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MMSD backyard education

When teachers think about organizing class field trips, they generally imagine a bus trip. But Timothy Peterson, coordinator of the Madison Metropolitan School District's science program, wants to get them thinking on a neighborhood level. >More
 The high cost of getting around

Madison hit an annual milestone Tuesday, according to the locally based public policy group WISPIRG. It was the day when the average resident finally made enough money to pay for his or her transportation costs for the year. >More
 Homeless welcome in Capitol, just not now

In downtown Madison, homeless people who want to hang out indoors during the day have two options: the Madison Central Library and the basement cafeteria of the state Capitol. >More
 Madison sidelines Monona sidewalks

The Madison Board of Public Works last week rejected plans for eight-foot-wide sidewalks on Monona Drive, which the city's municipal neighbor, the city of Monona, already approved. >More
 Sherman Avenue to get new look

Later this year, Madison hopes to finish the reconstruction of Sherman Avenue along Warner Park. >More
 Multi-space meters arrive in Madison

Next time you land a parking space downtown, you might be feeding some newfangled contraption instead of a traditional parking meter. >More
 Car dealer builds Madison's biggest house

Doug Schoepp wasn't trying to set a city record when he built his house last year on Madison's far west side, off Mid Town Road. Schoepp -- who owns Schoepp Motors Inc. -- says he and his wife, Michelle, just wanted a house big enough for them, their three children and both sets of parents, should they ever need to move in. >More
 Chamber of Commerce wades into Dane County Board 2010 elections

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is getting involved in County Board politics, and board chairman Scott McDonell thinks it's acting on behalf of the Republican Party. >More
 How low can contractors' bids in Madison go?

Madison officials have pitched a number of high-profile projects -- including a new Central Library and the Edgewater Hotel -- by arguing that now is a great time to build because contractors, desperate for business, are bidding low. >More
 Dane County pols ask about primates

Twenty members of the Dane County Board recently took the unusual step of questioning the UW-Madison about its use of nonhuman primates in research. >More
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