Editorial

Editorial Board: Fall 2019’s biggest stories

Following are the most contested stories from this semester

Column

The ugly truth about being black in Wisconsin

Increase in hate crimes, continuing racial disparities show Wisconsin has a long way to go in racial equity

Column

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Respecting all holidays is important this winter season

Recent declarations of a "War on Christmas" trivialize experiences of religious minorities, reveal privilege among Christians

Column

‘Accountability requires transparency’: Why the Wisconsin Transparency Project is vital in improving democracy

Open records, freedom of information help public stay informed, hold elected officials to high standard

Column

Winter is right around the corner, heightening need for homelessness support

With cold winter ahead, students facing food, shelter insecurity will need support — laws must be implemented quickly

State of Wisconsin

Gov. Evers issues first pardons in Wisconsin in nine years

The pardons show softening public views on drug charges, expert said

Column

Mere awareness of colonial history with indigenous people insufficient toward progress

For a university situated entirely on sacred Ho-Chunk grounds, words do not substitute for actions

Column

A closer look at Evers’ red flag gun law proposal

Extreme Risk Protection Orders have been shown to be successful in limited gun violence in other states — Wisconsin should be next

State of Wisconsin

Evers plans to veto Regents’ proposal on punishing UW free speech disruptions

Disrupting students could face suspension or expulsion from all UW schools under new proposal

Point-counterpoint

Point Counterpoint: Current Republican immigration policy is inhumane

A vote for Democratic candidates is a vote for common sense immigration policy