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Assembly GOP wants $500M school funding boost, far shy of Tony Evers' $1.4B plan

The amount includes a $50 million boost to educate children with special needs, a 13.5% increase over current levels, but less than a tenth of Evers' proposed increase. Read more

Census: Madison, suburbs top list of fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin

Madison topped the list, adding about 2,580 residents between 2017 and 2018, according to new population estimates; Sun Prairie was number two, adding 1,055 people, and Fitchburg number four with 663. Read more

Madison strip club Visions clears major hurdle for liquor license renewal

A recommendation Wednesday to renew Visions Night Club’s alcohol license puts Madison’s only strip club a step closer to staying open for business. Read more


Nurse Practitioner opening near Madison

Growing primary care practice an hour north of Madison, WI has an immediate opening for a Nurse Practitioner. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Southern Wisconsin family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

SSM Health moves $75 million redevelopment site away from grocery store property

The health provider will instead expand on property it already owns around its existing clinic on Fish Hatchery Road. Read more

Dane County gets big grant to continue after school AmeriCorps programs

An after school program from Dane County has been given close to $400,000 in federal funds to continue serving youths at 25 sites in six communities. Read more

'The problem is growing': Chippewa Falls meth task force unveils core group and will begin community outreach

Chippewa County leadership gathered Tuesday morning to announce the formation of a core team in the county-wide campaign against the area’s methamphetamine epidemic. Read more

Cadott woman gets probation after children had meth in system

Elizabeth K. Curtis, 28, pleaded guilty in Chippewa County Court to neglecting a child, possession of meth and retail theft. Read more

Police: Racine grandmother left 7-year-old, infant unattended in cold house in 'complete disarray'

Michelle Marie Bennett, 48, of the 1600 block of West Street, is facing two charges of child abandonment, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and two charges of child neglect, which carries a sentence of up to nine months in prison. Read more

Police: Man dies after being shot outside Pleasant Prairie restaurant

A 19-year-old man shot outside a Pleasant Prairie restaurant Monday is dead, and police were still searching for suspects as of Tuesday night. Read more

UW-Madison faculty, staff return to Vilas Hall months after flooding displaced them

A polar vortex in late January plunged local temperatures to 26 below zero followed by a rapid warming just days later, likely leading to the water damage to 28 UW-Madison buildings. Read more


Wisconsin sports

Tom Oates: Slot receiver becomes tall order for Packers after departure of Randall Cobb

The roster lacks the position's prototypical size of under 6 feet.  Read more

Business briefing

Five Below discount retailer coming to West Side

The store is expected to open this fall while Office Depot is also planning a major interior remodel.  Read more

Entertainment and leisure

Healthy dog euthanized so it could be buried with owner

Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized to fulfill her late owner's dying wish that the dog be put down — and then laid to rest with her. Read more