Madison Mayor Paul Soglin criticized the state legislature for its preemption of local governments’ authority during a press conference Wednesday morning. Soglin specifically outlined ride-sharing, firearms and online rentals.
The City of Madison announced Wednesday it has joined an initiative titled Cities Connect Children to Nature that aims to increase kids’ equal access to nature to develop important skills and better their lives.
UW-Madison Director of Community Relations Everett Mitchell discusses social injustice at community talkBy Katie Scheidt | Feb. 10, 2016
UW-Madison Director of Community Relations Rev. Everett Mitchell held a talk with community members at the Unitarian Society of Madison Monday evening to discuss a variety of social justice issues, including racial profiling, mass incarceration and poverty.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday the expansion of School Based Mental Health Teams, a budget program he initiated in 2014 to provide necessary mental health care and assistance to K-8 students.
A Madison man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a low-speed crash near Dane County Regional Airport Friday afternoon.
Four Dane County cities will receive a combined total of over $600,000 to help clean area lakes as a part of the Urban Water Quality Grant Program, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced last week. Madison, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie and Monona will receive the grants for five projects.
Madison officials announced Thursday the city is offering local businesses a unique opportunity to reinvest in themselves.
Former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was arrested Friday morning on tentative charges of substantial battery, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. According to the State Journal's report, Ball was arrested at the Hampton Hotel and Suites on 440 West Johnson Street in Madison after police were called to the hotel early Friday morning.
An award-winning pair of father-son architects spoke about their work with Tiny Houses at Monona Terrace Thursday as a part of the Wright Design Series. Bill Yudchitz, who is based in Stevens Point with Revelations Architects, and his son Dan, who works at HGA in St. Paul, focused on several of their projects, including the EDGE project. EDGE stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment.
A Madison artist will participate in a three-week sailing expedition around the Arctic to create works of the polar environment and call attention to global warming.
A woman in her early 20s and employee of the Metro Market on the east side was killed in a shooting Tuesday night, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. She was shot in a parking lot on the 6000 block of Cottage Grove Road around 8 p.m.
More than 2,500 ash trees were removed during 2015 in accordance with Madison’s adopted response plan to the emerald ash borer, according to a Common Council meeting Tuesday night. The Emerald Ash Borer Task Force updated Madison Common Council with a presentation on the response plan to the invasive beetle species that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America.
The Madison Police Department arrested 22-year-old John M. Berrios, Monday at an AT&T store for attempting to purchase $3,000 worth of merchandise with fake identification, according to an incident report.
Housing sales in Madison increased 13 percent in 2015, according to a Stark Company Realtors report: There were 7,935 residential sales in 2015, the highest number in 10 years.
A Madison resident was not seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of West Johnson and North Bassett streets early Saturday morning.
Hazing coyotes to ensure they keep their distance is the subject of a new video that was released by Public Health Madison & Dane County last Wednesday. The three minute clip, titled “How to Haze a Coyote”, teaches viewers how to haze, or scare, the coyotes away to make them feel uncomfortable in urban neighborhoods. “Coyotes in urban areas are not a new problem, and this video gives some concrete solutions for how we can safely co-exist with them,” said John Hausbeck, PHMDC Animal Services supervisor, in a city press release. The video comes as PHMDC has received reports of coyote attacks in Madison and Dane County.
A 36-year-old man allegedly crashed his car into a traffic signal at the corner of East Washington and North Ingersoll before driving away Saturday night, according to a Madison incident report. Joshua Reed is being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operating while suspended and hit-and-run.