Joining Milwaukee County and other municipalities, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today that Dane County has hired law firms to assist the county in filing a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic.The epidemic has hit Dane County families hard, according to Parisi, with opioid deaths skyrocketing from 13 in 2000 to 85 in 2016.“Everyone has been affected by this crisis, and it’s only growing,” Parisi said.
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City council members are scheduled to discuss a new liquor license for a proposed arcade bar on Willy Street at Tuesday’s meeting, but the plan has already divided local residents.
A sexual assault was reported on East Johnson Street next to Tenney Park early Saturday morning. According to the Madison Police Department, the incident occurred at the corner of East Johnson and Blair Street.
At a press conference Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin credited Tuesday’s election results to increased turnout among millennials and college students. To back up his claim, Soglin cited the change in turnout over predominantly student-populated wards in Madison from April 2014 elections to the ones on Tuesday.
In January, the Madison Police Department received 73 calls to service for The Beacon, a homeless day resource center in east Madison.
Madison officials and civil rights leaders hosted a commemorative rally Wednesday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Greeted by a hometown crowd at the Goodman Community Center on Madison’s east side, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., focused on gun reform and the federal budget in his first town hall style meeting of the year.While Pocan supported many of the resources included within the budget bill, he said he could not in good faith vote for a bill without knowing what was included in its entirety.
Susan Crawford won the contested battle for Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1, while Gloria Reyes beat out incumbent Anna Moffit for seat one on the school board in the Wisconsin 2018 Spring Elections.
Hours before the election for Branch 1 of the Dane County Circuit Court, the campaign for Shorewood Hills Municipal Judge Marilyn Townsend addressed questions regarding the legitimacy of her legal background and her admittance to the state Bar of Wisconsin.
The city’s Plan Commision is scheduled to take up a demolition request at its meeting Monday for a vacant building at 126 Langdon Street.
While students were away on spring break, police responded to three separate downtown fights, one of which involved a local bar manager.
For the second time in less than two weeks, thousands of Madison area-students, teachers and residents — joined by prominent Democratic elected officials — packed the steps of the state Capitol to protest gun violence and call for stricter laws regarding firearms as part of the international March For Our Lives.
For the second time in less than two weeks, Madison-area students led a major protest against gun violence in schools and across the country. Saturday's march was one of more than 800 "sister marches" held worldwide and included speeches by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan.
On April 3, voters around the state will decide not just who will sit on the state Supreme Court but also who will win a variety of local city and county elections.
The Madison Common Council offered unanimous support Tuesday night for a resolution supporting the office of State Treasurer.
In the wake of last week’s national student walkout, the Madison chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America met Tuesday to discuss upcoming opportunities to engage with state and local politics on comprehensive gun legislation.The group discussed the planned March for Our Lives at the state Capitol on March 23.
A Madison area charter school petitioned the Madison Metropolitan School Board Monday to allow the school to continue recruiting students through a dual-lottery process.Nuestro Mundo is a dual language immersion school, with a mission to educate both native English and Spanish speaking students in a community which fosters equity and inclusion.
The Madison Landmark Commission made final recommendations Monday to keep a memorial for Confederate soldiers at Forest Hill Cemetery, while adding another display to contextualize the Confederate marker.The Landmarks Commission voted 6-1 for a motion to keep the cenotaph, a large gravestone for confederate soldiers, on the site.
The Derail the Jail Coalition partnered with representatives from local organizations in hosting a meeting Sunday to address education resource officers in Madison schools, which they say adversely affect many student groups.
An April 3 referendum set to be be voted on by Wisconsinites statewide regarding the elimination of the office of the state treasurer has drawn ire from the Madison Common Council.A resolution authored by Ald.