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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
 Brenda Konkel to rivals: Bring it on

Brenda Konkel is making the most out of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's admitted attempts to recruit candidates to run against her. She portrays it as an emblem of her independence. >More
 Dane County pols seek answers on Zimmermann lawsuit

Kurt Schlicht wants to know: Who will pay for mistakes that may have contributed to Brittany Sue Zimmermann's death? >More
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