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Outdoors: Deer hunting forecast varies from north to south

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Last year, 635,165 hunters harvested 255,003 deer statewide for a 40 percent success ratio. The number of hunters was the most since 2008, but that number -- and the percentage -- will likely …

Badgers women's basketball: Loss to Vanderbilt leaves UW feeling zoned out

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:15pm
The Badgers made their first six shots Thursday night as they raced out to a 17-2 lead against Vanderbilt. But the Commodores then switched to a zone defense.

WIAA state football: Lancaster rolls to its record-tying seventh state championship

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:25pm
Tyler Glass leads the Flying Arrows past Amherst in  Division 5.

Badgers football: Linebacker Joe Schobert plays himself into vital role

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:00pm
The University of Wisconsin football team had plenty to look forward to during last year’s bowl season.

Outdoors: Time to unveil the 2014 chapter of deer hunting

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:28pm
Time to silence the ringtones of your smartphone and listen to the sounds of those pesky squirrels, who more often than not convince you they are that turdy-pointer coming your way.

Charles Krauthammer: The climate pact with China is a swindle

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:00pm
WASHINGTON — Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time …

Madison Water Utility increase would raise costs for average residential customer about $3.30 per month

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:15pm
Depending on use and time of year, residential water bills could increase between about $3 and $44 monthly.

WEDC promotions a waste of money -- Joseph Smith

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
I see the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is going to spend more than $1.5 million on radio, print and online promotions to hype Wisconsin's business climate to lure business to our state.

Trafffic enforcement must be a priority -- Dan Olsen

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
It appears drivers in Madison can speed, go through stop lights and stop signs, ignore crosswalks and drive with impunity.

Keystone pipeline is worth the risk -- George E. Sutton

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
I see U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, voted "no" on the Keystone pipeline, going along with President Barack Obama. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted "yes" for the project.

Ambrose ignored union concessions -- Jeff Jadel

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
Jay Ambrose's column Sunday, "Walker was right to fight public unions," praised Gov. Scott Walker breaking the public unions in Wisconsin. But in describing the effects of public sector union …

Campaign funds could house the homeless -- Bernard and Mary Haines

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
With all the homeless people in the world, what a shame it is to spend millions of dollars on campaign ads to buy a job such as governor, senator or congressman.

List of those needing drug test is long -- Dan Johnson

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
The proposal to require drug testing for food stamp and welfare recipients is ludicrous. Yes, our government spends billions of dollars on the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program…

Don't put a fee on efficiency -- Katharine Blumenthal

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm
We must strenuously oppose any fee or tax that will have a predictably negative impact on energy efficiency.

WIAA state football: Springs' surprising call gives Darlington the boot in Division 6 final

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30pm
Clinging to a two-point lead Thursday afternoon, Fond du Lac Springs didn’t want to leave anything to chance.

Police locate wanted Illinois man in Beloit residence

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30pm
Beloit police apprehended an Illinois man with outstanding felony warrants related to armed burglaries Thursday, causing a road closure and a school lockdown.  

Outdoors: Snow in north, standing corn in south as Wisconsin preps for deer hunt

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:15pm
Wisconsin's statewide nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday, with the rut - or deer mating season - past peak but with bucks still very active across the state.

More charges filed against former UW student for alleged sex extortion

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:09pm
Five more criminal charges were filed Thursday against a former UW-Madison student who allegedly tried to extort three women for sex using ads on Craigslist in which he pretended to be a woman.

Spectrum Brands' profits rise

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:45pm
But the Middleton company's stock dipped in trading Thursday.

Focus on Dane County: Verona Area Community Theater planning move to new facility

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:45pm
Verona Area Community Theater is working with Madison-based CaS4 Architecture to design a new facility at an estimated cost of $2 million that would better-meet the needs of the growing organization.