Soldiering On

Soldiering On

When Bob Curry came home from Vietnam, he stepped off the bus into a crowd of Americans shouting “baby killer” and throwing chicken guts. When Joe Naylor came home from Iraq in the dark hours before dawn, strangers from the local American Legion waited in...
Muslim in Madison

Muslim in Madison

This article is a 2017 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism award winner for Best Long Hard Feature (bronze/silver/gold to be announced May 2018) The women stood out like rainbow prisms of refracted light against the wet gray sky, covered from wrists to...
The City That Philanthropy Built

The City That Philanthropy Built

“Madison has long leaned on philanthropy. When John Nolen had a vision of a city built on an isthmus, it was a small group of philanthropists led by John M. Olin who ponied up the $2,500 to publish the unique architectural plan. Since then, nearly everything you...
Madison Police Department and Mental Health

Madison Police Department and Mental Health

Response to Crisis It’s been 14 months since five Madison police officers were assigned to work exclusively on cases involving people with mental illness, which affects one in five U.S. adults each year. While the majority of those with mental illness are...