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To catch a thief

It was, as Renee Witke says, "kind of mysterious. When Witke came into work after Labor Day weekend at St. Bernard Catholic preschool on Atwood Avenue, she discovered that someone had stolen the rubber mulch in the school's playground. >More
 First United Methodist offers 'Project Bubbles' laundry servide for Madison homeless

Donna Asif knows that homeless people have an especially tough time keeping clean. "Imagine yourself without those opportunities. It's part of your self-image, self-love," says Asif, an advocate for homeless individuals. >More
 Madison organizations continue to seek daytime winter shelter for homeless

In August, reported on a potential crisis: the loss of two places for the homeless to go during the day in winter. The Central Library will be closing for renovation, and the Capitol basement cafeteria remains closed in the wake of protests earlier this year. >More
 Proposal would allow backyard beehives in Madison

Jeanne Hanson wants to help honeybees without scaring anybody. For years now, bees have been struggling to survive an onslaught from mites and various diseases. But, because they're prolific pollinators, bees are critical for healthy produce and flowers. >More
 Historic State Street properties in way of Frautschi proposal for Block 100

For years, there have been rumors that Overture benefactor Jerome Frautschi was buying up property in the 100 block of State Street for a major development. It was known that a secretive group called Central Focus LLC was buying property in the block well over assessed value, but Frautschi, as recently as several months ago, denied in an interview with Isthmus any knowledge of the plans. >More
 14 people past last call on Madison's new no-alcohol-sales list

Scott, who asked that his real name not be used, is miffed by a new city ordinance that makes it a crime for stores to sell alcohol to him and 13 other people. "It sucks," he says. "I've only got one ticket." >More
 Mayor Soglin introduces Madison's 2012 operating budget

Mayor Soglin says the operating budget he released Tuesday is "not sustainable for any extended period of time." >More
 Dane County Clean Air Coalition seeking to replace wood-burning stoves

Madison and Dane County regularly top lists for the best places to live, but there's one distinction they're trying to lose. Dane County has the third-highest particle air pollution in the eight-state upper Midwest. >More
 Sprinkling upgrade on the Wisconsin Capitol lawn

Despite all the cutbacks the state is making because of Gov. Scott Walker's budget, the Capitol lawn is getting a bit of pampering. >More
 More Madison drivers under the influence of heroin

As Wisconsin bikers say: Be careful riding after 9 p.m., because all motorists are drunk. >More
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