List is brewing. Action is needed now.

Mark Lemberger: Comments were a bit of welcome seasoning

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 15:30
Dear Editor: Your decision to eliminate comments from folks who don't twit or use Facebook is another nail in the diminishing coffin of journalism in Madison. Others include the thin gruel of …

Courtland Milloy: African-Americans' political muscle goes soft

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 14:45
Suppose African-Americans did more than believe that racial discrimination exists but actually used our political and economic muscle to remedy race-specific problems?

In Forward Theater's 'The Other Place,' the brain is an ominous mystery

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:00
Tracy Michelle Arnold stars in this challenging 2011 Sharr White play, the story of a powerful scientist whose body begins to betray her. 

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: State fraud hotline working to stop waste and abuse

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:30
The Legislative Audit Bureau's hotline operates completely outside of the purview of the executive branch of government — keeping investigations independent and confidential. Whistleblower pro…

Ernie Pellegrino: Demands of young blacks show naivete

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 10:30
Dear Editor: The demands made upon the Madison Police Department by the so-called Young Gifted and Black Coalition show a significant level of naivete and lack of knowledge, at least in part d…

The Day Ahead, Jan. 17: David Landau, Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, FRZN Fest

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:00
Your daily guide to what's happening in and around Madison.

Madison park board signs off on using Tenney Park trees for Festival Foods grocery store

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:00
Madison-based WholeTrees will be using round-timber columns, beams and trusses in construction of the new store.

Bike Fed calls on Gov. Scott Walker to hike bike funding

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:30
Walker has been cool to funding bike infrastructure and bike-friendly programs in the past.

Morning briefing: Wisconsin among 9 GOP presidential debate sites

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

DOA stonewalls on Hill Farms selection committee

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:00
Democrats are frustrated with the lack of information on key building projects from the Walker administration but DOA Secretary says all the rules are being followed.

Fabu: Start the new year with forgiveness

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 06:15
I have a list of folks who I would like to ask forgiveness from on my behalf and also on behalf of this city, nation and world.