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Candidates for mayor, School Board discuss race, inequity in Madison

A forum Thursday for Madison School Board and mayoral candidates focused on race and equity, with office-seekers fielding questions on educational achievement gaps and police body cameras.


Cephus trial, shoplifter biting guard lead notable crimes in Madison area this week

A weekly roundup of crime reports from Madison and the surrounding area. Football player Quintez Cephus' civil rights case against UW dropped, but likely to be re-filed after sex assault trial.


Dilly Dilly! MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch in Madison court over corn syrup ads

The corn syrup war that's raged between the makers of Miller Lite and Coors Light and Bud Light since Super Bowl Sunday, after Bud Light's makers singled out its rivals for using the ingredient, is coming to a courthouse in Madison.


A small grocery co-op struggles against the odds

PLAIN, Wis. — 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 at Honey Creek is more in line with that of a Pick’n Save or Woodman’s M


Dane County judge freezes Republican's December reforms

A judge in Madison says the Wisconsin legislature cannot just meet anytime it sees fit. Judge Richard Niess ruled Thursday that Republican lawmakers violated the state's constitution in December when they called an extraordinary session, and approved a series of laws to cement the reforms of the pas


Winning culture starts with character

MADISON, Wis. — The true character of a team tends to reveal itself in quieter moments. So it was last Saturday when Wisconsin women's hockey players gathered for their final appearance of the season at LaBahn Arena.


Warming temperatures bring thinning ice

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Warmer temperatures over the last couple of weeks have had a big impact on ice thickness across the area. Just a 2-3 weeks ago much of the area was reporting ice of 20-30 inches thick. That dropped to around a foot earlier this week. As of late this week, an ice thickness of


Madison Metro Transit launches new website

MADISON, Wis. - Madison Metro Transit launched a new Metro website this week. According to a release, the new website is customer-friendly and features live-arrival data on almost every page.


Celebrate ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ with mismatched socks

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Thursday is World Down Syndrome Day, and it’s celebrated with sock day. People are encouraged to wear mismatched socks to show support for Down Syndrome. The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society is also hosting an event on Thursday night at Gallery 21 if you want to join others


What’s going around: Influenza

MADISON (WKOW) — If you think you’re out of the woods when it comes to the flu, think again. While flu activity is decreasing, the CDC reports it still remains high thanks to a wave of the H3N2 virus. 30 states, including Wisconsin, are reporting high levels of flu or flu-like cases.


Failing grade for the health in Calhoun Co

MADISON, WI (WNWN) - An annual health report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute shows Calhoun County one of the unhealtiest counties in Michigan.


Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought.


Jennifer Cheatham: Madison remains committed to black student achievement in 'trying' year

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said Wednesday next month's Madison School Board election for three seats "will demonstrate the extent to which our community wants to follow through on" a School District commitment to better serving black students during a "trying" school year.


Vos task force begins gathering water information

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new legislative task force formed to deal with water pollution began its work Wednesday, listening to state experts' presentations about the wide range of contaminants in Wisconsin waters and their health effects.


MPD: Stolen car found hanging over 12-foot drop

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A MPD K9 tracked down a teenage girl Wednesday afternoon after she crashed a stolen car. Joel DeSpain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, said the car went missing from a downtown parking ramp on Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses called police after it rolled backw


The Churchill’s darkest hour

Every nook and cranny of the old building holds a story. In 1915 developer Leonard Gay offered Madison a swank new office building, the tallest in the city, which represented the city’s first foray into a new building type known as the skyscraper.


Madison utilities seek to expand customer access to solar energy

Utility customers in and around Madison could soon have new ways to power their homes and businesses with electricity from the sun. Both Madison Gas & Electric and Alliant Energy are asking state regulators to approve new community solar programs, while Xcel Energy has completed its second solar gar


Top 10 signs that it's spring in Madison

It's in the air — spring! — that season that pulls us out of winter and back into the sunlight. Here are 10 sure signs of spring in Madison.


Assembly committee OKs lifting elk hunt limits

MADISON - A legislative committee has decided to allow Wisconsin wildlife officials to lift restrictions on the state's elk hunt. Current regulations allow an elk season if herds in the Clam Lake and Black River regions reach 200 and 150 animals respectively. The number of permits is limited to 5 pe


County announces new dairy, livestock educator

A new dairy and livestock educator has joined Dane County as of Monday. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that Marìa Josè Fuenzalida will fill that role for Dane County UW-Extension. Fuenzalida recently received her doctorate in dairy science from University of Wisconsin—Madison, where she