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You can’t always get what you want: special legislative session ends in stalemate
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, July 27th, 2021: A historic south Madison bar avoids demolition, Wisconsin’s political stalemate holds in yet another extraordinary and special legislative session, WORT analyzes impacts of enhanced federal unemployment benefits and in the second half, we’ll have the latest from the U-W campus, check out molting cardinals and take another visit to the Hubble telescope.
Madison plans for new well to detect water contamination
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, July 26th, 2021: City leaders weigh a change to permitted building heights, Wisconsin’s farmers of color find themselves locked out of federal aid, a new well on Madison’s east side may help prevent drinking water contamination and in the second half, we get the week in local government news, profile an iconic tribal rights activist and review two new movies.
"Who wants to live in a building that kills birds?”
Here's your WORT Local News for Thursday, July 22nd, 2021: Madison’s birds face a legal challenge, Transparency Talk examines state lawmakers’ attempts to conceal public records, New Domains talks podcast preservation and Radio Chipstone goes ice sailing on Lake Mendota.
City leaders shoot down proposal to preserve view from historic building
Here's your WORT Local News for Wednesday, July 21st, 2021: City leaders consider preserving the view from a historic home, state officials weigh the future of hemp farming in Wisconsin, we examine how wildfires out west are impacting the midwest and in the second half we get the week in local government news, the most comprehensive weather forecast on the air and the headlines from July 1964.
Community members rally to prevent demolition of historic bar
Here's your WORT Local News for Tuesday, July 20th, 2021: the Wisconsin DOJ continues its investigation into clergy abuse, community members rally to save Madison’s Wonder Bar and in the second half, we stop by a Janesville candy shop, spot swallows and go on a search for extraterrestrial life.
Federal Court Ruling Leaves DACA Applicants In Uneasy Limbo
Here's your WORT Local News for Monday, July 19th, 2021: Madisonians protest Enbridge’s oil pipelines, the state assembly moves to conceal lawmakers’ public records, Wisconsinites struggle to access federal funeral aid and in the second half, we examine the political ideology of Henry David Thoreau, a challenge to the federal DACA program and review two new movies.
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