Author: Adam Schrager

PSC wants info on Madison Water budget problems before considering rate raise

Regulators asking about $6 million cash deficit

State regulators are asking the Madison Water Utility for information about its $6 million cash deficit before it moves forward on the utility's request to raise rates. The utility's answers could lead to an even higher rate increase for Madison Water customers in the future.

Madison Water Utility faces $6 million cash deficit

MWU went from surplus to deficit in 3 months

The Madison Water Utility is $6 million in debt and needs a loan from the city of Madison reserve fund in order to pay its bills. That loan will eventually be repaid with interest by ratepayers at roughly 25 cents per year for every year the loan is outstanding.

'Heavy Users' Clog up Dane Co. Courts

News 3 Investigation into thousands of records

The day after Valentine's Day, Derrick Lamont Moore stood silent in front of a Dane County Commissioner who looked at his computer screen to learn the story of the 33-year-old Madison resident known as "Man-Man."

Prairie du Chien priest helps establish Tanzanian hospital

Father Paul Fagan looked at the the Mass service attendees at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien recently and saw not only old friends, but lifesavers. The congregation in the parish he grew up attending has helped him build both hope and a hospital in eastern Africa over the last 48 years.

Lack of background checks on volunteers leaves homeless vulnerable

The city of Madison grants more than a million dollars each year to organizations helping the area's homeless community, but officials don't do annual audits to determine if criminal background checks are being done on the people who are volunteering with those groups.

Veteran helps reunite Purple Hearts with military families

As he stood in front of 66,000 people at halftime of Sunday's Minnesota Vikings game to return two Purple Hearts to the families of World War I veterans, former Madison police Officer Mike Brennan wondered how many of them had no idea that the oldest military medal given to American service members was being hoarded by collectors.

Inspector general criticizes VA for SSN data breach in Wisconsin

Hundreds of Wisconsin veterans' Social Security Numbers were shared inappropriately last April because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs "did not have adequate processes and information security controls in place," according to a report issued on Thursday by the department's inspector general.

Summer Games come to Rio, Wis.

A Columbia County village is hoping to take advantage of the attention being paid to the more famous city with its same name by hosting its own, more family-friendly version of the 2016 Summer Games.

Baldwin proposal would end SSN identification for veterans

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin filed an amendment to an annual defense department spending bill to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to stop using Social Security numbers as identification numbers for the country's 22 million veterans.