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The 808s in the 608 local Hip Hop festival is TONIGHT on Union Terrace! It’s free! Come on out at 9 pm for a massive lineup including:

Also tonight, Orgulloso Latinx is holding its first fundraiser in honor of the victims of last year’s shooting in Orlando.



The largest-ever Forward Festival, featuring more than 55 events to connect Madison’s startup community, kicks off Thursday.



YWCA Madison has come out against the curfews imposed at East Towne and West Towne.



Ho Chunk leaders have implemented a Tribal Action Plan to address the opioid crisis.



Madison Police Chief Mike Koval is talking tough and promising a crackdown to stem violence.



Meanwhile over 100 people came out to respond to the violence with a prayer walk.



Badger linebacker Jack Cichy will miss the 2017 season with a torn ACL.



The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrants continues to cause trouble for the dairy industry.



The Drum Power camp taught a lot more than drumming and dancing this summer.



And the Madison Public Library’s first media academy taught more than just video production.



Aaron Perry, Natasha Smith and Shabazz City High School were named Badger Bioneers by Sustain Dane.



State Rep. Dana Wachs announced his run for governor.




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