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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
 No Walker recall petitions on Madison buses

If you'd like to sign a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker, you won't find one on a Madison Metro bus. >More
 Bridget Maniaci's parking ticket dismissed

A $30 parking ticket written to Ald. Bridget Maniaci for parking in a lot behind the Madison Municipal Building has been dismissed. >More
 Overture Center CEO search almost complete

The Overture Center Foundation, the nonprofit that will take over management of the arts center on Jan. 1, has narrowed its search for a new executive director down to five people. >More
 Madison's draft Downtown Plan emphasizes lakes

There are scores of recommendations in Madison's draft Downtown Plan, which was submitted to the Common Council this week as a guide for the city's development over the next two decades. But there are two recommendations in the 133-page document that city planner Bill Fruhling thinks could be "a real game-changer." >More
 State Street Block 100 plans get tepid reception

Two city commissions got a first look at plans for the 100 block of State Street Monday. Although it was just an informational meeting, the comments were overwhelmingly negative. >More
 Edgewater project sinks

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project, which has consumed Madison politics for years, returned to the Common Council Tuesday night. But this time the council failed to muster the votes for the project, which appears dead. >More
 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
 100 block stores must move out for State Street development

For Lubna Azad, what matters is location, location, location. With her husband, Tony, Azad runs Vic's Corn Popper at 127 State St., which they've owned since 1984. Their loyal customers -- office workers during the week and tourists on the weekend -- know where to find them. >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
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