Dane County officials released a public statement on May 18 announcing that all health orders regarding COVID-19, including mask mandates and indoor gathering limits, will be lifted starting June 2. The announcement comes 10 months after Dane County Health officials implemented their first public health order.
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National Railroad Passenger Corporation Amtrak released an “aspirational” 15 year proposal Wednesday to connect Madison to a series of railways that would span the nation. Amtrack’s proposal comes just before president Biden unveiled a massive $2 billion infrastructure project that almost certainly will allocate funds towards railway transportation.
Madisonians will decide which local candidates will serve on the common council for a two year term during the April 6 elections.
More than one-third of Dane County’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, including almost 90% of individuals over the age of 65, according to statistics released by Public Health.
The City of Madison announced it was unable to clearly identify which alder referred to a local activist as a c*nt during a Common Council meeting this past fall. However, investigators revealed that they have narrowed the possibility of which alder used the vulgarity down to four individuals.
First time candidate Nikki Conklin beat out incumbent Paul Skidmore for the District 9 alder position in this past Tuesday’s spring primary election, according to unofficial results provided by WKOW.
Local philanthropist W. Jerome Frautschi donated $10 million towards the construction of a new Wisconsin History museum in the downtown area on February 15th.
The City of Madison’s Public Safety Review Committee (PSRC) reiterated its support for the Common Council to ban the use of tear gas by the Madison Police Department (MPD) Wednesday night.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on January 21st recommending that the county Sheriff's department close a housing unit of the county jail following the completion of a $148 million consolidation project.
Ayomi Obuseh, a local activist and organizer, became the first candidate to announce her campaign for the District 8 Alder position in late November. The UW-Madison student is running to represent the student-majority district which encompasses much of the campus area.
The investigation into the alleged shooting of 24-year-old Black man Elliot Johnson that spurred protest and calls for police transparency seems to have come to a conclusion as Dane County officials announce no potential criminal court liability for the City of Monona Police Officer involved in the death.
A calm Friday afternoon in downtown Madison took a hectic turn as pro-Trump demonstrators protesting against alleged voter fraud in the ongoing presidential election faced off against counter-protesters outside the capitol building.
19-year-old UW-Madison student and Madison native Reez Bailey has announced his candidacy for alder in the April 2021 election.
The City of Madison hired an unprecedented 6,000 poll workers this fall in anticipation for the upcoming Nov. 3 election, a total that dwarfs recent election cycles.
Tuesday night, the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) passed a vote of no confidence in the University of Wisconsin Police Department in a 9-5 vote.
The Plaza Tavern and Grill has raised over 70,000 dollars from nearly 1.5 thousand people in the past week after creating a GoFundMe to keep the historic institution open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
UW-Madison posted its official enrollment numbers for the fall of 2020 on Tuesday, revealing that the student body has grown to an unprecedented size with its second largest class of first-year students in university history despite complications posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Following Wednesday’s announcement that Big Ten football will resume in late October, several Madison and Dane county officials have voiced concerns that the return of Badger football could lead to an increase in cases of COVID-19.
Amidst rising tensions between the UW-Madison student body and administration, the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Coalition held a demonstration on the Gordon Dining and Event Center lawn Saturday to protest racial inequality and the UW’s "Smart Restart" plan.
As COVID-19 cases rise in Dane County, several bars in the downtown Madison area have shortened their hours or shut down entirely to prevent transmission among patrons and employees.