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Isthmus staff taking photos of Wisconsin Capitol police are threatened with 'obstruction'

Capitol Police are actively filming people in the Capitol each day, in efforts that seem designed to intimidate protesters and the general public from being in the space. But the police officers are not happy to have their own photographs taken. >More
 Will we ever agree on anything again?

We are a deeply divided nation. It isn't just that we want different things; we have two completely different world views, with a completely different sets of facts at our disposal. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police crack down on old-timey music

Capitol Police Chief David Erwin has followed up on his promise to crack down on anyone who strays from state Capitol permitting rules, including those who sing at noon with the Solidarity Singers. He's even sent deputies to deliver tickets to people's homes and workplaces. >More
 Physicians Plus wrangles with UW Health over insurance coverage for midwives

Even after Dana Hurda moved from Madison to Evansville, she continued to go to the UW Health West Clinic in Madison, a 35-minute drive from her home. The reason? Midwives. Hurda has come to depend on the specially trained nurse midwives who work out of UW and provide hospital-based midwifery services for women in childbirth. Even now that she's no longer focusing on childbearing, Hurda has relied on the UW clinic's midwifery program for her primary gynecological care. >More
 Mayor Paul Soglin calls for apology from Rep. Brett Hulsey

Mayor Paul Soglin on Tuesday said that state Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) owes an apology to city employees for suggesting that a disorderly conduct charge against him was politically motivated. >More
 Lower revenues shrink Wisconsin State Journal newsroom

Capital Newspapers announced Wednesday that it is eliminating 26 positions, including one part-time and three full-time positions in the Wisconsin State Journal newsroom. >More
 Madison parks superintendent clarifies comments on Brett Hulsey

When Isthmus first reported that state Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, we decided not to publish two pieces of information. >More
 Wisconsin wolf hunting bill fares badly in court

For Chris Danou, the temptation is too great to resist. "I hate to say 'I told you so,'" deadpans the Democratic state representative from the village of Trempealeau. "But I told you so." Danou, who holds a master's degree in wildlife biology, tried to rein in what he felt were unwise provisions in Wisconsin's wolf hunting bill, which sailed through the legislature early this year. >More
 #MyMadisonDay: Help Isthmus tell Madison's story in 24 hours on September 21

Our goal is simple, even if the task itself seems daunting: A day in the life of Madison. Isthmus hopes to chronicle what happens on a typical day in Madison -- big news, small details and everything in between -- by collecting glimpses into the lives of the people who live, work and play here from 6 a.m. on Friday, September 21, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police chief walks out on Rep. Chris Taylor during meeting on arrests

Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) blasted Capitol Police Chief David Erwin Friday afternoon for refusing to answer "basic questions" about the recent arrests at the state Capitol and for abruptly ending a meeting on the topic. >More
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