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Middleton schools seek $67 million shot in arm

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District wants voters to authorize $67.4 million for construction and operating funds in three referenda on the April 7 ballot. >More
 Voters get say on Garver Feed Mill plan

Madison's nascent arts incubator got a boost Feb. 26, when Gov. Jim Doyle announced $73,600 in "brownfield" grants to help revitalize the former Garver factory on Madison's east side, by Olbrich Park. >More
 Madison: Safer than before

Mark Twain said there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Statistics can both enlighten and mislead. For example, Madison has more crime than ever, but in fact we're much safer than we were 30 years ago. >More
 Get on the cool new bus

It's a good problem to have, says Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, reflecting on the city's need to decide quickly where to spend gobs of federal money headed its way from the economic stimulus package. >More
 A referendum on Konkel?

The much-watched five-way primary for Madison's second aldermanic district is over. The two top voter getters in last week's primary were incumbent Brenda Konkel and challenger Bridget Maniaci. And already it's being pitched as a battle for the soul of the Common Council, or at least a referendum on Konkel, to both candidates' discomfort. >More
 WYOU (services) for sale

Last year, when the city moved to cut funding for WYOU, interim director Guy Swansbro was pessimistic. He predicted that Madison's community access television station, on the air since 1975, could go belly-up. >More
 Mistele goes green -- sort of

County Executive candidate Nancy Mistele last week unveiled her green initiatives in a press release with an agenda to "protect the environment and jobs at the same time." >More
 Nancy Mistele on the move

County Executive candidate Nancy Mistele has made criticism of the 911 Center a, well, centerpiece of her campaign. >More
 Vesta fantasy apartment for rent in Langdon

Last week the Common Council refused the Alexander Co.'s request to rezone Acacia House fraternity, 222 Langdon St. The proposal would have allowed renovation and construction of Vesta Apartments on the parking lot behind the frat house. Vesta was to have 18 units, some with as many as four bedrooms. >More
 Art and the city

Is public arts funding a frill or an economic development tool? As local arts groups founder in the recession, Madison aldermanic candidates disagree. >More
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