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Madison Landmarks Commission staffer arrives at pivotal time

People came to the Landmarks Commission meeting Monday night just to get a peek at Madison's new preservation planner. The position has been vacant since December 2008, when Kitty Rankin -- the first and only person to hold the job -- retired after 30 years. Since then, historic preservation has become a focal point of political battles. >More
 New downtown Madison parking meters 'a pain'

When you park downtown these days, it may be tempting to pull out your credit card and use one of those fancy new parking meters that take credit cards as well as cash. Not so fast: Some three months after they've been installed, none of the 14 meters are operational. >More
 Not lovin' the McDonalds on East Wash

The McDonald's restaurant at 3051 E. Washington Ave. wants to move down the street, because the pedestrian bridge that stretches across the road is hurting business. >More
 Brett Hulsey's green sheen questioned

As the owner of a consulting group called Better Environmental Solutions, county Supv. Brett Husley would seem to have a great résumé. But Hulsey, one of several candidates who have declared interest in Black's 77th district seat, is getting blowback from some prominent environmentalists over his consulting work. >More
 Taste of Madison: No more dogs

Rita Kelliher, president of Madison Festivals, didn't want it to come to this: "It kills me because I own a dog, and I love them to pieces." >More
 Madison awaits emerald ash borer invasion

Madison is preparing for battle against the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has laid waste to millions of ash trees. And city officials are asking for residents' help. >More
 Madison wants contractors to offer domestic partner benefits

It's an ordinance Ald. Mike Verveer wanted passed a long time ago -- one that requires contractors doing business with the city to provide partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees. >More
 Pinckney Street stage planned for Capitol Square

Plans are afoot to construct a small plaza off the Capitol Square, next to the new Madison Children's Museum at Pinckney, Hamilton and Mifflin streets. The plaza will eventually host performances and an annual street fair sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madison. >More
 Allied Area Task Force releases safety report

The Allied Area Task Force is releasing its report on neighborhood safety and security. The task force, created in November 2005, has concentrated its energy on three areas: housing, employment and safety. >More
 Spencer Black, on passing the torch

Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison), who announced last week that he is stepping down after 26 years in the state Assembly, has served in the Legislature for longer than all but eight people in the history of the state. And yet a recent call to his office was answered by Black himself. >More
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