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Madison, 1969 – Enduring Institutions … more less The Mifflin Street Community Cooperative opens January 13 in the former White Front Grocery at 32 N. Bassett St. First-day receipts — $130. Initially, the co-op is run by volunteers; to underscore community ownership, the cash register is periodically turned around for members to ring themselves out. […]
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 […]
Ex Hex, the latest project from versatile underground rock veteran Mary Timony, is playing the High Noon Saloon on April 11. Ahead of that, we sat down with Tone Madison contributor Grant Phipps to talk about some of Timony’s earlier work, with projects including Autoclave and Helium. While Ex Hex’s muscular power-pop is as good […]
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 […]