Most talked about Wisconsin State Journal stories

Ron Johnson: Let's have D.C. marijuana legalization hearings

host.madison.com — Some cheer for marijuana advocates: Ron Johnson wants a hearing on marijuana legalization for Washington, D.C. The district this month voted 2-1 in favor of legalizing up to two ounces of pot for recreational use. But before the controversial weed hits the store shelves, the federal government, which oversees the district, has to approve the measure.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @CapTimes: Guess who's calling for marijuana legalization hearings? U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. host.madison.com/ct/news/local/…

MTI members vote to keep union certified

host.madison.com — All five bargaining units of the union that represents staff in the Madison School District voted to remain certified, according to unofficial results of the state's annual certification election for teachers unions. Of the 2,981 Madison teachers eligible to vote, 88 percent voted to remain certified.

Madison's Young, Gifted and Black coalition to rally Tuesday in wake of Ferguson decision

host.madison.com — In the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Madison community members will rally at the Dane County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. St.

On Campus: Pilot of Camp Randall drone remains unknown

host.madison.com — The flight lasted just minutes and sparked a federal investigation. But a month and a half later, University of Wisconsin police still don't know who flew a drone over Camp Randall Stadium during a Wisconsin Badgers football game against Illinois.

Packers: Despite injuries, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang leading way for prolific offense

host.madison.com — GREEN BAY - While their teammates were in the end zone celebrating another score, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang walked slowly back toward the Packers sideline. After another successful drive, it was time for the Green Bay's hobbled guards to get off their feet.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @WiStateJournal: Packers: Despite injuries, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang leading way for prolific offense dlvr.it/7dTrqv pic.twitter.com/BKDo1H6jrA

Chris Rickert: Scott Walker looks to 2016, returns Wisconsin to 2010

host.madison.com — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been getting rapped by Democrats since at least 2012 for using his office and shaping his policies with a 2016 presidential run in mind. But there's nothing wrong with having a bit of ambition, or with exercising a basic American right: running for office.

Live chat now! Global footprint grows at UW Colleges

host.madison.com — Join State Journal reporter Dan Simmons and the colleges' international education director in a chat about the number of foreign students.
Nov 24, 2014

Join a live chat at noon with the WSJ's Dan Simmons on the rising number of foreign students on UW campuses: host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

Live chat at noon: Global footprint grows at UW Colleges

host.madison.com — Join State Journal reporter Dan Simmons and the UW Colleges' international education director in a discussion about the growing number of foreign students.
Nov 24, 2014

Stop by our live chat at noon. Talking international students at UW with Tim Urbonya, @UWC_UWEX intl programs guru. dlvr.it/7cs6Zd

Badgers football: New Axe protocol designed to prevent postgame melee

host.madison.com — An ominous incident 12 months ago has prompted University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen to pursue changes in how trophies are exchanged in traditional rivalry games. Most notably, that involves Paul Bunyan's Axe, which has been the symbol of the Big Ten Conference rivalry with Minnesota since 1948.

Morning briefing: Unlike Tim Pawlenty, Scott Walker isn't too nice for his party

host.madison.com — Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today. Walker '16: Death by Vanilla: Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore writes: "But (former Minnesota governor and presidential contender Tim Pawlenty's) demise does point up one big difference between these two avatars of the Republican revival in the Upper Midwest: nobody suspects Scott Walker may be too nice for his party.
Nov 24, 2014

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Llive chat at noon: Global footprint grows at UW colleges

host.madison.com — Join State Journal reporter Dan Simmons and the UW Colleges' international education director in a discussion about the increasing number of foreign students.
Nov 24, 2014

Join @maddanwsj and Tim Urbonya of @UW_Colleges at noon on madison.com to discuss intl students on campus ow.ly/EO6xQ

Badgers football: Melvin Gordon three-peats as Big Ten offensive player of the week

host.madison.com — The record-breaking season of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon continued on Saturday, and so did the Big Ten Conference accolades. The junior from Kenosha has been named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for the second straight week and for the third time this season.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WiStateJournal: Badgers football: Melvin Gordon three-peats as Big Ten offensive player of the week dlvr.it/7crddh

Record milk prices lead to huge profits for state dairy farmers

host.madison.com — Wisconsin's dairy farmers may understand history better than weather conditions or how to get the most milk out of their cows so it's doubtful any of them are planning a frivolous spending spree with their extraordinary profits from this record-setting year in the industry.
Nov 24, 2014

Record milk prices lead to huge profits for state dairy farmers: bit.ly/1zS189s via @madisondotcom

Richland Center proud it's become UW-United Nations

host.madison.com — RICHLAND CENTER - In Catlin Topel's Dodge pickup truck sat four Pakistanis. She drove. Bushra Aziz rode in the middle front seat so she could videotape the entire 90-minute drive down Highway 14 from Richland Center to Madison. Impromptu chair dancing broke out as a mix of Pakistani and American tunes played from the speakers.

What kind of Thanksgiving food are you?

host.madison.com — Are you into family? Football? Or most focused on a post-meal nap? Take our quiz to find out what part of the meal you most closely connect with.

Most public schools on 5-day break for Thanksgiving

host.madison.com — Most Madison area schools and government buildings will be on an extended break for Thanksgiving, with many public school districts giving students a five-day holiday. State and federal public employees might be a little cranky on Friday, however, since Wisconsin and U.S. government offices will be open the day after Thanksgiving.
Nov 24, 2014

Most area schools have this week off for Thanksgiving. Not Madison students. host.madison.com/news/local/mos…

Health Sense: Health insurance still 'velvet handcuffs' stalling retirement

host.madison.com — More than 10 million Americans gained health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act marketplace or Medicaid expansion, according to researchers from Harvard University and the federal government. Yet plenty of people who want to retire but are too young for Medicare - which generally starts at age 65 - still say they can't stop working because they feel they must hold onto employer coverage.
Nov 24, 2014

Health Sense: Health insurance still "velvet handcuffs" tying some people to jobs, despite #ACA #Obamacare: host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

Doug Moe: Madison Scouts Marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

host.madison.com — One of the small pleasures of being 76 years old is sleeping as late as you want in the morning. So why are the members of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps - which turned 75 last year - and a few hundred of their alumni, getting up at 2 a.m.
Nov 25, 2014

Good stuff! Doug Moe: Madison Scouts Marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: bit.ly/1rpwQWy via @madisondotcom