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Thank Gov. Walker for lower tax bill -- Michael Kauper

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:00pm
I had a conversation with my dad earlier this week. He was happy to tell me his property taxes were less this year. I have had similar conversations with friends and colleagues.

Letter used hateful rhetoric -- Adrian Logan

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:00pm
The author of Wednesday's letter "Hateful rhetoric against cops must stop" complained of "hateful rhetoric spewed by the radical left." But he letter writer engaged in dog whistle rhetoric to …

'Raw politics' impedes carbon reduction -- Jeremiah Cahill

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:00pm
"Raw politics" describes Republican efforts to impede President Barack Obama's executive actions on environmental protection. That's unfortunate, as the world looks to us for leadership on the…

Don't bash those who believe -- Anne Baldwin

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:00pm
The negative reactions to the inclusion of "The Christmas Story" in the Dec. 25 State Journal are troubling.

Time to pay student athletes -- Lucas Trebian

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:00pm
With all the money the NCAA makes every year, the players need to get paid for what they do. Many people say college athletes should not be paid because they are amateurs. But a 15-year-old wo…

Badgers volleyball: Season ticket prices to increase $20 for most seats

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:30pm
University of Wisconsin volleyball fans could be paying a little more to watch the Badgers play next season.

Fed official Rosengren says patience is key on interest rates

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:15pm
The head of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston spoke to bankers in Madison on thursday.

Los Angeles Times: Defend freedom of expression from terrorists

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:00pm
The primary victims of the terrorist outrage in Paris on Wednesday are the 12 people who were shot dead and several others who were wounded. This would be an unspeakable atrocity regardless of…

Evicted Madison tenant wins state appeals decision

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:45pm
The 4th District Court of Appeals awarded damages after a landlord illegally evicted a tenant and destroyed some of her belongings.

Wis. among states opposing gun-lock ordinance

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:45pm
Attorney General Brad Schimel added Wisconsin to a list of 26 states supporting a challenge to San Francisco's ordinance requiring that guns stored at home be locked. 

American Girl introduces Grace, its 2015 Girl of the Year doll

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:30pm
The Middleton doll and book company is linking its featured doll to a fundraising campaign for No Kid Hungry, an organization that hopes to end childhood hunger.

Lee, Patricia Ann "Pat"

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
MADISON - Patricia Ann "Pat" Lee, age 82, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison.

Hurd, Russell Norman

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
PORTAGE - Russell Norman Hurd's time on Earth ended on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. His very productive life and Christian existence has been a joy for all who knew him.

Craker, Gordon D.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
REEDSBURG - Gordon Delbert Craker, age 78, went to meet his Maker on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center, after a long battle with cancer.

Theisen, Dolores S.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
MADISON - Dolores S. Theisen, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Hlavac, Frank "Lud" J.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
MADISON / PLATTEVILLE - Frank "Lud" J. Hlavac, age 90, passed away on Monday, Jan 5, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare.

Weisensel, Joseph A.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
COLUMBUS / EAST BRISTOL - Joseph A. Weisensel, age 82, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Newell, Todd B.

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:30pm
MADISON - Todd B. Newell, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at his home.

Packers: Aaron Rodgers returns to practice; mobility 'looked good'

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:15pm
Aaron Rodgers returned to practice for the Packers after sitting out with a left calf injury. Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers' mobility "looked good."

Man faces 30 new charges for tanning salon nude videos

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:00pm
A man who police said secretly took nude videos of dozens of women at a campus-area tanning salon was charged Thursday with 30 new criminal counts, adding to the seven he initially faced after…

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