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Saying goodbye to furry friends with Journeys Home Pet Euthanasia

Does your pet have a living will? Don't laugh. If you're a pet owner, some day you may wish it did. >More
 A formidable argument for same-sex marriage from Richard Posner

In seeking to discredit the unanimous 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, Julaine Appling took a swing at the "liberal panel of judges" that heard the cases. >More
 Madison police chief cites fiscal, privacy concerns with body cameras

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says one of the main issues his department is considering when it comes to body cameras is whether one will be needed for every police officer. He told members of the Public Safety Review Committee Tuesday night the most "fiscally responsible" avenue might be to assign a camera to a police car -- "as opposed to trying to find a price tag for 459 cops." >More
 Wisconsin Public Television spotlights predictable results of partisan redistricting

A Sept. 5 report on Wisconsin Public Television's Here and Now program called Republican state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck's district "a microcosm of the state of Wisconsin." That it is. The district, occupying parts of Rock and Walworth counties, is part urban, part rural, part old industrial (Beloit), part upscale tourist town (Williams Bay). >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Has the downtown Madison student housing boom reached its peak?

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reported on the downtown student apartment development boom in the September 4 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Dane County board panel kills resolution opposing primate maternal deprivation studies at UW-Madison

After nearly two hours of testimony, a Dane County board committee voted unanimously to kill a resolution urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to cease its maternal deprivation experiments on rhesus monkeys. "I think there are a lot of valid issues that you raised, but I'm not convinced," Sharon Corrigan, chair of the executive committee, said to Anne Emerson minutes after the vote on Thursday. >More
 Appeals court strikes down Wisconsin ban on same-sex marriage, but marriages still on hold

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down bans Thursday on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, but marriages are still on hold at the Dane County courthouse. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says he has been advised by his corporation counsel that he must wait until the law officially goes into effect in 21 days. >More
 Painful budget reductions on the horizon for Wisconsin?

If he were that kind of guy, Jon Peacock would have every right to say "I told you so." But the director of the Wisconsin Budget Project is typically restrained when making note of the recent news that state revenue collections have fallen hundreds of millions of dollars short of predictions. >More
 Isthmus likely State Street-bound

Since 1992, Isthmus has been located on the Capitol Square in a former bank building at the corner of King and Pinckney streets. With the sale of the paper in July, the building went on the market. >More
 Wisconsin couples watch as judges take aim at state's same-sex marriage ban

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago sure knows how to milk courtroom drama. The makeup of the judicial panels assigned to hear oral arguments is kept under wraps until 30 minutes before court is called to order. No photos or recording devices are allowed, and seating is first come, first served -- not even those who are parties to a lawsuit are guaranteed a space in the courtroom. >More
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