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Stream consciousness

Addicts of city politics who can't get their fixes in person or via cable can log on to the Madison City Channel website,, where the meetings are streamed live. But during the council's Jan. 5 meeting, during which it reconsidered a vote on the Edgewater Hotel, some folks found that they were unable to connect. >More
 A fight club at Madison West

Cassie Frankel seems an unlikely martial arts warrior. The sophomore at West High heard about the Mixed Martial Arts Club from her chemistry teacher and decided to give it a try. >More
 Clearing the way for Edgewater

Ald. Mark Clear wants to see the proposed $97 million expansion of the Edgewater Hotel get the city approvals it needs. To this end, he's looking to change the city of Madison's zoning law to give the project a better shot. >More
 Ho-Chunk possibilities at Union Corners

When news broke before the holidays of a proposal to develop the vacant Union Corners property into a Ho-Chunk museum, with a health care center, housing, gas station and retail, many people were thrilled that something might finally happen with the 15-acre vacant parcel on East Washington Avenue. >More
 The other Madison council meeting on the Edgewater

Tuesday's Common Council meeting was over by 9 p.m. in part because five council members met with Edgewater developer Bob Dunn for six hours on Monday night in his office to discuss the project. >More
 Paging Ald. Schumacher

Since the Madison Common Council already spent one full evening -- and then some -- debating the Edgewater Hotel project, it's not surprising that Ald. Michael Schumacher would draw flak for asking the council to take the matter up again. >More
 Cieslewicz, Falk and Nerad look forward to 2010

When asked what he sees as the main goals and challenges for the city of Madison in 2010, the first thing on Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's list is "crime." It's an acknowledgment, perhaps, that this is an area where he's vulnerable, politically. >More
 Madison barkeeps face drinking ban

The city of Madison is considering a proposal to ban restaurant and bar workers from drinking while working. But some say that drinking is a necessary part of the job and that a total ban goes too far. >More
 Central Focus property group adds to its holdings

A somewhat mysterious downtown property group, Central Focus LLC, has added to its holdings downtown, at an exceptional cost. >More
 Edgewater vote snowed out

The Common Council's deliberations on an appeal over the Landmark Commission's rejection of the Edgewater Hotel project, set for Tuesday night, were postponed until Dec. 15 because of this week's blizzard. >More
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