Stories tagged: "Madison"


LGBTQ Pride Street Flag Drawing
Legislators Won’t Be Able to Miss the Giant Pride Flag About to Be Painted at the Top of State Street, Next to the Capitol

Conservatives who control the state Assembly will have a bird’s eye view of support for equal treatment, respect, and rights for their LGBTQ constituents, in the privately-funded public art project.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Healthcare Workers, Moore Take Aim at GOP Misinformation on Key COVID Anniversary

The continued spread of false COVID-19 information by GOP politicians like Ron Johnson has prolonged the pandemic, speakers say.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
18 Actions Wisconsin Republicans Have Taken to Undermine the Electoral System

It’s been a year of baseless investigations, attempted voter restrictions, and lies following Trump’s loss.

"Fighting Bob" La Follette's birthplace, still operating as a dairy farm, is shutting down. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
170 Years Later, ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette’s Childhood Dairy Farm Is Shutting Down

The legendary progressive politician's birthplace will become Wisconsin's latest dairy farm loss.

Gifts at a holiday market at Wheatfield Hill Organics. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Shopping Not Done Yet? Why Not Check Out One of These Christmas Markets

We've curated a list of 15 Christmas markets around Wisconsin for your wintertime enjoyment (and maybe some last-minute gift shopping)!

Students and staff at Mondovi Middle & High School will have to wear masks starting Monday, Oct. 4. The Mondovi school board voted unanimously to require masks last week following the death of a student who had tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo via Mondovi School District)
Most Wisconsin School Districts Aren’t Requiring Masks. There Are Already Outbreaks.

With school barely back in session, hundreds of kids and staff are already COVID-positive or quarantined across Wisconsin.

Des Moines Taco Fest was deemed the "Fyre Festival" of taco festivals. Now, the organizers, who have left a trail of disappointed taco lovers across the country, are hosting a Madison festival this month. (Photo by Joe Raetz via Iowa Starting Line)
Tacos, Margaritas, Music: What Could Go Wrong? A Lot, Apparently.

AZ Food Festivals, organizer of Madison Taco Fest, has racked up complaints across the country and at least one state Attorney General is investigating.