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Local News

The unexplained remains in Belleville and for some it's very real

Mysterious lights have led to three decades of celebrations but a New Glarus woman claims to have had years of contact with alien beings. Read more

Higher education

With banana costumes and bouncy houses, Democrats are hoping for young voter blue wave

The 18- to 25-year old demographic perennially turns out to vote at a lower rate than every other age group, especially in midterm elections. Will the 2018 election be any different?  Read more


Politics and Elections

Baldwin, Vukmir debate about immigration, health care

Both candidates were on the offensive. Baldwin has led by double digits in recent polls. Read more

Just Ask Us

SOS: Refund promised after five years of double-billed phone fees

When you've purchased services from the same company for 40-some years, you'd think the company would cut you a little slack. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

With playoff goal gone, Badgers confident in moving on from loss at Michigan

UW now turns its focus to winning a third straight Big Ten West title. Read more

Politics and Elections

Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

Here's how members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation voted on major issues this week.  Read more


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Politics and Elections

Madison Police Department awarded $250K grant for training school staff on crisis response

The federal grant would go toward violence prevention training with an emphasis on restorative justice outcomes targeted at Madison's high schools. Read more

Just Ask Us

Just Ask Us: Do hurricanes ever happen in the Southern Hemisphere?

The southern hemisphere does experience hurricanes but are called tropical cyclones when occurring south of the equator.  Read more

High School Football

WIAA football: Four area playoff openers will be rematches of games played two weeks earlier

Middleton visits Sun Prairie, Baraboo takes on Waunakee, Stoughton battles Monona Grove and Lodi takes on Lake Mills on Friday Read more


2 dead after car hits bus head-on in Rock County, sheriff's office says

A 20-year-old woman, of Waterford, and a 22-year-old man, of Whitewater, died Saturday night after their car struck a bus between Milton and Whitewater. Read more


Bullet misses sleeping resident in North Side apartment, Madison police say

No one was injured when around four bullets hit an apartment building early Sunday morning. Read more

Wisconsin Elections

Candidate Q&A: Assembly District 38

A manager for a ministry that connects churches and families with disabilities faces a teacher for an open seat to represent the 38th Assembly district in the Nov. 6 election. Read more



Old-fashioned drinking habits are making a comeback

According to a new study, deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States. Read more


The 10 occupations with the worst drivers

Your line of work doesn’t wholly define you. But it might give insurance companies an idea of how w… Read more

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The best online features this week at and the Wisconsin State Journal. Read more

Severe Weather Alerts - Dane County

Receive notifications when severe weather is happening in Dane County. Read more

Morning Business Briefing

Daily business update from the Wis. State Journal and Cap Times, sent daily at 6 a.m. Read more


Wisconsin Elections

Candidate Q&A: 13th Senate District

Democrat Michelle Zahn is challenging Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who is running for a seventh four-year term. Read more


Halloween crafts that are spooky fun for the whole family

One of my favorite things about Halloween (aside from the seemingly endless supply of Reese’s peanu… Read more

Home and Garden

Garden calendar | For the week of Oct. 14

Tips for your flowers, trees and shrubs. Read more

Pro football

Davante Adams growing into role as unstoppable target

GREEN BAY — Tramon Williams smiled at the question Saturday as if he’d been waiting for the chance … Read more


Jerry Davis: Shining deer illegal, but not at all times

While there are major restrictions on using lights, including vehicle headlights, to view deer, some shining is permitted during certain hours. Read more

High School Sports

Madison area prep results from Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cross country Read more