Dane County serves as model for recidivism task force

Health 05/20/19, 00:05

Dane County Jail inmate Christopher Beierle says he is in constant pain from an untreated hernia, but he cannot get a surgery that would alleviate his symptoms because he is not eligible for health care while incarcerated.Inmates are excluded from ...

Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:25

Conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups' claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws limiting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers during a lame-duck session last year, saying ...

Wisconsin university helps cat get new back legs

U.S. 05/03/19, 15:26

A tabby cat has new back legs, with the help of some University of Wisconsin-Madison students and a 3D printer.Community Cat shelter vice president Sarah Close says Chicago Animal Care and Control found the stray with infected legs last September ...

Immigrants, backers rally for driver’s licenses in Wisconsin

U.S. 05/01/19, 13:21

Immigrants and their supporters converged Wednesday on the Wisconsin Capitol to rally for Gov. Tony Evers' proposal that would make driver's licenses available to people who are living in the country illegally.Many at the rally carried signs that read "Driver's ...

Foxconn buys building across street from Wisconsin Capitol

Tech 04/12/19, 15:38

Foxconn Technology Group announced Friday it was buying a six-story office building across the street from Wisconsin's state Capitol to house an off-campus research center it will run as part of a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The purchase is ...

A village and volunteers preserve a struggling grocery co-op

Business 03/23/19, 00:06

Honey Creek Market isn't your typical grocery co-op.While others like Madison-based Willy Street Co-op, Yahara River Grocery Co-op in Stoughton and Viroqua Food Co-op in Vernon County are known for their organic produce, vegan options and bulk grains, the inventory ...

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

U.S. 03/22/19, 19:35

Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, sparking a flurry of legal maneuvering as both sides jockeyed for position before the court ...

Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

Politics 03/21/19, 12:47

A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Dane ...

Beto O’Rourke heads to 2020 battleground state of Wisconsin

U.S. 02/14/19, 17:22

Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Friday for a meet and greet with students and faculty, a closely guarded event that will be the former Texas congressman's first visit to a ...

A look at lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s lame-duck laws

U.S. 02/04/19, 17:07

A coalition of five labor unions filed the third lawsuit Monday challenging new power-stripping measures Wisconsin Republicans approved before the new Democratic governor took office.Here is a look at the latest legal challenge and the status of the other two:HOW ...

Unions, senator file 3rd lame-duck lawsuit in Wisconsin

U.S. 02/04/19, 12:19

A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an "incalculable" ...

Review of Wisconsin voting machines could be made public

U.S. 01/30/19, 13:09

Election security experts are watching a Wisconsin court case stemming from the 2016 presidential recount that could result in the first public conclusions on whether closely guarded ballot-counting machines were hacked or failed to perform. The key question at the heart ...

Community helps troubled teen find new life in South Dakota

Sports 01/26/19, 01:05

Iesha Meredith's townhome comes to life when Doyle Brown, her younger brother, walks through the door.The Madison High School senior, who moved to South Dakota from Louisiana in 2015 to escape the negative influences of his early teens, is immediately ...

Competitor wins bid for bankrupt Wisconsin distillery

Business 12/24/18, 19:32

Wisconsin's largest distillery is on the path to new ownership after filing for bankruptcy last month.Dancing Goat Distillery, a local competitor in Cambridge, submitted the winning bid of nearly $2.5 million at a bankruptcy auction last week for Death's Door ...

Police to announce Wisconsin explosion investigation results

U.S. 12/20/18, 11:22

Investigators are planning to announce the results of a criminal investigation into an explosion that leveled a city block and killed a firefighter in southern Wisconsin.Sun Prairie police have scheduled a news conference Thursday to reveal the findings.Firefighter Cory Barr ...

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