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Dave Westlake vs. Ron Johnson

Most observers agree that Ron Johnson, who has money and GOP backing, is likely to get the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. But in Dane County, there are signs of support for another candidate: Dave Westlake. (Also running is Stephen Finn, a Milwaukee construction worker.) >More
 Maniaci planning a house sale for James Madison Park

Ald. Bridget Maniaci wants to make good on a campaign promise to deal with three houses the city of Madison owns at James Madison Park. >More
 Midtown Road again on hold

Midtown Road will once again have to wait for its makeover. The rough-and-tumble road, which is shared by the city of Madison and the town of Verona, was scheduled to be resurfaced next year. >More
 Ken Golden says Cieslewicz bullies staff

When former Madison Ald. Ken Golden announced two weeks ago that he is running for mayor next year, he accused the incumbent, Dave Cieslewicz, of not doing a good job. Among other things, Golden told the Wisconsin State Journal, Cieslewicz bullies city employees. >More
 A 'void' in James Madison Park

Since last year, Joe Lusson has seen a dramatic change in James Madison Park, which sits across the street from his house on East Gorham Street. This spring, the Madison Parks Division decided not to renew a contract with Supreme Water Sports, a business run by Tom Murphy, who'd offered boating rentals and classes there three years running. No other business put in a bid for this amenity. >More
 Goodman Pool closing on hot Sunday afternoon a 'mistake'

The city bills its Goodman Pool as a great way to "beat the heat." One recent notice advised: "Don't let the dog days of summer get you down. Get outside and enjoy yourself while staying cool at the pool!" >More
 Gates of Heaven wedding reservations canceled after dust-up with the city

Like any couple, Ethan Fassbender and Mindi Stickel wanted their wedding to be special. They searched around town for the perfect spot before picking Gates of Heaven at James Madison Park. "It's a beautiful location," says Fassbender. "I'm not religious but I like the feel of a church. It's nice to have a sacred setting for your wedding." >More
 Pham-Remmele vs. Remmele at the Madison Common Council (video)

Speakers at Common Council meetings are generally allowed five minutes to speak their piece. But council members often ask follow-up questions. >More
 Residential politics and 77th candidate John Imes

John Imes, one of eight candidates hoping to fill the 77th state Assembly seat, raised suspicions on his nominating petition by listing his address as 1006 Edgehill Dr. >More
 Madison council candidate Matt Phair a suspected ringer

In the spring of 2009, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz drew flak for recruiting candidates to run against his Common Council nemesis, Brenda Konkel. Konkel lost her seat to Bridget Maniaci, who had previously interned in the mayor's office. Now another of Cieslewicz's foes may be challenged by someone else with ties to the mayor. >More
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