UW-Madison researchers have set their sights on increasing treatment participation rates and options for those who suffer from opioid addiction after receiving a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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A state Senate committee held a public hearing Thursday on a bill that would ensure so-called sanctuary cities follow federal immigration enforcement laws, specifically when it comes to questioning the immigration status of an individual arrested for committing a crime.The state Senate Committee on Regulatory and Labor Reform met to discuss Senate Bill 275 generated a crowd of over a hundred people.The bill prohibits federal and state authorities from allowing certain cities and towns to enact policies that would protect undocumented immigrants from potential deportation.
Construction began this fall on the Madison Police Department’s newest station, located on the city’s near west side.
The man who killed a downtown resident by stabbing him more than 70 times in March was found guilty of first degree intentional homicide last week. On Wednesday, the jury rejected his insanity defense, and he was sentenced to life in prison.
UW-Madison researchers received a $3.8 million grant which they will use to confront the opioid crisis.
Coleman Chung, a 30-year-old Monona man, was arrested by UWPD for two separate incidents in which he tried to abduct UW-Madison women.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin joined many other local leaders across the U.S. when he ordered the removal of Confederate monuments following the racially charged events in Charlottesville in August. But some city officials are questioning if perhaps Soglin’s actions were too hasty.
The proposal, leaked Tuesday with few details and officially announced by UW System leaders Wednesday, would merge the state’s two-year campuses with four-year schools next summer.
The daughter of a leader in the state Assembly, as well as a former state Democratic Party chair, are separately facing legal trouble surrounding their relationship to victims of fatal opioid overdoses.Cassandra Nygren, daughter of John Nygren, R-Marinette, and a leader on policy solutions to the state’s opioid crisis, was held in the Brown County Jail Wednesday.The younger Nygren and her fiance were arrested in relation to an unnamed person who died from overdosing.
Following four gun-related incidents throughout Madison in the last week, a campus protest of concealed carry on Tuesday and a mass shooting in Las Vegas Oct. 1, legislators and student leaders gathered at the Capitol to voice opposition to a proposed permitless carry bill.
Officials at King’s Veteran Home and lawmakers from both parties are speaking out against one of Gov.
If the Associated Students of Madison’s internal budget proposal gets passed in its current form, more student leaders will receive wages and the outreach committee will receive more money than in the past after Coordinating Council added three amendments to it Tuesday night.
The Coordinating Council passed three amendments to the budget Tuesday night.
The Associated Students of Madison will push for in-state tuition for undocumented students and increasing gender-inclusive private spaces in two new campaigns this year, said Tyler Rashand, the new Inclusion Ambassador, on the group’s radio show.
Gun-rights advocate and conservative pundit Katie Pavlich visited campus to educate students on the second amendment and gun use for self-defense without any disruption from protesters.
Former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn announced Tuesday he will run against Gov. Scott Walker in 2018.A former lawyer for the Quarles and Brady firm, Flynn looks to reverse the fortune of past campaigns for public office.
A bicyclist suffered head injuries Sunday after wiping out on State Street — but luckily, a Madison Fire Department unit was closeby to help.The incident happened around 2:50 p.m., according to Madison Fire Department Public Information Officer Cynthia Schuster, on the 400 block of State Street.The cyclist needed to stop unexpectedly, but wasn’t able to unclip his feet from the bicycle pedals fast enough.
Madison police responded to at least four weapons violations across the city within the past three days.
In a series of visits to Wisconsin schools, Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday his plan to increase aid for education in rural areas. Resurrecting efforts previously rejected in his state budget, Walker backed a bill proposed by state Sen.
The UW-Madison Police Department apprehended a person of interest in the attempted abduction on Observatory Drive last week.