As an aluminum manufacturer reaches a settlement with the state over pollution violations, some Madison residents remain concerned about the company’s environmental impact.
As Wisconsin lawmakers debate a controversial immigration bill, Madison’s future as a so-called sanctuary city remains uncertain. The new legislation would bar local governments from enacting “sanctuary” policies that block or hinder federal immigration enforcement.
Dane County community members packed into a hearing before county officials Wednesday night, sparring over a proposed $75.2 million jail renovation project. The jail has been highly scrutinized in the past, with some noting dwindling building conditions and a lack of resources for prisoners.
Madison police responded to six opioid-related incidents over the weekend, the latest chapter in the city’s prolonged battle against the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Madison police responded to at least four weapons violations across the city within the past three days.
City officials, downtown residents and local business owners are grappling with a wave of crime in a popular bar district near the UW-Madison campus. Three times in the past three weekends, police encounters have resulted in the use of pepper spray.