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Madison’s faith communities came together on the Longest Night to remember the homeless who’ve passed away this year.
The Boys and Girls Club and Fiskars teamed up to deliver on their holiday home makeover promise.
A Texas woman called police to protect her son, but ended up getting arrested instead.
The Milwaukee Bucks will honor everyone listed on our Black Power List with a special event on MLK Day.
The Latino Chamber of Commerce announced a new center to mentor startups.
Cheri Dubiel was named the new executive director of Community Shares.
The Making Justice program helps young people of color express themselves artistically.
We’re also looking back over some of the most impactful stories of the year, including:
- Memories of Eugene Parks
- Matthew Braunginn’s “12 on Tuesday”
- Dave Dahmer’s column on white girls, police and a parallel universe
- That time Rob Dz got his picture taken with Michelle Obama
- Gloria Ladson-Billings’ column following the “noose” incident at Camp Randall
- Our story on Madison’s declaring Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day
- Our report on some innovative research that found most black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are jails
In other news …
A black judge has been removed from the trial of the police officer who shot Philando Castille.
Former New York gubernatorial candidate and Trump campaign co-chair Carl Paladino is in hot water for referring to Michelle Obama as a “gorilla.”
A Georgia police officer who was fired for flying a Confederate flag is suing her former employer.
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