ICE steps up presence in Madison

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are stepping up their presence in the Madison area. When contacted weeks ago by an ICE officer recently assigned to Madison who asked for Mahoney’s participation in an immigration crackdown program, Mahoney said he told the agent, “I’m not interested.” > Cap Times

Dem guv candidate Paul Soglin: I’m the longtime mayor of a top-ranked city

After more than five decades in and out of the mayor’s office, Paul Soglin wants to remind voters that he is the mayor of a city often ranked among the best places to live in America. Here is the Wisconsin State Journal‘s interview with Soglin in its eight-candidate series.

Parkland students stop in Milwaukee, Madison on ‘Road to Change’ tour


Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are on the road this summer as they push for gun reform. The students made a stop in Madison Friday and Milwaukee Saturday as part of their 50-stop tour through more than 20 states as they work to register voters and foster conversations on gun reform. > Cap Times and CBS 58 Milwaukee  

Parkland students come to Wisconsin on ‘Road To Change’ tour


High school students from Parkland, Florida are in Wisconsin to advocate for stricter gun control laws and to register young people to vote. As part of a nationwide “March for Our Lives: Road to Change” tour, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students plan to hold events in Janesville, Madison, and Milwaukee. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Paul Soglin takes Madison legacy statewide after 50-year career in city politics

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In its continuing series spotlighting all ten Democratic candidates for governor, Wisconsin Public Radio turns its lens on Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. From ’60s radical to longtime mayor, few in the state can match Soglin’s political longevity.

Can Milwaukee solve its voter turnout problem?

In the age of Scott Walker, Wisconsin Democrats have no chance in statewide elections without a big turnout in Milwaukee and Madison. And the turnout has been far better in Madison and Dane County in recent years. In fact, though Dane County has 55 percent of Milwaukee County’s population, more of voters turned out there. > Urban Milwaukee

Eau Claire aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

The city of Eau Claire is the first municipality in Wisconsin to approve a sustainability plan that pledges carbon neutrality by 2050.  It’s also the second Wisconsin city (behind Madison) to endorse using 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. > Wisconsin Public Radio