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Anti-WEAC group READER-WI launches billboard campaign on Beltline

A group purporting to advocate for education reform is putting up a billboard attacking the state teachers' group, Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, as a tool of big labor uninterested in educating children. Reforming Education And Demanding Excellent Results-Wisconsin, or READER-WI, is fronted by Jeff Waksman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Dane County, and David Blaska, former Isthmus blogger. >More
 Dane County supervisor chastizes Barry Alvarez for comments on alleged Chadima victim

Imagine yourself in this situation: You're visiting your alma mater one weekend to take in a football game and catch up with old friends. At a school-sponsored party on campus, drinks are flowing and everyone is having a good time. After a while, the celebration moves to a bar and a school official offers to give you a ride. >More
 Walker's unlimited recall fundraising set to end

On Friday, when the Government Accountability Board is expected to certify a recall election against Gov. Scott Walker, the days of unlimited fundraising for the governor will come to an end. Restrictions will also be placed on any so-called residual recall funds. >More
 Acupuncture for PTSD: Veterans are benefiting from free group treatments

You could be forgiven if acupuncture is not the first thing that pops to mind for the treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other emotional disorders. After all, the Madison Veteran's Project, a free weekly acupuncture clinic for veterans and their families, has been flying pretty much under the radar for its nearly four years of operation. >More
 Doug La Follette would step aside for a viable Walker recall contender

Doug La Follette gets the reaction he is banking on when he walks over to Nanci Calamari on the Library Mall and tells her he is running for governor. "Are you really?" she asks with genuine delight. >More
 We were there: Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan court tea partiers in Milwaukee

The day before Rick Santorum made a campaign stop at a tea party gathering in Milwaukee, a Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin GOP voters had him down 13 points to frontrunner former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (46% to 33%). But if the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania is considered the underdog in Wisconsin, he didn't act like one. >More
 Dane board candidate Terri Kelso criticizes county spending, has filed multiple bankruptcies

Terri Kelso, a Dane County Board candidate from DeForest, hits the standard conservative talking points on her campaign website, calling for balanced budgets and "spending only when necessary." >More
 Is it time for Wisconsin to come clean on campaign finance?

Monroe physician John Frantz has had some extra cash over the years to donate to politicians. But as the cost of election campaigns has skyrocketed, Dr. Frantz found donating more and more troubling. Political candidates "have become unnaturally dependent on people like me," he says. >More
 Second chances: Shelter from the Storm takes on animals in need

Pets end up in shelters for many reasons: Families move, encounter medical expenses, have a new baby. Sometimes when pets get old, they're just discarded. Some are broken, and Shelter from the Storm picks up the pieces when it can. "We can go down trying," says executive director Allison Davies, who founded the organization in 2005. >More
 Madison Common Council allows Copps store to move forward in Grandview Commons

"I still don't know if I did the right thing," Ald. Anita Weier said shortly after the vote. "Because I can see both sides." She was swayed to approve the project because several amendments -- seeking to address concerns over design, landscaping and the development of the adjacent town center -- were added at the last minute. >More
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