Joel DeSpain wins the Internet

Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain was already Internet-famous for his hilarious crime report write-ups. On Friday, he took questions from fans (and one hater) during a Reddit AMA. more »

Oct 2, 2015 3:28 PM News

Move along

For years, the steps of Madison’s City-County Building has been a defacto homeless shelter, a last refuge for those who have nowhere else to go and have run out of days at the shelters. On Thursday, Madison police told them move along. more »

Oct 2, 2015 10:07 AM News

Backyard broadcast

In an era when local news outlets are contracting, the volunteer-run WORT-FM expands its local coverage. On Oct. 5, In Our Backyard grows to an hour, with new features, expanded reports, podcasts. more »

Oct 1, 2015 3:00 PM News

Soglin saves the day

Madison Common Council narrowly approved the controversial $200 million Judge Doyle Square project Wednesday morning. Emotional appeals from the mayor and Exact Sciences employees won out over critics’ concerns about financial details. more »

Oct 1, 2015 10:00 AM News

“Here we are again – or still”

A fierce thunderstorm last Thursday night didn’t dampen the resolve of thousands of activists who mobilized to protest sexual violence after a brutal Sept. 12 rape. But for longtime anti-violence advocates, the fight started long ago. more »

Sep 26, 2015 12:00 AM Snapshot

Choosing their voters

Every 10 years, Wisconsin’s majority party redraws legislative districts to its advantage. Some are pushing to reform the process and are calling on a GOP-controlled committee to give their bill a hearing. more »

Sep 25, 2015 10:00 AM News

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