The Madison Common Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night that would move all late-night food carts to Library Mall by 2023. The ordinance passed on Tuesday was an amended version of a previous plan to completely phase out late-night vending in the next five years.
The Dane County Regional Airport released Monday seeking proposals for a new solar development plan which, when implemented, will be the second largest in the state. The development will include 41 acres of land and will have the ability to generate 8 megawatts of power, about three times the power of the largest solar plant in the region: a 2.25 megawatt facility in Beloit. “Given its role in sustaining and growing our local economy, we think the Dane County Regional Airport is a perfect fit for this bold project,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a release. This will be the fourteenth Dane County solar installation and the county hopes it will help the region remain a leader in sustainable energy. “Dane County has been leading the state in generating cleaner renewable homegrown energy,” Parisi said. The facility is still seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and will be the third installation on the Dane County Airport campus, although the new development will be 80 times larger than the existing installations. The expansion of the airports solar installations is the latest in the county’s effort to expand renewable energy.
The city of Madison Common Council approved last week the Madison Art Commission's choice of Roy Chi’s proposal for a new piece of art in Pennsylvania Park, located on East Johnson Street. “The People’s Pronouns,” will be composed of two sculptures at opposite ends of the park.
Local chefs and foodies alike met Sunday to kick off Madison Chef Week, a week-long event put on by the Madison Area Chefs Network that showcases the food from a variety of restaurants around the city.
22-year-old Nehemiah Siyoum was reported for "profane music at a volume that made officers first think it was from the coffee shop's amplification system," Lt. Brian Austin said in a statement obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal.
This Tuesday, a Madison landlord applied for the allocation of $355,000 to rehabilitate 48 rental units leased to qualified low-to-moderate-income renters.
Members of the city’s Vending Oversight Committee were met with harsh reactions Wednesday night when they took up a proposal to phase out late night food carts. Opponents of the proposal argue food carts are consistently and unfairly the targets of reforms that are rooted in overconsumption of alcohol. Mario Armenta, one of the four current late night vendors, doesn’t know what would happen if the vendors were forced to shut down.
Seven Dane County projects that will encourage development of housing for low-income individuals and families received millions in state tax credits this week. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, which awarded a total of $13.4 million to projects across the state, announced Tuesday that it will give $3.4 million in low-income housing tax credits for these projects.
The Madison Common Council voted to override Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto of “click and collect” alcohol sales Tuesday night after the ordinance that would allow such a sale was reconsidered.
In a press conference with Madison public officials, students and educators, Gov. Scott Walker and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan were called on to make a difference in the push to pass new gun legislation. Jennifer Cheatham, superintendent of the Madison public schools, stressed the importance of student safety in schools, saying “we demand action because school safety is not a political issue, it is only about keeping our children safe.” Cheatham also emphasized the value of keeping the conversation of gun reform alive in Madison schools.
Over 150 people converged on the Capitol Square Saturday afternoon for the Working People’s Day of Action, a rally organized by the Madison wing of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Protesters crowded the steps of the Capitol building overlooking State Street, many holding signs from local unions with slogans like “Stop the War on Workers” and “Unrig the System.” Some held banners for other progressive groups like the International Socialist Organization and the Poor People’s Campaign.
Skepticism was already brewing before city officials even had the inaugural meeting of the Task Force on Structure of City Government Thursday night.
The Daily Cardinal sat down with Madison Alder Arvina Martin, District 11, to discuss her upbringing as a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and how that community influenced her life in public service.
Former UW-Madison student Alec Cook pleaded guilty to five criminal charges Wednesday as a part of a plea deal agreed to earlier in the week. The charges were three counts of third degree sexual assault, one count of strangulation and suffocation and one count of stalking.
According to Byington, one of the main issues is that teachers teach native history as if Native Americans are extinct. She recounted one time she presented to a group of elementary students.
Pam Porter edged past Yogesh Chawla in Tuesday’s District 6 primary for Dane County Board of Supervisor, although both candidates wil advance to April’s general election. Porter won with 40.7 percent of the vote compared to 37.4 percent for Chawla.
Dane County Regional Airport announced Tuesday that 2017 was a record-breaking year for passenger traffic, with almost 2 million passengers served as the facility attempts to stake its claim as a transportation hub in the Midwest.
Two men were arrested Monday night for knife-related weapons violations, with one of those events occurring on State Street.
Within the next few months, all 48 regular-district schools in the Madison school district will have at least one accessible, single-stall public bathroom available to students of all genders.
In the race for a seat on Dane County’s Board of Supervisors, four candidates are gearing up for the primary election in District 6 on Tuesday, Feb. 20.