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Dane County exec rivals talk transportation

As part of its coverage of the Dane County executive campaign, Isthmus is sending weekly questions to the candidates. >More
 Madison Common Council spring 2011 candidate professions

The spring candidates for Madison Common Council are heavily represented in the education, government and health care professions. >More
 Making six chickens legal in downtown Madison

The city of Madison is eying a zoning change to let schools and museums in the downtown area keep up to six chickens. >More
 Snow-shoveling blues for Madison sidewalks

Sandi Torkildson is not averse to using a shovel. The owner of A Room of One's Own bookstore is in her 60s, but when the snow falls, she'll clear a path for her customers. >More
 Edgewater challenges remain before construction

Expansion of the Edgewater Hotel was by far Madison's most contentious project last year, winning approval from the Common Council after an all-night meeting in May. But there are still some unresolved issues, including an ongoing lawsuit challenging the council's overturning of a Landmarks Commission ruling. >More
 Dave Cieslewicz, Kathleen Falk look to the future

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is running for reelection this spring, to a third consecutive term, so it's fitting that he sees the challenges of the coming year through a prism of political struggle. "The theme is going to be this tension between what I would define as a modern economy and attempts to roll that back," Cieslewicz says. "We're concerned about what the Legislature might do to our economy." >More
 Mark Clear suggesting more resources for Madison council

Meanwhile, Common Council President Mark Clear hopes to use redistricting to help the body he presides over run more smoothly. >More
 A better way to redistrict?

As 2010 Census data starts trickling in next year, Dane County will begin the messy, contentious process known as "redistricting." >More
 Overture a done deal at last

Tuesday night's Madison Common Council meeting was, as Ald. Julia Kerr joked, akin to the Academy Awards: "I love this part where we thank everybody and pat each other on the back." After months of frustration and confusion over a plan to erase the Overture Center's $28.6 million debt, the council agreed to a deal most members could live with. >More
 Madison pols punt on Overture

For the past six months, a decision has been hanging over the heads of Madison Common Council members -- whether to take ownership of the Overture Center for $1 as part of a plan to resolve its $29 million debt and restructure management, or risk letting the center "go dark." In recent weeks, that decision has gotten even more complicated, as alternative plans were floated and people weighed in from all sides. >More
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