Wisconsin ACT results rank second in the nation

Wisconsin ACT results rank second in the nation

Middleton High School students averaged 25.2, tops among Big Eight Conference schools.

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Morning briefing: Committee may ban homeless from sleeping outside City-County Building

Morning briefing: Committee may ban homeless from sleeping outside City-County Building

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Movie review: 'End of the Tour' treats David Foster Wallace with insight and compassion

Movie review: 'End of the Tour' treats David Foster Wallace with insight and compassion

Jason Segel gets David Foster Wallace just right in James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour.”

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State Debate: Another shooting, but again nothing will be done, laments blogger Tim Morrissey

State Debate: Another shooting, but again nothing will be done, laments blogger Tim Morrissey

A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

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Photos: UW-Madison turns into a loading zone as students return to the dorms

Photos: UW-Madison turns into a loading zone as students return to the dorms

Laundry carts, street closures and brake lights signaled the return of UW-Madison students to campus residence halls Thursday. Officials said …

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Plain Talk: Good guys don't use their guns, but bad guys do

Plain Talk: Good guys don't use their guns, but bad guys do

Research reveals that the many millions of guns in Americans' hands are rarely used in self-defense.

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Ron Johnson thinks there should be no federal minimum wage

Ron Johnson thinks there should be no federal minimum wage

The only exception, the Republican senator has said, would be for guest workers. 

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Following Scott Walker: A timeline of the governor's out-of-state trips

Following Scott Walker: A timeline of the governor's out-of-state trips

Since November 2012, Gov. Scott Walker has been traveling the country looking a lot like a 2016 presidential candidate, and as of July 13, 201…

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In Case You Missed It: Madison is the little startup hub that could

In Case You Missed It: Madison is the little startup hub that could

Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on captimes.com and beyond.

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Madison startup bluDiagnostics wins Pressure Chamber, earns meeting with West Coast investors

Madison startup bluDiagnostics wins Pressure Chamber, earns meeting with West Coast investors

The company is based on a device and app that helps women track their fertility.

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Scott Walker Watch: He who must not be named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

Scott Walker Watch: He who must not be named: Voldemort? No, it's Scott Walker

With Scott Walker now an official presidential candidate, the national media are following his every move. Here's a look at some of the articl…

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Photos: Catch a glimpse of Memorial Union Terrace before it closes on Tuesday

Photos: Catch a glimpse of Memorial Union Terrace before it closes on Tuesday

The Memorial Union Terrace renovations begin September 1. Plans include adding seating, improving the Terrace stage, another concession stand …

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Bingeworthy: Scoundrels abound on Amazon Prime with 'Sneaky Pete' and 'Casanova'

Bingeworthy: Scoundrels abound on Amazon Prime with 'Sneaky Pete' and 'Casanova'

To put it mildly, “Sneaky Pete” and “Casanova” are nowhere near “Transparent."

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Morning briefing: Trump responds to praise from white supremacists: 'Everyone likes me'

Morning briefing: Trump responds to praise from white supremacists: 'Everyone likes me'

Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

August 27, 2015 9:00 am

State Debate: Decision to kill train, Talgo contract costing taxpayers big time, writes Bruce Murphy

State Debate: Decision to kill train, Talgo contract costing taxpayers big time, writes Bruce Murphy

A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

August 27, 2015 8:30 am

Suzy Favor Hamilton's revealing memoir due out in September

Suzy Favor Hamilton's revealing memoir due out in September

"Fast Girl," published by HarperCollins and scheduled to arrive in bookstores on Sept. 14, will delve into "her battle with mental illness, an…

August 27, 2015 8:25 am

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