Author: Matthew Simon

After Obama's terrorism message, travelers remain vigilant

On one of the busiest travel days of the year, less than two weeks after the Paris terrorist attacks, Madison travelers said Present Barack Obama's message of going about Thanksgiving weekend activities as usual is exactly how they're proceeding.

Portage sidewalk plan causes controversy

While Portage's mayor calls continuous, new sidewalk construction, that's part of more than 15-year-old law a safety necessity, Summit Street and River Street area neighbors are furious about the laws implications.

Sheriff: Study aims to fix jail's safety hazards

After months of controversy over renovating the Dane County Jail, the county board greenlighted more than $477,522 for a study, which the sheriff says has the potential to improve the lives and safety of inmates and staff.

Madison council delays police body camera vote

Madison Common Council Pres. Denise DeMarb says her decision to delay the council's police body camera vote is unrelated to a recent committee move to table the issue , in part, because of differing opinions in the African-American community.

What you need to know before cutting cable

If you plan on joining the one out of five young adults choosing to "cut the cord" in favor of an old-fashioned antenna and rapidly growing numbers of online options, experts say to be prepared for a learning curve and a greater reliance on your Internet connection.

Lawmaker works to add gender identity to state law

Citing a lack of equal protection for transgender men and women under state law, Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, said he is in the early stages of trying to add gender identity to the state's anti-discrimination statute.