A UW-Madison study finds that the construction of big residential buildings in Madison increases the number of evictions in the surrounding area. Feature producer Nora-Kathleen Berryhill sat down with UW-Madison city planning and architecture professor Dr. J Revel Sims to discuss his research. Photo: UNSPLASH/Erik Mclean.
When Wisconsin news outlets requested records on a former legislator’s sexual harassment allegations, former Assembly Chief Clerk Pat Fuller denied them access. Last March, those media outlets brought the Assembly to court for violating the state’s open records law and won in a ruling by a Dane County judge on June 30th. That same day, […]
Last May, the city allowed the unhoused in Madison to set up so-called “temporary permissible encampments” in parks and other outdoor public spaces in Madison—without fear of arrest. The decision came as indoor shelters operating under a reduced capacity suddenly increased the number of people out on the streets. Now that COVID cases are on […]
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to fix an inaccurate attribution of a quote. Today at the state capitol, racial and criminal justice activists were joined by some Democratic lawmakers to call on Governor Evers to take more action on police accountability and racial justice. The call was led by Milwaukee-based organization Black Leaders Organizing […]
This afternoon, state lawmakers passed legislation that could make it harder to obtain lawmakers’ disciplinary records. That comes as a Dane County judge ruled that lawmakers illegally withheld records from journalists. As Bill Lueders puts it, lawmakers “changed the law after getting caught breaking it.” Producer/reporter Nora-Kathleen Berryhill sat down with Bill Lueders, president of […]