UW Madison could lose federal funding if it violates a new executive order from President Donald Trump. Trump has expressed concern about free speech on college campuses after several high profile conservative speakers were shouted down by protesters in recent years. He signed the executive order at the White House accompanied by university students from […]
Two Wisconsin lawyers are suing the state bar, alleging that the dues they have to pay the organization violate their first amendment rights. The lawyers suing the State Bar of Wisconsin, Michael Dean of Waukesha and former State Representative Adam Jarchow of Clear Lake, are both members. The two lawyers say the group is advocating […]
Former east side alder Satya Rhodes-Conway beat Mayor Paul Soglin by a margin of over 20 percent, and more than 18,000 votes. Rhodes-Conway will become Madison’s first openly gay mayor when she’s inaugurated later this month. She’s currently the managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project, a think tank housed at UW-Madison that gives advice to […]
For key takeaways from last night’s election results, WORT news director Molly Stentz caught up with local government reporter Abigail Becker from The Cap Times.
Madison, April 1, 1969. The city elects a conservative mayor. Republican attorney William Dyke, who lost to Mayor Otto Festge by only sixty-four votes in 1967, announces his 1969 campaign on January 4; two days later, Festge announces he’s not running for a third two two-year term – a decision he says he made before […]