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Madison considers special fees to cover ash borer costs

Group created to urges council to move forward with fee to fund the Forestry Division

The city of Madison will need an extra $2 million to cover the costs of fighting emerald ash borer in the city, and the city council is trying to figure out how to pay for it.

Senate committee discusses Common Core changes

Final report to be submitted incorporating ideas of committee members

Wisconsin state senators looking into the Common Core academic standards in Wisconsin are discussing possible changes, but not voting on specific recommendations.

State education department opposes standards bill

3 proposals grew out of academic standards task force

An assistant Wisconsin state superintendent said revising academic standards every six years would create legal, technical and other issues that make a Republican-backed proposal to do that unworkable.

As temps soar, use common sense to stay cool

Officials: drink water, stay hydrated

With Wisconsin temperatures expected to top 90 degrees this week, Wisconsin health officials are reminding residents to use common sense about staying cool.

As temps soar, use common sense to stay cool

Officials: drink water, stay hydrated

With Wisconsin temperatures expected to top 90 degrees this week, Wisconsin health officials are reminding residents to use common sense about staying cool.