We have a wary view of DNR reorganization

Our analysis of the reorganization of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced this week by DNR Secretary Kathy Stepp starts with the belief…

Public schools need to be safe Democracy for students

Last week an old friend and former Madison school board member sent us an email drawing attention to some of the post-election discussions going on in Madison…

Talking about suicide, resources might help save lives

It feels terrible to reference the death of Julie Metcalfe in an editorial about suicide. So many of us feel close to Julie and her husband Tim Metcalfe, and…

City needs to think big for John Nolen Drive intersection

Madison again finds itself on the cusp of another decision that will help define its future. It’s a familiar challenge: big ideas and vision balanced with…

UW’s drop in research rankings may be sign of state support

The news that the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s ranking for research activity dropped from fourth to sixth in the nation is just jaw-dropping.

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and their dogs

Celebrities and their dogs

Meet the furry friends that these celebrities call their pets.

Allergies, cold, sick

8 most common flu myths

Think you know everything about the flu? See if you've been fooled by the eight most common flu myths.

Post-prohibition bar, 21st Amendment

On this day: December 5

Mozart and Monet die, the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition is ratified, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins, and O.J. Simpson heads to prison, all on this...

Death toll rises in Oakland fire

At least 36 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend during an electronic dance party.

Standing Rock camp

US Army blocks measure to allow path of Dakota Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not approve an easement that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. Here's a...

PHOTOS: Southern Wisconsin's first accumulating snowfall of winter 2016

Southern Wisconsin is seeing its first major accumulating snowfall of winter 2016. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire WISC-TV viewing...

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