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Sweatfree protest focuses on city purchasing

There was a lot of hoopla over the anti-tax "tea parties" last week, but another group staged a protest a few blocks away from the Capitol, at the Capitol Station Post Office, on Martin Luther King Boulevard. >More
 Green dream, join the team

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's ambitions of building green neighborhoods took a step forward last week, when the Common Council approved goals for developing a 2,800-acre chunk of land on Madison's northeast side. >More
 Will Tim Bruer's reign go on and on?

On the Madison Common Council, the president and pro tem leadership posts have traditionally been revolving -- nobody serves for more than a year, and usually the current pro tem is the next president. But Ald. Tim Bruer, the council's current president and longest-serving member, has proposed shaking things up by seeking a second consecutive term. >More
 Madison tax stance draws flak

Yelinek, who has Down syndrome, shares an apartment with another developmentally disabled woman on Midvale Boulevard. But because of the city of Madison's interpretation of some recent tax law rulings, Kristin may be in danger of losing her home. She's not alone: Critics say the city's aggressive stance on this issue jeopardizes such living arrangements. >More
 Proponents of urban farming back city zoning code changes

When Greg Rosenberg approached Madison officials in 2001 about Troy Gardens, a 31-acre urban farm on Madison's north side, he was getting into matters outside their comfort zone. "Trying to get that approved by the city was tremendously complex. It was such a weird project for them," says Rosenberg, executive director of the Madison Area Community Land Trust. "Now we see things catching up." >More
 New plastic bag ban proposed for Madison

Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann is helping draft an ordinance to ban plastic bags from the trash stream and urge residents to recycle them at up to 50 drop spots around town. >More
 City of Madison joins Twitter bandwagon

Early this year, the city of Madison began using Facebook and Twitter, joining a growing number of governments to jump on the social networking bandwagon. One blogger counts 60 pages' worth of government agencies that use Twitter. Remember pages? >More
 Dueling endorsements for Konkel and Maniaci

Last week, aldermanic candidate Bridget Maniaci, who's challenging Dist. 2 Ald. Brenda Konkel, scored a mayoral endorsement hat-trick, announcing the endorsements of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and former mayors Paul Soglin and Joe Sensenbrenner. >More
 How landlords rate

Ald. Eli Judge, Dist. 8, is helping put together a website that will allow UW-Madison students to rate campus-area housing. >More
 Details, details

County executive candidate Nancy Mistele has a way with words. She announced March 3 that we need to "increase investment in the Dane County Convention and Visitors Bureau." It's maybe not a bad idea - except there is no Dane County Convention and Visitors Bureau. There is, however, a Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau. >More
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