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On Wisconsin: Securing the future of the Birkie and optimism for Telemark Lodge

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:30am
The Nordic Skiing Paralympic World Championships are underway this week as improvements are planned for the American Birkebeiner course.

Pope Francis rattles some conservatives

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:18am
WASHINGTON — In the Reagan era, conservative Republicans felt they had a powerful ally in Pope John Paul II, whose forceful anti-communism and anti-abortion stances played out in American politics.

Go Big Read to focus on inequality

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:15am
In an effort to inspire further dialogue about injustice in America, the selection committee for UW-Madison’s common-reading program is seeking book suggestions that address the theme of inequality.

Book Club: Recognition from the 'Heart'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:15am
The State Journal Book Club selection, “The Heart of Things,” is a collection of essays on life in the Midwest written by John Hildebrand. In a recent interview, Hildebrand said that his inten…

Just Read It | Timothy Walsh

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:00am
Just Read It is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of expertise.

Executive Q&A: Wisconsin workforce development leader seeks closer ties to employers

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:00am
A new federal law requires better business service through clearer career pathways and industry-sector groups.

Expect more students from outstate and abroad if expected state funding cuts come to UW

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:00am
"You adapt or you die," said Noel Radomski. Four of the previous five state budgets made significant cuts to the UW budget, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Chris Rickert: Bars for blowouts and booze in the Downtown Madison of the future

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:00am
I'm generally sympathetic to Mayor Paul Soglin's style -- and, in this case, his intent -- but I wonder if there’s any hope of maintaining the State Street of old amid changing retail and resi…

Brew school: Preparing students for the growing craft beer industry

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:00am
Wisconsin Brewing Co. in Verona is teaming with UW-Madison for a collaborative brewing project while MATC works with Ale Asylum.

For gay prisoners nationwide, Madison effort provides a literary lifeline with free books

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:55am
LGBT Books to Prisoners is the largest entity of its kind, mailing more than 7,000 books to inmates at 332 prisons in 45 states last year.

Doug Moe: Nothing lingers like a devastatiing loss

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:45am
You thought last Sunday's Packers game was bad? Try the 1972 WIAA state tournament semi-finals. 

Garden calendar | For the week of Jan. 25

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:30am
Tips for your flowers, trees and shrubs.

Politics and money hurt state's high court

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:29am
The problem with the Wisconsin Supreme Court isn’t the age of some members. Nor is it the process for picking a chief justice.

On View | Artisan Gallery

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:15am
Just over a dozen miles from Downtown Madison’s art scene lies The Artisan Gallery in Paoli, which is hosting three new exhibits until Feb. 22.

Steve Chapman: A deal with Iran is nothing to fear

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:15am
Pondering the looming specter of a nuclear-armed Iran, some Americans are deeply worried we won’t reach a deal to block that possibility. Some people have a different fear: that we will.

Travel: Calendar

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:00am
Coming in Wisconsin this week:

Shelley Peterman Schwarz: Treat people with disabilities, chronic illness as you would anyone else

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:00am
Several years ago, I was on my Amigo scooter wheelchair outside my dentist’s office waiting for my ride to pick me up. A nice gentleman came toward me. As he came closer, I could see that he w…

Kathleen Parker: Pope Francis offers fertile words on women

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON — Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

Laurie Seale: Wait for live CWD test before adding elk

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:00am
GILMAN — Wisconsin discovered chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer over a decade ago. Since then, the state has expended a lot of resources trying to manage the disease and contain it …

Baseball: Outgoing commissioner Bud Selig says MLB could expand internationally

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:05am
"My dream is for this sport to really have an international flavor," he said Saturday during a half-hour interview with The Associated Press.