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"I'm here to tell you it does not get easier:" Legislators and activists convene at the Capitol to support gun regulations
Here's your local news for Thursday, September 21, 2023:* We attended a press conference for the Gun Violence Prevention Day of Action to hear about a package of proposed bills,* Learn about the United States Supreme Court ruling that made Madison's panhandling ordinances unconstitutional - ordinances still on the books years later,* Hear more insider knowledge on the music industry from DJ Pain One,* Get advice from expert carpenters on how to prep our houses for the winter,* Dive into the world of Object Lessons,* And much more.
"The Republicans in particular said, 'Stick it':" Governor Evers talks child care challenges in a press conference earlier today
Here's your local news for Wednesday, September 20, 2023:\* We look into the ongoing political fight over child care in Wisconsin,* Interview a pro-choice lawmaker on shifting abortion access in the state,* Hear about the lawsuit that accuses the Madison Police Department of open records violations,* Travel back in time to 1968,* And much more.
"'This is my dream job, I'm so glad this exists...':" CARES program expands its service to the weekends
Here's your local news for Tuesday, September 19, 2023:* We give an update on Madison's CARES program, as it uses new funding to expand its mental health crisis services once again,* Hear from a Democratic lawmaker who sided with her Republican colleagues in last week's redistricting bill vote,* Discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at UW-Madison, * Celebrate the appearance of kites – that is, the type of bird,* And much more.
"It’s almost as if the sculpture has come home and joined the other mounds:" A Truman Lowe sculpture finds its home on the UW-Madison campus
Here's your local news for Monday, September 18, 2023:* We celebrate as a sculpture by a local, Native American artist finds a home at UW-Madison,* Follow up on proposed rate hikes from two Madison energy companies, this time from a health and climate change perspective,* Hear from a political science expert on what might have motivated state Republicans to kick off their own redistricting efforts,* Take to the streets in Madison to hear what “affordable housing” actually means to the city’s average resident,* And much more.
"They'll lie, they'll cheat, and they'll steal:" Senate Democrats argue that today's vote on Meagan Wolfe shouldn't have taken place
Here's your local news for Thursday, September 14, 2023:* We give an update on the state's top elections administrator after Senate Republicans vote against Meagan Wolfe's reappointment,* Report on Planned Parenthood Wisconsin's announcement that they will resume abortion services this month,* Learn more about the Department of Justice Reform - and why the County has yet to find an interim head,* Discuss possible changes to evictions records - namely, how long they're stored in Wisconsin,* And much more.
"They're on ventilators, their medications need to be cooled...:" Advocates say that rising energy costs could have a devastating impact on low-income communities
Here's your local news for Wednesday, September 13, 2023:* We take a look at MMSD’s contract with their new bus company after a tumultuous start to the school year,* Report from Centro Hispano's Evening of Dreaming last weekend,* Discuss the impacts of higher energy rates,* Revisit headlines from 1965,* And much more.
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