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Madison restaurant owner on license fee: 'I knew I was going to get screwed'

When John Roussos, owner of New Orleans Take-Out, renewed his restaurant license this summer, he got an unpleasant surprise. The annual fee, previously $382, was now more than $700. "I work long, hard hours to keep my business open," he complains. "What am I getting for [an extra] $340?" >More
 Cops ticket biker hit by car door

Linda Willsey saw the car door opening a split second before it hit her. She was biking down Henry Street, on her way home from work at Community Pharmacy, when someone in a parked car swung open the door without looking. >More
 Gorham Street to remain one-way

Gorham Street will not be converted into a two-way street when it reopens on Sept. 2. Although the neighborhood asked the city of Madison for a trial, there was not time to get it approved by the Common Council. >More
 Timebank idea travels to Allied Drive

Maxine Bryant wants to open a store where her neighbors can buy baby formula, diapers, toothpaste -- and maybe groceries to tide them over when the food pantry is closed. >More
 Dane County Humane Society to change its name?

 Economy could stall Royster-Clark plant redevelopment

The bad economy could also affect redevelopment plans for the old Royster-Clark plant on the east side. Next week, the city of Madison will hold a community meeting to present a market survey for the site. >More
 Downscaling Badger Prairie nursing home

The dire economy is affecting Dane County's plans for a new Badger Prairie nursing home in Verona. The county planned to pay about $18 million for a new, 120-bed facility, but the lowest bid came in $3 million over budget. >More
 Tammy Baldwin faces little-known challenger

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) has an opponent this fall, though you may not have heard much about him. Peter Theron, a Republican from Madison, entered the race late. >More
 Dane County proposal would mandate benefits to non-married partners

Dane County could soon require all agencies and companies it contracts with to provide benefits, including health care and family medical leave, to employees' domestic partners. >More
 How many pit bulls are too many?

The Dane County Humane Society believes most people don't want to adopt pit bulls. So in its animal management guidelines, implemented last year, the shelter restricted to five the number of pit bulls allowed on its adoption floor. Preference is given to pit bulls two years old or younger. Having more, the guidelines say, would "deter the public from wanting to donate because they think we only have pit bulls to adopt." >More
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