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Madison woman escapes attempted sexual assault

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:45am
A 46-year-old Madison woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Mineral Point Road late Saturday night.

What's New | Biography

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:30am
‘Good Men: The Lives and Philanthropy of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman’

Career Corner: Three steps to a top-notch personal brand

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:30am
Most of us know the basics of proper job interview behavior: dress professionally, ask smart questions and bring a positive attitude. Yet, your personal brand could be telling a potential empl…

Dense fog to greatly impact driving visibility Sunday

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:30am
More dense fog Sunday morning could greatly impact travel, with visibilities dropping to less than a quarter of a mile for some drivers across south-central Wisconsin.

Michael Carroll: George Bailey’s right — ‘It’s a wonderful life’

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:16am
After decades of watching, I still cannot suppress a smile when I reach the climactic moment in the film “Miracle on 34th Street” when Kris Kringle’s lawyer dumps thousands of pieces of mail o…

Just Read It | Valerie Biel

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 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.

Donations for Christmas gifts for area children in need near $200,000

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:31am
Since 1918, the Empty Stocking Club has provided Christmas toys to needy children in the greater Madison area. You can help again this year. Send your gift online at emptystockingclub.com or m…

Parents will select gifts for children at this week's Holiday Toy Depot

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:30am
The work of the Wisconsin State Journal Empty Stocking Club goes on the year round — but this coming week is something special.

Doug Moe: Old blues friendship sparks new CD

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:00am
Joel Paterson, who learned the guitar in Madison, comes home Saturday with a CD and Harmony Bar show accompanied by his friend and hero, Milwaukee harmonica legend Jim Liban. 

Right-to-work would trim union clout, but broader economic impact unclear

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:00am
Economists still debate the impact of such laws, while unions stand to lose the most.

A matter of faith: Rail bridge conditions hidden from public view

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:00am
Local officials and the general public are largely in the dark about the nation’s freight railroads, which carry growing volumes of flammable crude oil, while state and federal governments hav…

'I never had a teacher that looked like me': Challenges exist in hiring a diverse staff

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:00am
Minority students say they have fewer role models in the school building.

Kathleen Parker: Feminism sees the right

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:45am
WASHINGTON — It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

Don't swap retired judges for partisan hacks

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:45am
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, says he’d like to keep a panel of judges in charge of the state’s Government Accountability Board.

Cities need more trees for more people -- State Journal editorial from 50 years ago

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:30am
This State Journal editorial ran on

James Sherk: Tide is turning toward right-to-work laws

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:30am
Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair recently made history as the youngest person elected to the West Virginia legislature. She may make history again as a lawmaker by securing passage of a right-to-…

Chris Rickert: Cameras, police-community relations and the ever-elusive truth

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:30am
It’s not like body-mounted police cameras are likely to lower a trust level that -- if we believe what we hear on the news -- can’t get much lower.

On View | Kent Williams

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:15am
“A quilter for 15 years,” Kent Williams writes in his artist’s statement, “I was always on the lookout for patterns, and what I began to notice was that the really interesting patterns — to me…

Scot Ross: Right-to-work is wrong for Wisconsin

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:15am
Should you be able to stay home from work when you’re sick? How about taking time off during work to attend a child’s school conference or go on a family vacation?