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WORT Local News
WORT Local News
WORT News and Public Affairs

Breaking news and feature stories straight from the WORT News team’s underground lair in Madison, Wisconsin. New episodes every Monday through... more

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"The intent here is to provide nodes of interest to make the pedestrian and cycling experience along the causeway a compelling one:" City officials are advancing a redesign of Lake Monona's waterfront

Here's your local news for Thursday, February 29, 2024:* We share an update on the Lake Monona waterfront redesign,* Take... more

01 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Here's why Gov. Evers is poised to veto a $125 million bill to clean up PFAS

Here's your local news for Wednesday, February 28, 2024: * Governor Evers is poised to veto a bill that would... more

29 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
"You could just tell from the response of teachers and other educators around the city, they enjoyed working with him:" Madison is celebrating the hiring of a new school superintendent

Here's your local news for Tuesday, February 27, 2024:* We have the details on MMSD's contract with the new superintendent... more

28 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
"I mean there’s no words, we’re all traumatized. And now our kids have to watch this:" This weekend, the Middleton community held a vigil to mourn the recent loss of two young lives

Here's your local news for Monday, February 26, 2024:* We attend a Middleton vigil organized to mourn the loss of... more

27 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Planned Parenthood: "Does the Wisconsin constitution protect the right to access abortion? We think it does"

Here's your local news for Thursday, February 22, 2024: * Both those for and against abortion in Wisconsin want to... more

23 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
“There wasn’t a general push, like ‘Today’s election day!’ Actually - for most of the county - it wasn’t:" Dane County has released the results from yesterday's primary

Here's your local news for Wednesday, February 21, 2024:* We share the results of yesterday's spring primary - which saw... more

22 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
"A lot of the main issues are availability, sick time, and just a general stressful work environment:" Today, baristas at two local Starbucks stores filed petitions to unionize

Here's your local news for Tuesday, February 20, 2024:* We hear from some local Starbucks baristas joining the nationwide surge... more

21 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
“Under these maps, it’s more likely that each party will win a majority of legislative seats when they win the majority of their votes. Common sense:" Earlier today, Governor Evers signed a redistricting bill into law

Here's your local news for Monday, February 19, 2024:* We get a democracy advocate's perspective on Wisconsin's new voting maps... more

20 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
"I don’t want to send [city staff] a signal that you all are not comfortable with:" Madison's Common Council and the mayor are planning ahead for next year's budget - with a serious deficit on the horizon

Here's your local news for Thursday, February 15, 2024:* We get the details on Tuesday's Common Council meeting - and... more

16 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
“It was really helpful to quantify how bad things were - and how much they’ve been improving over time:" A new website is tracking Madison bus delays - and making that record available to the public

Here's your local news for Wednesday, February 14, 2024:* We correct yesterday's reporting on MMSD's Superintendent search,* Investigate if bus... more

15 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
WORT Local News
"The intent here is to provide nodes of interest to make the pedestrian and cycling experience along the causeway a compelling one:" City officials are advancing a redesign of Lake Monona's waterfront
WORT Local News