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Politics and Elections

Tony Evers: Bipartisan compromise possible on criminal justice reform

Evers and Barnes said it's time "to start prioritizing people, not prisons." Read more


Politics and Elections

WEDC CEO 'very certain' agency can verify jobs numbers under changes in lame-duck bill

Hogan said WEDC currently gives tax credits to more than 300 companies in exchange for a "couple hundred thousand" jobs. Read more


South-central Wisconsin growing season wettest in more than 20 years

Wisconsin's major crops were hampered by extreme weather events during the growing season. Read more


The fab 40: Madison restaurants where we love to eat

Madison is a dining-obsessed town, with many restaurants and types of food to choose from. Sometime… Read more

Local News

Wisconsin to spend $25.8 million of Volkswagen diesel fines on new diesel buses

The city of Madison, which has set a goal of eliminating carbon emissions, is among nine Wisconsin cities that will use money Volkswagen paid for cheating on air emissions tests to buy diesel buses that will likely be spewing exhaust for years after VW has stopped making internal combustion engines. Read more


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Politics and Elections

Tony Evers announces science, agriculture advisory panel

The panel includes several noted environmentalists, conservationists and former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employees. Read more

Higher education

UW-Madison professor earns Grammy nomination for folk music descriptions

Jim Leary's second Grammy nomination is for writing the album notes on an album of old Swiss, German and Tyrolean tunes. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball

Ohio State forward Micah Potter to transfer to UW, eligible next season

He has averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 59 career games. Read more


Tom Oates: Victory over Cavaliers reaffirms Bucks back on track after tough month

Instead of playing down to the competition, this time the Giannis-less Bucks played with an intensity that turned the game into a blowout midway through the second quarter. Read more


Giannis Antetokounmpo-less Bucks club Cavaliers

Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks shot 52 percent from 3-point range in the first half of a 108-92 win to put the game out of reach early. Read more

Pro football

While not quite picture-perfect, Joe Philbin’s play-calling helps Packers offense get in gear

With Philbin calling offensive plays in a meaningful game for the first time since he was the offensive coordinator at Northeastern two decades ago, a previously herky-jerky Packers offense found some semblance of rhythm. Read more


Local News

Southern Wisconsin neighbors: Obituaries published today

Read through the obituaries published today on Read more


Birthday Highlight: John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned 75 today, so here's a quick slideshow of some care… Read more

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Pro football

Third-down woes disappear — at least for one week — for Packers’ offense

After converting just 8 of 35 of their third downs (22.9 percent) in back-to-back-to-back losses to Seattle, Minnesota and Arizona, Green Bay succeeded on 53.8 percent on Sunday against Atlanta. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor, left guard Michael Deiter earn FWAA 1st-team All-American honors

It marked the first time Deiter has earned a first-team All-American honor. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Associated Press names Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor, right guard Beau Benzschawel as 1st-team All-Americans

Badgers left guard Michael Deiter earned a second-team spot. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Hockey

From low point, Wisconsin Badgers carried chip on their shoulder in three-week rally

After being upset with their play in a two-game sweep at Ohio State, the Badgers went on a six-game unbeaten streak to end the first half of the season. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball

Wisconsin drops four spots to No. 16 in AP poll

The Badgers fell to 8-2 on the season after a 74-69 overtime loss to Marquette on Saturday at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Read more


Forward Madison FC's 2019 schedule includes 12 Saturday night home games

USL League One team Forward Madison FC announced its 2019 schedule on Monday, with the first three matches on the road starting April 6 at Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. Read more