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by Megan Duncan | 11/07/2017 - 12:43pm

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More than 400 people attended Madison’s first game development conference, and the group hopes to grow larger in the next year. 

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by Aaron Hathaway | 10/16/2017 - 10:51am

Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

A planned reconstruction project for Madison's Atwood Avenue has sparked conversation among East Side residents, who see the initiative as an opportunity to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Christopher Lueneburg | 07/21/2017 - 9:50am

 

A public hearing on the proposed bus stop changes on Monroe Street was held last Wednesday evening in front of the Transit and Parking Commission, giving community members an opportunity to voice their opinions.

The hearing was called to gauge public concern about Metro’s proposal to consolidate and shift the bus stops along Monroe Street, resulting in a reduction of 6 stops along the corridor.

by Charlene Monay Robinson | 07/06/2017 - 4:01pm

“I moved out of Chicago to come here to have a better life,” Nikki Johnson said as she watched her daughter color her favorite cartoon character.  

 

Johnson lives in a low-income apartment building with her two-year old daughter.

 

Johnson was in need of affordable housing quickly after her hours were cut at her job. She was trying to pay her $800 a month rent payment each month.

 

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by Gretchen Christensen | 06/27/2017 - 9:20am

Our weekly roundup of headlines around Madison

by Jack Kelly | 06/26/2017 - 10:47am

The Madison Community Foundation announced Tuesday their second of 12 major grants totaling roughly $1 million, this time turning their attention to Madison’s lakeside parks and beach conditions.

Back to the Beach, as the second initiative will be known, involves a partnership between MCF and Clean Lakes Alliance, according to an MCF statement. With the program the two organizations are looking to “reimagine Madison-area beaches.”

by Emelia Rohl | 06/07/2017 - 3:41pm

In the past few years Madison Police Department has faced criticism in light of the fatal police shootings of Paul Heenan, Tony Robinson and Tags: The Grid, City Life

by Jack Kelly | 05/30/2017 - 1:30pm

MCF announced the first of 12 major grants at their annual dinner

by Madison Area Bu... | 05/23/2017 - 5:49pm

The Bus Stops here is produced monthly by members of the Madison Area Bus Advocates 

If you could wave a magic wand, what would Madison’s transportation system look like?

Imagine Madison is an update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which includes an examination of the transit system. (Photo courtesy of City of Madison’s Planning Division.)Imagine Madison is an update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which includes an examination of the transit system. (Photo courtesy of City of Madison’s Planning Division.)

by Gretchen Christensen | 04/24/2017 - 3:18pm

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this piece about fun new learning tools that are coming soon to some of Madison’s schools 

Business

by Simpson Street Free Press | 04/20/2017 - 9:39am

This month, Simpson Street Free Press' Sarah Useche and Taylor Kilgore respond to two recent op-eds published in the Wisconsin State Journal. 

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