Most agree from the evidence that climate change probably began at the start of the Industrial Revolution. This is when machines were invented that ran on fossil fuels like oil, coal, and methane, and emitted greenhouse gases as waste products. These gases increase the amounts in the atmosphere that are emitted normally through the biological […]
Vivian Maier was a street photographer in the latter half of the 20th century, capturing intricacies of daily life at a time when camera culture and street photography was on the rise. Though Maier was extremely prolific as a photographer, she worked professionally as a nanny, often carrying several cameras around while she was working. […]
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Three years ago, the city of Madison hired Toriana Pettaway as its first racial equity coordinator. Now, Pettaway wants to promote equality from higher up in the city structure. So she’s running for mayor. Pettaway joins a handful of others already in the race, including former city alders Brenda Konkel and Satya Rhodes Conway, along […]
The US Supreme Court sent Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case — Gill v. Whitford — back down to a lower court this summer, dashing Democratic hopes that the state Assembly map would be redrawn by the November elections. The plaintiffs say that state Republicans drew that map in 2010 to favor their own party’s candidates, and […]
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual assault after news surfaced last week of a letter detailing the assault was submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A Washington Post article over the weekend named the woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh while they were both in high school. WORT’s Will […]