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Sun Prairie teacher among top 50 for $1 million prize

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:01am
Sandra Kowalczyk, a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School, was one of 16 American teachers shortlisted Monday for the Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize.

Scrapbook Dec. 8

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am
Honors: Leadership Wisconsin has announced its 2014 Leadership Excellence Awards. Award winners from the area include: Luke Fuszard, of Middleton, 2014 Modeling the Way Award; Leadership Grea…

Bucks: Chandler Parsons, Mavericks roll to victory in Dallas

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:30pm
DALLAS — The Milwaukee Bucks have seen enough of the Dallas Mavericks.

Tom Oates: Bowl gives UW opportunity to wash out bad taste of Big Ten title game

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:00pm
If you think it's hard for you to flush the University of Wisconsin's embarrassing defeat in the Big Ten Conference championship football game out of your system, imagine what it's like for the team.

Badgers football: Auburn awaits in Outback Bowl on New Year's Day

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:25pm
A day after one of the worst losses in program history, the University of Wisconsin football team found itself in elite company Sunday.

Badgers women's hockey: Another shutout extends unbeaten streak to 12 games

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:15pm
The No. 3 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team produced goals in each of the first two periods and sophomore goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens made 21 saves en route to a 2-0 Western Collegiate…

Restaurant News: Salvatore's Tomato Pies quiet Madison opening not so quiet

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:30pm
Salvatore's Tomato Pies, the Madison location, is open after long last.

Badgers volleyball: Big Ten rival Ohio State awaits in Friday's Sweet 16

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:15pm
The No. 4 seed University of Wisconsin volleyball team (30-2) will face Big Ten Conference rival Ohio State (23-11) at 4 p.m. Friday in the NCAA Louisville regional semifinals at the KFC Yum! Center.

Silveira, a tireless advocate for the district -- Jackie Woodruff

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Arlene Silveira has announced she will not be running for re-election in April for a fourth term on the Madison School Board. After 9 years, she wants to use her time and energy for more hands…

Require ignition locks in all cars to fight DUI -- Steven Levine

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Regarding ignition interlock devices to prevent drunken driving:

Stop whining about tax on hybrids -- Ron Leys

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
My wife and I own an electric car. We pay no road taxes for the first 30 or so miles driven each day on household electricity.

Walker should not oppose new pollution regulations -- William H. Tishler

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Coal plants are the nation’s top source of carbon-dioxide emissions, the primary cause of global warming. In an attempt to deal with this problem — perhaps the most crucial dilemma of our age …

Change must come from within -- Marlene Buechel

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Day after day we read letters to the editor focusing on the "bad choices" made by Michael Brown. As we try to sort out the facts in this complicated situation, it definitely does seem that he …

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Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Silveira has been a tireless advocate

Around Town: Children get to play Santa as they shop with cops

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:00pm
Shop with a Cop, now in its 14th year, allows underprivileged children to buy presents for their families aided by uniformed officers.

Patrick Durkin: Deer hunt maybe even more enjoyable after the opening weekend

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:20pm
One great pleasure in hunting deer after opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun season is meeting people who get out there for pure hunting satisfaction.

GOP lawmakers consider 'John Doe' law changes

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:23pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are considering changes to Wisconsin's "John Doe" law after two lengthy investigations into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Send us your Christmas light photos, addresses

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:15pm
The Wisconsin State Journal is once again asking readers for suggestions of the best Christmas lights in the Madison area.