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A man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a masked shooter opened fire inside the WORT radio station early Sunday morning.

Sexual assault reported on near East side

The second reported sexual assault in two days allegedly occurred on Madison’s near East side Monday morning. An 18-year-old woman visiting Madison from New York alerted Madison police that she was assaulted on Ohio Street early Sunday morning.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today that Dane County will be working with Baron and Budd in filing a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic.

Joining other Wisconsin counties, Dane County to file lawsuit to take on opioid epidemic

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.


Sexual assault reported near Tenney Park

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 town hall in Madison, U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan addressed gun reform and his stance on the recently passed federal budget.

Energized constituents press Congressman Pocan at Madison town hall

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.

Parents and teachers of Nuestro Mundo students spoke in support of the school at this week’s school board meeting.

Madison charter school requests waiver of recruitment requirements

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.

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