Jessie Opoien

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Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music. She has also covered education and politics for the Oshkosh Northwestern.

As she left her post as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Cecile Richards authored a book with Madison native Lauren Peterson called "Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead." Richards describes the book as "part memoir, part call to action," and she and Peterson will discuss it Saturday evening at the Madison Public Library's central location. 

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Candidates are talking about addiction this year in a way they haven’t in previous elections, addressing it directly in campaign ads while maintaining the issue should not be politicized. While candidates attempt to walk that line, addiction awareness and recovery advocates say the discussion is welcome, as long as partisan attacks are left out.

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Jessie Opoien

Thanks for catching that — should've said Lawton was the first woman elected to the post in Wisconsin. Updated now.

Jessie Opoien

Thank you, Joe. We'll be launching a website to highlight and give context to racial issues in Madison, which Paul Fanlund wrote about in this column: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/paul_fanlund/paul-fanlund-on-racial-disparities-a-top-goal-is-to/article_514a1f4a-5124-5fbd-9e3…

Jessie Opoien

You're right, Steve, that should read that one UW woman had more alcohol in her system and one was near the same amount.

Jessie Opoien

Thanks for the tip, Robbie!