The City Council approved an ordinance allowing the Madison Police Department to continue, with constraints, to obtain equipment through its 1033 program and passed measures to launch a study on de-escalation alternatives before banning tear gas Tuesday night.
What a ban on '1033 Program' procurement would mean for Madison: An interview with Max PrestigiacomoBy Addison Lathers | Oct. 5, 2020
A proposed ordinance would prohibit the Madison Police Department from obtaining equipment through the "1033 Program," a federal program that allows law enforcement agencies to acquire military gear.
City leaders have announced all the community-selected appointees ahead of the Tuesday City Council meeting.
Supervisors support the resolution but do not believe the County Board has the authority to make demands of the university.
A new policy in the Madison Metropolitan School District that would allow staff to use transgender students’ preferred names and pronouns without consulting parents has been halted amid a temporary injunction after facing a conservative advocacy group’s legal challenges.
As Madisonians prepare to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election, residents must also decide whether or not they support the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Future Ready Referenda.
The Plaza tavern’s GoFundMe campaign likely to reach $75,000 goal after just one week.
The Friday event proceeded as planned amid calls from GOP legislators to cancel.
The budget of the MPD is outrageous and needs to change': MPD spent nearly $20,000 on crowd control in three days of protestsBy Kate Van Dyke | Sep. 24, 2020
The Madison Police Department spent nearly $20,000 on tear gas, pepper spray, foam bullets and other riot control materials in response to protests after the death of George Floyd from May 30 to June 1, according to an open records request.
The Finance Committee voted to approve the program that could fund 48 body cameras for police officers.
Blank released a statement advising Parisi to work with the university instead of against it.
MMSD’s new superintendent Dr. Calrton Jenkins begins his first semester following a long and controversial candidate search.
Tailgating likely to cause infections across Dane County County, Officials warn.
Amid market changes and declining revenue due to COVID-19, the Madison City Council slashed funding for three prominent tourism organizations, but also applied for a federal grant to help finance the construction of another project — an indoor public market.
The City Council will soon decide whether or not to put changes to the council’s structure on the spring ballot.
The Police and Fire Commission are now looking for input from the community as the search for the city’s next police chief continues.
Many Dane County private schools were quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling, announcing to students and parents that in-person instruction will resume.
After a successful summer, the program received praise from the Mayor and city council.
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.
UW moves all classes online, quarantines two dorms for two weeks after county executive asks for campus to send students homeBy Kate Van Dyke | Sep. 9, 2020
Blank states that the university’s efforts need further evaluation before drastic measures are taken.