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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 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.


by Jack Kelly | 07/31/2017 - 1:38pm

The Madison Community Foundation announced Wednesday their third of 12 major gifts totaling roughly $1 million as a part of the organization’s 75th anniversary celebration, revealing their latest initiative from the rooftop of the Madison Children’s Museum.

The setting of the announcement afforded those in attendance a front-row view of the focus of MCF’s latest initiative: the Wisconsin State Capitol. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the government building.

by Matt Davis | 07/25/2017 - 10:00am

The city of Madison will debut a new interactive map for bicyclists and pedestrians in late summer or early fall. The map is part of an effort to facilitate traffic and improve the channels for public feedback, and city officials provided an update on its progress during a meeting in late June.  

 “The map is a tool for pedestrians to use to make their own suggestions and see what other people have suggested,” said Jose Navarro, engineering aide for the city of Madison. “The city can use it to see what citizens are saying so they know how to respond to them.”

by Gretchen Christensen | 07/20/2017 - 9:23am


by Simpson Street Free Press | 07/17/2017 - 2:27pm

This story originally appeared in the Simpsons Street Free Press. It was written by Kadjata Bah, 12.

Estas noticias orginalmente aparecieron en el Simposons Street Free Press, por Kadjata Bah, 12. Una version en español se peude encotnrar aqui.


by Samantha Loomis | 07/10/2017 - 9:10am

FoodShare recipients can now reap the benefits of Willy Street Co-op’s Double Dollars program year-round.

The Double Dollars program is designed to create greater access to fresh and healthy food for Madison’s FoodShare recipients.

by Lauren Thill | 07/02/2017 - 8:41am

From July 19 through 26, nearly 200 girls ranging from kindergarten to recent high school graduates will be learning about fingerprinting, cutting apart cars and propelling from buildings at CampHERO.

Partnering with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland, CampHERO allows young girls to learn what it is like to work in protective services, which are career paths girls are not normally encouraged to pursue. It spans a week and immerses the campers in hands-on activities.


by Jacy Zollar | 06/29/2017 - 1:48pm

When Emily Jones* returned home from serving in the Army, she turned in her DD214 discharge form and left the building with a new title: veteran. 

This was in the 1980s, and although she didn’t realize it at the time, this would be the beginning of a lifelong battle.

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by Gretchen Christensen | 06/27/2017 - 9:20am

Our weekly roundup of headlines around Madison

by Gretchen Christensen | 06/19/2017 - 4:00pm

Our weekly roundup of headlines around Madison

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