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Next steps in Solomon controversy? West-side alder says he won't step down

Six Madison council members took the rare step of asking one of their colleagues to resign last week. A Jan. 4 letter sent to Ald. Brian Solomon asked him to step down in the wake of charges he sexually assaulted and harassed an assistant city clerk, after they had been out drinking together in April 2010. The state Department of Justice, the Dane County District Attorney's Office, and the city of Madison all investigated, but none pursued charges. >More
 Overture Center set for transition with new management

On Jan. 1, as part of an agreement reached last December by the Madison Common Council, the Overture Center Foundation will officially take over management of the arts center. Overture's board has yet to hire an executive director, but center spokesman Rob Chappell says one should be on board by early next year. Overture is considering one of five finalists, including the center's current director, Tom Carto. >More
 Where did Wisconsin's jobs go?

The jobs that Wisconsin lost in November -- 11,700 -- have reminded everyone that Gov. Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term in office. >More
 Project Bubbles homeless laundry program faces a setback

In October, Isthmus reported on a new program, Project Bubbles, to help homeless people get their laundry done. >More
 Zip Car now at UW

This fall, Madison quietly added a second car-sharing service when Zip Car opened an outlet on the UW campus. >More
 Holiday donations down with Partners in Giving

Reductions in public workers' take-home pay by Gov. Scott Walker appear to be having a trickle-down effect on charitable donations. >More
 Dane County Board spring 2012 campaigns heating up

Spring elections for the Dane County Board of Supervisors will involve eight open seats, including two in downtown Madison. At least another eight incumbents will face challenges, though Board chair Scott McDonell says "that could change in two weeks." >More
 Madison Central Library project under bid

Madison got an early Christmas present last Friday, when it opened bids for the renovation of the Central Library building on West Mifflin Street. >More
 Private plaza sticking point on plans for 100 block of State Street

The plan to transform the 100 block of State Street calls for many drastic changes, but the most important one to the developers is a private plaza and garden on Fairchild Street across from the Overture Center and Central Library. >More
 What will happen to Edgewater without $16 million loan

After failing to approve a $16 million tax incremental financing deal for the Edgewater Hotel two weeks ago, supporters of the project sounded an apocalyptic note. "We demolished the Edgewater. We did," Ald. Mark Clear told his colleagues and predicted that in a couple of years, "the Edgewater will be closed and we'll be looking at a demolition permit for that property." >More
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