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Rollerdolls!

The Mad Rollin' Dolls, Madison's all-women flat-track roller derby league, is rolling into its third regular season, and I, along with 22 other new girls, am a 'baby doll' ' otherwise known as fresh meat ' in the league. >More

NEWS

United, they can't stand Dave

Anyone hoping that by now, less than two weeks before the mayoral primary, Ray Allen and Peter MuÃoz would have distinguished themselves as candidates for Madison mayor, must be disappointed. >More
 As District 12 goes, so goes the council?

With 46 candidates running for the Madison Common Council this spring, it's tough for political observers to gauge the election's potential impact. Will the new council be more liberal? More conservative? More moderate? Who knows? >More
 Differentiate this!

Hyzer is teaching a new 'core curriculum' class that puts the most-struggling students together with the highest-performing. It's part of the Madison school district's effort to reduce the achievement gap between racial minorities and whites. >More

OPINION & COMMENTARY

Wisconsin ethics, the fairy tale

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom called Wisconsin, the most beautiful in all the land. The people were proud and strong, but often too distracted by work, drink and sporting events to keep track of what was going on. Some didn't even read newspapers, that's how ignorant they were. >More
 John Q. Public

Is it legal to cruise in a public restroom and arrange a tryst in a hotel room or some other private spot? Or could one be charged with solicitation? >More

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Hollywood dreamin'

'I think the Guest films, in a kind way, poke fun at people with oversized dreams. In Amway and Mary Kay, people get very delusional and think they are going to get rich very quickly, and they don't have the skills to sell. So we take a look at them.' >More

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SPORTS & RECREATION

Minnesota: A state of misery

What would it be like if our sports fan fortunes were reversed? We don't have to imagine. The flip side to our coin is right across the mighty Mississippi. >More
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