The Capital Times was founded in 1917 by William T. Evjue, a former Wisconsin State Journal managing editor. Evjue became disillusioned when his newspaper abandoned support for the progressive causes of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" LaFollette – particularly his opposition to World War I – and founded The Capital Times as a direct competitor to the more conservative State Journal. The paper ceased daily (Monday-Saturday) publication with its April 26, 2008, edition and became a primarily internet-based news operation, publishing twice-weekly free supplements.
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