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Wisconsin's first nonalcoholic bottle shop opens as going booze-free trends upward

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 7:05am
Sober Social is set to have its grand opening on July 6 at 1814 Parmenter Street in Middleton. Having limited hours until then, the shop carries 35 brands of a combination of non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits.

Beloit police officer fatally shoots person who stabbed woman, authorities say

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 6:50am
One officer utilized a “less lethal option” that was not specified on the man, but it was ineffective, before a second officer shot the man. authorities said.

Kelly Lecker: New reporter will cover Madison's rapid growth

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 6:45am
You’re about to get a whole lot more neighbors.

NCAA bids in men's basketball, men's hockey mean higher bonuses for Wisconsin coaches

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 6:37am
Coaching bonuses tied to Badgers winter team performance climbed 54% in 2023-24. Here's how much Wisconsin paid out.

Madison's Neighborhood House, other low-income projects, win state tax credits

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:55am
Five projects in Madison and one in Fitchburg are set to receive over $100 million in federal and state tax credits over the next decade.

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce's evolution continues, including new offices in a 'visionary space'

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:50am
The organization will show off its new office space Wednesday in the Black Business Hub on South Park Street.

Polzin: Title 35 years ago brought stardom built by Madison's 'Poker Brat' dominating board games

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:37am
Phil Hellmuth won the World Series of Poker Main Event 35 years ago this week. A look back at the journey to poker immortality for one of Madison's own.

Middleton's 3-star recruit, and Wisconsin men's basketball recruiting target, ramping up

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:13am
The Badgers' pursuit of a local recruit hasn't stopped despite an injury, which prevented other programs from seeing his new skills.

Election officials need independence from local clerks -- Joseph Starck

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
I seek to reform the administration of elections, including early voting and absentee ballots processing, Election Day polling places, the Board of Canvassers and the conduct of employees in the clerk's office.

Madison doesn't make it too hard for developers to build -- Carrie Scherpelz

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
“Does Madison make it too hard to build housing? Developers say yes,” according to the May 16 story on Madison.com.

Asylum seekers aren't smuggling fentanyl across the border -- Salvador Carranza

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
The letter to the editor on Sunday "Baldwin's actions don't match words on drugs" suggested that U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, is responsible for the fentanyl crisis because of her support for immigrant refugees or those crossing the border. This…

Badger Honor Flight to Washington was a wonderful experience -- James P. (Pat) Goldschmidt

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
The Badger Honor Flight I took this spring was magnificent -- truly an honor.

Leaders at all levels must get deficit spending under control -- Pat Malloy

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
A recent article in the Economist noted that deficit spending for the United States government has reached $33 trillion. The authors thought this was an economic disaster for the United States and the world economy.

Political leaders continue to pit one group against another -- Diane Michalski Turner

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
Two issues have appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal recently that I think illustrate how some people can manage to pit one group against another by dividing and conquering.

Higher tax rates led to a golden age of American greatness -- Mark Quinn

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 5:00am
For those Americans who believe they are paying too much in federal taxes, consider this: Many of the richest millionaires and billionaires pay a smaller percentage of their income than the average taxpayer. In the 1960s and '70s, the wealthiest…

Scooter driver who died after being hit by vehicle in Sun Prairie is identified

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 7:00pm
The driver of the vehicle that hit her remained on scene and cooperated with law enforcement, police said.

Dodge County supervisor charged with having gun in school

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 7:00pm
Dodge County Board member Daniel Siegmann was released on a $5,000 signature bond for allegedly inadvertently taking a holstered pistol into a Neosho elementary school on Tuesday when meeting with the school’s administrator.

Republicans raise concern about noncitizens using ID cards to vote

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:30pm
Democrats argued the GOP concerns are overblown, noting there is little evidence it's a problem in Wisconsin.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs blasts AG Josh Kaul over inaction on task force

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:01pm
Former Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Shelia Stubbs ripped Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul for failing to create a task force in the Department of Justice to investigate cases of missing and murdered African American women and girls.

Madison Memorial High School student arrested for having fake gun at school

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 5:32pm
The arrest comes a little more than two weeks after police shot and killed a 14-year-old Mount Horeb student who showed up at his school with a pellet rifle.