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Family Of Tony Robinson, Biracial Teen Killed By Madison Cop, Files Suit

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The family of a biracial man who was shot and killed by a Wisconsin police officer filed a federal civil rights lawsuit We...

Wisconsin's Sunflower Days

Christine Buckley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Christine Buckley

If you stay long enough, possibly by eating a lazy lunch you bring at one of the picnic tables overlooking the field of flowers, you might also find yourself giggling at how the thousands of sunflower heads are held high and, in unison, move to track the sun's movement (a phenomenon called heliotropism). This all gives the hearty sunflower an extra fun burst of personality.

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

'Justice For Tony': 1,500 Demonstrators Protest Police Shooting In Wisconsin

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis., March 11 (Reuters) - About 1,500 people, some banging plastic pails or blowing whistles, marched on Wednesday afternoon to the Wisconsi...

'Anonymous' Launch Cyber Attack On Madison After Tony Robinson Killing

The Huffington Post | Carey Gillam | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Cyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, in retaliation for the shooting death of a 19-year-o...

Tony Robinson's Killing Forces Discussion Of Madison's Racial Divide

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Known as a liberal haven with a long history of progressive politics, Madison takes pride in being named one of the nation's be...

Nearly 2,000 People Protest Fatal Police Shooting Of Tony Robinson

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis., March 9 (Reuters) - Almost 2,000 students marched in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday to protest the fatal police sho...

Dave Jamieson

Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Right-To-Work Bill As Thousands Protest | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Spelling more trouble for organized labor in the U.S., Republican legislators in the Wisconsin state Senate approved a right-to-work ...

The Lynching of Sureshbhai Patel

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Rev. Jeff Hood

The video is horrific. Madison, Alabama police officer Eric Parker slammed Sureshbhai Patel into the ground hard enough to paralyze him. There wa...

Tiny Houses For Homeless People Put Roofs Over Heads In Time For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Occupy Madison isn't so much focused on bringing down the 1 percent as much as its determined to give those at the bottom a hand up. On Nov. 15, t...

Wisconsin Couple Faces $300 Daily Fine For Allowing Homeless People To Sleep On Porch

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple's act of compassion could end up costing them big time. Throughout the past year and a half, Brenda Konkel and Robert Bloch of ...

Madonna, Meet Madison - Your New Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I see a lot of bad photography. The other day I spent over an hour looking through the 'editor's picks' on 500px. I was not impressed. Who are these e...

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

David Lohr

Mom Treats Son's Head Injury With Cannabis Oil: 'He Was In So Much Pain' | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime

A mom desperate to ease the constant pain her son suffers because of a traumatic brain injury, faces criminal charges for treating him with medical ca...

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

The Long Way Home

Brian Benson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

I am excited but nervous to return to Madison, where, ten years ago, I graduated from college. Every time I come back, I end up feeling sad in a way that's hard to pin down.

I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Wisconsin Police Chief Accused Of Harassing Tea Party Protester

Associated Press | Todd Richmond | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin police chief was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader for solic...

Mad Scientists, Monkeys and Boiled Rabbits!

Julia Orr | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Not for the first time, an animal has been accidentally boiled alive in a research laboratory. This time it was at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech...

Things To Do In Madison That Are Both Fun And Free

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nestled on an isthmus that's home to both buttoned-up politicians in the state Capitol and more liberal-leaning college student...

The 18 Most Underrated Cities In The U.S.

Global Yodel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.

Parents, Daughter Arrested In Prostitution Sting

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Tennessee arrested a mother, father and daughter Monday during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the Metropolitan Nashv...

Interview: 'Big Men' Director Rachel Boynton on Oil, Ghana and Capitalism

Steve Horn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The subtitle of the newly released documentary film Big Men is "everyone wants to be big" and to say the film covers a "big" topic is to put it mildly.

Dumb American Accidentally Assaults Wrong Ethnic Group: Police Report

Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

A man was arrested and charged with two counts of battery after allegedly physically assaulting two Hebrew-speaking men he believed were speaking Span...