Kudos to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association for providing concussion insurance to all of Wisconsin’s student athletes. It is good news when the WIAA recognizes the importance of protecting students’ brains and, by the same token, their...
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President Donald Trump has finally revealed his plan to "massively" cut our taxes. But the only people who will clearly benefit from the plan are people like Trump.
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An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump’s travel bans said Friday that the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years.
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MADISON - Hugh H. Iltis, a noted University of Wisconsin professor of Botany and director of the UW Herbarium from 1955 until his retirement (around 1992), died in Madison on Dec. 19, 2016.
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BARABOO - Roger James Larson, age 65, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, with his wife by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; children, Aaron, Matthew, Amanda, Lexi and Shane;…
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BLANCHARDVILLE - Larry A. Tollefson, age 69, of Blanchardville, Wis., died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1948, to Glenn and Bernice (Johnson) Tollefson. He was a member of the Mazomanie Crusaders M.C. He loved…
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Children’s Theater of Madison doesn’t quite succeed in connecting the lives of Golda Meir and a young African American girl in “To the Promised Land.” But the play features a fantastic lead performance by Laetitia Hollard.
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Paul Kusuda spent a little more than a year in a Japanese internment camp. He was 19 at the time. Now 94, he reflects on his experience and the implications of the government’s policy on current threats to civil liberties.
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Some of Dane County’s towns are sick and tired of being bossed around by big-city interests. Several have opted out of the county’s zoning regulations. But not every town is choosing to go it alone.
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4/27/2017
A tuition tax credit, supported by Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans, has benefited rich families the most. According to state Department of Revenue data, the wealthiest 13 percent of taxpayers collected almost 65 percent of the...
4/27/2017
Amy Lambright Murphy and Jill Schaefer dreamed up Reek Havoc as a way to cope with pet odors. But the business has also connected them to the community.
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4/27/2017
While some grumble that Fred Risser should have long ago passed his seat to a younger person, it’s hard to point to any failings. He hasn’t missed a floor vote in 50 years, and his mind is sharp as ever, despite some self-admitted senior moments.
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4/27/2017
Bronx-born Puerto Rican Alynda Lee Segarra embarks on a new sonic journey with “The Navigator,” the latest album from her band Hurray for the Riff Raff. Catch them at the High Noon April 29.
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4/27/2017
Students at Lapham Elementary are turning discarded materials into sculptures — whether it’s a life-size gummy bear or a winking apple. Project leader Amy Mietzel wanted students to see how waste can be used in beautiful ways.
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4/27/2017
UW’s Breakfast on the farm, mead and cheese pairing at Bos Meadery and cheesemaking 101 at the Goodman Center, this week in events that celebrate cheese!
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4/27/2017
For the first time, the Monona East Side Business Alliance is holding Monona Restaurant Month. Customers who frequent participating restaurants will be eligible for a prize drawing.
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4/27/2017
The east side of Madison adds another business to its growing beverage production district. Imaginary Factory, from longtime Madison bartender Hastings Cameron, will produce its own line of spirits and provide contract production.
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4/27/2017
Madison’s Jason Hartman of Vanishing Kids is psyched about bringing an all-day festival of gloom and doom to the Frequency. Ancient Future: Heavy Psych and Doom Fest is on April 29.
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4/27/2017
The collaborative Common Thread 2017 is an uncommon Baltic porter. “It has the backbone of an ale, yet the delicate qualities of a lager,” says Ale Asylum’s Dean Coffey.
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4/26/2017
Parisi is out, but Milwaukee businessman and Democrat Andy Gronik is pondering a challenge to Gov. Scott Walker. He has no experience, but he’s rich. So he must be qualified.
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4/26/2017
Since the election of Donald Trump liberals have taken to calling themselves “the resistance.” But that’s not accurate. It’s also a posture harmful to American democracy.
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4/25/2017
It may have taken him years to find an audience, but comedian Marc Maron says he's never been funnier. The host of the hit WTF podcast is coming to Madison on April 28 for a show at the Orpheum.
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4/24/2017
Michael Fay, head brewer at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, discusses the Black Watch Scotch cask ale they'll be bringing to Isthmus Cask Ale Fest at the Madison Children's Museum on Apr. 27.
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4/24/2017
Thousands of people marched in Madison on Saturday as part of a nationwide call to defend and promote science-based policies and solutions. But they also urged empathy and dialogue over dogma.
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4/22/2017
You're not going crazy. We screwed up. We published last week's crossword puzzle in this week's Isthmus. We've heard your cries, we feel your pain, and we want to make it right. Here is the correct puzzle and the answers to last week's puzzle.
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4/21/2017
You know how people have been bugging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to hold an in-person town hall, and he keeps refusing? Well, it finally happened at Madison East High School. And the students did NOT hold back.
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4/20/2017