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by Megan Duncan | 12/04/2017 - 3:20pm

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A Madison neighborhood is planning to monitor its own air quality because of frustration with the state department usually tasked with that job.

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by Lauren Faust | 11/22/2017 - 11:34am

(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  How I wonder what you are.

Have you ever been listening to a song and it brings back a vivid memory from years before?  

In the case of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” this may bring back memories from childhood, such as parents singing, siblings playing or the smell of homemade fried cheese curds.

by Lauren Faust | 11/14/2017 - 10:02am

 A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Pumpkin spice drinks, warm sweaters, carving turkeys; all signs that Autumn is among us.

With Autumn also comes one of the more tedious chores of owning or renting a home: raking leaves and other yard waste before the snow falls.

by Megan Duncan | 11/01/2017 - 3:22pm

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After the Roman Catholic bishop overseeing the Madison area last week issued guidance that suggested some gay people could be denied funeral rites, the community is circulating a national-attention-getting petition to have the bishop removed

by Madison Area Bu... | 10/30/2017 - 4:53pm

 Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).

by Logan Garcia | 10/11/2017 - 9:22am

A Hy-Vee Mobile Immunization Center that will provide free flu shots (Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee)A Hy-Vee Mobile Immunization Center that will provide free flu shots (Photo courtesy of Hy-Vee)

United Way of Dane County and Hy-Vee are partnering to offer free flu vaccinations in October and November.

United Way will cover the cost for uninsured individuals to get shots. Accepted insurers include Medicare, WI Medicaid, BadgerCare, Unity, GHC, Dean, and Physicians Plus.

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by Lauren Thill | 10/09/2017 - 2:15pm

 

The 2016-2017 annual report of the Madison Metropolitan School District shows gains in reading and math comprehension, as well as progress for English language learners, but lags behind in building personalized pathways to college for high school students.

by Alana Conley | 08/28/2017 - 10:59am

(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)

Local officials are looking for a way to honor former President Barack Obama in Madison, but a proposal to name the City-County building after the 44th president is unlikely to proceed.

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by Samantha Loomis | 08/21/2017 - 11:16am

  

In an effort to grow economic vitality and create strong, safe neighborhoods on the southeast side of Madison, the City of Madison is seeking to uplift the Cottage Grove Road Corridor that has underwent major changes over the last few years.

by Logan Garcia | 08/16/2017 - 10:41am

 Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).

Farming can be more fun than traveling Central America or studying bald eagles, according to Courtney Ross, who graduated with a degree in biology from UW-Steven’s Point earlier this year.

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by Jack Kelly | 08/14/2017 - 12:47pm

 

(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000)(Entrance to the Duck Pond/Courtesy of Channel3000) 

United Way of Dane County will begin its 2017 fundraising campaign on Aug. 22 when it hosts a kickoff event at the Madison Mallards’ Duck Pond.

The late-summer event will be the first of the organization’s “Season of Caring” initiative, and the nonprofit is hoping to bring together more than 500 volunteers at Warner Park, according to a United Way of Dane County statement.

by Gretchen Christensen | 08/04/2017 - 10:00am

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this one about a Madison bakery that will be affected by Kwik Trip’s buy-outs of PDQs.

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