Author: Matthew Simon

Madison Red Cross, insurance adjusters respond to Illinois tornadoes

After an EF-4 tornado devastated Fairdale and Rochelle, Illinois, killing at least two people, four Madison-area Red Cross volunteers and at least four Madison-based insurance adjusters like American Family Insurance Agent Jeff Jagla are helping with the massive response effort.

Koval tells black church leaders he 'desperately' seeks forgiveness

The most emotional moments during a Friday night forum African-American church leaders hosted to help mourners prepare for Tony Robinson's funeral came as Madison Police Chief Mike Koval talked about what his department's officer-involved shooting death has meant for him.

Network journalists say Madison is not Ferguson

Two network journalists said there are distinct differences between covering the police shooting deaths of Tony Robinson and Michael Brown, most noticeably how leaders initially responded to the police shootings.

Wisconsin Public Television goes door-to-door amid cuts

As the public television and radio shows one million Wisconsinites watch and listen to every year face an uncertain budget future, Wisconsin Public Television has started seeking door-to-door donations from "viewers like you."

Blank to UW Staff: ‘I'm sorry' layoffs are coming

A large, standing room-only UW-Madison faculty and staff audience heard Chancellor Rebecca Blank apologize late Wednesday night as she warned layoffs under Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal were unavoidable and could come as early as April.

DAiS director says teen dating violence is common

The Mazomanie shooting deaths that Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said came at the hands of an ex-boyfriend angry over a breakup, are an example of teen dating violence the executive director of Dane County's Domestic Abuse Intervention Service calls common.