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Mike Koval, hired as new Madison police chief, set a progressive tone as department's recruiter

On April 11, the Madison Police and Fire Commission chose Sgt. Mike Koval as Madison's next police chief, succeeding Noble Wray. Koval, who beat out Capt. Carl Gloede for the job, has a long history with the Madison Police Department as its personnel and training recruiter. >More
 Isthmus to explore Epic Systems' transformation of the Dane County economy

How far can Dane County ride the success of Epic Systems? Marc Eisen will answer that question in the Feb. 20, 2014 edition of Isthmus, in a cover story titled "Epic opportunity." >More
 The truth vs. Larry Flynt

A tag line at the end of the film The People vs. Larry Flynt states that whoever gunned down the porn publisher in 1978, paralyzing him from the waist down, was never brought to justice. In fact, the probable shooter was prosecuted for a double murder in Madison and is serving multiple life sentences. >More
 In cold blood

At the time it happened -- Aug. 7, 1977 -- few people suspected how senseless it was. Alphonce Manning Jr. and Toni Schwenn were shot to death in the parking lot of Madison's East Towne Mall. No one knew who did it or why. After several years, the investigation was closed. Then in 1984, out of the blue, the killer confessed. >More
 A helping of Thanksgiving-related articles from the Isthmus archives

Around September, Isthmus editors find themselves wondering what kind of story to run for the Thanksgiving issue. We distribute the paper a day early -- on Wednesday instead of Thursday -- and we know that a lot of our readers will pick up their copies at the grocery store, which is why recipes and food recommendations tend to show up. But we also tend to explore other aspects of the holiday, like the stories behind traditions or what the impact of the turkey industry looks like. >More
 Companion demons

Senator George McGovern died Sunday, October 21 at 90. While known most broadly for his liberal politics and failed 1972 presidential bid, he also brought wide attention to the tragedy of alcoholism after his daughter, Terry, died in 1994 of hypothermia while intoxicated on a cold December night in Madison. He wrote a book about her experience, Terry: My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle With Alcoholism, which was excerpted in the May 31, 1996 edition of Isthmus. >More
 Garbage cranks it up

This story was originally published in the April 1, 2005 edition of Isthmus. >More
 Garbage: Can the Madison band's new sound succeed in the fickle pop marketplace?

This cover story was originally published in the September 21, 2001 edition of Isthmus. >More
 'The trick is to keep breathing'

This story was originally published in the May 15, 1998 edition of Isthmus. >More
 Surely it's Shirley

This review of Garbage's Version 2.0 was originally published in the May 15, 1998 edition of Isthmus. >More
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