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Summerfest – World’s biggest music festival

Summerfest illustration
April 20, 2016

When thinking about Wisconsin summers, many of us think of rolling hills, corn and 4-H fairs. Even though these are staples of the state and take up a good portion of the summer there is more to our state’s...

Three contested elections for Dane County Board

March 23, 2016

When Dane County voters go to the polls on April 5, they will find the big races -- presidential primary and Wisconsin Supreme Court – but for the majority of races, voters will be asked to determine...

Supreme Court race not without controversy

March 23, 2016

Somewhat overshadowed by all of the presidential election shenanigans, until recently, was the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice Rebecca Bradley, and State Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg....

Exploring the Wisconsin experience

March 23, 2016

I have a confession to make. Growing up, I never gave nonfiction books a chance. Compared to the thrill I got trying to name the real killer in a mystery novel, immersing myself in the fantastical happenings...

Wisconsin’s voter ID law aims to suppress certain people’s rights

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March 23, 2016

Voter ID laws are now in effect across our state. This means that people in Wisconsin hoping to participate in this year’s presidential election will face a new obstacle at the polling stations. All...

Time has passed, will the bills?

An estimated 20,000 people gathered outside the State Capitol in mid-February in protest of anti-imigration legislation.
Protesters claim bills target immigrants, threaten futures
March 2, 2016

“I am an American citizen but my heart is illegal,” one sign read, held up high amongst the thousands of signs in the crowd gathered at the state capitol on Feb. 18 demanding acknowledgment and equality...

Ryan faces tough road as the new speaker

Paul Ryan illustration
December 10, 2015

Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan was elected earlier this year as the 54th Speaker of the House. The vote took place nearly a month to the day of Former House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement of his resignation....

Daniels puts students before any recognition

DR. JACK E. DANIELS III
November 10, 2015

Madison College president since August 2013, Dr. Jack E. Daniels III has twice been recognized as one of the most influential people in Wisconsin. This past summer, InBusiness Magazine named him one...

Panelists discuss equity in Wisconsin education

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November 10, 2015

Institutionalized racism is the root of which the “achievement gap” thrives on. This term doesn’t insinuate that most individuals in the United States are racist, but rather that government policies...

Wisconsin Transgender Health Summit held at Fitchburg Public Library

Group gathers at Wisconsin Transgender Health Summit.
May 12, 2015

Awareness and action continue to snowball around trans rights. Bruce Jenner gave their last interview prior to transitioning in April and more people than ever before say they know a trans person. The...

Winding road home inspiration for Wisconsin travel column

August 29, 2014

The desire to travel seems common among college students. Whether it’s some tropic party town for spring break or a relaxing getaway tucked somewhere in the wilderness, escaping our daily routine is...

Wisconsin is much better off preserving its natural state than mining for taconite

Critics question the proposed taconite mine in northern Wisconsin.
March 6, 2013

As you drive up Highway 13 – just south of Mellen, Wis. in Ashland County – and look close enough you will notice a black outcropping on the side of the old highway. This black mass is called taconite,...

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