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Hotel Indigo pays homage to the past as the Madison area hotel market continues to grow

The market now has more than 10,000 rooms and more are on the way. Read more

MORE FROM MADISON AND WISCONSIN

Murals at Dane County juvenile detention center encourage youth to 'look within'

The Dane County Juvenile Detention Center features five murals. The most recent is called "Peace Within."  Read more

Far from cookie-cutter, boutique Hotel Indigo draws from Madison’s past

In a time when boutique hotels are en vogue, Hotel Indigo, which opened last Thursday, takes its homage to its home city to the next level. Read more

Rhodes-Conway sworn in as mayor; Madison City Council elects leadership

The transfer of power in Madison ushered in a new mayor and nine new alders.  Read more

Fighting the Park Street grocery gap

South Madison residents are stepping up efforts to prevent a lapse in supermarket service. Read more

How much do they make? Search Wisconsin state employee salaries

State of Wisconsin workers took home over $1.8 billion in 2018. Who made the most? Find out using our state employee search. Read more

Students attempt to curb cell phone use by locking them away in pouches

About a dozen classes at West High are part of a pilot program that has students use special cases to lock up their phones. It’s an experiment by the school to curb cell phone distraction. Read more

FROM ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD

Costa Rica sanctuary still saving sloths after quarter of a century

What began as one couple taking in an injured sloth has turned into a combination animal rescue, hospital, research center and tourist attraction. Read more

How pot holiday 4/20 got its start with 5 California high school stoners

How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion of 4/20 is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair. Here's the story: Read more

From fake terrorism claims to gun law hoaxes, here's a look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.  Read more

Golfer, horse attacked by rabid bobcat in Connecticut

A golfer and a horse are recovering after being injured in attacks by a bobcat in Connecticut. The bobcat tested positive for rabies. Read more