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Madison could have dueling police academies

The Madison Police Department wants to borrow $3.8 million over the next two years to expand its new east-side training facility, at 5702 Femrite Dr. >More
 After a year, Madison Greyhound bus station is still in limbo

oger Campbell has seen a lot of bus stations. The truck driver delivers rigs to places all over the United States, then hops a bus (or train) back home to North Carolina. On his first trip to Madison, he had this to say about the city's nonexistent Greyhound station: "This is crap, to be honest with you." Campbell said this while waiting inside a shelter at the city's North Transfer Point, which Greyhound has been using since the Badger Bus Depot on West Washington Avenue closed in August 2009. "I thought they had a bus station here." >More
 Bird watching at Warner Park

On Monday, Trish O'Kane led a bird-scouting expedition into Warner Park. Her party included six students from Sherman Middle School, paired with environmental studies students from the UW-Madison. >More
 Arts czar Rocco Landesman comes to Madison

While President Obama is scheduled to appear in Madison on Sept. 28, another Washington bigwig made a much quieter visit here last Thursday. >More
 Apology does the trick

Last month, we wrote about a couple whose wedding plans at Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park were abruptly canceled due to a mix-up involving Madison Parks Division staff. Ethan Fassbender and Mindi Stickel ended up having to find a new location for their wedding ceremony. >More
 Death and donations

At a city committee meeting this week, Kathleen Woit of the Madison Community Foundation mentioned the difficulty of making plans not knowing if or how much people will leave in their wills. >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
 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
 Complaints are up, but bedbugs levels in Madison are not epidemic

When outfitting a new home, the poor and frugal have long relied on thrift shops like the ones run by St. Vincent de Paul. But these days, St. Vincent can't offer all the amenities it would like, thanks to an invading critter known as the bedbug. "We outfit several dozen families a week with furniture," says Ralph Middlecamp, the group's executive director. "One of their big needs is bedding." >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
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