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Madison’s city council will vote Tuesday to adopt the 2019 capital and operating budgets proposed by Mayor Paul Soglin.

City council prepares to approve 2019 budget

Following months of planning and drafting, Madison’s city council will vote Tuesday to adopt the capital and operating budgets for 2019. The capital budget — funded mostly by borrowing and grants from the federal and state governments — provides for city projects, improvements, and maintenance.

US Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, spoke to hundreds of Madison residents Thursday evening at a rally protesting President Trump’s removal of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from overseeing Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

Women’s March, other local advocacy groups protest Trump’s attorney general appointment

In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation at the request of President Trump, hundreds of Madison residents concerned with the protection of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation rallied on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol Thursday evening. Sessions, who had recused himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia, resigned as Attorney General Wednesday, with his Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker replacing him.


Uber, Lyft, Union Cab to offer discounts for Election Day rides in Madison

In an attempt to get more voters to the polls, ride-share companies Uber and Lyft as well as Union Cab will offer free or discounted rides to voters on election day Tuesday. Lyft announced they would offer 50 percent off for riders across the country with a promo code as well as free rides for underserved communities in partnership with various nonprofits like Voto Latino, Urban League and the League of Women Voters.

A Dane County dairy herd has been quarantined by state officials following the discovery of bovine tuberculosis in one of its cows. 

Tuberculosis discovered in Dane County cow herd

A dairy herd in Dane County has been quarantined by state authorities after one cow was discovered to have bovine tuberculosis, a contagious disease that can possibly spread to humans. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection released a statement Monday confirming the discovery.

More than 1,000 people came together to show solidarity with the Jewish community and to decry hate and anti Semitism following Saturday morning's massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Community gathers to pray and heal following Pittsburgh attack

The voices that chanted the Mourner’s Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for those who grieve, were heavy with pain Sunday night when nearly 1,000 gathered at the First Unitarian Society for an interfaith service honoring the 11 killed and six wounded in Saturday morning’s attack on The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Police suspect a medical emergency caused a Madison Metro bus driver to crash into a Madison Police Department station Tuesday.

Madison Metro bus crashes into police station

A Madison Metro bus plowed into a police station Tuesday afternoon after the driver suffered a medical emergency. The bus veered off the road and crashed into a brick wall housing trash cans outside the Madison Police Department’s North District Building just blocks from the airport. Police said the accident was likely caused by a medical emergency on the part of the driver, who was taken to the hospital.


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