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Politics and Elections

Tony Evers wants to boost unemployment benefits, remove barriers to qualify for them

Critics fear the state could make it too enticing to claim jobless benefits. Read more


Politics and Elections

GOP-led panel seeks bipartisan law changes to clean up Wisconsin's water

Conservation groups wary that deliberations will postpone needed law changes, while farmers worry they will be unfairly blamed. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Wisconsin Badgers spring football preview — defensive line

In the days leading up to the start of the University of Wisconsin’s spring football practice on Ma… Read more


'We're all sad': Alt n' Bach's closing after almost 44 years

Alt n' Bach's Town Tap, a classic Wisconsin bar and grill, is closing with the retirement of its owners, Bill and Kathleen Bach. Read more

Politics and Elections

Vilas zoo partner alleges zoo director, researcher harassed staff

Employees of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society filed allegations of harassment against the county's zoo leadership staff. Read more


Local News

Teen bitten by dog in Sun Prairie, tried to break up dogfight in yard

A Sun Prairie teen trying to separate his dog from a dog that came into the yard of his residence was bitten on both wrists, the teen going to the hospital for treatment. Read more


Wintry mix of precipitation possible the first weekend of spring

The calendar might say spring but it's taking some time for winter to clear out. Read more

Politics and Elections

Judge blocks Kohler golf course over wetland permit issued under pressure

DNR personnel approved a permit to fill wetlands under orders from higher-ups, even though Kohler hadn't fully described its plans. Read more

Politics and Elections

National emergency declaration could divert funds from Truax Field

The DOD included Truax Field on a list of military sites that could see funding for projects diverted to border wall construction. Read more

Higher education

UW salaries kept pace with inflation, but disparities seen across campuses

Top coaches were again the top earners in the University of Wisconsin System. Read more

Politics and Elections

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates stand by records in second debate

Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer -- both of whom have been criticized for partisanship -- said they'll remain independent on the court.  Read more


Home and Garden

3 industrial floating shelves to help you save floor space

Whether you need a spot to keep plants, books, or photos, floating storage is a great option for smaller spaces. These floating shelves don’t just keep your belongings organized—they also add to the decor. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Sports: Basketball, Football, Hockey & more

NCAA Tournament: Best bets for the first round

The Hotline picked Virginia to cover a big spread in the first round and to reach the Final Four. I did so while pondering both the Cavaliers' first-round flameout in 2018 and the myriad examples of teams executing year-over-year turnarounds comparable to what Virginia hopes to produce: Following a March flop with a March feast. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, there are nine ... Read more

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Politics and Elections

Madison City Council approves stricter standards for many Downtown events

The council also approved proposals on renewable energy, dogs in city-occupied buildings and bus storage. Read more

Politics and Elections

Fitchburg getting ready to stagger City Council elections

The city will also elect the mayor for a one-year term this year before a switch is made to three-year terms next year. Read more

Local News

As Wisconsin discusses medical marijuana, experts share highs and lows

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers last month called for approving medical marijuana and decriminalizing small amounts of recreational pot. Read more

Pro football

Packers lose Clay Matthews to Rams, Randall Cobb to Cowboys

Just like that Tuesday evening, on Twitter and in real life, two iconic Green Bay Packers veterans were gone — Cobb to the Dallas Cowboys, Matthews to the Los Angeles Rams. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball

Tom Oates: Your guide to a better NCAA tournament bracket

Want to win the office pool? Follow this advice. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Badgers look to get offense going in NCAA tournament

UW's offense took a nosedive during the grind of Big Ten play. Read more



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