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Last month, State Representative John Nygren of Marinette and State Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at mitigating pollution from PFAS chemicals. That “compromise” bill was introduced as an alternative to legislation proposed by a group of Democratic lawmakers, including Hansen, last year, but it stalled in the Legislature following opposition […]
We’ve got an extra day on the calendar this year, with February 29th coming up this Saturday. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a peek at the history of Leap Year, tracing the trial-and-error process that’s given us this quadrennial phenomenon.
Yesterday, the United States Air Force posted its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the fifth beddown operation of F-35 fighter jets. The final statement says Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing, located at Truax Field on Madison’s northeast side, remains “the preferred alternative” for the next beddown. In a press release yesterday, the Madison-based Badger Air Community […]
Yesterday, a bill that would regulate police body cameras passed the State Senate without objection. Police body cameras are currently unregulated, as is the footage they record. This bill wouldn’t require police officers to wear body cameras. There isn’t comprehensive data on how many of Wisconsin’s approximately 500 law enforcement agencies use body cameras. But […]
The push for school lunch programs initially came about during the turn of the last century. The first programs were rolled out in Chicago and New York public schools, then the largest school systems in the nation, in the early 1900s. Since the earliest days of those initial efforts, there has been a constant debate […]
Getting the Dow Chemical Company to stop making the incendiary gel Napalm B for use in Vietnam became a priority for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) when the Ann Arbor chapter launched a protest campaign against the Michigan- based company in August 1966. Six months later, the Madison SDS steps up. Tuesday morning, February […]