A man was arrested on the west side of Madison last week following an investigation into the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, the Madison Police Department said Monday in an incident report.
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The City of Madison is set to embark on a project that will “reconstruct” the south side of Capitol Square, with preliminary construction work beginning Monday.
Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after involvement in a drug-related foot chase across UW-Madison campus, according to Madison Police Department.
Early Thursday morning—nearly two years after Tony Robinson, an unarmed 19-year-old, was shot and killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny—a lawsuit filed against the city of Madison by the Robinson family concluded in a $3.35 million settlement.
Tuesday’s municipal primary had relatively strong voter turnout in Madison and Dane County, according to the city and county clerks’ offices.
Following a week of unseasonably warm weather, Madison broke the record Wednesday for highest temperature ever tracked in the city during winter.
In Tuesday’s spring primary, candidate pools for two different Madison School Board seats were narrowed down to candidates who will advance to the general election.Madison School Board, Seat SixAli Mudrow and Kate Toews are set to vie for seat six of Madison School Board in the upcoming general election, after defeating Cris Carusi in the spring primary Wednesday.Toews beat Carusi by a .3 percent margin, securing 30.2 percent of votes.
Incumbent State Superintendent Tony Evers and former Beloit superintendent Lowell Holtz advanced to the general election in Wisconsin’s only statewide primary on Tuesday.
Matt Andrzejewski, a university professor and father of a local high school student, says addressing education issues at any level starts with ensuring high teacher morale—especially in the case of Madison Metropolitan School District, where he is running for seat seven on the Board of Education.“How we honor and respect our teachers is a big concern to me,” Andrzejewski said.
Incumbent candidate Ed Hughes, who has served on seat seven of Madison School Board for nine years, says his experience would allow him to effectively lead efforts to secure adequate resources for schools and to address the district’s achievement gap in a fourth term, if reelected.Public education is “under assault” at the federal and state level, according to Hughes.
Nicki Vander Meulen says she would love to be “out of business” as a juvenile attorney. After seeing the same kids coming back to her for legal help, Vander Meulen—deciding it was time to strengthen restorative justice programs in local education—filed candidacy papers for seat seven of the Madison Metropolitan School District board.
The City of Madison signed onto an amicus brief opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration ban Friday, joining 33 other municipalities across the nation.
Having grown up and attended school in the area, Ali Muldrow—who is running for seat six of Madison Metropolitan School District Board—is no stranger to the city.Shaped by her own experience as a student at MMSD, Muldrow says she is compelled to make the school district at the “forefront of inclusion.” In order to do that, she said, the school board needs to look at how faculty provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds.
After 10 years of speaking up at school board meetings, Cris Carusi says it’s time to take her involvement in the Madison Metropolitan School District to the next level by running for a board of education seat.A longtime Madison resident and mother of two, Carusi said her ideas for seat six of MMSD School Board—currently held by Michael Flores—come from firsthand experience in the district.
Members of the immigrant community in Dane County could get new resources aimed at an easing the application process for U.S. citizenship, under a new program introduced by the county executive’s office.
After months of dispute among city officials and residents, Madison’s alcohol licensing committee granted a liquor permit Wednesday for a German-style beer garden that would sit on the Lake Monona shoreline.With a 5-2 vote by the Alcohol License Review Committee in favor of granting a Class B alcohol license, the project developer, BKM Group LLC, would be allowed to sell beer at its concessions if the project proposal gains approval from city council next month.The beer garden would be built next to Olbrich Park, surrounded by the Eastmoreland neighborhood.
Kate Toews says she never planned to run for a municipal position. That all changed last November, when she said education funding threats following the presidential election compelled her to vie for a board of education seat—a move she said was necessary to protect her children’s futures.Toews, who is running for seat 6 of Madison Metropolitan District School Board, spoke Wednesday with The Daily Cardinal on where she stands on current and future issues facing the district.
Madison’s finance committee approved an agreement Monday between the city and a developer who plans to operate a German-style beer garden on the shoreline in Olbrich Park.As with its slow movement through other city council subcommittees, the Olbrich Beer Garden proposal weathered heavy criticism from citizens and members before gaining approval.
Madison Police Department arrested a man Saturday for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos or videos of three women at a house party near campus.Bernard C.
In addressing the county’s swelling heroin epidemic, Madison police are looking to economics.Despite training and deploying a narcotics task force specifically designed to curb the number of drugs available in the city, Madison Police Department saw a 77 percent increase in overdose rates in 2016 from the previous year.One MPD officer has an idea behind why—local law enforcement has focused on just one side of the issue.“Our narcotics task force targets people supplying drugs into the city,” MPD Capt.