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While You Were Sleeping: What Happened to Wisconsin Public Schools

May 20, 2015  by Heather DuBois Bournenane [This article is reprinted from Monologues of Dissent. -Editors] I don’t know if you were following what happened at the Wisconsin Capitol last night, but here is a summary: The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to put forward an education budget that will harm our kids into perpetuity. […]

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Community Response Team Supports Young, Gifted & Black Coalition

May 14, 2015 In the aftermath of Paul Heenan’s shooting on November 9, 2012, a group of residents from the Madison community, former and current law enforcement officers, representatives from social service agencies, mental health experts and academics formed a group that calls itself the Community Response Team. We were deeply shaken by the police […]

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Tony "Terrell" Robinson Jr.'s mother, Andrea Irwin. Photo by Nate Royko Maurer

D.A. Ismael Ozanne chose Mother’s Day to give notice to Tony “Terrell” Robinson Jr’s Mother

May 11, 2015  by Amelia Royko Maurer On Sunday, May 10, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne gave notice that he will be reporting his decision on the officer-involved killing of Tony “Terrell” Robinson Jr. on Tuesday, May 12. While he was reviewing the evidence, he had promised to give the family and the public […]

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) threatens Lake Superior; Citizens take action

April 21, 2015 by Mary Doughtery Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) was a foreign word in the Lake Superior Basin prior to the summer of 2014. Today the residents of Bayfield County know many new terms: nutrient management plans (NMP), best management practices, manure lagoons, gestation crates and animal units. As the community learned about these things, […]

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Evidence of election fraud in Wisconsin; WMC buys Supreme Court Chief Justice

April 12, 2015 by Barbara With In last Tuesday’s election, Wisconsin citizens voted on a referendum to redefine the terms by which the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court will be determined. For 126 years, the justice appointed to the position has been the court’s longest-serving judge. A “yes” for the referendum meant a voter supported changing the process of […]

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Family of #TonyRobinson Demands Justice From the Dane County DA

April 8, 2015 by Leslie Amsterdam On April 6, the family of slain teen Tony Robinson and their supporters marched from the house where he was killed to the offices of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to demand justice and an indictment for Matt Kenny, the Madison police officer who killed Robinson. The march […]

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Special Election Day message from former Sen. Dale Schultz (R)

April 7, 2015 Video: Art Juchno

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Why the rush to deregulate Uber and Lyft?

April 5, 2015 by Christina M. Ballard Last week the Senate held a hearing on SB106 regarding Transportation Network Companies and the pre-emption of local taxi ordinances by the State. I speak for the group Cab Drivers for Madison Safety, an organization established in 2007 to further the efforts of cab drivers from all four companies in […]

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Supreme Court candidate Daley defendant in John Doe; daughter wanted on OWI charges

April 3, 2015 by Barbara With In an interview with Isthmus on March 26, Supreme Court candidates James P. Daley and incumbent Ann Walsh Bradley both admitted that, if elected, they would recuse themselves from hearing the upcoming John Doe case. Walsh would step down from hearing the case because her son is a lawyer who works for a […]

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Wisconsin Republicans abandoning Scott Walker

March 29, 2015 by Barbara With On March 25, 2015, former editor of the Waukesha Freeman Pete Kennedy published an opinion piece in the paper urging Wisconsin conservatives to not only reject Scott Walker, but to hold him accountable for the damage he has done to the state. Kennedy is not the only one urging Wisconsin Republicans to […]

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