This election season, twenty seats in the Wisconsin State Legislature don’t have an incumbent candidate. The thirteen state assembly and seven senate seats have either already been vacated by candidates or their representatives aren’t seeking re-election. In Dane County, a number of seats without an incumbent set off a series of tense competitions during the […]
Maps by Jade Iseri-Ramos and Martin Rakacolli. “I think I’m okay,” says Francesca Hong. Last night she beat out six other challengers in the Democratic primary to represent downtown Madison, for the state Assembly seat formerly occupied for nearly a decade by Representative Chris Taylor. “You’d think like a couple of hours after, I’d be more […]
On November 6,1956, Americans re-elected Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower over Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson, Wisconsin voters elected Republican Vernon Wallace Thompson Governor over Democrat William Proxmire, and voters in the Wisconsin 26th Assembly District elected 29-year old World War II Navy veteran Fred Risser as their representative. Six years later, Risser won a special […]
A group of state lawmakers are introducing a bill that allows able-minded adults with terminal illnesses to end their lives. But not everyone is on board.
Individual decisions that would affect us all .. the past passed and the future filled in … important decisions in planning and development … a terrible murder … a life in full … and affirmative action in the classroom. Madison, the last week of May in the 1960s.