Cyclist’s rally to ‘Take Back the Streets’

MADISON, Wis. — A group of local bikers gathered outside of the City’s Municipal Building Saturday morning for a ‘Take Back the Streets Rally’ demanding an end to traffic related deaths in Madison. Led by Madison Bikes the group called on city leaders to create a credible action plan for...
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Wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisory until Sunday afternoon

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says an Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the entire state until 12 p.m. Sunday due to smoke moving into the region from wildfires in Canada. “The smoke from all the wildfires coming down in the northwestern portions of...
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Madison community leaders worried as eviction moratorium expires

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The federal freeze on evictions is set to expire July 31 at midnight, nearly a year after the moratorium was put in place by the CDC. 3.6 million Americans could face eviction according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In Wisconsin, nearly 14,000 people are worried they...

Madison Scouts, Drums on Parade return to Madison area

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The world-famous Drums on Parade show made its return to the Madison area on Saturday night at Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium. The show featured the Madison-based Madison Scouts, who had not had the chance to perform in front of a big crowd in south central Wisconsin in nearly two years.

Bike rally calls for permanent change in safety on E. Washington Ave.

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Area groups gathered in front of the Madison Municipal Building this morning to call for city officials to make downtown Madison safer. The “Safe Streets. Save Lives” rally spoke out that speed enforcement is no longer enough to keep East Washington Ave. safe and community members now want to see a permanent change.
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State is unlikely to get rail service -- John Uhler

Supporters of passenger rail can dream all they like, but the likelihood of extending rail service to Madison and other Wisconsin cities is very unlikely. The bottom line is we simply do not have enough ridership in Wisconsin cities to support the service, federal money or not. And many other higher-ridership candidates are seeking such service around the country. Those routes will get priority over Wisconsin, and the money will run out.
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Garage sale encourages reusing, recycling

MADISON, Wis. — Maybe you’re drowning in regrettable pandemic purchases or never got around to that spring cleaning. Either way, a local climate change group is asking you not to throw your trash away, and instead, donate it to their cause. 350 Madison hosted its first garage sale fundraiser on...

Smoky Sunday Sky; Calm & cool start to August

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Showers and storms with Saturday’s cold front subside close to midnight. A clearing, yet smoky sky persists. Lows fall into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Sunshine is the weather feature this week - along with some cooler temperatures to kick off August. Sunday’s highs will only climb into the mid 70s with a nice break in humidity.
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From The Star's Mailbag: Preserve Sun Prairie's heritage

As a Sun Prairie resident since 1946, I was elated to read in a recent Star issue that city officials are being urged to create ordinances that will preserve Sun Prairie’s historic buildings. As the article noted, “Much of Sun Prairie’s historical appeal is concentrated in downtown with the 1895 city hall, the old public library and the former Kleiner House that recalls a streetscape, more than a century old.”