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Peace Park renovations overbudget

Plans for a visitor center and bathrooms at Lisa Link Peace Park -- the humble, often neglected park at State and Gilman streets -- are already running over budget. >More
 City of Madison landmarks get a break

On Tuesday night, the Common Council agreed to exempt city-designated landmarks from encroachment fees for marquees and decorative cornices in city rights-of-way. >More
 Next stop: Yahara Station?

As the Oct. 2 deadline looms to apply for federal funds for the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail line, a group of residents is lobbying to move the proposed station from the airport closer to downtown - to First Street and East Washington Avenue, next to Burr Jones Field. >More
 'Four Lakes' sculpture hits State Street

The city of Madison has quietly unveiled its latest piece of public art. Called "Four Lakes," the $230,000 sculpture sits on the pedestrian section of Frances Street on the south side of State Street (next to State Street Brats). >More
 Demolition fever downtown for a hotel development

Weeks after unveiling plans for a $100 million downtown hotel project, Apex Enterprises is seeking demolition permits for several houses on the one-acre site at Henry and Wilson streets. >More
 Alder: Mayor's pick is a Plant

Madison Ald. Paul Skidmore has been adamant that Mayor Dave Cieslewicz can name whomever he wants to city committees. As he told Isthmus regarding a recent dust-up, "I'm not comfortable with someone saying you can't appoint this person or you can't take this person off. I think that's wrong." >More
 Wisconsin state employee union stewards say the Jim Doyle's furlough math is faulty

When Gov. Jim Doyle announced that all state employees would have to take mandatory 16-day furloughs to help balance the state budget, Diane Tieman was a little confused. The state doesn't pay her salary, so her forced vacation won't save Wisconsin taxpayers a dime. >More
 Where are the buses in the northeast Madison 'car-light' neighborhood plan?

Some fear Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's plan for a model green Northeast Neighborhood is too car-dependent, lacking concrete provisions for transit from the start. >More
 What happened to video of the July 7 Madison city council meeting?

It was probably the most in-demand video of a Madison Common Council meeting ever. Yet when people clicked on the video on Madison City Channel's website, all they got was an error message >More
 Dane County considering time limit for convict rental denials

Not long ago, Tim Johnson turned down a man who wanted to rent one of his apartments in Fitchburg because he'd once been convicted of a gun crime. Now Johnson fears his ability to make such choices will be undercut by the county's new fair housing ordinance. >More
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