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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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 Madison considering transportation links to new downtown train station

High-speed passenger trains are scheduled to run to Madison in early 2013, with a station at the state Department of Administration Building, 101 E. Wilson St. While the state Department of Transportation continues to gather input on the station design (including a meeting on Thursday, July 29, at the DOA Building, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.), city officials are busy trying to find ways to link to the station. >More
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