Between Jan. 16 and 17, Dane County criminal justice leaders met to answer this question: How can we best direct people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system?
The Madison Police Department released its response on Wednesday to recommendations that followed a comprehensive report of the department last December. The original report, which was conducted by the OIR Group, a California-based research firm, found that the MPD succeeded in many facets but faced scrutiny particularly regarding community involvement and engagement.
The city’s Landmark, Parks and Equal Opportunities commissions decided to postpone a vote on two confederate monuments in Forest Hill Cemetery after extensive public comment. Reconsidering the monuments was brought to light by Mayor Paul Soglin, who ordered the removal of Madison’s Confederate monuments after they were vandalized on Aug.
Following Madison’s efforts to improve access to healthy and sustainable food options, the city joined an international coalition committed to lowering food costs and increasing accessibility.
Three Madison city commissions, joined by Mayor Paul Soglin, will meet Tuesday to decide what to do about two confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery that have drawn criticism and dispute.
Sixteen candidates for Dane County’s Board of Supervisors participated in a forum Thursday night hosted by Our Wisconsin Revolution to promote policy priorities and goals for the county. All 37 seats on the board are up for election on April 3 but only five districts have contested races, three of which — Districts 6, 11 and 15 — will have primaries on Feb.
Six days ago, Madison economic officials faced reality: They were not in contention to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters.
After three robberies last night, Madison investigators were already busy tracking down suspects.
Those in Madison hoping to make an impact on food access will have an opportunity to finance their projects after the city’s food policy council announced its fourth cycle of SEED Grants Monday and reopened the application for 2018.
When Mayor Paul Soglin entered the race for governor, it was a hardly a surprise after months of hinting at the prospect of running.
On New Year’s Eve, a man was found dead in a State Street parking structure. Two days earlier, a man was found distressed outside of a business on Olin Ave.
Alec Cook’s notebook, retrieved during a search of his apartment, will not be able to be used for his upcoming trial after two Dane County circuit judges granted a motion set forth by Cook’s attorneys. Cook was arrested in October 2016 on 21 counts including 12 counts of sexual assault, six of which include force and two counts of strangulation and suffocation.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin officially announced his bid for governor on Wednesday morning after months of speculation.
The Taco Bell on State Street will remain barred from serving alcohol after the city council voted to uphold Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto of an alcohol license for the restaurant. The council, which needed 14 votes to override the veto, had only nine.
For one Madison man, a routine haircut at a State Street salon went suddenly awry — literally. Stylist and owner of Ruby’s Salon, 46-year-old Khaled A.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Wednesday that the county will pursue legal action against pharmaceutical companies for their responsibility in the nation’s opioid epidemic. Between 2000 and 2016, Dane County has seen a significant rise in the rate in prescription overdose deaths from 6.3 per 100,000 residents to 12.4 per 100,000.
An internal review of the Madison Police Department released Thursday afternoon found that the department is often effective, but faces similar scrutiny to police around the country in terms of community engagement and involvement.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed an alcohol license for the new Taco Bell Cantina on Monday, citing safety concerns and unnecessary costs.