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Fan malfunction brings fire department to Second Street building
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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August 31, 2009
Madison aims for October to start recycling plastic bags
People in Madison might have to start recycling their plastic bags by the end of October. The City Council voted 17-1 in June to make people drop off their shopping and other plastic bags at collection centers. And Tuesday, the Council will be asked to approve $32,000 in funding....
August 31, 2009 - 9:18am
August 27, 2009
Large crowds rally in Green Bay and Madison on national health care
The debate on national health care reform was heard loud and clear at two large events in Wisconsin last night. More than 1,700 opponents of the current House reform package attended a discussion in Middleton, held by the conservative Americans for Prosperity. And around 450 supporters...
August 27, 2009 - 9:01am
Woman takes on Time Magazine's cover story on cheap food
The Woman of the Year for Madison's World Dairy Expo takes issue with the cover story in this week's Time Magazine. "The Real Cost of Cheap Food" portrayed animals drugged with antibiotics in prison-like conditions, producing food that's making Americans obese while gobbling up...
August 27, 2009 - 9:00am
August 25, 2009
Research at UW-Madison brings hope for people with macular degeneration
Millions of people who have trouble seeing could someday be cured, thanks to new research at University of Wisconsin-Madison. David Gamm and Jason Meyer led a team of scientists who converted stem cells from both embryos and human skin into different kinds of retinal cells. It...
August 25, 2009 - 9:00am
August 19, 2009
7-year-old pulls cousin from bottom of pool, father revives child with CPR
Seven-year-old Ethan Clinton and his father are being nominated for a life-saving award. New Berlin police say Ethan saw his four-year-old cousin on the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool last weekend. The boy jumped into the water, swam to the bottom, pulled the younger...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
July 13, 2009
UW-Madison Hospital testing experimental treatment for juvenile diabetes
A University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison is testing an experimental treatment for Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Adult stem cells are put into patients intravenously, with the goal of reducing the inflammation that stops the body from making insulin. Type 1 diabetics must use...
July 13, 2009 - 8:59am
July 9, 2009
Safe drivers? Try Madison and Milwaukee
Madison and Milwaukee have some of the nation's safest big-city drivers. That's according to a new study by Allstate Insurance. Madison is the 13th safest among the country's 200 largest cities. And Milwaukee is 19th, based on Allstate claims data. The firm said Madison drivers...
July 9, 2009 - 9:06am
July 8, 2009
ATC studies possible line carrying electricity from La Crosse to Madison
Three companies have spent the last year studying the idea of putting an electric transmission line from La Crosse to Madison. But now, the American Transmission Co., says it's considering an even bigger line along the same route. And it would carry green electricity made by wind...
July 8, 2009 - 9:05am
July 6, 2009
Madison Area Technical College receives grant to help vets transition to civilian life
As colleges attract more veterans, Madison Area Technical College is using a new grant to help returning vets make the transition to civilian life. The American Council on Education and the WalMart Foundation gave the school a $100,000 Success for Veterans grant. Michael Shumway,...
July 6, 2009 - 9:00am
July 1, 2009
Wimmer beats out Kenseth to win All-Star Challenge in Madison
Wausau native Chris Wimmer beat out top NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth of Cambridge to win the All-Star Challenge last night at Madison International Speedway. Wimmer, a short-track veteran who occasionally runs on the NASCAR truck circuit, got inside Kenseth on the 90th lap to take...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am
Census reports Milwaukee gains 7,500 residents, Madison is fastest-growing city
Milwaukee is now America's 23rd largest city, down from 19th at the start of the decade. But the city still grew by 7,500 residents since 2000, and according to the Census Bureau's new estimate it had almost 605,000 people as of last July. Milwaukee's population has grown ever...
July 1, 2009 - 9:00am
June 10, 2009
More affluent cities could use up to 15 percent in state aid
Wisconsin's more affluent cities and villages would lose up to 15 percent of their state aid under the proposed budget. That's what the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Tuesday. It released a breakdown of what each local government would get. The aid is being cut by...
June 10, 2009 - 9:00am
May 27, 2009
Madison judge will decide wrongful death suit in Zimmermann case
A judge in Madison plans to decide by next Friday whether to proceed with a wrongful death suit in last year's slaying of University of Wisconsin student Brittany Zimmermann. Her relatives and fiancé said authorities were negligent in responding to Zimmermann's apparent call for...
May 27, 2009 - 9:09am
Police start collecting racial data on stopped drivers in 2011
If you're stopped for a traffic violation, the officer will take note of your race and send that data to Madison starting in 2011. The state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee endorsed that move Monday, to determine if officers are hassling minorities. Gov. Jim Doyle's proposed...
May 27, 2009 - 9:00am