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Questions remain in Quadren Wilson shooting as local debate heats up

Former Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says questions about the shooting should be asked at the state level. Read more

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Ron Johnson says Fauci 'overhyped' AIDS crisis, is doing the same with COVID-19

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of having "overhyped" the AIDS crisis, arguing the infectious disease expert is doing the same with COVID-19 as a new variant emerges. Read more

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Coordinated effort: Community groups, police and local government work together to curb gun violence

The city is set to evaluate a new Gun Violence Reduction Strategy proposed by Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes that would bring new resources to curbing gun violence. And for years, local community groups have been working in multiple ways to ease tensions, prevent shootings and address underlying issues that can lead to violence. Read more

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At Mount Horeb bakery El Buen Pan, sweet dreams are made of bread

Seven nights a week, Polo Covo Garcia makes 70 to 80 bread varieties. Lately that includes pan de muerto for the Day of the Dead, celebrated on Nov. 2.  Read more

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Proposal would add early literacy screening, intervention for Wisconsin public schools

The Senate and Assembly committees on education have approved the legislation, which advances to the full Legislature. Read more

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Immuto Scientific uses plasma technology to find new drugs fast

The Madison startup uses its own innovative technology to cut a key part of the drug discovery process from months or years to a few weeks. Read more

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Updated: Wisconsin Republicans completed redistricting plan days after end of public input

Wisconsin Republicans waited less than one business day between their deadline for public proposals on redistricting and submitting their request for draft legislative maps to the Legislative Reference Bureau. Read more

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Cap Times Talk: Former FTC chair Jon Leibowitz says action needed on data privacy

It’s safe to assume that there is no part of our lives that big tech companies like Facebook and Google aren’t tracking, according to former Federal Trade Commission chair Jon Leibowitz. Read more

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Hoocąk: People of the Big Voice

A photo essay about the intergenerational strength and tenacity of the Ho-Chunk people by Ilana Bar-Av. Read more

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Latest cohort graduates from parenting class for fathers in Dane County Jail

While separated from their families inside the Dane County Jail, six men have spent the past seven weeks in a parenting class to help them strengthen their skills as fathers. 

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Madison City Council surprises by approving Raemisch Farm rezoning

The development is close to the Dane County Airport, where F-35 fighter jets will be housed at Truax Field beginning in 2023. The potential noise from the jets has caused many to question how ethical it is to place residential housing in that area. Read more

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MMSD superintendent talks teacher shortages in national media

Over the past week, Carlton Jenkins has been quoted in the Washington Post and interviewed on CNN and on Meet the Press NOW. Read more

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UW-Madison chancellor finalist Marie Miranda backs financial flexibility, diversity efforts

Miranda, a former Notre Dame provost, said she would work to improve diversity and advocate for bonding authority at UW-Madison.  Read more

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UW-Madison chancellor finalist Ann Cudd sees opportunity to expand research

Cudd said she’d also address issues of access, recruitment, political divisiveness and waning public support for higher education.  Read more

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UW-Madison chancellor finalist Jennifer Mnookin aims to promote diversity

Mnookin said more needs to be done to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion at UW-Madison. Read more

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UW-Madison chancellor finalist Daniel Reed says collaboration is key in position

Drawing from his experiences in academia and the corporate world, Reed said he'd use the opportunity to help UW-Madison “define the future of higher education.” Read more

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Census changes help correct undercount of Wisconsin’s Indigenous population

A push by tribal and federal officials to encourage participation in the 2020 U.S. census resulted in what tribes are hailing as the most accurate picture to date of the size and diversity of people with Indigenous ancestry in Wisconsin. Read more

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Students, staff return to Memorial, Jefferson following bomb threat

The Madison Police Department gave the "all clear" just before 1:30 p.m. after sweeping the buildings following a "detailed bomb threat" made this morning. Read more

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PHOTOS: Protesters gather in support of Quadren Wilson

Protesters gathered in support of Quadren Wilson after he was shot by two unnamed Division of Criminal Investigation officers during an arrest on Feb. 3.  Read more

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Wisconsin Supreme Court won't allow absentee ballot drop boxes for April elections

After allowing absentee ballot drop boxes for next week’s spring primary, the state Supreme Court ordered that they can’t be used for April’s spring elections. Read more

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Hilldale renovation moves forward with City Council approval

The BMO Harris bank building at Hilldale will be demolished to make way for a public plaza and four buildings. Read more

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Parents recount terror of wrongful abuse charges from former UW doctor

Seven Wisconsin families were suspected of child abuse by Dr. Barbara Knox — accusations later rejected by other doctors, police and child welfare officials. Read more

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