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This week's most-read stories


Sofia Johansson: Allied Drive neighborhood reflects Madison’s covert racism

Help Madison’s image of progressivity become a true reality. Call out the racism and discrimination that surrounds you, and value the members of the Allied Drive community as you would a majority white and middle-class neighborhood.  Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Notes and observations from the Badgers' 6th practice of fall camp

The University of Wisconsin held its sixth practice of fall camp Tuesday night, the Badgers' final session before strapping on full pads Thursday. Read more

Politics and Elections

Scott Walker's former Corrections leader releases tell-all book: 'Unethical'

Ed Wall, who resigned from his Corrections job amidst an FBI investigation into abuse at Lincoln Hills youth prison, calls Walker's handling of the scandal "shameful." Read more


Editorial: Scott Walker is the most anti-education governor ever in Wisconsin

In his bid for re-election, Scott Walker is spinning a fantasy that he is pro-education. That's the biggest lie that any politician in America is telling in this election campaign. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Paul Chryst sends strong message to Badgers: Ignore the hype

The Badgers continue their attempts at ignoring outside noise as the season nears. Read more


Woman charged with providing gun that 'went off,' killing teen outside convenience store

Sarae A. Barr was charged Friday with giving a gun to a 15-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself with it in June outside a Far East Side convenience store. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Kayden Lyles appreciates opportunity for playing time on Wisconsin's defensive line

Lyles, who spent the final season of his high school career at Middleton and was a highly regarded member of UW’s 2017 recruiting class, may still have a bright future on the offensive side of the ball. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

'Too small' Aron Cruickshank brings big talent to Badgers

The 5-9, 154-pound freshman wide receiver is making a play to get on the field this season. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Badgers enjoy wealth of options at running back behind Jonathan Taylor

UW running backs coach John Settle said Monday that senior Chris James, senior Taiwan Deal and sophomore Garrett Groshek are the three players competing to back up Taylor during fall camp. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Wisconsin lineman Jon Dietzen trending towards starting spot at left tackle for Badgers

Jon Dietzen wouldn’t classify himself as nervous for his first practice as a tackle last week. “A little fear of the unknown… Read more

Top Stories This Week

Large number of primary races, candidates led to election night crash of Dane County website

The high volume of traffic exacerbated the problem, said county IT officials Read more

Academia a ripe target for satire in 'The Shakespeare Requirement'

One might think that when Julie Schumacher walks into a roomful of her colleagues in the English department at the University of Minnesota, everybody goes quiet. Read more

John Nichols: This is a time for honest political leaders to defend freedom of the press

There must be a reassertion of an understanding of journalism as a check and balance on power. This pushback must come from Republicans and Democrats as well as journalists. Read more

Six months after Meriter nurse suspended in injured newborns case, no arrest or charges made

Six months after UnityPoint Health-Meriter suspended a nurse suspected of injuring five babies, a criminal investigation of … Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respe… Read more

Breaking down the 2018 high-school football season, conference by conference

Catch up on everything you need to know for the 2018 high school football season by checking out the Wisconsin State Journal's Madison-area… Read more


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Recent Videos

Dr. Mehra talks about data on overdose deaths

Dr. Mandira Mehra talks about new data showing the number of Americans who died from drug overdoses last year is higher than those who died… Read more

Forward Fest to bring together small business owners, local athletes, and aspiring entrepreneurs

Where can you find people who write computer code, women who do roller derby, and some of the city's most successful small business owners … Read more