Madison, WI Government


All in favor of teaching civics in Wisconsin high schools, say aye — 'Aye!'

Lots of troubling evidence shows the need for better civics education in Wisconsin. Unruly crowds have shouted down school board members in Kenosha, Burlington and Madison, and sometimes hounded public officials outside their homes. What happened to civility?. The state Senate has failed to act on more than 100 of...

Oddtoberfest returns to Columbus

Oddtoberfest was held at Fireman's Park in Columbus Saturday. The event features polka bands, ethnic food and beverages, a children’s area, a car show, and the Columbus Art & Author Fair. Oddtoberfest is hosted by the Odd Fellows Tri-County Lodge #40.

How racist flyers inspired the push for Madison's newest mural

MADISON, Wis. – The city of Madison’s newest mural is the latest way the city’s neighborhoods are fighting against racism, according to those behind its creation. On Saturday, nearly 100 people gathered at the intersection of Monroe Street and Harrison Street to see the mural unveiled for the first time.
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Ever wanted to own a bridge? WisDOT says you can

MADISON, Wis. — Have you ever wanted to own your very own bridge? Now you can. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is offering up three historic steel truss bridges on WIS 130, free of charge. There is a catch, though. Recipients of the bridges must move the bridges from their...

Keep the BRT off State Street — Sue Bauman, Dave Cieslewicz, Joe Sensenbrenner, Paul Soglin

As former Madison mayors, we all agree with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway that a vibrant Downtown and a successful mass transit system are vital to the continued health and success of the entire city. We appreciate the extraordinary challenges to Downtown due to the protests and pandemic of 2020, and applaud her dedicated efforts to make bus rapid transit a reality.

UW-Health wants to keep older adults on their feet

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT)- It is Falls Prevention Awareness Week and Doctors at UW Health want to help keep Wisconsin’s older adults on their feet. UW-Health says that a fall is one of the more frequent causes of injury-related death for people 65 and older. Here in Wisconsin, the rate of...
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Community group helps clean up Reindahl Park homeless encampment

MADISON, Wis. — The Reindahl Park encampment on Madison’s east side has gotten mixed reviews from people in the city with some in its neighborhood wanting it gone. Earlier in September, the city’s common council passed a resolution to have it moved to a new space on Dairy Drive, but a group that gathered Sunday wants the encampment to stay put.
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Convention of State to hold rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Convention of States, a non-profit organization, is holding a “Fill the Hill Rally” at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Mark Meckler and Rick Santorum are slated to speak. Convention of States seeks to educate about Article V of the Constitution. Article V empowers states to...


A celebrity auction, sponsored by the Columbus-Fall River Jaycees, was planned to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund. Items belonging to well-known celebrities were auctioned off by Julius Temkin at the high school. Columbus Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8090 celebrated its 25th anniversary with 75 guests present...