Author: Velena Jones

A window into Madison

Velena Jones recalls her time reporting in Madison

A former reporter's experiences covering race issues in Madison.

UW Health opens state's only lupus clinic

UW Health is making history in the state this month opening the only clinic focused solely on lupus patients and addressing their needs. The disease primarily affects women ages 14 to 44, according to the natural resource center on lupus. 

Local Dreamer concerned as DACA deadline approaches

After the Senate failed to find a proposal on immigration reform, the fate of the so-called "Dreamers" is still uncertain. Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their families are facing the reality that Congress might not agree on an immigration plan to replace the Obama-era program. The DACA program, which shields undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, is set to expire March 5th. 

Technology helped in 30-year-old cold case

Charges were filed Monday against the husband of the victim in a 30-year-old murder case in Columbia County. Investigators said advances in technology helped them make an arrest.

Honoring black contributions in Madison

Strengthening  diversity and expanding opportunities is not only in the lesson plan for students in the Middleton-Cross Plains district, but also for their staff.

Local athletes prepare for Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are just a month away and some local athletes are preparing for their chance to win a gold medal. The Madison curling club has five athletes competing in the Olympics and the Paralympic Winter games.

Businesses on I-39/90 excited for end of construction

Businesses along Interstate 39/90 are excited to see their sales increase with less congestion expected on the interstate. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is set to finish the I-39/90 construction project one year early, Gov. Scott Walker announced. 

Students make anti-bullying social media page

High school is hard enough without having to worry about being bullied. That's why when one classmate was teased, her classmates not only defended her but chose to respond with kindness.