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Shabnam Lofti became the fourth Democrat to jump into the race for the 77th Assembly District, and seeks to become the first Muslim in the state legislature.


A new UW initiative seeks to bolster the middle class in Dane County.




Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is planning a federal lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department after the release of video showing he was tazed despite cooperating with police.



Madison Metro School District is adding two Community Schools.




CUNA Mutual’s Angela Russell made the Black Enterprise list of top executives in corporate diversity.




A Madison native easily won the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor and could be the first black woman governor in American history.



The son of a Sikh temple president murdered in a racist mass shooting and a former white supremacist have teamed up to fight hatred and violence, and brought their message to Mt. Horeb High School.


One City Early Learning has hired Bryan Grau as the founding principal of its new school.



The Madison Blaze women’s football team will dedicate tonight’s final home game of 2018 to statistician and writer Andy Thorland, who died just before the season started.



The City unveiled the first phase of renovations at Penn Park on the south side.




A monthly discussion group is tackling the issue of racism in queer communities.




Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation gathered for a reconciliation at Red Banks.



Recent UW grad Yusra Murad says “white liberal cognitive dissonance” is a significant issue on campus.



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