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Badger Road project hopes to model the path to clean lakes

The middle-schoolers gawk as cranes swing two enormous concrete tanks, bigger than school buses, into the ground at the site of the new Resilience Research Center on Badger Road. All the rain and snowmelt will be captured on-site and funneled to the hulking underground tanks, project director Kate Stalker explains to the kids. The water will then be used throughout the growing season to irrigate four acres of organic crops. >More
 How I beat the recession and found a job

Is the job market in Wisconsin getting better or worse? If you believe the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, which crowed in July about an additional 39,300 private-sector jobs added since Gov. Scott Walker took office in January, you might conclude things are getting better. But, if you look at figures from the Federal Department of Labor Statistics, you'll find a steady increase in unemployment in Wisconsin since the beginning of the year -- from 7.4% in January to 7.9% in August. >More
 Madison considering proposal to allow backyard beehives

Beekeeping isn't currently illegal, but the city has no formal rules regulating it. The ordinance creates these rules, forbidding hives bigger than 10 cubic feet. They also cannot be closer than 15 feet from a property line, 40 feet from a sidewalk or principal building on an abutting lot. If the hive is within 25 feet of the property line, there must be a "flyway" barrier at least six feet high and 20 feet long, requiring the bees to fly up instead of directly into a neighbor's yard. There also must be a constant supply of water. >More
 Capitol Hill/Underground Kitchen fire update: No official report yet, owner plans to sell

Although spontaneous combustion of greasy kitchen rags has often been cited as the cause of the June 30, 2011 fire at the Capitol Hill Apartments and the Underground Kitchen restaurant in downtown Madison, as yet there has been no official report on the cause of the fire from the Madison Fire Department. >More
 Live coverage of the Occupy Madison protests: Week 2

Join us here for live-coverage of the #OccupyMadison encampment, continuing at the "Veterans Park" plaza at the Capitol end of State Street in downtown Madison. The demonstration is one of many being conducted around the United States, organized in solidarity with and seeking to build upon the ongoing Occupy Wall Street series of protests based around Zuccotti Park and Manhattan's Financial District in New York City. >More
 Live coverage of the Occupy Madison protests: Week 1

Join us here for live-coverage of the #OccupyMadison encampment, commencing at Reynolds Park on the near east of Madison on Friday, October 7. The demonstration is one of many starting around the United States, organized in solidarity with and seeking to build upon the ongoing Occupy Wall Street series of protests based around Zuccotti Park and Manhattan's Financial District in New York City. >More
 Madison gets serious about voting rights

Nothing can rile a taxpayer quite like an unplowed street or missed garbage pickup. The delivery of basic services can make or break a mayoral career. But a funny thing happened in the last year or so: In two separate city surveys, Madison residents identified election administration as one of the priority services delivered by city employees. >More
 Occupy Madison participants focus on wealth gap, downward mobility

At one point, Kyle Hanson believed in the American dream. He spent five years in the military and four in college. By the time he graduated in May with a business degree in general management he had been looking for a job for more than six months. It's now been a year and he still hasn't found anything. He is deflated and angry. >More
 Madison clerk conducts mock election, finds voter ID regulations slows process

Dozens of community members lined up to cast fake ballots for their favorite sports teams and tailgating food Tuesday as part of a mock election conducted by the Madison City Clerk. The trial run was to prepare for the full implementation in 2012 of the Republican-backed voter ID bill. >More
 The Scott Walker recall is on!

All those "Recall Walker" pledges signed since the Capitol protests began in February will finally be put to use. The grassroots group, United Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Democratic Party have announced that the two groups are ready to launch recall efforts against Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 15. >More
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