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$840,000 redistricting contract released after Robin Vos initially refused to release it

A law firm will be paid an $840,000 fee, but taxpayers could end up paying even more, according to a newly released contract. Read more

Lurking winter storm closes dozens of schools in Wisconsin; snow emergency declared in Madison

Dozens of schools and school districts in Wisconsin are getting the jump on a major winter storm heading this way, by cancelling classes and after school activities on Tuesday. Read more

Rodent control product firm evacuated after gas pipe leak; nobody hurt, Madison police say

A company that makes rodent control products was evacuated early Tuesday morning when workers inside the building hit a natural gas line, causing a rupture of the line. Read more

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UW Engineering Centers building evacuated by smoke; nobody injured

Smoke inside the UW-Madison Engineering Centers building on Monday forced the evacuation of the facility, but nobody was injured. Read more

State Debate: Who's contributing to mayor's race?; Vos gets comeuppance; cities stiffed by TIF lead debate

A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin. Read more

Pre-existing conditions bill may see amendments before Assembly vote Tuesday

Wisconsin elected officials' ability to compromise will face an early test on Tuesday when the state Assembly considers a bill to protect insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.  Read more

Turning moments into movements: Annual Wisconsin MLK ceremony honors women change makers

Monday marked the 39th annual state tribute, which makes it America’s oldest MLK official state ceremony, Gov. Tony Evers said. Read more

Southern Wisconsin neighbors: Obituaries published today

Read through the obituaries published today on madison.com. Read more

A voter's guide to the Madison School Board candidates

Candidates will face off during a public forum set for Feb. 5.  Read more

In MLK Day speech, Mandela Barnes wades into DC protester controversy

Barnes lionized a Native American involved in the recent encounter with white teenagers wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, whom he called a "mob" Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Badgers men's basketball team searches for consistency after Saturday's big win

UW's impressive win over Michigan quickly will be forgotten if the Badgers lay an egg against lowly Illinois on Wednesday night. Read more

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Bologna, sausages of all sorts and, of course, bacon star in international competition at UW-Madison

The German Butchers Association has sent a team of judges to UW-Madison to judge meats from around the United States and Canada. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

How a $1.7M mansion can be yours for $25 (and an essay)

A Canadian mansion can be all yours for the taking for the meager price of $25 and 350 heart-felt words! Plus, Jon Bon Jovi's helping hand to federal workers, Chris Brown gets in trouble, an app to help you pray with the Pope, and a Twitter cliche phrase frenzy on today's 5 To Know with Nat! Read more

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