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Center Stage: Take the F-35 jet test before it lands in Madison

On this week's political podcast, Milfred and Hands play clips and comment on the volume and value of the F-35 fighter jets landing at Truax Field in Madison. Read more

Rural economy suffering along with farmers

The biggest worry for farmers used to be the weather. Now it's the government, specifically the Trump administration and its supporters in … Read more

Education must evolve with workforce

There was a time when young people, particularly young men, in southern Illinois could envision their future at an early age. Read more

Hands on Wisconsin: The cute and cuddly Wolverines come to Camp Randall

The Badgers will host the University of Michigan Wolverines in an epic Big Ten showdown Saturday morning at Camp Randall.  Read more

Measels very real threat in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is whistling past the graveyard when it comes to measles vaccinations. Read more

Stop bashing the Portage police

To the person who recently wrote to the paper bashing the Portage police: Did you have all the facts before deciding to write? Did you know… Read more

Commentary: Vaccinating migrants could help prevent a flu pandemic

Between 2003 and 2007, the prospect of an ultra-lethal influenza pandemic had public health officials around the world worried. The vast chicken farms of Asia had seen outbreaks of a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu, and a handful of people had come down with it as well. If the virus evolved to become easily transmitted to humans, experts warned, as many as 350 million people could die. But ... Read more

Commentary: Democratic debate moderators haven't done American voters any favors

The first three Democratic presidential debates - five, if you count the double features in June and July - are, thankfully, in the political rearview mirror. It turns out that despite the hours and hours spent debating, and then the hours and hours talking about the debates, and then the inevitable polls trying to pick winners and losers, the political landscape hasn't changed much. A Sept. ... Read more

Commentary: Trump's Ukraine whistleblower flap will make life difficult for future presidents

Even with the benefit of investigative journalism, we still don't know for sure what "urgent concern" motivated someone in the intelligence community to complain about an action or actions by President Donald Trump. But the fact that the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) issued a subpoena in search of information that may involve what the president said to a foreign ... Read more

Commentary: Trophy hunters and sport hunters are one and the same

A wealthy American business owner who pays $400,000 to kill a rare black rhinoceros in Namibia and imports the animal's skin, skull and horns as a trophy. A Canadian couple who post a picture of themselves online snuggling and kissing over the corpse of a lion they've just gunned down. Walter Palmer, of Cecil the lion infamy. Uncle Joe, sitting in his tree stand on a crisp fall morning, ... Read more

Schmidt column: Dodge County hosts landlord, tenant training

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger and former president of the Wisconsin Apartment A… Read more

Nash column: Journal a life in miniature

I was in sixth grade when I discovered the old journal on my parents’ bookshelf. For some reason, my mother had never used it, so its 196 p… Read more

Commentary: Get rid of nuclear weapons

is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to one of its oldest goals: achieving global nuclear disarmament. It is also the original founding mission of my organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Nuclear weapons make us less, not more, safe. Since their existence, they've posed one of the ... Read more

Michael Hiltzik: In landmark session, California Legislature shows what progressive lawmaking looks like

California is often identified as one of the most liberal states in the union - perhaps the most liberal. In the session just ended, its Legislature showed its willingness to live up to that standard. Among the measures passed in Sacramento were bills to enforce worker employment rights at "gig economy" firms such as Uber and Lyft; to require that student-athletes be paid for the commercial ... Read more

'Got Guts?': Portage high schoolers treat elementary students to agriculture-based lessons

SUSAN ENDRES sendres@wiscnews.com

FFA students from Portage High School took their knowledge of agriculture to elementary schools Thu… Read more