Madison

Welfare Reform

Overview<p>The welfare reform debate has been contentious and emotional, because it touches the most sensitive of societal issues: work, family, …

Social Justice

A few decades ago, Tommy Thompson broke through Wisconsin's fault lines. Will anyone try it again?

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Elections

Chiseled hometown face shows up on The Bachelorette

It’s not often that major reality television events find their way to our neck of the woods — 77 square miles surrounded by reality TV, amirite? — …

Wisconsin

Packers: Mike McCarthy has long been a fan of defensive back Josh Jones

GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy is not a draftnik.<p>He’s got no designs on being the Green Bay Packers coach <i>and</i> general manager. He’s not taking whatever …

NFL

NXP Semiconductors NV Pledges Full Support For Google's "Android Things" Platform

So <b>NXP Semiconductors</b> (NASDAQ: NXPI) is waiting for the final regulatory approvals to trigger an avalanche of shares being committed to <b>Qualcomm</b> 's …

Stocks

Here's Why La Jolla Pharmaceuticals Company Is Soaring

What happened<p>After announcing that its phase 3 ATHOS-3 study would be published in a prestigious medical journal, clinical-stage biotech <b>La Jolla</b> …

Stocks

Editorial: House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to be replaced with an adult

Congressman Mark Pocan has summed up the relationship of House Speaker Paul Ryan to President Trump as that of a lapdog to his master. "This Paul …

U.S. Congress

Update on @UWMadison Twitter account

The @UWMadison Twitter account has been restored after an Wednesday morning hack.<p>University of Wisconsin–Madison staff became aware of suspicious …

Social Media

New Mexico marijuana enrollment climbs above 40,000 patients

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007.<p>About 8,000 New Mexico …

Cannabis

Packers: Arrival of 5 rookie running backs creates instant competition

GREEN BAY — As a noted baseball enthusiast, Ron Wolf would always compare his NFL draft philosophy as the Green Bay Packers’ general manager to that …

NFL

The joys of Door County

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Jon Jarosh with the Door County Visitor Bureau joins NBC15 Anchor John Stofflet for an interview about all you can do in Door …

Travel

Bill would require Wisconsin insurers to cover pre-existing conditions regardless of federal law

A package of Democratic bills introduced on Friday seeks to shield people in Wisconsin with pre-existing conditions from potential changes to the …

Health Care

Disney Rips the Band-Aid off ESPN

<b>Disney</b> (NYSE: DIS) continued its string of ESPN layoffs last week, firing 100 employees, including many on-air personalities familiar to sports fans. …

Stocks

"The Revolution" interview

Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information …

Wisconsin

Paul Ryan: 'Leave it to the president to talk about and defend his tweets'

DELAVAN -- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan declined to comment Friday on President Donald Trump using his Twitter account to threaten former FBI …

Donald Trump

The Book of Mormon

×<p>One of the most wildly popular musicals in history is returning to Madison. <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, written by <i>South Park</i> creators Trey Parker and Matt …

Wisconsin

Colorado investigator, a UW alum, will be next Title IX coordinator

Lauren Hasselbacher has been hired as UW-Madison’s new Title IX coordinator.Hasselbacher, a UW-Madison graduate, will take over for David Blom, who …

Rights & Freedoms

Can Microsoft Dethrone Amazon in the Cloud?

E-commerce giant <b>Amazon</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) status as the top cloud computing service provider was unchallenged in 2016. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

Stocks

Are Alphabet's Driverless Car Dreams About to Come True?

<b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Waymo division seems to have moved one step closer toward realizing its self-driving car dream. The company …

Stocks

Student Judiciary voids approval of bylaw change for creation of financial transparency, ethics subcommittee

· May 10, 2017 Share Tweet<p>Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger Herald<p>After weeks of litigation, the Associated Students of Madison’s Student Judiciary …

Student Journalism

Illinois sheriff blasts Wisconsin for 'shocking and disgraceful' response to foster child's arrest

Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Thomas Dart blasted Wisconsin's child welfare officials for what he called a "shocking and disgraceful" response to an …

Crime

Why American Airlines Stock Jumped 5% Today

What happened<p>Shares of <b>American Airlines Group</b> (NASDAQ: AAL) leapt as much as 5% higher in Tuesday trading, before settling down to book a 4.8% gain …

Stocks

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

This weekend, 8,123 students will graduate from UW-Madison, their individual stories becoming part of the rich history of the Badger experience.Some …

Education

Sleep Apnea Associated with Higher Mortality from Cancer

Madison, Wisconsin, and San Francisco - Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), commonly known as sleep apnea, is associated with an increased risk of …

Research

Study shows motorcycle helmets reduce risk of neck and spine injuries

MADISON, Wis. - A five-year study conducted by three neurosurgeons from UW Health disproves theories that motorcycle helmets contribute to neck and …

Wisconsin

UPS Finally Gets Smart and Cracks Down on Holiday Shippers

Consumers love being able to order gifts from online retailers like <b>Amazon.com</b> a few days before Christmas and have the parcels show up on their …

Stocks

Will American Airlines Ever Buy the Airbus A350?

<b>American Airlines</b> (NASDAQ: AAL) is one of <b>Airbus</b>' (NASDAQOTH: EADSY) top customers. However, its commitment to one of Airbus' key models seems to be …

Stocks

Packers: Ex-Badger Vince Biegel injures hand in first practice in Green Bay

GREEN BAY — Vince Biegel’s first official workday with the Green Bay Packers did not go as planned Friday.<p>And while the ebullient former University …

NFL

John Knox Poem

~JOHN KNOX~<p>PENTECOST: 30 JUNE 1993<p><i>Written Pentecost 1998,</i> <i><br>Castelvecchio Pascoli, Tuscany</i><p>Awakened by wind<br>Wearywondering: do<br>Iowa floodstorms beckon?<br>No; …

Wisconsin

Scott Walker would consider seeking waiver to let health insurers raise premiums in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker says he would consider seeking a waiver under House Republicans' health care changes to let insurers raise premiums for people with …

Health Care