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The recent collapse of a mine tailings dam in southeastern Brazil has already resulted in 169 fatalities, leaving an estimated 200 people still missing, according to rescue workers. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. This environm…

Mayor Paul Soglin and former Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, candidates for Madison mayor, celebrated on Tuesday evening and will face off in the general election in April in Madison. With all precincts reporting, Soglin secured 28.6 percent of the vote with Rhodes-Conway close behind with 27.7 pe…

The Republican-controlled Legislature wants to pay for a middle-class tax cut by taking the money from the state's budget surplus — a surplus that was built on the average taxpayer's back. Gov. Evers and the Democrats propose funding the cut by reducing a tax credit that has gone overwhelmingly toward padding the pockets of those who make over $1 million per year.

Madison School Board Seat 4 candidate Ali Muldrow and Seat 5 candidate Ananda Mirilli gathered at Robinia Courtyard on Tuesday evening to watch the results of the primary election come in. Both Muldrow and Mirilli are advancing to the general election in April. Muldrow will face off against …

Voters headed to various polls on primary election day in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to cast their votes for Madison mayor and the School Board, as well as for City Council in some districts.

The Republican-controlled Legislature wants to pay for a middle-class tax cut by taking the money from the state's budget surplus — a surplus that was built on the average taxpayer's back. Gov. Evers and the Democrats propose funding the cut by reducing a tax credit that has gone overwhelmingly toward padding the pockets of those who make over $1 million per year.

Mayor Paul Soglin and former Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, candidates for Madison mayor, celebrated on Tuesday evening and will face off in the general election in April in Madison. With all precincts reporting, Soglin secured 28.6 percent of the vote with Rhodes-Conway close behind with 27.7 pe…

Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lindsay Christians has been writing about the fine arts, food and wine for The Capital Times since 2008. She has a masters in theater research from UW-Madison and hosts the food podcast The Corner Table. Find her at @LindsayC608.

Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.

Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.

Jason Joyce took over as news editor of The Capital Times in 2013.

Erik Lorenzsonn is the Cap Times' tech and culture reporter. He joined the team in 2016, after having served as an online editor for Wisconsin Public Radio and having written for publications like The Progressive Magazine and The Poughkeepsie Journal.

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Pat Schneider covers higher education for the Cap Times, the most recent in a variety of assignments that has included legal issues, city government, community-building, immigration and K-12 education. You can follow her @PatSchneiderCT. 

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Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/Channel3000.com and at POLITICO. Find him at @_NegassiT. 

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital  Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.