City of Madison

End of spring semester already? Catch up on the biggest news stories

From a number of protests to Taco Bell suing Paul Soglin, this semester was far from dull

State of Wisconsin

After romaine lettuce recall, E. Coli outbreak found to have spread to Wisconsin

CDC still trying to determine precise origin of contaminated produce as UW faculty member emphasizes importance of avoiding 'nasty pathogen'

State of Wisconsin

Republican Senate candidates face off in first debate of election season

Former Democrat turned conservative Kevin Nicholson, state Sen. Leah Vukmir vying for incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's Senate seat

State of Wisconsin

UW System to assess, adjust employee compensation in $900,000 study

Completion of the two-year-long study is on track for projected March 2019 date

State of Wisconsin

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in academic freedom, free speech case

Supreme Court will come to decision by June

State of Wisconsin

Lawyer pay raise initiative seeks support ahead of Supreme Court hearing

UW law professor Michele LaVigne called lawyer's low pay 'sheer craziness'

State of Wisconsin

Annual ‘State of the Air’ report finds particle pollution levels improving, ozone pollution worsening in Wisconsin

More than four in 10 Americans – 133.9 million – live in counties that have unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution, where their health is at risk

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin workplace wellness programs focus on health information, not changes to environment

Though these programs are well intentioned, experts are concerned by lack of long term benefits to employees


With Paul Ryan announcing retirement, Democrats and Republicans gauge potential of ‘blue wave’

The races for governor and Ryan's district could be more competitive than past elections

State of Wisconsin

Paper from Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness could be influential in next state budget

Coalition looks to improve workforce development for Wisconsin's homeless population